KRAI News for Friday, July 24, 2020

The Moffat County School District held a work session Thursday, to discuss the plan for getting kids back to school. All administrators presented reopening plans for their schools or departments. But nothing was finalized. The district wants to hear from parents, staff, and community members first.  Link for comments:

One of the things discussed is the start date. New superintendent Scott Pankow is suggesting school get pushed back a week, to start on Aug. 31.

A few other items of importance, masks will be required by all staff and students, except it’s recommended for kids ten and under, per state guidelines. But moving up to certain stages would mean that requirement could possibly be loosened. Here’s Craig Middle School Assistant Principal and AD Sara Linsacum.

Moffat County High School Principal Sarah Hepworth is struggling with the plan for her 580 students. They are more at risk of transmitting COVID-19 than the younger kids. Another reason is that she wants the teachers and students to be in the classroom, teaching and learning the curriculum the school district has created.

After pulling all of the opinions and feedback together, the board will meet on July 30 to finalize the plan.

Routt County has hired an interim Public Health Director. Roberta Smith starts Monday. She has over 20 years of public health experience. Smith replaces Kari Ladrow, who is now the Public Health Director for Moffat County. Routt County is continuing its recruitment process for a permanent Public Health Director.

Routt County Fair

The Routt County Fair Board officials met via ZOOM with Routt County Commissioners Thursday. Most events and activities have to be canceled. But they’re working on a plan to have the 4-H and FFA Livestock shows. Todd Hagenbuch says one of the safety measures will be that anyone who goes to the fair will be checked when the enter.

In the multi-purpose building at the fairgrounds, there will be a performer area and an audience area where immediate families can sit together but all will wear masks. All facilities will be cleaned daily. The shows are not open to the public. Then the Junior Livestock Show will be online. It starts Thursday morning, Aug. 13 and runs through Saturday evening.

The Steamboat Group Real Estate Agency is offering to list a home for no commission, for up to three people in Routt County. It’s for those who need to sell their home because they have lost their job, business, or become very sick due to COVID-19. Go to the following link for more info and to apply:

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