KRAI News for Monday, March 22, 2021

Downtown Craig was full of ranchers and residents from throughout Moffat County Saturday, in support of “Meat In Moffat County” Day, as proclaimed by the Moffat County Commissioners. It was in response to Colorado Governor Jared Polis proclaiming Saturday was a day to not eat any animal products. Mike Camblin from Maybell is the Northwest Rep for the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association. He says while he isn’t against vegetarianism, it’s important that the ag and livestock industry is still supported in Colorado.

Mardi Anson with the Moffat County Fair Board was also at #MeatInMoffatCounty Day to talk about the importance of agriculture and livestock to the 4H program.

The Moffat County Cattlewomen organized Saturday’s event.

Photo courtesy Sarajane Snowden.

Several hundred also showed up in Yampa for a meat-themed BBQ all afternoon, celebrating local ranchers and livestock producers.

This week is Agriculture Week in Routt County, as submitted by the Community Agriculture Alliance and proclaimed by the county commissioners. Here is Routt County Commissioner Tim Corrigan.

Governor Polis has designated 63 Colorado counties as primary natural disaster areas due to the recent drought. They include Moffat, Rio Blanco, and Routt Counties. This means farm operators could be eligible for certain assistance from the Farm Service Agency. That includes emergency loans.

Moffat County has a new website to keep track of everything associated with COVID-19. That includes current cases and hospitalizations along with vaccination information for the county, such as how many have been given and where you can get vaccinated.

Moffat County Public Health hosted another clinic Saturday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. Becky Copeland is a registered nurse with the county, who was helping give vaccinations Saturday afternoon.

Another drive-through clinic is on Saturday, March 27 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. Link to register for the vaccine.

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.

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