News for Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020

Steamboat Radio News by Shannon Lukens

Routt County has eight new cases of COVID-19 in the past week. Six of the eight cases include three children who are nine years old or younger. All six of the eight cases were family members of known positive cases. In two weeks, there were 13 positive cases among Routt County residents and seven cases among visitors. Two were construction workers. Routt County’s total number of cases is now at 171.

The Middle Fork Fire has now burned 19,782 acres at last count, but that will be going up, with all of the wind Wednesday afternoon. About 161 people are now assigned to the fire, including five helicopters, two single-engine airtankers, one air attack aviation supervision module, two hotshot crews, five engines, and multiple overhead positions. Please avoid the closure area in the Mt. Zirkel Wilderness.  


A man in his early 60s was taken to the hospital Wednesday, after an accident on Highway 40, just east of Craig. A Moffat County School bus was stopped. A Toyota Camry was behind the bus. Then a Subaru rear-ended the Camry. The driver of the Subaru had to be extricated from the car. The bus wasn’t hit and no kids were hurt.

The Women’s March on Steamboat Springs is Saturday morning. It starts at 10 a.m. at 13th and Lincoln and heads down to 3rd and Lincoln. This year’s theme is to march and rally to honor the legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and encourage everyone to vote.

One Routt County athlete is headed to the state cross country championships this weekend in Colorado Springs. Senior Alex Colby qualified from Soroco High School. No runners from Steamboat Springs High School qualified for state this year. CHSAA limited the number of teams and individuals who could qualify to compete this year because of COVID.

From Routt County Public Health… Remember to get tested if you have symptoms; help make COVID stop with you.

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