KRAI News for Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019

A man with a history of attempted murder and domestic violence charges has denied allegations that he assaulted a woman. 32-year-old Dustin Jackson of Craig was in court in Moffat County Tuesday. The charges stem from an arrest last March. There were two times were Jackson allegedly hit and punched, and tried to strangle a woman. Police came to his home again Jan. 14 for similar allegations. Police also found a green leafy substance, a small pipe, some unused hypodermic needles and a firearm. Jackson has been in and out of restraints since in jail. He’ll be back in court Feb. 19.

The Moffat County School Board will be appointing two new at-large representatives at their meeting tomorrow. Three people have applied. They are Jnl Linsacum, Cynthia Looper, and Kirstie McPherson. The three will be interviewed at a workshop before the meeting starts. The board will then vote on which two will be appointed. Then they’ll will serve on the school board until elections in November.

Also at Thursday’s school board meeting, the board will introduce for first reading policies regarding the rules of order, security and access to buildings, drug and alcohol testing for bus drivers, secret societies and gang activity, and the use of physical intervention and restraint. The school board meeting starts at 6:30 Thursday in the board room of the Yampa Building.

Spring enrollment is up at Colorado Northwestern Community College. Unofficial numbers show there are about 15 percent more full time equivalent students enrolled. The increase is across both campuses in Craig and Rangely.

A substance abuse treatment facility is in the works for Craig. The Board of Trustees from Memorial Regional Health voted to invest a little over half a million dollars $502,000 over the next two years to support the development of a comprehensive treatment program in Craig. The Craig Press also reports that it will be for in-patients and out-patients. The program will be run by an outside group.

Tarryn and Tim Jayne of Craig are headed to Africa. Tarryn works at Kum & Go in Craig, and she won the company’s Denis N. Folden Award. It’s an annual award of $5,000 with 10 days paid time off for one employee to fulfill a long desired self-development dream, such as traveling to a foreign country, serving or volunteering with a charity, or pursuing a physical challenge. Tarryn won because of a short essay she wrote. The Jayne’s will visit their daughter Teneil, who is a missionary in Africa.

In ski news from Steamboat Springs, there will be a new sign at the entrance of the Howelsen Hill Ski Area, with a ski jumper, and the pointed roof buildings at the base. Howelsen Hill is the oldest continually operating ski area in North America. It started back in 1915.

There is an upgraded avalanche beacon training station at Steamboat Resort. It’s called Beacon Basin and it’s next to Ski Patrol Headquarters at the top. It’s a place where anyone can test their avalanche beacon and make a practice rescue.

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