KRAI News for Monday, Jan. 4, 2021

It’s back to school this week for students throughout Northwest Colorado.

Moffat County students are back in school today, after the holiday break. Elementary school students are full-time, in-person. Masks are recommended. Kids in middle school and high school are on the hybrid schedule and masks are required in Moffat County.

Hayden students are back in school, in their brand new building. Superintendent Christy Sinner says everyone is on their normal schedule today.

The new Hayden school had to close in November for a couple of weeks, because of COVID.


Students in the South Routt School District in Oak Creek are back in school today as well. That’s Pre-K through 12th grade, with full, in-person instruction.



In Steamboat, today is a teacher work day with students back in class tomorrow, on the hybrid model, which means in-class learning every other day. Steamboat Springs School District hopes to get the elementary school students back full-time with in-person learning by the end of the month.

Moffat County residents 70 years or older will start receiving the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 as of today. Here’s Jennifer Riley with Memorial Regional Health.

If you are over 70, call to schedule an appointment at 970-826-2400, but know that it won’t be until next week. All spots this week are already booked. Vaccines are being given at the Medical Office Building next to the hospital. Each person will receive a second dose 28 days later.

Moffat County Public Health logo

Vaccines are also available at the Moffat County Public Health Office.

That’s Moffat County Public Health Nurse Olivia Scheele. Call first to schedule your vaccination at 970-629-4002 before heading over to the Public Health office at 580 Pershing Drive in Craig. The vaccine is free.

(File Photo) Moffat County Commissioners

Moffat County Board of County Commissioners are meeting tomorrow morning. The Craig Press is an agenda item to be the official newspaper for the county, for the purpose of legal ads. That meeting starts at 8:30. Commissioners also have a workshop tomorrow. It’s with representatives from the Housing First Alliance of Craig. That meeting starts at 10:30 a.m. Then the new Moffat County Commissioners will be sworn in at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12. They are Tony Bohrer and Melody Villard, replacing Ray Beck and Don Cook.

Routt County is about to have a new county commissioner. Former Hayden Mayor Tim Redmond was elected in November. He replaces long-time commissioner Doug Monger, who served in the role for 20 years. Redmond is the first African American commissioner who has been elected in Routt County. You can watch the swearing in by Judge Garrecht on Routt County’s Facebook page or via Zoom at 8 a.m. tomorrow.

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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