KRAI News for Thursday, April 8, 2021

The Ladies Auxiliary at Memorial Regional Health has donated $2,500 to the MRH Foundation. The money raised by the “Pink Ladies,” as they’re called, is to be used to support the MRH Home Health and Hospice Department. The goal of the foundation this year is to raise $50,000 to support the department, and in turn, the aging population in Moffat County. Donations are still being accepted through the Foundation. Contact Eva Peroulis at or 826-2424.

It’s time to pre-register for incoming kindergarteners in the fall. The Moffat County School District says your child must be five years old on or before Aug. 31.  Stop by or call your home school, which is either Sandrock, Ridgeview, or Sunset Elementary to register. If you call the district office, they can help, too. The Kindergarten Round-up is coming up May 18 and 19th. When you register, you’ll find out what time and which school.

 Wyoming is lowering the minimum age for kids to hunt big game trophy animals, by a year. Starting July 1, kids who are 11 years old but will turn 12 by the end of the calendar year will be eligible to take a big game trophy animal. They have to be with an adult, hold a big game hunting license and possess a firearm safety certificate.

In Colorado, the deadline to apply for a big-game license has been extended by Colorado Parks & Wildlife. You have until 8 p.m. this Friday night to apply.

For those who want to fish, you can now display your fishing license on a new Parks & Wildlife mobile app. It’s called myColorado. The app helps you make an electronic version of your fishing license, and your driver’s license.

In COVID news, Summit County has moved back to the Orange “High Risk” Level because their COVID case count keeps going up, mainly among young adults between the ages of 20-29. They weren’t eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine until April 2. Many work at the ski resorts and are in close contact with tourists. Back to orange means restaurants and gyms in Summit County are back on tighter restrictions. The state’s dial system is set to expire in mid-April at which point restrictions will be at the discretion of local governments.

It is National Public Health Week. Thank you to all of our public health workers including those with Moffat and Routt County Public Health. This year’s national theme is “Building Bridges to Better Health.”

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

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