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KRAI News for Friday, Jan. 22, 2021

Moffat County residents have done a very good job in keeping numbers of COVID-19 low in the community lately. As of this morning, Moffat County Public Health is reporting three new cases today, with 18 cases in a week and 41 cases in two weeks for a total of 713. That’s 16 active cases in the county on Friday with 673 recoveries. It means Moffat County is in the “Green Level” with CDPHE for the test positivity rate. The incidence rate is also down.

Also, one person has been admitted to the COVID-19 unit at Memorial Regional Health since Jan. 11.

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KRAI News for Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021

Fencing is expected to be put up sometime this summer along Highway 318, in northwest Moffat County, through the Sandwash Basin. It’s to protect the wild horses there, and those on driving on the highway. Sisters Aletha Dove and Cindy Wright of Wild Horse Warriors have raised $83,000 for the project. Dove lives in Craig and has always enjoyed the Sandwash Basin.

Dove says CDOT has to do the environmental studies for the fence. Then it will take about three weeks to get the fence up. They hope to have the fencing up by the end of summer.

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KRAI News for Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021

Suicides in Northwest Colorado were up last year, with six suicides in Routt County and five in Moffat County. Mindy Marriott is the Executive Director for REPS, which is Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide. She says mental health is as important as your physical health.

This can be job problems, or figuring out how to help with the kids who are home from school more often because of COVID. It’s anything you’re dealing with. Marriott says they’re offering a self-help program right now for anyone who calls, who might be struggling, whether it is a self-referral or for a friend or relative. You can get five free sessions of therapy or counseling through REPS. That’s for anyone in Moffat or Routt Counties. Call 970-846-8182 or email repssteamboat@gmail.com

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KRAI News for Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021

The COVID-19 case count in Moffat County continues on a downward trend. The current count, as of Monday, is at 703 confirmed cases. That’s only 13 COVID cases in a week, and those 13 people are in isolation right now. 666 people have recovered from COVID, and 24 Moffat County residents have died with COVID.

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KRAI News for Monday, Jan. 18, 2021

Dr. Linda Couillard receives the COVID-19 vaccine at Memorial Regional Health.

Memorial Regional Health plans to start giving their health care workers the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine this week. They got their first dose in late December.

MRH has also been vaccinating those 70 and over, when vaccines are available. Call 970-826-2400 to make an appointment.

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KRAI News for Friday, Jan. 15, 2021

Moffat County Public Health is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 this morning. That’s after two days of no cases at all. The total case county in Moffat County is at 695 with 17 active cases. The Moffat County Coroner confirms 24 deaths of residents with COVID.

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KRAI News for Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021

Moffat County’s COVID-19 case count stayed the same on Wednesday at 692 cases. No new cases of COVID. That’s according to Moffat County Public Health.. 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.

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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.

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KRAI News for Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021

 It’s swearing-in day for the two new Moffat County commissioners… Tony Bohrer and Melody Villard. They join Don Broom on the Board of County Commissioners, replacing Ray Beck and Don Cook.

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KRAI News for Monday, Jan. 11, 2021

Craig Police is reporting a scam. They say someone named Mrs. James O’Brien says she is with the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund. She’s asking for money to help her husband who is charged with a crime he didn’t commit. Craig Police say it is probably a scam. If you do get such a phone call, please call Craig Police.

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KRAI News for Friday, Jan. 8, 2021

As of this morning, there have been 672 total positive cases in Moffat County, with 26 active cases right now. 622 people have recovered. For the death tally, according to the Moffat County Coroner, 24 residents of Moffat County have died because of COVID or with COVID.

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KRAI News for Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021

Moffat County Public Health reported another death from COVID, as confirmed by the Moffat County Coroner on Wednesday. The two men were Moffat County residents in their 70s. One died this week and another last week from COVID. Both had been transferred out of Craig to other facilities due to the severity of their illnesses. That brings the total number of deaths of Moffat County residents now to 24. 22 died of COVID and two had it when they died, according to the Moffat County Coroner.

As of this morning, there have been 666 total positive cases in the county, with 24 active right now. 618 people have recovered.

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