News for Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020

Steamboat Radio News by Shannon Lukens

The case count for COVID-19 in Routt County has jumped up to 125 cases, with the new cases that were discovered from a lab that wasn’t reporting them. There are also six new positive cases.  They are three teenagers, one person in her 20s, and a male and female in their 30s. That’s 17 positive cases in two weeks, and it includes the new cases at The Haven Assisted Living Center in Hayden.

Routt County Commissioners spoke of the new COVID-19 cases at their meeting Monday. They’re aware of the numbers and they want to do everything they can to keep educating the community on how to stay safe.

Commissioner Beth Melton says shutting down would be a last resort. No other counties are doing it and they have a much higher case count than we do in Routt County.

Commissioners said that before we get to that point, keep reminding people to do things like wear masks, and social distance at the same time. Also, avoid public gatherings.

Grizzly Creek Fire, courtesy Glenwood Springs Fire Department

Steamboat Springs can expect heavier traffic than normal. That’s because I-70 is closed in Glenwood Canyon because of the Grizzly Creek Fire. It’s being re-routed north, to Highway 40. Glenwood Canyon was closed all night because Colorado Department of Transportation has to assess two bridges near the fire, and do rockfall mitigation. Over 1,300 acres have burned. Smoke from the Pine Gulch Fire north of Grand Junction is also floating our way. That fire has burned close to 30,000 acres. Link:

The Routt County Fair continues in Hayden. The 4H and FFA kids are showing their animals, with only family members in attendance. Masks have to be worn in the livestock barn unless you’re in the arena showing your animal. Todd Hagenbuch is the Extension Director for Routt County.


At the Goat Show Monday, 10-year-old Kasey Singer from Hayden won Grand Champion with her goat named Zach.

At the Sheep Show, Kimberly Gray was named Grand Champion.

Kimberly is 11-years-old and also from Hayden.

Today is the Swine Show in the morning. The online auction for the Junior Livestock Show is three days and it starts Thursday morning.

LiftUp of Routt County will now open the Thrift Store on Saturdays. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. LiftUp is currently open from 1-6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, with drop-offs on Fridays. Some furniture is also being accepted now, by appointment only, on Tuesday afternoons.

LiftUp may accept, based on quality -

  • Bed frames
  • Benches & foot stools
  • Chairs, bar stools & office chairs
  • End tables & coffee tables
  • Office desks - depending on size
  • Rugs - runners, welcome mats, area & kitchen rugs
  • Shelves - including book shelves
  • Small kitchen tables
  • TV stands, hutches & armoires - depending on size

LiftUp will not accept -

  • Dining tables
  • Fully upholstered furniture
  • Mattresses or box springs
  • Recliners & sofas

LiftUp Donation Link:

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