KRAI News for Thursday, March 26, 2020

All of Colorado is on a stay-at-home order as of this morning, under the orders of Governor Polis. You can still go out and get food and medicine, go to work if you are a critical employee, seek medical care, care for dependents or pets, go outside and get exercise but you have to stay at least six feet or more away from others.

The count is up to ten. Routt County confirmed three more positive cases of the COVID-19 virus on Wednesday. The latest are a woman in her 50s, a man in his 30s, and a female in her 30s. They are all residents of Routt County. They are in isolation via an order through Public Health, and their households are in quarantine. Other close contacts have been advised to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Dr. Brian Harrington is the Medical Officer for Public Health in both Moffat and Routt Counties.

Moffat County is still in the clear, without any reported cases of the COVID-19 virus.

The town of Hayden is actively involved in the fight against the COVID-19 virus in Routt County. Here’s the Mayor of Hayden, Tim Redmond.

Redmond says the Town of Hayden is doing meetings at a distance and town hall is closed. He says essential services will continue and the phone will be answered, so give them a call if you need anything.

The Moffat County Library is offering curb-side pick-up. There’s also home delivery to local seniors who live within Craig city limits. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 pm. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call the library at 970-824-5116. If there isn’t an answer, just leave a message and a librarian will call you back.


The 10th Annual Baggs Ball, in Baggs, Wyoming, has been canceled. You can get a full refund if you’ve already paid. Or you can leave the money down and have a table reserved for the Baggs Ball in 2021. Or the money you’ve already put down can be donated. The theme NEXT YEAR will be Roaring 20s. Call the Valley Community Center if you have any questions, or you want to ask about the refund, at 307-383-2166.

A man from California is in the Routt County Detention Center, after a high speed chase through Steamboat Wednesday. 44-year-old Sang Hoon Ok allegedly stole a vehicle from the Kum & Go at Curve Plaza and Highway 40. He drove the car east towards Rabbit Ears Pass, and then back through Steamboat to the Steamboat II neighborhood. Steamboat Police and Routt County Sheriffs officers were both in pursuit. Eventually Hoon Ok was taken into custody without incident. No injuries, and no vehicles were damaged. He’s charged with Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft in the First Degree, Vehicular Eluding, and Reckless Driving. Steamboat Police Commander Annette Dopplick wants to remind people to never leave your car running and unsecured, which is how it was taken.

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

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