KRAI News for Monday, Oct. 26, 2020

Moffat County now has 68 cases of COVID-19. Twenty of those are active and two people have been admitted to the hospital in the past week. The seven new cases include four women and three men from their 20s to their 70s. One is an employee and one is a resident at Sandrock Ridge Care and Rehab in Craig. Outdoor visitation at the nursing home is closed until further notice.

National Drug Take Back Day was over the weekend. In Craig, 120 pounds of prescription and expired over-the-counter medication was collected. That’s about 54 pounds more than the last drug take-back day in April of 2019. Craig Police Captain Bill Leonard was surprised at the success of the event.

Everything brought to Drug Take-back Day is taken to the DEA today and they will destroy it. Drug Take-back day was a group effort with Craig Police, the Moffat County Sheriff’s office and Coroner’s Office, CNCC Nursing Program, Open Heart Advocates, and Walmart. They next one is in April.

The Middle Fork Fire is not out in Routt National Forest, despite Sunday’s snow. But the 97 firefighters assigned to the Middle Fork are watching it closely. Here’s Public Information Officer Eric Solomon.

The Middle Fork Fire, which is just outside of Steamboat, has burned 20,433 acres and is now at 10% containment.


The East Troublesome Fire in neighboring Grand County has blown up to 192,560 acres over the weekend. Heavy snow also is helping with that fire.



Ballot Count, Moffat County residents have now returned 2,120 ballots as of Friday. That’s according to the Colorado Secretary of State’s office.


In high school football, Moffat County had a big win Saturday, over the Elizabeth Cardinals. The final score was 35-21. One of the highlights was at the beginning of the second half. The Bulldogs got possession on the one-yard line. That’s when Bulldog Senior Caleb Frink got the ball and started running for 99 yards to score a touchdown.

It was Frink’s third touchdown of the day. Senior Daniel Cruz was also fired up with the first Bulldog win.

Moffat County is at home this Friday night for a game against Woodland Park. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. and it’s Homecoming.

In other games, Soroco lost to Gilpin County, 42-20. Hayden lost 28-6 to Vail Christian.

From Routt County Public Health… Numbers are at their highest since the start of the pandemic. Continue to be careful and keep everyone safe. 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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