KRAI News for Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018

A $25,000 grant has been awarded to Memorial Regional Health, for the new medical office building that is being built. It’s from the El Pomar Foundation. It’s a program of giving that focuses on education, health, human services, and civic and community initiatives. The foundation at the hospital has now raised $842,000 in the capital campaign to build the new medical office building.

The Moffat County School District Board of Education is meeting tomorrow. Randy Black will speak to the group. He’s with the Colorado Association of School Boards. The workshop starts at noon in the boardroom of the Yampa Building. A second workshop is at 4 tomorrow. The board will hear from their auditor, and the appraiser working on a market analysis of the Yampa Building. They’ll also have a presentation about the Safecare program offered by Northwest Colorado Health. After that, the board will hold a public hearing on policies that have to do with state laws and regulations, such as the use of school vehicles, staff conduct, student absences and excuses, and medical marijuana. The public is invited to speak. The last discussions will be about bus safety, foreign exchange students, student transportation, and parent notification of employee criminal charges. All of the policies can be found at https://www.moffatsd.org/

Routt County is conducting an emergency exercise, to assess the public alert and warning system. It’s Wednesday morning, around 8:30.

That’s Mo Demorat, the head of Routt County Office of Emergency Management. After the alert, Routt County residents and any visitors to the county at that time, are being asked to take a short survey on the Routt County website, whether you received the alert or not. That address is http://www.co.routt.co.us/

A high school teacher in Glenwood Springs has been named the best biology teacher in Colorado. Justin Silcox received the award from the National Association of Biology Teachers.

Moffat County residents are filling up shoeboxes to donate to Operation Christmas Child. It’s a nonprofit that sends boxes filled with necessary items and presents around the world, to children in need. The Craig Press reports that team leader Julia Grobe is hoping to get 500 boxes donated. If you want to donate a box, and the $9 cost for shipping each box, you can take them to the Craig Christian Church, or the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Meeker. For more information about how to participate in Operation Christmas Child in Moffat County call 303-745-9179 or visit samaritanspurse.org/occ.

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