News for Monday, Jan. 11, 2021

Steamboat Radio News by Shannon Lukens

Soda Creek Elementary now has two groups of staff and students in quarantine because of two different COVID-19 positive cases in students. As of Sunday night, there are now 21 students and seven staff in quarantine. Twelve students and one staff member from Strawberry Park Elementary are in quarantine.

Routt County’s COVID case count is up to 1,168, with nine new cases since Sunday, 93 cases in a week, and 158 cases in two weeks, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. 18 people have died from COVID in Routt County since March.

A Routt County man used torches to compromise locks on camping fee boxes to steal money from federal and state forest agencies. 36-year-old Jayce Peterson of Oak Creek has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for theft and damaging government property, according to the U.S. Attorneys’ Office, District of Colorado. It’s estimated that Peterson caused more than $39,000 in damage.

Link to Press Release: https://www.justice.gov/usao-co/pr/oak-creek-man-sentenced-more-year-prison-stealing-user-fees-recreational-areas

A 75-year-old great grandmother named Charlotte Allen has been standing in front of the historic Routt County Courthouse along Lincoln Ave., in downtown Steamboat Springs for several days. She is holding an American flag and a sign that says, “Invoke the 25th Amendment.”

Allen says she is doing it for her grandkids and plans to continue doing it until President Trump is no longer in office because, as she says, “so many bad things that can happen with him still in there that we’ve got to do something.”

Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlWsS5W9JcQ&feature=youtu.be

Ted Cordova has passed away. That’s who Ted’s Ridge was named after at Steamboat Ski Area. Ted first worked at Howelsen Hill, and then started at Steamboat in 1969. He was Slope Maintenance Foreman for 25 years. Here’s his wife, Donna.

Cordova was also a cowboy. His family says he was used in commercials and advertising for Steamboat Ski Resort to portray the West. Cordova was 96.

Routt County United Way is close to reaching their campaign goal. They’ve raised $448,000 in just over four months, with 93 new donors. Over 650 Food cards have been given to local families and those in need.

Northwest Colorado is getting a Crane Cam. It’s a camera going in on a farm in Hayden that will show the nest of a sandhill crane. It’s being paid for with some grants from the Yampa Valley Community Foundation. The Crane Cam will go live in early April.

Also, there is a Creative Arts Scholarship Contest, which will be Sandhill Crane inspired. It’s open to all high school seniors in Moffat and Routt Counties. There are three categories of Written Art, Visual Art, and Performing Arts. $10,000 in scholarship money will be given away to the winners.

Link: https://coloradocranes.org/2021-creative-arts-scholarship-contest/ 

From Routt County Public Health… If you live here or you’re visiting us here in Steamboat Springs, please wear your mask in all of our public places, businesses, and grocery stores. Help make COVID stop with you.

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