KRAI News for Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021

Residents at Sunset Meadows Senior Living Center in Craig have now received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. It happened on Tuesday. Nurses from Moffat County Public Health administered the second dose of the Moderna vaccine to 33 residents. Public Health Nurse Olivia Scheele says they were just as happy when they got that second dose as when they got the first one.

Memorial Regional Health is waiting for more vaccines to administer first doses. As soon as they come in, they will be scheduling new vaccination clinic dates, and we will let you know.

Right now, there are 18 active cases of COVID-19 in Moffat County, as of Wednesday. The total number of positive cases is at 762 since the pandemic began.

 

 

Routt County’s COVID case count is up to 1,746 with 12 new cases on Wednesday. That’s according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Routt County Epidemiologist Nicole Harty says Routt County might be moving in the right direction, but she is still concerned.

Rio Blanco County is vaccinating residents who qualify this afternoon, at the Fairfield Center in Meeker and the LDS Church in Rangely. It’s for those residents 65 and over, Pre-K through 12th grade educators and licensed child care workers. It’s a walk-in clinic for first and second doses.

Photo courtesy Craig Police

The Craig Police Department has a new School Resource Officer. Ryan Hampton has been sworn in. Hampton graduated from Moffat County High School in 2003. He served as a patrol deputy for eight years with the Moffat County Sheriff’s Department, and is a volunteer firefighter with Craig Fire/Rescue.

A box truck rolled on the East side of Rabbit Ears Pass.

A box truck rolled on the Jackson County side of Rabbit Ears Pass Wednesday. The 26-year-old driver wasn’t hurt. Colorado State Patrol responded and was able to keep Highway 40 open while the truck was righted and towed.

 

 

 

The Oak Creek Board of Trustees meets tonight. One agenda item is approval and authorization for a study on electric rates, and also water and wastewater rates. The consent agenda lists approval of Ant’s Organic LLC as a retail marijuana production facility on Arthur Avenue in Oak Creek.

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.

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

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