KRAI News for Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020

Get your ballots today as it is Election Day. As of Monday, 5,743 Moffat County residents had turned in their ballots. The Moffat County Clerk & Recorder’s Office and the Motor Vehicle Department is closed today so that staff can help out with the General Election. The Voter Service and Polling Center at the Moffat County Courthouse is open until 7 p.m.

Moffat County Ballot Update from the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office, as of Monday:

  • Ballots Returned: 5,469; 5,743 from Moffat County Elections Office
  • Active Voters: 8,351
  • Democrats who have voted: 521
  • Republicans who have voted: 3,204
  • Unaffiliated voters: 1,678
  • Others: 66

 

Flu shots are very important this year, especially with COVID. Flu shots are available at pharmacies in Craig, Memorial Regional Health and UCHealth, and also through public health and any flu clinics.

November is Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month. Carbon Monoxide is an odorless and colorless gas that is often undetected. More than 400 people die from this invisible killer every year. Check your Carbon Monoxide Detector monthly and replace it every five to seven years.

Routt County has confirmed that another person in Routt County has died from COVID-19. The man is 72 years old and from Yampa. This makes the ninth death from COVID-19 to a Routt County resident. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is reporting 230 cases of COVID-19 in Routt County. Here’s Routt County Commissioners Doug Monger and Tim Corrigan.

Moffat County is reporting 84 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 23 active cases.

Coffee and a Newspaper is tomorrow morning at the Craig Hotel on Cedar Court. The special guest this month is Kristen Vigil who is the Executive Director of Moffat County United Way. She’ll discuss the services that United Way provides to the Moffat County community and how they’ve had to adapt to the needs of the community this year. Coffee and a Newspaper starts at 7 a.m.

Your old pumpkins can be used for animal feed and compost. If you want to donate them to local farmers and ranchers, take them to the Howelsen Hill Rodeo Grounds in Steamboat Springs, from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday.

 

 

It’s Homecoming Week in Hayden. The kids are dressing up today in sports gear, and then tomorrow in Red, White, and Blue. The Homecoming Parade is at 2 p.m. Thursday in Hayden, followed by a Pep Rally and Powderpuff Football. The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new school is at 1 p.m. Friday, with the football game at 7 p.m.

From Routt County Public Health… Numbers of COVID cases are still up. Be careful and stay safe. 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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