KRAI News for Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Moffat County is officially in the Green Level on the COVID-19 dial, as deemed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. It means restrictions will be loosened, bars can reopen to 50% capacity, and personal gathering sizes and capacity sizes will also increase. State officials expect the dial ratings to be in effect until mid-April at which point the state will retire the dial and give more control to local restrictions to local public health agencies. The state’s mask mandate is still in effect, until at least April 3.


Five finalists have been chosen for the presidential position at Colorado Northwestern Community College. They’ll meet virtually with the CNCC community this month and next, through open community forums. The search for a new president at CNCC comes after current president Ron Granger said he will retire in July after 40 years in education.

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The Moffat County School Board meets at 4 p.m. Thursday evening in the cafeteria of the Early Childhood Center at 600 Texas Ave. The board is scheduled to go into executive session at some point. The school calendar for the fall is expected to be adopted. You may join the meeting via Zoom.

The Board of Trustees for the Town of Oak Creek meets Thursday evening. The agenda says that three or more of the members of the Town Board may be meeting informally after the meeting at either the Circle R Gastro-Pub or Silver Buckle Saloon and members of the public are welcome to join. The Oak Creek board meeting will be available via Zoom as well.

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Those who want to recreate on a State Wildlife Area will need to buy a pass, starting May 1. This is for those who want to use the area, but are opposed to a hunting or fishing license. Here’s Travis Duncan with Colorado Parks & Wildlife.

There are 350 state wildlife areas in Colorado. The new pass can be purchased as of May 1 through  It’s just over $36 year, while youth and seniors are $10 annually.

The local disaster declaration for Routt County has been extended for another 30 days. The Routt County Board of County Commissioners approved the 13th resolution to the Emergency Declaration, which will now expire on May 2. It’s more of an administrative tool that can help facilitate access to funding and other resources.

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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