KRAI News for Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021


Two new Moffat County commissioners are now serving on the board. Melody Villard and Tony Bohrer were sworn in Tuesday morning.

Judge Brittany Schneider did the honors, with masks on, for both of the new commissioners in front of their families, and an audience via Zoom and YouTube.

Villard and Bohrer join Don Broom on the Board, replacing Ray Beck and Don Cook. The first meeting for the new board is at 8:30 next Tuesday, Jan. 19.

The United States Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney, District of Colorado, have issued a joint statement about the upcoming inauguration week in Washington D.C. It’s in response to warnings of protests in all 50 states. The statement says they are working with state and local authorities to make sure any demonstrations in Colorado are peaceful. If not, they will investigate and aggressively prosecute those who violate federal law. They ask that you report anything suspicious to the FBI’s Tip Line. Call 303-629-7171, or go on-line at

Moffat County’s COVID-19 case count stayed the same today, at 692 cases. That’s according to Moffat County Public Health this morning. The day before, there were only two new cases. Moffat County has had a total number of 692 cases of COVID since March. 23 are active right now. 9,195 tests have been administered in the county. That number has gone up because Public Health has just received updated information from its partners who are conducting testing in the county. 24 Moffat County residents have died from COVID, or with it at time of death, according to the Moffat County Coroner.




Routt County’s case count jumped by 29 new cases yesterday, in one day, for a total of 1,209. Routt County has had 125 new cases in a week.




In Grand County, the sheriff there says they are seeing an increase in property crimes like vehicle theft, vehicle break-ins, and stolen vehicle parts across the county. They ask that you keep your houses and vehicles locked and report any suspicious behavior.




Jim Stimson has passed away. You would recognize his voice on the air.

He worked for KBCR and KRAI for many years. Stimson also did the High Country Roads Report and those “Cookin’ Chevrolet” commercials. Our condolences to the Stimson family.

From Routt County Public Health… We’re all in this together. Please wear your masks and keep socially distant. 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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