KRAI News for Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020

A fire destroyed the garage and part of the roof of a home on Westridge Court in Craig Wednesday. Moffat County Fire Chief KC Hume says the owners weren’t there.

One of those dogs is still missing. It’s a boxer. The family is getting help from the community.

Photo courtesy Carol Talbot

A high-speed chase Wednesday ended with a 36-year-old man being airlifted to a hospital on the Front Range. The incident started when Craig Police tried to make a traffic stop of the driver. He didn’t pull over and instead sped away. Craig Police chose not to follow. Then there was a Colorado State Patrol sergeant driving on Highway 40, when he was passed by the same man, in a no passing zone, in Hayden, at a high rate of speed. The officer initiated a Tactical Vehicle Intervention to end the pursuit. The man was ejected when his car hit an embankment. The sergeant has been placed on administrative leave. No word on the driver’s condition. Members of the 14th Judicial District Critical Incident Team are investigating.

Moffat County Commissioners are gathering public input on putting a new courthouse in the old Kmart building in Craig. Three community members spoke in favor of the change at this week’s meeting. The next public hearing is at 6:30 Monday, Oct. 5 at the courthouse. And then Oct. 13 at the next commissioners’ meeting.

Routt County is reporting six new cases of COVID-19 this week, with a total of 18 over the past two weeks. This puts Routt County at the medium level with a total of 159 cases. Those positive cases include a local couple. Here’s Routt County Public Health Nurse Brooke Maxwell.

Maxwell also reported an outbreak at a local restaurant. An employee had symptoms for four days before getting tested. Three of the restaurant workers eventually tested positive. Routt County Public Health Director Roberta Smith says it’s very important that you stay home if you have symptoms and then isolate if you test positive.

Routt County Commissioners have extended the current public health order through Nov. 30. Masks are still required as are mitigation plans for all Routt County businesses. Commissioners Tim Corrigan and Beth Melton voted in favor of extending the Routt County Public Health order while Commissioner Doug Monger voted against.

Soup is on the menu at the Empty Bowl Fundraiser tomorrow. The fundraiser will be in the church parking lot at St. Michael’s Community Kitchen. Ten types of soup are on the menu, and you’ll get a handmade bowl, drink and dessert. Tickets are $10 for kids 10 and under, $15 for adults, and $45 for a family of four. The Empty Bowl Fundraiser is from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday night.

From Routt County Public Health… Remember to get tested if you have symptoms; help make COVID stop with you.

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