KRAI News for Monday, Jan. 27, 2020

The public health director for Moffat and Routt Counties is addressing the coronavirus, which started in China. Kari Ladlow says while there aren’t any cases in Colorado, they are taking it very seriously. She says locally, they are working with the Centers for Disease Control to monitor the outbreak and develop Colorado’s response. She says to wash your hands, cover your nose and mouth with coughing or sneezing and avoid close contact with anyone who has cold or flu-like symptoms. Eighty people in China have died because of the coronavirus. Five people in the United States are now infected.

Odin, the Moffat County K9.

The K9 with the Moffat County Sheriff’s Department is getting a new bullet and stab protective vest to wear. Odin is receiving the body armor vest thanks to a charitable donation from the non-profit group Vested Interest in K9s. The vest weighs about five pounds and is valued around $2,000. It is expected to arrive in Craig, for Odin to start wearing it in eight to ten weeks.





A 42-year-old inmate at Moffat County Jail got caught with over 2.5 grams of meth in the jail earlier this month. The inmate faces multiple felony charges. Upon a search, more drugs were found in a white bottle with another inmate.

Melody Villard has received the Humanitarian Award from Craig Rotary Club. She received it at the group’s annual Diamonds and Spurs fundraiser this past weekend. Villard is a sheep rancher with her husband. The Craig Press reports she has helped with many Moffat County events and groups over the years, including the Luttrell Barn Cultural Center, Moffat County United Way, and the Museum of Northwest Colorado. Villard has also recently announced her intention to run for the Moffat County Board of County Commissioners in District Two.

Moffat County wrestlers did well at a tournament at Berthoud High School. The Bulldog team placed sixth out of 16 schools, with five Bulldog wrestlers making it to the podium. Senior Daniel Caddy took his second championship of the month, finishing 4-0 on the day. Anthony Duran took the silver in his category. Senior night for the wrestling team is this Tuesday, with a set of duals against Grand Valley and Meeker. It starts at 5 p.m.

Moffat County High School Soccer program is hosting some off-season practices this winter. The practices are from 5-7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at the school district’s admin building, which used to be East Elementary on Texas Ave. For more information call coach Nathalie Boelin at 334-703-9068.

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