KRAI News for Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020

Students in Moffat County may be able to have in-person learning for second semester. School district officials are considering it and have put in a plan to Moffat County Public Health for approval. It would let the middle school and high school kids get back into the buildings full-time. Moffat County School District Superintendent Scott Pankow says he’s been getting feedback from staff, students, and parents, and looking at achievement data.

That would be in January. The plan would also have to be approved by the Moffat County School Board.

The School Board is meeting Thursday. A work session starts at 4 p.m. and the regular session is at 6:30. The meeting is in the cafeteria at 600 Texas Avenue or you can join via Zoom.

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Students at Steamboat Springs High School are dealing with a positive case of COVID-19 which has sent about 70 students and staff home in quarantine. Superintendent Brad Meeks is encouraged that school has been open since August and this is the first case at Steamboat Springs High School.

The Middle Fork Fire has burned around 20,000 acres in northwest Routt County, at last count. It started Sept. 6 from lightning. But the smoke isn’t as prevalent as it has been. That’s what had residents worried about possible evacuations. Eric Solomon is the Public Information Officer with the fire.

The Middle Fork Fire is still at 1% containment. 136 personnel are assigned to the fire with five helicopters, two single-engine airtankers, one air attack aviation supervision module, two hotshot crews, and five engines. There are no evacuation or pre-evacuation orders for Routt County.


 Power will be out overnight in the Baggs/Dixon and Savery areas of Wyoming. Yampa Valley Electric crews are working on some upgrades. Power will go out around midnight Thursday and be restored by 6 a.m. on Friday.

The Hayden Tigers have a football game tonight. It’s a home game against West Grand High School from Kremmling. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. Then looking ahead, Homecoming for the Hayden Tigers is Nov. 6 and that game will be played in the new Hayden High School stadium.



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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