KRAI News for Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020

Highway 40 was closed after an accident east of Craig Wednesday afternoon. Colorado State Patrol says a Moffat County school bus was stopped on the highway, near mile marker 96. A Toyota Camry was stopped behind the school bus. Then a Subaru rear-ended that Toyota Camry. The driver of the Subaru had to be extricated from the car. The male, between the ages of 60 and 65, was taken to the hospital, and he was the only one hurt. The bus wasn’t hit in the incident and no kids were hurt.

Moffat County Commissioners are moving forward with negotiations to buy the old Kmart building in Craig. Commissioners approved the resolution to authorize negotiations at their meeting Tuesday. The old Kmart Building would be converted into a new Moffat County Courthouse. The empty big box building is estimated to cost $23 a foot. The Craig Press reports there is no timetable on how long negotiations will take with the owners of the building.

Craig City Council is looking for a new council member. The appointment will run through November 2021. You must be 25 years old or older, a U.S. citizen, a registered voter, and live within the city limits of Craig for at least a year. Contact Liz White, the City Clerk if you’re interested.


Today is the day to pick up tickets for Friday night’s football game. Moffat County is hosting the Englewood Pirates. Parents and student body have priority on tickets. What’s left is for sale during the day today at Moffat County High School. Tickets will not be available on game day. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. at Bulldog stadium.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for 17-year-old Evan Baker. He’s from Craig but is living in California to receive treatment for Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis or HLH. It’s a severe systemic inflammatory syndrome that can be fatal. Baker has already been through four cycles of chemo. Evan is the son of Thom and Sheela Baker.


The Canyon Visitor Center at Dinosaur National Monument is closed for the season. Campgrounds in the monument are going into winter operations, starting Monday. That  means water is getting turned off, but campers can still use the campground. The Quarry Visitor Center and Exhibit Hall on the Utah side of the Monument are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

A message From Routt County Public Health…

Remember to get tested if you have symptoms; help make COVID stop with you.





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