KRAI News for Friday, Feb. 12, 2021

Craig Police Chief Jerry DeLong has submitted his letter of resignation. It’s effective as of March 1, according to Craig City Manager Peter Brixius, who could not comment any further. DeLong has been police chief since February of 2018, and was with Craig Police for 35 years.

Be ready for a snowy President’s Day Holiday weekend. Heavy snow that started Thursday morning will continue with storms through Sunday. Winter weather advisories have been issued by the National Weather Service through at least Saturday morning for Rabbit Ears Pass, because of heavy snow and gusty winds. Make sure you check the road conditions if you’re headed that way. It will be cold, too. On Sunday night, it’s expected to get down to -11.

Moffat County kids don’t have school Monday for Presidents Day. Then next Friday, Feb. 19, is a Professional Development Day. No school then either. Students in the Steamboat School District are off all next week for Blues Break.

Moffat County Public Health has set up a way to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine. The website is  Current vaccination criteria is 65 years old or older, school teachers, healthcare workers, first responders, and licensed childcare providers. Go to the website ( and you will see dates and times and whether it is for first dose or second dose. Vaccinations will happen through the end of the month at the Moffat County Public Health offices on Pershing Street in Craig. Then in March, vaccinations will be in the Pavilion at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.

Memorial Regional Health plans to schedule more vaccination clinics as soon as more doses of the COVID-19 come to the Medical Office Building at the hospital.

Right now, there are 16 active cases of COVID-19 in Moffat County, as of this morning. The total number of positive cases is at 765 since the pandemic began.




Routt County’s COVID case count is up to 1,754 with eight new cases on Thursday.





The daily case count has been decreasing in Routt County. Commissioner Tim Redmond from Hayden says the community has to keep working together.

The road to Vermillion Falls is closed temporarily. The Bureau of Land Management had to close the road off Highway 318, 40 miles west of Maybell, because of sinkholes that have developed in the road. They’re a danger to public safety. You’re still allowed to walk from where the road is closed to see the falls.

The Moffat County Basketball team is on the road tomorrow, with games against Grand Junction. Hayden hosts Meeker tonight and Vail Mountain tomorrow afternoon. The Steamboat Sailors travel to Battle Mountain tomorrow.

From Routt County Public Health… We’re all in this together. Please wear your masks and keep socially distant. Help make COVID stop with you.






For the weather, don’t forget to call the KRAI Time, Temp, and Weather Hotline at 970-824-1918.

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