KRAI News for Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The numbers are in from Monday’s drive-thru vaccination clinic in Craig. Moffat County Public Health vaccinated close to 600 people with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, at the Craig/Fire Rescue facilities. Local law enforcement was on hand to help move everyone through as was Moffat County Commissioner Don Broom.

Here’s more from Moffat County Public Health Nurses Becky Copeland and Olivia Scheele, and Director Kari Ladrow on the very successful vaccination clinic.

Vaccinations continued in Moffat County Tuesday, with people receiving their second dose of the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19.

To sign up for a vaccine in Moffat County, go to and you can find what dates and times are available.

Moffat County currently has seven active cases of COVID-19. This is as of Tuesday. Since the pandemic began, 830 people tested positive for COVID. 799 have now recovered and 24 Moffat County residents have died from COVID. No one is in the hospital right now.

Rio Blanco County has reported its weekly COVID update. As of Monday, there have been 552 cases of COVID in Rio Blanco County. Nine cases are active in Meeker right now and seven in Rangely. Three residents from Rio Blanco County have died from COVID and 33 have been hospitalized since the pandemic began.

Routt County’s total COVID number is up to 2,101 cases with 40 cases in the past week and 74 cases in the past two weeks.

The City of Craig has hired Shannon Scott to work on the Economic Development team. The position was created to help drive economic growth for the City of Craig and Moffat County. Scott will help with the region’s transition from a coal-centered economy. It’s a program called “Moffat County Vision 2025 Transition Plan.” Scott has done similar work in Texas before coming to Craig. She also has extensive experience in sales and advertising, non-profit management and fundraising. Shannon Scott starts April 12.

Big Yee-Haw to the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series. It will be back this summer. There will be 10 rodeos and 20 performances over nine weeks. Opening weekend will be July 1-2, and then the 117th Cowboys Roundup Days will be on Saturday and Sunday, July 3-4. John Shipley is the rodeo board president and will once again be at the mic.

The final weekend of the rodeo will be the Saturday before Labor Day. The rodeo will have bareback, saddle bronc, and bull riding with steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping, and barrel racing. The rodeo folks aren’t sure whether the ram scramble and calf scramble for the kids will be able to happen because of COVID regulations.

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