KRAI News for Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020

Moffat County is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 this week. One is a young man under five years old. The second case is a male in his 30s. Moffat County has now had 45 positive cases of COVID-19. The two cases are active now and there has been one death, with 2,885 tests administered.

Moffat County Public Health would like to remind the community that the Governor’s Mask Order remains in effect. Masks are still required in Moffat County.

Moffat County COVID-19 Dashboard:

Routt County is reporting five new cases of COVID-19 with 11 new cases for a two-week period. That’s a total of 163. Eight of the 11 new cases are in their 60s and 70s. There are also two teenagers who are positive.

The smoke in Northwest Colorado is a result of the Mullen, Cameron Peak and Middle Fork fires. The closest one is the Middle Fork Fire. It has grown to 10,054 acres in the Mt. Zirkel Wilderness in Routt National Forest. Stage 2 Fire Restrictions are still in effect for Routt and Jackson Counties.



Smoky Steamboat courtesy Wendy Harvey

The heavy smoke is causing high ratings that fluctuate up to about 400 on That means, “Health warnings of emergency conditions if you are exposed for 24 hours. The entire population is more likely to be affected.”

Pine Gulch Fire courtesy inciweb.

The Pine Gulch fire is out. That’s the one that was north of Grand Junction that was blowing smoke up into Rio Blanco and Moffat Counties. The Pine Gulch Fire burned just over 139,007 acres and is now 100 percent contained.

Pine Gulch Fire:


The Moffat County football team kicks off the season tomorrow night. The Bulldogs are headed 48 miles down Highway 13 to Meeker to play the Cowboys. Here’s Bulldog senior Blake Juergens.

Kickoff for the Moffat County-Meeker game is at 7:30 at Starbuck Stadium. KRAI will be there, broadcasting the game live.


A message From Routt County Public Health…  Remember to get tested if you have symptoms; 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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