Moffat County High School is honoring the 2020 Graduates with a Graduation Parade on Saturday. High School Principal Sarah Hepworth says, because of the pandemic, the Class of 2020 has learned to work with adversity.
Each of the nearly 100 seniors will be in their own vehicle in the parade, which starts at 10 a.m. tomorrow. Principal Hepworth says everyone is invited.
The parade downtown then moves up to the high school parking lot for a private drive-by ceremony for the seniors.
But stick around downtown as the graduation parade then immediately turns into the Memorial Day Parade for the Moffat County community. You can still get an entry form at KS Kreations and the Downtown Business Center. It’s free to be in the parade on Saturday.
Moffat County High School is honoring the 2020 Graduates with a Graduation Parade on Saturday. Here is school district superintendent Dave Ulrich.
There are about 100 seniors in the Bulldog Class of 2020. They’ll meet at 9 a.m. at the middle school and the parade starts at 10 a.m. down Yampa to Victory Way and eventually on to the high school. That’s where there will be a mini drive-by ceremony for each senior. The parade of the seniors through downtown Craig then turns into the Memorial Day Parade.
Tomorrow morning, hear what High School Principal Sarah Hepworth has to say about the Class of 2020, in the news and on the KRAI Facebook page.
More details from Craig Police: At 9 a.m. on May 23, 2020, the Seniors will be staging in the north parking lot of the middle school. Starting at 10 a.m. the Seniors will leave the parking lot and the route will be south on Yampa to Victory Way. The parade will turn right (west) on Victory traveling to Finley Lane. The parade will turn right (north) on to Finley Lane. The parade will continue north to the north parking lot of the Moffat County High School. While the parade is traveling on Finley Lane the following streets will be closed to traffic: 6th Street, 9th Street and Alta Vista Drive. These streets will be opened up once the parade passes each street.
The Moffat County Board of Health, of which Moffat County Commissioners are members, met Tuesday. The discussion was regarding two letters. One letter was about the Board of Health and the second was a letter being sent today to Colorado Governor Jared Polis about opening up the Moffat County community. Specifically, commissioners are asking that Moffat County restaurants can be opened at 30 percent capacity before Memorial Day. Here’s Commissioner Ray Beck.
Beck says the letter tells the Governor that Moffat County residents have followed his guidelines. And there haven’t been any positive cases of the COVID-19 virus in the county for a month. The request to the governor is being sent today.
Numbers continue to stay stagnant in Moffat County for the COVID-19 virus. The amount of people getting tested has gone up to 530, but there aren’t any new cases after the six positive cases that started in late March.
Routt County is reporting one new case of the COVID-19 virus today. The last person that tested positive was tested back on April 30. Since Friday, 1,518 people have been tested in Routt County with 60 positive cases, and six reported deaths.
Memorial Regional Health in Craig is trying to get back to business as usual. The Craig Press reports that the local hospital is performing elective surgeries. Those surgeries continued locally. Steamboat’s hospital was not allowed to do elective surgeries and the hospital in Meeker chose not to. So some were done in Craig. The local hospital has also received some federal funding and grants designed to help rural hospitals. The hospital has also been trying to cut $850,000 in monthly expenses. The MRH CEO Andy Daniels told the Craig Press, “We’re in good shape right now.”
The variance for Moffat County has been approved by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. It took about two weeks for the approval from the Governor’s office. The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners had requested a variance on retail, gyms, movie theaters, and places of worship, since confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus have stayed at six, and not gone up. The businesses are allowed to open, with proper social distancing and facemasks for employees and participants. The complete document and list of requirements is on the KRAI website and Facebook page. (See below.)
Community testing continues in Routt and Moffat Counties. Director of Public Health for both counties is Kari Ladrow. She says there will be more testing this week in vulnerable populations such as The Haven in Hayden, Casey’s Pond in Steamboat, and Sandrock Ridge in Craig.
A Craig man is back in jail, after being arrested in Wyoming. 48-year-old Frederick Charles Battle was arrested in Rock Springs on a warrant issued out of Colorado. Battle was arrested in connection with a stolen vehicle pursuit through Moffat County April 24. That’s the car chase where the car crashed near Bryan Way and 9th Street. The car had been stolen out of Routt County. Battle was out on bond when the accident happened. He was out of jail after being found guilty by a jury in late February on multiple charges from an arrest the year before. That’s when Craig police found a large amount of cash, drugs, and guns on Battle. Now he faces multiple charges again in Moffat County.
A suspect has been arrested for a string of burglaries out of Milner. The arrest record for 21-year-old Deven Mosman says he is a transient based in Craig. Routt County put a warrant out for his arrest and Moffat County Sheriff’s officers were able to pick up Mosman on Friday and take him to the Moffat County Jail. That’s where he is today. Here’s Ryan Adrian, the Patrol Lieutenant for the Routt County Sheriff’s Office.
Mosman also has charges in Moffat County in addition to those for the burglaries out of Milner, which is in Routt County. His court date in Moffat County is Wednesday, and a court date in Routt County has not yet been set.
The chloramine conversion process for water customers in the City of Craig kicks in today at 10 a.m. It will take about three weeks to complete the conversion process of the water plant. The water distribution system stretches about 80 miles. The city will be flushing fire hydrants in the distribution system during the process. This could cause some problems with discolored water or pressure fluctuations. The city says to just run your water faucets for a little bit and the problem should be solved.
Moffat County Commissioners and public health officials for the county met on Thursday. They’re discussing the next steps with handling the COVID-19 virus in the community. But they’re still waiting to hear back from Governor Polis on whether the county’s plan for opening up more businesses is approved. The head of public health for the county is Kari Ladrow. She says starting a plan for businesses and restaurants reopening isn’t a bad idea.
Dr. Brian Harrington thinks it could be at the end of the month. Commissioner Ray Beck says they could really start working on it next week.