KRAI News for Monday, Sept. 14, 2020

The Covid-19 case count for Moffat County remains at 35, which puts the count at a low risk of transmission. Moffat County Public Health Medical Officer, Dr. Allan Rieshus says he thinks the residents of the county are doing very well.

Dr. Reishus has been a physician in Moffat County for 45 years and was recently retired before coming back to work with Moffat County Public Health.

The county has applied for the Protect Our Neighbors phase with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Public Health Director Kari Ladrow says she expects to hear from the state by the end of the week.

Colorado deer hunters will soon be getting a letter from Colorado Parks and Wildlife about mandatory testing of animals for Chronic Wasting Disease. The disease affects Colorado’s deer, elk, and moose. It lasts two to three years and it is always fatal to the animal. It’s recommended that hunters not eat the meat of an animal that has been infected.

Link for more information on CWD: https://cpw.state.co.us/cwd

Inmates in Sweetwater County, Wyoming rallied last week. The inmates from the Detention Center there helped with clean up after Tuesday’s big storm. Sweetwater County had a lot of damage from the hurricane force winds, along with heavy, wet snow. Those who volunteered to help were the misdemeanor-level inmates, who were under direct supervision of detention officers.

American Legion Post 62 in Craig has recently made some donations of $1,000 each. The Craig Press reports that the six groups receiving the donations are Love INC of the Yampa Valley; the Community Kitchen of St. Michael’s Catholic Church; Boys and Girls Club of Northwest Colorado; CASA (Court Appointed Specialist Advocate); Craig Lions Club; and the Inter-Faith Food Bank.

For the weather, don’t forget to call the KRAI Time, Temp, and Weather Hotline at 970-824-1918.

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