KRAI News for Monday, Feb. 15, 2021

It has been very cold in Northwest Colorado, with temperatures below zero over the weekend. More snow is on the way, too. The National Weather Service says snow is in the forecast for Craig today, with at least a 60 percent chance of snow tonight through Tuesday.

City Market in Craig

City Market pharmacies in both Craig and Steamboat have received COVID-19 vaccines, along with 147 City Market and King Soopers grocery stores across the state. Sign-up is online at www.CityMarket.com/COVIDVaccine. Time slots on the website will open up for the local City Market based on the number of doses received, and when they are available.

Robin Schepper

A statewide committee is being formed to make any adjustments to Colorado’s Congressional District, including the 3rd District of which Moffat County is a part of. Robin Schepper of Steamboat Springs has been named as one of the first Colorado Independent Legislative Redistricting Commissioners. Schepper will represent the 3rd Congressional District for the Democratic Party.

The commission for redistricting must have at least one member, and not more than two members, from each of Colorado’s seven congressional districts. Six more members will be selected by mid-March.

Photo courtesy Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office.

 

The Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office is welcoming Deputy Garrett Duncan to the team and a new K9 named Makai. Duncan has 16 years of law enforcement experience. Makai is a three-year-old Chocolate Lab certified for narcotics detection.

 

 

 

Photo courtesy Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office.

 

The City Council of Craig is holding a special executive session this evening. The meeting is to obtain legal advice regarding the roles and responsibilities of councilmembers, pursuant to the Craig Municipal Charter.

The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners meets Tuesday morning. One agenda item is the appointment to the Noxious Weed Advisory Board. Staff Reports include Jerry Hoberg with Planning & Zoning, Bruce White with Road & Bridge, and Roy Tipton with the Office of Development Services. Nancy Merrill will present a proclamation for Greater Sandhill Crane Week, from the Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition, Inc.

Every kindergartener in Routt County will get a chance to learn to ride a bike. And the Yampa Valley Community Foundation is hoping to bring the program and the Strider bikes to Moffat County as well. The All Kids Bike® Learn-to-Ride Program has been fully funded from donors and grants through the foundation. Elementary schools will get to use Strider Learn-to-Ride Bikes and helmets, which just arrived in Steamboat on Friday. The program will start in the spring, and they have plans to also make it happen in Moffat County.

In Bulldog Basketball, the Moffat County Girls beat Grand Junction Saturday, 38-32. The boys lost a close one, 51-47. The Bulldogs play Coal Ridge tomorrow night, on the road, for their first games of the season in the 3A Western Slope League.

In Oak Creek, the Soroco Girls Basketball team beat Meeker Saturday. The girls are still undefeated. The Ram boys team lost their first game to Meeker on Saturday. The boys host Basalt tonight at 7 p.m.

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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