KRAI News for Monday, Oct. 5, 2020

The man who was involved in a police pursuit through the town of Hayden last week has died. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has identified him as 36-year-old Anthony David Quinn of Oak Creek. The accident happened after a Colorado State Patrol trooper performed a tactical maneuver against the car that Quinn was driving. The car crashed and Quinn was ejected. He then died after being airlifted to a hospital in Aurora. The sergeant involved has been placed on administrative leave.

Here is the link to the original press release involving the incident. https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cbi/news/critical-incident-team-investigates-police-pursuit-outside-hayden

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the Vestal family in Craig. Their garage caught on fire last week and spread to part of the house, which is on Westridge Court in West Craig. Craig Fire/Rescue was able to get the fire out. But then it flared up again on Thursday morning, causing more damage. Both dogs were in the basement, but got out safely, and they have both been found.

GoFundMe Link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/vestal-family-hardship-and-fire-fund?utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR0BYy5Mz7JF0EHKfbTknV7hg6BwZJqmoZetJymRVZVYJoAlZbX0DPO8lIE

Nine students and three staff members from Soda Creek Elementary School in Steamboat Springs are in quarantine. They’ve been identified as being a close contact to a Soda Creek Elementary student who has been positively identified as having COVID-19. The last day the student was in school was Oct. 1. Quarantine started Oct. 3. Here is the Steamboat Springs School District Superintendent Brad Meeks.

The staff members at Soda Creek will return to school Oct. 16 and the students in quarantine return Oct. 20.

A bull moose has been seen in the Fish Creek Falls Road area of Steamboat over the weekend, with a piece of an antler impaled in its face. The antler is stuck there and you can see a picture through our social media and website. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials say they’ll keep an eye on the situation but will treat it like any other injured animal call.

Craig Fire Rescue is now accepting applications for their 2021 Rookie Academy. Applications can be picked up at the fire station on Yampa Avenue or through www.CraigFireRescue.org The application deadline is Oct. 31.

 

 

The Moffat County Bulldogs have a football game this week. It’s the first of the season. The game is on the road, though. The football team heads down to Manitou Springs. Right now the game is scheduled for Friday night at 7 p.m. but it could be moved to Saturday morning. That date and time will be confirmed by tonight. Either way, if you’re planning to make the drive to Manitou Springs, it’s 268 miles. Google maps says it will take you five hours and 11 minutes.

Then there’s the Hayden Tigers. They’re also on the road, playing Mancos on Friday night. That’s also a trek for the tigers at 362 miles and six and a half hours. But after this weekend, both Hayden and Moffat County will have home games.

A message From Routt County Public Health…  Remember to wash your hands often during the day; 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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