KRAI News for Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021

Two new Moffat County Commissioners will be sworn in next Tuesday. They are Melody Villard and Tony Bohrer. At yesterday’s Moffat County Commissioners meeting, the two were invited up to the front to be welcomed, first by outgoing Commissioner Ray Beck.

Like Ray Beck, Commissioner Don Cook has also served from 2017 to 2020.

Commissioner Don Broom stays on the Board of County Commissioners.

The swearing in of the new commissioners is next Tuesday morning, and you can watch via Zoom.

Moffat County Public Health is reporting another death from COVID. One yesterday and another today. That brings the total number of deaths to Moffat County residents now to 24. There have been 660 total positive cases in the county, with 22 active right now.

Vaccinations continue in Moffat County. Health care providers were vaccinated first.

That’s Moffat County Public Health Director Kari Ladrow.

Those 70 and over can be vaccinated at the Medical Office Building next to Memorial Regional Health. Call 970-826-2400 to make an appointment.

Moderate-risk health care workers, first responders and frontline essential workers can call Moffat County Public Health to schedule a vaccination. The vaccine is free. Moffat County Public Health is scheduling on-site clinics for educators and will take overflow from Memorial Regional Health and Northwest Colorado Health for the 70+ population based on vaccine availability. The number to call is 970-629-4002. Public Health is at 580 Pershing Drive in Craig.

Right now, its the Moderna vaccine, but the county has just received the special freezer for the Pfizer vaccine, in case it is also sent to Moffat County. Those who get the first vaccine will get a second one around 28 days later.

Rio Blanco County Public Health is offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to those who are 70 years and older, first responders, and frontline essential workers. Vaccinations are from 2-6 p.m. every Thursday. In Meeker, it’s at the Fairfield Center. In Rangely, you’ll go to Firehouse Training Hall. No appointment is necessary and the vaccines will be available on a first come, first served basis.

  • Rio Blanco County Public Health COVID Hotline is 970-878-7121/www.RBC.us
  • Meeker is 970-878-9520
  • Rangely is 970-878-9525

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family of Macey Booco. She’s the Moffat County High School Sophomore who lost her life last month. Macey’s mom died of cancer three months before. Money raised will go towards medical costs and end-of-life expenses.

GoFundMe Link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/booco-family?qid=2dc3f9672c8eb276913d98cdcf7f1fb1

Moffat County kids under 18 years old can get free meals daily. Its one free breakfast and one free lunch, through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Nutrition Services in the Moffat County School District. That’s who you need to call to arrange the free meals. 970-826-6616. You can get seven days worth of breakfast and lunch at a time for any household member under the age of 18. Pickup is between 9-10 a.m. at the Early Childhood Centre at 600 Texas Avenue. The program will continue through the end of June.

The Moffat County Library is reopening tomorrow. You can visit the library in-person again on the afternoons of Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and then the 1st and 3rd Saturdays. Curbside service to pick up books is still available.

 

 

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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