Moffat County Commissioners have awarded $866,655.02 to Road and Bridge to get some new equipment. The Craig Press reports that it includes two new motor graders, four new company trucks, and new radios. There’s a Landfill Mulch Sprayer in there. The two Caterpillar motor graders are coming from Wagner Equipment in Hayden. They don’t charge mileage for service when they need fixing.
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Moffat County has a new confirmed case of the COVID-19 virus today. It’s a woman in her 60s. She is being issued isolation orders, as are her close contacts. Moffat County has had a total of nine cases now. The last one was June 2.
Craig Police have arrested two people recently on numerous drug charges. The first was 32-year-old Jeff Noland of Craig. He was stopped on his motorcycle for fictitious license plates. Moffat County Sheriff’s helped with the stop, and they had Odin, the K-9 drug-sniffing dog. Craig Police reports Noland was found to have 69 grams of suspected methamphetamine and over a gram of suspected heroin, plus a lot of cash. Noland was booked into the Moffat County Jail.
The next day, on Monday, a Colorado parole officer asked Craig Police for help at a house on Rose Street. Officers found 42 grams of suspected meth, and over seven grams of suspected black tar heroin, and also a large amount of cash. 33-year-old Michael Colvin was booked into the Moffat County Jail as well.
Both men are still in jail. And they both have court dates next Tuesday.
Moffat County Weed and Pest Management will be doing aerial spraying for mosquitos on Wednesday and Thursday, July 1-2, over Craig and Maybell. Spraying is dependent on the weather but it will probably happen in either early morning or late evening on those dates.
Aerial spraying is also being done in Meeker, along the river within town limits and outlying adjacent areas. It will happen early in the morning or before dusk starting this Saturday, through July 3, depending on the weather.
An arrest has been made in the death of a man found over in Jackson County in late May. 33-year-old Christopher Thomas Corcorran from Granby is accused of killing 42-year-old Dustin Bryant from Wheat Ridge. Investigators say Bryant was killed in Grand County and then his naked body was dumped near a trailhead in Jackson County. Corcorran is being held without bond in the Grand County Jail. He’ll be formerly advised of charges on July 1.
Updating the COVID-19 virus count first…
There aren’t any new cases in Moffat County, but there are new cases on the northern border of the county, in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. They have had five new cases in 24 hours. Sweetwater County has had 40 total positive cases, 30 of them since May 1. Two of those infected are children, ages five and seven. There is also an employee at the Taco Bell in Green River who has the virus. A source at the restaurant told the Craig Press that it has closed for two weeks. They are being cautious and there are other staff members now under quarantine orders. All of the new patients in Sweetwater County are reportedly in good condition and are isolating at home.
Craig Police and Federal Law Enforcement agencies have intercepted just over three pounds of methamphetamine last week. 47-year-old Nancy Grijalba of Craig was arrested in connection with the movement of the drugs. The 14th Judicial District reports that her charges are Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute, which is a Class 1 Drug Felony. She was also charged with Child Abuse. Grijalba’s bond was set at $50,000.
On about May 1, someone broke into a locked detached garage near Maybell in Moffat County. They stole a gray 2015 Can-Am ATV. A kids camo four-wheeler was also stolen. The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that the Can-Am has been found. The police department in Brighton recovered it. They’re still looking for the 4-wheeler.
In a COVID-19 update, Moffat County doesn’t have any active cases, after eight have been confirmed from 870 tests administered. Grand County has two new cases of the virus since the weekend after 17 total. Routt County has had 63 positive cases with only one still active after 3,030 tests administered.
The City of Craig will have a fireworks show this year. It has been confirmed by Craig Fire Rescue. The fireworks show starts at dusk on the 4th of July which is on a Saturday. Craig Fire Rescue will be using the fairly new electronic launch system from a field near Moffat County High School. Craig Fire Rescue Chief KC Hume says the only thing that would STOP the fireworks in Craig would be if fire restrictions were to go in place.
North of Moffat County, in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, there are seven new cases of the Coronavirus since a week ago. There have been 32 cases total now, with ten still active.
The variance request submitted by Moffat County Public Health to the state has been approved. Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment has approved public gatherings of events of 100 participants outdoors and 50 participants indoors. Social distancing is still required. This also applies to youth recreational participants. The full variance request approval is on the KRAI Facebook page.
The Rangely District Hospital had a ransomware attack in April. The Herald Times reports that part of the hospital’s computer network was attacked, including the health information of some patients. The hospital in Rangely did not pay any ransom and was able to recover most of the files that were infected. Breach notification letters have been sent to those patients who may have been affected.
Routt County has a new case of the COVID-19 virus this morning. It’s a Steamboat woman in her 30s. She is asymptomatic. Contact tracing has been done. That brings the total count of positive cases in Routt County to 63 out of 2,716 tests administered.
In Moffat County, confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus still stand at eight, with two of those cases still active. 735 tests have been administered in Moffat County.