KRAI News for Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Election results from some of the contested races…

Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper won the democratic Senate primary over former State House Speaker Andrew Romanoff. Hickenlooper will face incumbent Republican Senator Cory Gardner in November.

Top: U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton left and Lauren Boebert right. Graphic courtesy Denver Post.
Bottom: James Iacino left and Diane Mitsch Bush right.

In Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, it was a surprising upset on the Republican side with Lauren Boebert from Rifle, and incumbent U.S. Representative Scott Tipton from Cortez. Boebert, who owns Shooters Grill in Rifle, wins with the upset over the 5-term incumbent, Tipton.

Diane Mitsch Bush of Steamboat Springs won the democratic primary in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.




In Moffat County, Melody Villard was chosen as the new District 2 County Commissioner, edging out Chuck Grobe. Villard replaces Commissioner Ray Beck who decided not to run for re-election. Tony Bohrer ran unopposed for the District 1 seat, after incumbent Commissioner Don Cook didn’t receive enough delegate votes to stay on the ballot.

State Representative Dylan Roberts is running unopposed on the Democrat ballot in District 26. Also running unopposed for the Democratic Party on the State Board of Education is candidate Mayling Simpson from Steamboat. On the Republican ballot, Joyce Rankin is running unopposed for the State Board of Education. Also running unopposed, District 1 Routt County Commissioner Tim Corrigan, and District 2 County Commissioner Candidate Tim Redmond. District 2 County Commissioner Doug Monger and 14th Judicial District Attorney Matt Karzen are running as independents.

Moffat County Results:

Routt County Results:

Moffat County has three new positive cases of the COVID-19 virus in 12 hours. That makes a total number of 13 cases for Moffat County. Public Health reports the new cases have one person in their 90s, one in their 30s, and one teenager. Isolation orders will be issued. There are five active cases in Moffat County right now according to the Moffat County Impact Monitor.

Moffat County Impact Monitor:

There is one new case of the COVID-19 virus in Routt County today. It’s a male in his 20s. That means 13 new cases in June with 12 in the last two weeks, for a total of 75 positive cases in Routt County.

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

Steamboat Springs City Council has unanimously passed an emergency ordinance that will allow public consumption of alcohol in certain public rights of way. It’s to support the local bars and restaurants. Hours will be from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Containers must be to-go containers, labeled from the establishment where they were purchased. One beverage per person. Steamboat Springs City Manager Gary Suiter says allowing alcohol downtown is a 90-day Pilot Project that should be considered a privilege.

The city also asked for an update from Steamboat Police on how it is going each week. They want to make sure trash doesn’t get out of hand. And the ordinance can be revoked at any time.

The Moffat County Bulldogs have a new head basketball coach for the girls team. Eric Hamilton will be the new coach. He was a past coach for the boys team and an assistant coach for the girls. Hamilton replaces Jim Lochran who recently resigned.

Starting July 1, anyone 18 or older who wants to access State Wildlife areas or State Trust lands must have a valid hunting or fishing license. It’s a new rule from Colorado Parks and Wildlife.


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