KRAI News for Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020

It was a great first day of school Monday for kids in the Moffat County School District. It was also the first day for new School District Superintendent Scott Pankow.

Pankow also said it was a team effort by the community to get the kids back to school.

That’s Scott Pankow, the new superintendent of schools in Moffat County.

The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners are meeting today. Staff reports are from:

  • Dan Miller with Road and Bridge
  • Roy Tipton with the Office of Development Services
  • And, Lynnette Siedschlaw with Human Resources Department will talk about the On-Call Policy Review
  • Meghan Francone will make a presentation for Advocates Crisis Support Services, which is now Open Heart Advocates

The Rocky Mountain Mustang Rally is this weekend in Steamboat Springs. Photo by Shannon Lukens.

The Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup will not be coming back to Steamboat again. The event brings 500 mustangs and 2,000 people to Steamboat and northwest Colorado every year since 1997. “Mustang Bob” is on the board and is disappointed.

The Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup was not held this year because of COVID-19 restrictions.

Ballots for the board of Yampa Valley Electric are out. You have until Sept. 17 to return your ballot. YVEA serves 27,000 customers across northwest Colorado and southern Wyoming.

Steamboat Lake at Steamboat Lake State Park has re-opened. The lake had been closed because of toxins from algae. But after a week’s worth of testing, the lake tested negative for toxins and it’s open again.

Three candidates have been nominated for the district court judgeship in the 14th Judicial District. They are Sandra Gardner of Hamilton, and Matthew Karzen and Erin Wilson, both of Steamboat Springs. They’ll fill the position created by the Hon. Shelley A. Hill who is retiring in January. Governor Polis has to appoint one of the nominees by mid-month, who will represent the district, which serves Grand, Moffat, and Routt Counties.

The chalk drawings in front of the Craig Chamber of Commerce are to recognize International Overdose Awareness Day, if you happen to be walking by.





The Craig Ghost Walk is happening in early October. The Ghost Walk is looking for actor and actresses to perform the Ghost Walk tours through Craig for the three days, starting Oct. 1. If interested, send an email to

For the weather, don’t forget to call the KRAI Time, Temp, and Weather Hotline at 970-824-1918.


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