NORTHWEST COLORADO NEWS & SPORTS


KRAI News for Friday, Nov. 27, 2020

In a COVID update, since the last report on Tuesday, Moffat County has 307 cases, with 149 of those active at last report from the county. Rio Blanco County’s case count has gone up to 137. Rio Blanco County has had 33 new cases of COVID since Monday, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Routt County’s case count went up another 20 on Thursday to 615, which also works out to 143 cases in a week and 280 cases in two weeks.

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KRAI News for Thursday, Nov. 26. 2020

Moffat County has had 120 cases of COVID in a week for a total of 307 cases in the county as of Tuesday evening. 149 people have it right now. Public Health says the number of cases is going up every day. There have been 11 COVID-related deaths in Moffat County. And the same number in Routt County.

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KRAI News for Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020

Numbers for COVID were released this morning.

First, Moffat County has five new deaths since last week. The total number of deaths in Moffat County is now up to 11. Seven of the deaths were residents admitted to the COVID unit at Sandrock Ridge Care and Rehab. The other four deaths were residents of Moffat County.

According to Public Health, the case count is constantly changing. But as of Tuesday evening, the total number of COVID cases in Moffat County is now at 307. Since November 18, which is last Wednesday, 120 new cases of COVID have been confirmed in Moffat County. Right now, 149 people actively have COVID-19 in the county.

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KRAI News for Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020

Seven elk were shot and left near the northeast intersection of Moffat County Roads 109 and 3. That’s about 20 miles north of Craig. Colorado Parks and Wildlife wants to know who did it. They think it happened last Friday night. There’s a reward set up by Operation Game Thief for information on who might have done it. Call the Meeker office at 970-878-6090.

A reward fund has been established by Operation Game Thief (OGT) for information in the case. Witnesses can contact OGT at 877-265-6648 or on the Verizon network at #OGT. Tips can also be emailed to game.thief@state.co.us. Rewards are available if information leads to an arrest or citation in the case. Individuals can also contact the CPW Meeker Service Center at 970-878-6090.

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KRAI News for Monday, Nov. 23, 2020

Moffat County has 246 cases of COVID-19 since March, according to the latest report from Moffat County Public Health on Thursday evening. The number of active cases heading into the weekend was 101. One of the requirements is no group gatherings of more than ten people from more than two households. Also, residents are being asked to please wear masks in public and in all stores and businesses.

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KRAI News for Friday, Nov. 20, 2020

Moffat County now has 246 cases of COVID-19 in the community, as of Thursday afternoon. That’s 59 more cases than were reported on Tuesday. 101 people in the Moffat County community actively have COVID-19 right now.

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KRAI News for Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020

Moffat County is now in the Safer-At-Home Orange Level as ordered by the state. That’s due to the sharp increase of COVID cases in the community recently, with 40 reported since the last update on Friday for a total number of 187. Of those new cases, 22 are females and 18 are males. The number of active cases of COVID in Moffat County right now is at 53. Four Moffat County residents are in the hospital due to COVID-related illnesses. Three residents of the county were transferred to other hospitals for a higher level of care. Two people have died.

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KRAI News for Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020

Moffat County Public Health is reporting 187 positive cases of COVID-19, with 53 of those cases active. That is 40 more cases than were reported last Friday in Moffat County.

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KRAI News for Tuesday, Nov. 17. 2020

The state of Colorado is moving Moffat County to the Safer-at-Home/Yellow Level tomorrow morning. That’s down from the more relaxed Protect Our Neighbors Level. The most recent count released from the county was Friday, where there were 147 positive cases of COVID-19. Sandrock Ridge Care and Rehab has had 18 staff and residents test positive.

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KRAI News for Monday, Nov. 16, 2020

Moffat County has been moved to the Safer-at-Home Level Yellow, down from Protect our Neighbors. This is due to two weeks of increased numbers of COVID-19 in the county. The most recent tally on Friday is 147 positive cases of COVID-19 in Moffat County. On Friday, there were 26 new positive cases from five days before. Three Moffat County residents were admitted to the hospital last week. Three more had to be transferred to a higher level of care due to the severity of their illness.

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KRAI News for Friday, Nov. 13, 2020

Students within the Hayden School District were sent home Thursday after a person there tested positive for COVID-19. The school district website says Routt County Public Health told the district to send students and staff home as a precautionary measure. Classes within the Hayden School District will resume sometime after the Thanksgiving holiday.

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KRAI News for Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020

A student or staff member from Moffat County High School has tested positive for COVID-19. Moffat County Public Health is not reporting which it is. Public Health says the Moffat County School District is working with them regarding close contacts and quarantine protocols for those who may have been in close contact with the person who has tested positive. The school district nurse or someone from the public health department will be in contact with you if your student is being asked to quarantine. If you are not contacted, then your student is not at risk at this time and should continue to attend school as scheduled.

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