KRAI News for Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021

Michael Cochran

Michael Cochran will be the interim Police Chief for the Craig Police Department. Cochran worked with Craig Police before he became Emergency Management Coordinator for the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office. Cochran takes over for former Police Chief Jerry DeLong who has resigned, effective March 1.

In Moffat County right now, there are six active cases of people with COVID-19. The total number of cases reported since the beginning is at 773. Three people have been admitted to the COVID unit at Memorial Regional Health right now. 24 Moffat County residents have died with COVID. This is according to Moffat County Public Health as of this morning.

Photo of wolf in Grand County on June 6, 2020, courtesy Jessica Freeman.

The reintroduction of wolves into Colorado will be discussed at a workshop hosted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife next week. It’s from 9 a.m. to noon next Wednesday. The meeting will be livestreamed on the YouTube page for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. You can also email in written comments or questions to


Photo courtesy Jill Rowan

Moffat County Varsity Boys and the C Team both lost to the Steamboat Sailors last night. The final score for the Varsity game was 56-35 in favor of Steamboat.



Moffat County has games against Delta this Saturday. Moffat County High School is now welcoming more spectators to the home games. Each basketball player gets four tickets to give to whomever they choose, for their game only. Plus, 50 members of the student body can start attending games to cheer on the Bulldogs. You can listen to those home games right here on KRAI.

The Hayden basketball teams get back on the court this weekend. Both the girls and boys teams have had to be in quarantine. For the boys, an opposing player from Vail Christian played with symptoms and then tested positive which put all of the Tigers in a 10-day quarantine. Here’s Hayden Athletic Director Danielle Campbell.

Both Hayden teams host North Park Friday evening and then head to Meeker on Saturday. The Hayden wrestlers meet up with Soroco Friday afternoon in Oak Creek.

In Alpine Skiing, the U.S. team for the 2021 FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships has been announced. 17-year-old Cooper Puckett, representing the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, and is the youngest of the eight on the team. He’s a senior at Steamboat Mountain School.

The Junior Worlds are in Bulgaria, March 3-10.


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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