KRAI News for Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021

 It’s swearing-in day for the two new Moffat County commissioners… Tony Bohrer and Melody Villard. They join Don Broom on the Board of County Commissioners, replacing Ray Beck and Don Cook.

In Routt County, the former mayor of Hayden has been the new Routt County Commissioner for a week now. Tim Redmond gave a big thanks to Routt County employees, for helping him get up to speed in his first week on the job.

Also, in Routt County, commissioners there have lifted the hiring freeze which has been in effect since April.

Craig City Council meets tonight. Colorado Department of Transportation is making a presentation to council at 5 p.m. The council meeting is at 6:30. David Bruce Cummings will be sworn in as the new councilmember, replacing Tony Bohrer, since he is the new Moffat County Commissioner. Council will discuss a resolution making the Craig Press the official newspaper for the City of Craig. It’s for posting legal notices. Council will also hear a report from Craig Police for the months of November and December.

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

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

The Visit Moffat County/Moffat County Tourism Association is meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday. They will be picking their new logo and Moffat County entrance sign and set up Tourism Week for 2021. You can listen via zoom.




Zoom Link:

  • Meeting ID: 815 3775 9047 Passcode: 063970
  •  OR BY PHONE: Dial by your location (Dial one number) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
  • Meeting ID: 815 3775 9047 Passcode: 063970


The City of Craig has also been awarded a $1.8 million dollar grant. Another $2.1 million dollar grant has been awarded to the City of Steamboat Springs. The grants are from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs Energy Impact Fund. That’s two grants for $4 million dollars to Northwest Colorado to support the region’s use of renewable energy. It is to be used for solar projects in the cities of Craig, Steamboat Springs, Oak Creek, Hayden, and Yampa. Also solar projects will be provided to the Moffat County School District, Yampa Valley Regional Airport, and both Routt and Moffat Counties. The grant fund will be used to buy down the payback period for each partner to a 10-year period. Construction for the solar projects will start in the spring.

A pop-up Driver’s License clinic is in Meeker this Thursday afternoon, and then again Friday morning. You have to make an appointment to go to the Driver’s License clinic. Their website is Or you can call 720-295-2965. The next pop-up Driver’s License Clinic in Meeker will be Feb. 11-12.

In Rangely, Travis LeBleu has been named the Firefighter of the Year by the Rangely Rural Fire Protection District.

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.

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