News for Thursday, June 18, 2020

Steamboat Radio News by Shannon Lukens

Keep those masks on. You’ll need to be wearing them when out in public or in businesses indoors through July 31 in Routt County. The local Board of Health and County Commissioners extended the mask-wearing ordinance through the end of July, in a unanimous vote. Commissioner Beth Melton said she’s thinking ahead to having the community in a good position for ski season.

Commissioner Tim Corrigan says he doesn’t like wearing a mask and he doesn’t know anyone who does, but it’s an easy thing to do.

Commissioners have been asked to let residents of smaller Routt County communities like Hayden and Oak Creek not have to wear a mask. They don’t think that’s a good idea, on the advice of Public Health officer Dr. Brian Harrington.

Commissioners DID make an allowance for exercise. It’s OK to take that mask off if you are exercising at a facility.

Triple Crown baseball teams will not be coming to Steamboat Springs this summer. City Council made the decision at their meeting this week. Council member Robin Crossan says council was challenged to balance the physical health of our community and the economics of the city. She says not having Triple Crown this summer will be a big economic impact.

Crossan says she and fellow council member Heather Sloop are on a new committee with members of Parks & Rec, and others in the community. They’ll work with Triple Crown on exploring a new contract for next summer, and future years.

Hayden Town Council will review and consider for approval the Mosquito Mitigation Program at their meeting tonight. The Mosquito Control Company was supposed to spray last week, but the company said they had so many phone calls that they canceled the service, five hours before it was supposed to happen. The meeting will be broadcast live on the Town of Hayden’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/coloradohayden/   It starts at 7 p.m.

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The wild adventures of Wyatt, the sled dog, are over… for now. He’s been found. He had escaped from his foster home last Sunday but now he’s safely back at the Routt County Humane Society. He’s had a night to recover but he is available for adoption as of today, along with five other dogs. There are also about 45 kittens in foster care who will soon be needing a home.

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