KRAI News for Friday, June 12, 2020

Routt County has a new case of the COVID-19 virus this morning. It’s a Steamboat woman in her 30s. She is asymptomatic. Contact tracing has been done. That brings the total count of positive cases in Routt County to 63 out of 2,716 tests administered.

In Moffat County, confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus still stand at eight, with two of those cases still active. 735 tests have been administered in Moffat County.

The president of the Moffat County School Board has sent a letter to the school district and staff. It’s to announce that the Interest Based Strategies process is suspended. That’s when the school district meets and confers with representatives from the Moffat County teachers’ organization. Board of Education President Jo Ann Baxter also said in her letter that all salaries for staff will be frozen and the district is facing about $1.7 million dollars in budget cuts. However, there won’t be any furlough days and the district does not plan to cut any staff for the upcoming school year, who is currently employed.

Routt County Search & Rescue is looking to replace its primary rescue vehicle. Staff met with the Routt County Commissioners via Zoom call Thursday. They have a plan that could pay off the new vehicle within two years. They wanted to know if they could count on the same funding from Routt County in 2021, which the group has typically received. Commissioner Tim Corrigan confirmed the importance of Routt County Search & Rescue for outdoor recreation.

The vehicle that Search & Rescue is planning to replace is 24 years old.

Be careful out there. Colorado State Patrol wants to remind drivers that more people have died on the roads in June, July, and August for the past four years. The Summer Blitz DUI enforcement period starts today to crack down on impaired drivers on our roads this summer.

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

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