KRAI News for Monday, April 5, 2021

Masks no longer have to be worn in most places in Moffat County. That’s according to a new decision from Colorado Gov. Jared Polis. He has eased the mask mandate in Colorado for those counties in the green level, of which Moffat County is. There are a few exceptions. Those still having to wear masks are those in K-12 schools, child care centers and indoor children’s camps, public-facing state government facilities, congregate care facilities, prisons and jails. Also those in health care have to wear masks, and those in nail and hair salons. This is also for people who are 11 years old and older.

Moffat County Public Health is vaccinating over 500 people today near Craig Fire/Rescue. If you are getting vaccinated, wear comfortable clothes where the nurses can reach your arm, and make sure you are hydrated before your vaccination.


Tomorrow is another big vaccination day for Moffat County Public Health but this is for those receiving their second dose of the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19.

Steamboat Springs Police Department Sgt. Jeff Wilson, photo courtesy Jeff Wilson

Police, sheriffs and firefighters from throughout Northwest Colorado attended a memorial service for a Steamboat Springs Police Detective Saturday. Jeff Wilson died of cancer a year ago and his service was delayed because of COVID. An End-of-Watch Call was made at the end of the service, through dispatch throughout the valley, thanking Sgt. Wilson for his 22 years of service.

Jeff Wilson was also a firefighter with North Routt Fire Protection District.

The North Routt Fire Protection District is hiring for four part-time firefighters and EMTs. Applications are due by April 23.

Moffat County High School theater is on stage again. Starting Thursday night, they’ll present “Saving the Greeks: One Tragedy at a time.” It’s a comedy by Jason Pizzarello. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with a 1:30 matinee on Saturday. Tickets are $7 and will be available at the door. 500 people are allowed to attend.

Mark your calendars for April 15-16. The Early Childhood Center has a Children’s Health Fair. They’ll be doing free development screenings for kids ages three to five, who are not yet in kindergarten. Call to make an appointment at 970-824-7457.

Also, the Early Childhood Center is taking preschool applications for next fall. Morning, afternoon, and full day classes are available. Applications are available at the Early Childhood Center or on the website for the Moffat County School District. For any questions, call 970-824-7457.

Preschool page


Registration has started for summer programs for the Boys & Girls Club in Craig. They start June 1 and 90 kids will be accepted. Adventures include trips to the Wave Pool, and local parks and reservoirs. Breakfast, snacks, and lunch are provided every day.

Should the wild horses in and around Sand Wash Basin be removed? That’s the question from the Bureau of Land Management. They’d like your opinion on reducing the herd from 828 horses to between 163- and 362 wild horses in the 160,000 acres around the Herd Management Area. The reduction of the herd would occur over a multi-year period, using helicopter and/or bait trapping methods. Plus fertility control treatments would be used. Public comments need to be submitted by May 2. They can be submitted online, or written comments can be sent to the Little Snake Field Office in Craig.


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The Moffat County High School Soccer team snuck past Gunnison Saturday, 2-1. The boys are on the road tomorrow against Basalt.

The Steamboat Sailors Football team crushed Salida on the road Friday night, in spring football. The final score was 38-zip. The next game for Steamboat is at 3 p.m. this Saturday afternoon, in Aspen against the Skiers.

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

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