KRAI News for Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021

Staff members in the Hayden School District received their COVID-19 vaccines Monday, from Routt County Public Health. Hayden School District Superintendent Christy Sinner says sixty staff members were vaccinated.

The Hayden School District staff will be receiving their second round of the vaccine on March 8.


In Moffat County, there are 12 active cases of COVID-19 right now, after a total of 756 confirmed cases since the pandemic began. The number of tests administered has been 9,729. In Moffat County, 24 residents have died with COVID.


In Rio Blanco County, as of Monday, the total COVID case count is 446, with 32 active cases in Meeker and 12 active cases in Rangely. Two Rio Blanco residents have died from COVID.

Routt County’s current COVID case count is at 1,731 total positive cases since the pandemic began, with 210 cases in the past two weeks. Nineteen Routt County residents have died with COVID-19.

Craig City Council meets this evening. Agenda items include a workshop regarding the Urban Renewal Authority Negotiation. That’s at 5 p.m. The regular council meeting is at 6 p.m. Craig has a new police officer. Ryan Hampton will receive his Oath of Office from Municipal Judge Jay Cranmer. Then Frank Moe will give a presentation on the Yampa Valley Adventure Center and the Colorado Outdoor Hall of Fame Economic Development Project which is at Centennial Mall.

Council will also be awarding a bid for four new half-ton pickup trucks for the patrol division of the Craig Police Department, to Victory Motors. Another bid expected approval is for a Design-Build Playground for the parks department.  You can watch the meeting via livestream on the city’s website or YouTube page.

To watch the live stream of the meeting or watch the recording later:

  • 1) City Website – – City YouTube
  • 2) YouTube – – City of Craig

CNCC in Craig. Photo courtesy Shannon Lukens.

Colorado Northwestern Community College will be purchasing 28 smart classrooms and the region’s first mobile STEM lab. CNCC is using part of a $2.9 million dollar RISE grant, in partnership with Colorado Mountain College. The mobile lab will allow students access to college level biology and chemistry courses that they would not be able to access otherwise.

In sports, the Moffat County Bulldogs basketball teams are headed to Montrose for games Wednesday night. The Steamboat Sailors basketball teams are on their way to Gypsum to play Eagle Valley this evening. The Soroco Rams are on the road against West Grand tonight. The boys and girls basketball teams from Oak Creek are both undefeated. The Hayden Tigers travel to North Park on Thursday.

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.

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