KRAI News for Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Moffat County has four positive cases of the COVID-19 virus. That’s the same number from the weekend. Jackson and Rio Blanco Counties do not have any cases of the virus.

In Wyoming, there are 95 confirmed cases in 15 out of 23 counties. Two of those cases are out of Green River in Sweetwater County.

There are two new cases of the COVID-19 virus in Routt County today, bringing the total to 18. Both are in isolation and household contacts are in quarantine. Looking at the numbers…

  • 290 Coronavirus tests have been submitted in Routt County
  • 218 tests have come back negative
  • 18 have come back positive
  • 54 are pending

Routt County’s Department of Public Health has released a symptom survey. They’d like people to participate in order to track community spread of the Coronavirus. The survey will help the Public Health Department understand and track the spread of COVID from a population health standpoint. The survey can be filled out more than once if your conditions change. The survey is anonymous. It only collects zip codes, but no names or addresses. The survey link is https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/218390363b6d49fa86280ab20085ee4c.

People are still driving up to the mountains from the Front Range, despite Governor Jared Polis asking them not to. The Denver Post reports many were skiing and riding off of Berthoud Pass and Loveland Pass. Another danger is inexperienced people in the backcountry, where they have to be rescued. The Quandary Peak parking lot was full of cars, and a sheriff’s deputy said half of the plates were from outside of Summit County. Governor Polis says if you need to recreate outdoors, do it in communities close to your home, and not in the mountain towns.

Mikayla Diane Hoppe

A Craig woman has pleaded guilty to concealing the death of an infant. 26-year-old Mikayla Dianne Hoppe pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge, and also violating probation in a separate case. Hoppe was arrested with her boyfriend, Ronald Martin Chovanec, in late January at the Colorado Inn on East Victory Way. Both are awaiting a pre-sentencing investigation before sentencing can be handed down by the district judge.

Mayling Simpson is running for the Colorado Board of Education. Simpson used to be on the Steamboat Springs Board of Education before resigning from the board in 2018. Simpson would represent Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, which includes Steamboat and much of Western Colorado. She’s a democrat, running against Republican incumbent Joyce Rankin of Carbondale.

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