New snow that has fallen onto old snow has created concern in the backcountry for avalanches. The heavy snowfall is resting on weaker layers from earlier this winter. Those in the backcountry can trigger an avalanche, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. An avalanche was triggered on Buffalo Pass in Routt County over the weekend by a snowcat. Eight men have died from avalanches in the Colorado backcountry so far this season.
The 2021 Session for the Colorado House of Representatives starts today. Routt County representative Dylan Roberts says his first priority will be helping our economy recover and responding to COVID-19.
Roberts is hosting a town hall tonight with fellow representatives Julie McCluskie, Barbara McLachlan, and Senator Kerry Donovan, via Zoom starting at 4:30.
- Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87414529788
- Video message from Dylan Roberts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–EmOQ_N1Ws
Moffat County has had 770 total cases of COVID since the beginning of the pandemic. Twelve are active right now, as of this morning.
The COVID case count in Routt County is at 1,797 on Monday. That’s just two new cases from the day before, with 66 in a week and 167 in two weeks.
In Rio Blanco County, the total case count is at 459. As of Monday, Rangely has nine active cases while Meeker has 26.
Speaking of Rangely… Many have been able to work from home more during the pandemic. A magazine called PC Magazine has ranked the top fifty best US cities, and 10 from Canada, from which to work from home. Coming in at #23 is Rangely, Colorado, population 2,169. Broadband internet is available, the median home price is just under $205,000, and it’s just around the corner from Dinosaur National Monument.
The only other Colorado city to make the list is Fort Collins at 14th.
From Routt County Public Health… We’re all in this together. Please wear your masks and keep socially distant. 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.