KRAI News for Friday, Nov. 6, 2020

Moffat County Public Health is reporting another sharp increase in positive cases of COVID-19. Here’s the latest:




  • 17 new positive cases in Moffat County since Oct. 30.
  • Eight cases were reported in the past 24 hours.
  • 102 confirmed cases of COVID-19 total.
  • The number of active cases is 29.
  • Three people have been admitted to the hospital in the past seven days.
  • Two patients have been transferred to higher levels of care in the past 24 hours.
  • Eight of the cases are from Sandrock Ridge Care and Rehab (four employees and four residents).


  • Teens: One male and one female
  • 20s: Two females
  • 30s: Two females and one male
  • 40s: Three females
  • 50s: Three females
  • 60s: Two Females
  • 70s: One male and one female

Moffat County Commissioners, acting as the Board of Health, have requested that residents step up their efforts to fight the pandemic. Masks are required in all businesses, by state mandate. Businesses have signs out front, that notify customers of the state order. Business owners are being asked to ask their customers to wear masks. Here is Moffat County Commissioner Ray Beck.

KRAI News went to four businesses in Craig Thursday.

  • An employee was at the front door of Walmart offering masks and hand sanitizer. Not all customers were wearing masks in the store. The manager was aware and said KRAI News needs to speak to corporate, which we did. The response is that Walmart is pleased that the majority of the 150 million customers who visit them each week are wearing masks. “If a customer doesn’t want to wear a face covering, our Health Ambassadors notify a member of management, who will talk to the customer and try to find a solution. We are also working with customers who are unable to wear a face covering due to medical reasons or religious beliefs.”
  • The Kum & Go in east Craig had a sign on the door that said masks must be worn. At least half of the customers were wearing masks while the others weren’t. The manager was wearing a mask and said the customers, “are and they aren’t,” and he referred KRAI News to corporate.
  • City Market has a sign out front that masks are required by the state. KRAI News counted as customers came in for about a 20-minute period. 18 had masks; 32 did not. City Market Corporate says if a customer can’t wear a mask, they’re asked to arrange for delivery or pickup of groceries, and that they will never deny service to someone if they aren’t wearing a mask. Here’s the statement from Fran at corporate:

KRAI News was also told by an employee that CDC health officials were in on Thursday to see that employees and customers were wearing masks. KRAI News saw all employees  but two wearing masks.

  • The Starbucks employees at City Market were wearing masks but the three customers who visited during that time were not. Starbucks Corporate said on July 15 that all customers must wear masks.


Due to the current increase in COVID-19 cases, there will no public skating at the Loudy-Simpson Ice Arena until further notice.

Craig Police reported a robbery last week, at Severson Supply on Clay Avenue. Craig Police now says that robbery didn’t happen as reported. There has been a thorough investigation. The case will be forwarded to the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office for review.

Ag Pod at MCHS

Ag Pod at MCHS

Moffat County High School has a special addition to the campus. It’s called a “Farm in a Box.” It’s from Tri-State Generation and Transmission. It’s a large freight container that has the ability to grow plants as part of a global research project around hydroponics and conservation of energy. Students will be gathering data and sending it into larger research study, and creating food for the community.  Here’s Principal Sarah Hepworth.

The ribbon cutting was Thursday. The Agricultural Pod is outside of the Ag Building on campus. A video of the ceremony is at:

Football tonight… The Moffat County Bulldogs host the Delta Panthers tonight. The Bulldogs are 2-1 while the Panthers are undefeated. Myles Simpson is a junior for the Bulldogs.

Kickoff is at 6 p.m. and the game is on KRAI FM.

More from the Bulldogs:

It’s Homecoming in Hayden. The Tigers are hosting Gilpin County. The game is at the new stadium. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

Soroco is hoping for their first win of the season when they play West Grand at 7 p.m. in Kremmling.

From Routt County Public Health… Numbers of COVID cases are still up. Be careful and stay safe. Help make COVID stop with you.

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