KRAI News for Thursday, May 21, 2020

Moffat County High School is honoring the 2020 Graduates with a Graduation Parade on Saturday. Here is school district superintendent Dave Ulrich.

There are about 100 seniors in the Bulldog Class of 2020. They’ll meet at 9 a.m. at the middle school and the parade starts at 10 a.m. down Yampa to Victory Way and eventually on to the high school. That’s where there will be a mini drive-by ceremony for each senior. The parade of the seniors through downtown Craig then turns into the Memorial Day Parade.

Tomorrow morning, hear what High School Principal Sarah Hepworth has to say about the Class of 2020, in the news and on the KRAI Facebook page.

More details from Craig Police: At 9 a.m. on May 23, 2020, the Seniors will be staging in the north parking lot of the middle school. Starting at 10 a.m. the Seniors will leave the parking lot and the route will be south on Yampa to Victory Way. The parade will turn right (west) on Victory traveling to Finley Lane. The parade will turn right (north) on to Finley Lane. The parade will continue north to the north parking lot of the Moffat County High School. While the parade is traveling on Finley Lane the following streets will be closed to traffic: 6th Street, 9th Street and Alta Vista Drive. These streets will be opened up once the parade passes each street.

Coronavirus Testing Site

Testing continues for the COVID-19 virus in Northwest Colorado. The number still stands at 530 who have been tested in Moffat County with six positive cases, all of whom have recovered.

In Routt County right now, there is a capacity to test between 150-250 people per day through Public Health, the UCHealth testing site, and private clinics. That’s for Routt County and Moffat County residents. The drive-thru community testing isn’t happening over the Memorial Day weekend, but will resume May 27 and 30. It’s at the concession stand at the rodeo grounds at Howelsen Hill in Steamboat. You must make an appointment in advance through Moffat County Public Health.

Positive cases for the Covid-19 virus in Rio Blanco have stayed down. In fact, there’s only one.

In Rangely, at the most recent Board of Trustees meeting…

  • The Rangely Board met Richard Smith who is the new director of the Rangely Area Chamber of Commerce. Smith moved to Rangely last month, from Mesquite, Nevada, where he worked for the Eureka Casino Resort.
  • Rangely Police Chief Ti Hamblin reported to the board that there were 1,084 calls to the communications department in April.
  • The Herald Times also reported that the Town of Rangely has a new website and a new logo. Website:
  • Some restaurants in Rangely have been able to open at 30 percent occupancy. Restaurant owners and the town is starting to plan for 4th of July celebration and Septemberfest.

Steamboat Springs Farmers Market

The Steamboat Springs Farmers Market is set to start June 6. Lisa Popovich heads up the market for Main Street Steamboat. She says this year’s market will have food booths only.

“We have every meat available. We have beef, pork, chicken, eggs, lamb, buffalo, and yak meat. And then all your baked goods, breads and cakes and pies. We’ve got condiments, and of course fresh vegetables.”

Seventy food vendors are signed up for the Farmers Market this summer. Popovich says there will be an extra amount of starter plants at that first market, for people’s gardens. Traffic will be one-way down the rows. No dogs will be allowed. Masks will be required, of which there will also be many for sale.

Steamboat Springs Fire Chief Mel Stewart.

Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue Chief Mel Stewart has submitted his resignation. He suffered a head injury last September and has been trying to recover, but has since decided that recovery will be long-term. Stewart has been with the Steamboat Springs Fire District since 1997 and has been fire chief since early in 2012.

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


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