KRAI News for Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Be ready for some snow in Northwest Colorado. It should start rolling in later today, maybe starting with rain and then turning to snow which will continue through Saturday evening.

Jury trials in the 14th Judicial District will resume on April 5. That includes Moffat, Routt, and Grand Counties. They haven’t been happening because of COVID. Chief Judge Michael O’Hara issued the order.

Judge O’Hara says the jury trials will have no more than six jurors. The six-foot social distancing rule will be enforced in the courtroom and everyone will wear masks. As of Monday, there are 174 jury trials pending in Routt, Moffat, and Grand Counties. Watch for that jury summons, or two, in the mail.

Judge’s Order: https://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/County/Index.cfm?County_ID=47

Breakdown (as of Monday, March 8):

  • 49 Felony Crime Jury Trials
  • 21 Civil District Court Trials (more than $25,000)
  • 1 County Court Civil (under $25,000)
  • 75 Misdemeanor Jury Trials in County Court
  • 26 Traffic Jury Trials
  • 2 Dependence and Neglect Trials involving Dept. of Human Services

Over 380 people were vaccinated at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Tuesday.

That’s Moffat County Public Health Director Kari Ladrow. They were contacted about the clinic since some don’t have a regular medical providers. Moffat County Public Health partnered with the local faith communities to reach members of multi-generational families. Also the Moffat County Chamber and Integrated Communities helped reach out to Spanish speaking residents. Flyers were sent out with deliveries to Meals on Wheels recipients. And phone calls were made to those who don’t have internet access. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment also sent people to help vaccinate, and data entry people to assist Moffat County Public Health.

Peter Pan, Jr., the musical. It runs this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at Meeker High School. It’s presented by the Meeker Arts and Cultural Council Center Stage Youth Theatrical Group. Seating is limited to 150 people per show and masks are required. This performance features elementary and middle school aged kids, with some help from the Meeker High School Drama Club as the technical crew. There will be a livestreamed version at 7 p.m. Friday night through the website and Facebook page of the Rio Blanco Herald Times. That’s where you can find more information.

The Moffat County Lady Bulldogs won 68-51 over Manitou Springs in the first round of the CHSAA State Basketball playoffs. They’ll play Delta on Thursday, and that game is away.

The Soroco Girls lost their game against Yuma, 46-44.

The Steamboat Sailors Basketball team beat Wheat Ridge last night in the first round of the 4A CHSAA State Playoffs. The final score was 66-51. They’ll host Golden on Thursday.

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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