KRAI News for Friday, July 10, 2020

Moffat County has another new confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus today. This means two new cases in just 24 hours. The latest is a male in his 60s who lives in the county. This brings the total number of positive cases in Moffat County to 15. Contact tracing will begin and isolation orders are pending. There have been 1,126 tests administered.

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KRAI News for Thursday, July 9, 2020

One person has died in Moffat County, due to the COVID-19 virus. A woman in her 90s died from complications to COVID-19. This is the first death in Moffat County from the virus.

Moffat County also has another new confirmed positive case of COVID-19 today. A female in her 30s, who lives in Moffat County, has tested positive. This is the fifth positive case since June 25 in Moffat County, where there have been a total of 14 positive cases. Contact tracing has begun and isolation orders are pending.

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KRAI News for Wednesday, July 8, 2020

From Moffat County Sheriff’s Office

Firefighters are battling a wildfire along Highway 13 near Colowyo Mine, which was evacuated yesterday. It’s close to Mile Marker 62, about 15 miles north of Meeker, but in Moffat County. Over 1,100 acres have burned, along with some powerline poles, and there is a threat to some nearby ranches. Highway 13 was closed for a while since the fire jumped the highway and continued to spread. Craig Fire and the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office are working the fire along with the Bureau of Land Management. The Streeter Fire has been updated to a Type III Incident Command Fire.

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KRAI News for Tuesday, July 7, 2020

No new updates from Moffat or Routt County on cases of the COVID-19 virus. Updates are expected today. Moffat County has had 13 people test positive and Routt County has had 78.

Garfield County has had 319 cases with over 100 in the past month. Now an employee at the Glenwood Springs Community Center has tested positive so it has been closed. It’s the person who checks people in to swim laps. Masks are required in Glenwood Springs through at least August. Council there is sending a letter to Governor Jared Polis asking for a statewide face-covering order for all of Colorado.

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KRAI News for Monday, July 6, 2020

No new cases to report today of the COVID-19 virus in Moffat County. The community monitoring page says five cases out of the 13 people who have tested positive are still recovering.

Routt County has 78 cases of the COVID-19 virus as of last Friday, when one more was reported. It’s a woman in her 50s, who is an employee at Casey’s Pond senior assisted living center. Casey’s Pond reports that the woman tested positive after returning to Northwest Colorado from being out of the area. It’s believed she contracted the virus when she was out of town. The Casey’s Pond website says the woman had not returned to work, but lives on the property at Casey’s Pond. She has been in self quarantine since being tested on July 1, which is the day after she returned to Routt County. She is at home in isolation and contact tracing is being done. This most recent case was the last update released before the holiday weekend. As of last Friday, 318 tests were still pending in Routt County.

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KRAI News for Friday, July 3, 2020

There are no new cases to report of the COVID-19 virus in Moffat County today. But Routt County has two new cases. One is a man in his 50s, and the other is a woman in her 40s. The cases were confirmed at the end of June which means there were 13 positive cases of COVID-19 in Routt County in ten days. The total number of cases is now 77, with 318 tests still pending. The number of cases that have been administered is 4,051.

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KRAI News for Thursday, July 2, 2020

No new updates on COVID-19 numbers today, but updates are expected before heading into the holiday weekend.

In Moffat County, there have been 13 positive cases with five still active, and 1,001 tests administered.

There have been 75 total positive cases in Routt County, with 12 in the past two weeks. Eight of those were identified through contact tracing. Routt County has 16 contact tracers who are volunteers. Two of them are used in Moffat County, when needed. Also, one person was hospitalized in Routt County from the recent cluster of cases.

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KRAI News for Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Election results from some of the contested races…

Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper won the democratic Senate primary over former State House Speaker Andrew Romanoff. Hickenlooper will face incumbent Republican Senator Cory Gardner in November.

Top: U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton left and Lauren Boebert right. Graphic courtesy Denver Post.
Bottom: James Iacino left and Diane Mitsch Bush right.

In Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, it was a surprising upset on the Republican side with Lauren Boebert from Rifle, and incumbent U.S. Representative Scott Tipton from Cortez. Boebert, who owns Shooters Grill in Rifle, wins with the upset over the 5-term incumbent, Tipton.

Diane Mitsch Bush of Steamboat Springs won the democratic primary in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.




In Moffat County, Melody Villard was chosen as the new District 2 County Commissioner, edging out Chuck Grobe. Villard replaces Commissioner Ray Beck who decided not to run for re-election. Tony Bohrer ran unopposed for the District 1 seat, after incumbent Commissioner Don Cook didn’t receive enough delegate votes to stay on the ballot.

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KRAI News for Tuesday, June 30, 2020


Routt County has identified three new cases of the COVID-19 virus over the weekend, through Contact Tracing. This means 12 new cases in June. Those who most recently tested positive are: Two teenagers, one male and one female, and then a woman in her 60s. Routt County now has 74 positive cases of the virus. Twelve of those are active.

Moffat County has a new confirmed case of the COVID-19 virus. This brings the number of positive cases to ten. Here’s Moffat County Public Health Medical Officer Doctor Brian Harrington.

The new person who has the virus in Moffat County is a female in her 20s. She is being contacted to be issued isolation orders, as are her close contacts.

Moffat County Impact Monitor:

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KRAI News for Monday, June 29, 2020

Moffat County Commissioners have awarded $866,655.02 to Road and Bridge to get some new equipment. The Craig Press reports that it includes two new motor graders, four new company trucks, and new radios. There’s a Landfill Mulch Sprayer in there. The two Caterpillar motor graders are coming from Wagner Equipment in Hayden. They don’t charge mileage for service when they need fixing.

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KRAI News for Friday, June 26, 2020

Moffat County has a new confirmed case of the COVID-19 virus today. It’s a woman in her 60s. She is being issued isolation orders, as are her close contacts. Moffat County has had a total of nine cases now. The last one was June 2.

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KRAI News for Thursday, June 25, 2020

Craig Police have arrested two people recently on numerous drug charges. The first was 32-year-old Jeff Noland of Craig. He was stopped on his motorcycle for fictitious license plates. Moffat County Sheriff’s helped with the stop, and they had Odin, the K-9 drug-sniffing dog. Craig Police reports Noland was found to have 69 grams of suspected methamphetamine and over a gram of suspected heroin, plus a lot of cash. Noland was booked into the Moffat County Jail.

The next day, on Monday, a Colorado parole officer asked Craig Police for help at a house on Rose Street. Officers found 42 grams of suspected meth, and over seven grams of suspected black tar heroin, and also a large amount of cash. 33-year-old Michael Colvin was booked into the Moffat County Jail as well.

Both men are still in jail. And they both have court dates next Tuesday.

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