KRAI News for Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Changes to the COVID dial are expected to go into effect tomorrow. Right now, Moffat County is in the Blue Level on the dial but with the low numbers, could move into Green. With the new statewide easement, Colorado’s mask mandate would expire April 4, but only for those counties in Level Green. Middle school and high school students would still have to wear masks, though. Everyone else still wears masks in indoor public places where more than 10 people are present, until officially in that Green Level.

Moffat County currently has three active cases of COVID-19 with no one in the hospital, and 787 recovered cases.

Dashboard: https://datastudio.google.com/u/0/reporting/27cc5e1f-df06-4aa7-be4c-e4e3eab4940d/page/DjD

Routt County has had 37 new cases of COVID in the past week, with a total of 2,025 since the beginning of the pandemic. Routt County is still in the Yellow Level.

Craig City Council meets tonight. Staff reports include the Water/Wastewater 2020 Annual report and the Monthly/Year-End Financial report for January and February of this year. Council meetings are open to the public but seating capacity is limited with Social Distancing requirements of at least six feet. You can watch the meeting via a livestream feed on the city’s website or Youtube page. It starts at 6:30 p.m.

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

The KOA Campground in Craig is open for the spring. Chad Hodnefield is the owner of the local campground on the east side of Craig, along Highway 40.

The KOA in Craig is one of 25 KOA Campgrounds in Colorado.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has announced over $3,520,752.00 in 20 grants going to non-motorized trails. The closest award to Routt and Moffat Counties is in Grand County, where the Phases Trail Improvement project will get over $507,170.00 for new trails and reroutes on over 15 trails. Another award went to Mesa County, where they’ll receive $114,500 for Trail Maintenance in the county there. Link to grants:  https://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/Commission/2021/March/Item.23PWC%20March%202021%20NM%20Action%20Item%20-%20Fletcher%20Jacobs%20-%20DNR.pdf

Two new district rangers have been added to the Routt National Forest. Michael Woodbridge will be with the Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District in Steamboat. Chris Olds is the District Ranger for the Parks Ranger District out of Walden.

Moffat County Cheerleaders are headed to the State Spirit Championships on Thursday. The cheerleading squad placed second in the Game Day Division at last weekend’s regional competition on the Front Range. They’ll be competing against other squads in the 2A/3A Game Day division in Colorado Springs.

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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