KRAI News for Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020

A person at Ridgeview Elementary School in Craig has tested positive for COVID-19. The classes are in what’s being called a “cohort.” The cohort with the individual has received quarantine instructions. They have all been dismissed from class. The school district cleaned the room and common areas that might have been impacted last night. The Moffat County School District and Moffat County Department of Public Health are now working on contact tracing. 

Moffat County residents should be receiving their ballots for the presidential election any day. They were mailed on Monday. Here’s Moffat County Election Coordinator Debbie Belleville.

That dropbox is at the east entrance of the Moffat County Courthouse. You can bring your ballots in to the Clerk & Recorder’s office starting Oct. 19, if you prefer that. Those ballots can also be mailed in with the U.S. Postal Service.

Routt County Ballot Box behind the Routt County Courthouse

Routt County residents just got their ballots over the weekend. They can be returned in the secured dropbox in the alley behind the old courthouse in downtown Steamboat Springs. It’s available 24/7. There is also a drop off in the old sheriff’s office at 2025 Shield Drive. Plus, Routt County residents can take their ballot to the Clark Store, or town halls in Hayden, Oak Creek, or Yampa. Or, you can mail it in.

The Middle Fork Fire slowed down from Sunday’s snow but it isn’t out. Here’s the Public Information Officer for the fire, Jesse McCarty.

The fire just northwest of Steamboat has burned around 18,000 acres. Fire equipment is being staged up on Buff Pass Road and especially near the Dry Lake Trailhead. No evacuations or pre-evacuations for Routt County residents, but there are some pre-evacuation notices for some hunters and cattle ranchers in neighboring Jackson County. There are now 161 people assigned to fight the fire.

Impounded vehicles in Craig are being offered up for sale by Craig Police and the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office. The six vehicles have either been abandoned or not claimed by the owners, possibly after a criminal investigation. One is actually a camper frame and another is a homemade trailer. They’re all being sold as is. You can set up an appointment to inspect the vehicles by getting in touch with Community Service Officers at 970-439-8179. Closed bids will be accepted through Friday, Oct. 23.

 You can get a flu shot for FREE in Moffat County Friday, Oct.16. Moffat County Public Health is offering free flu vaccinations. This is the regular dose of flu vaccine, and not the high doses, which is what is recommend for those 65 and over. The free flu vaccinations are from 9 a.m. to noon this Friday at the Craig Fire Training Property at 1050 Industrial Ave. Just show up and you can get a free flu vaccination. Moffat County Public Health would like to thank the Moffat County Sheriff’s office for letting them use their fire training building.

A message From Routt County Public Health… Keep your social distance at six feet apart; 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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