News for Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020

Steamboat Radio News by Shannon Lukens

The Middle Fork Fire slowed down from Sunday’s snow but it isn’t out. Here’s the Public Information Officer for the fire, Jesse McCarty.

The fire just northwest of Steamboat has burned around 18,000 acres. Fire equipment is being staged up on Buff Pass Road and especially near the Dry Lake Trailhead. No evacuations or pre-evacuations for Routt County residents, but there are some pre-evacuation notices for some hunters and cattle ranchers in neighboring Jackson County. There are now 161 people assigned to fight the fire.

A person at an elementary school in Craig has tested positive for COVID-19. The cohort with that individual has received quarantine instructions.

Fill in your ballot and turn it in, sooner rather than later. Here’s Chief Deputy Jenny Thomas from the Routt County Clerk & Recorder’s Office.

Ballots can be dropped off in the secured dropbox in the alley behind the old courthouse downtown. It’s available 24/7, and it’s on camera. There is also a drop off in the old sheriff’s office at 2025 Shield Drive. Plus, you can take your ballot to the Clark Store, or town halls in Hayden, Oak Creek, or Yampa. Or, you can mail it in.

The Steamboat Springs Parks & Rec Commission will discuss at their meeting Wednesday whether Class 1 E-bikes should be allowed on Emerald Mountain. The discussion is via ZOOM. Link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89184845739  

From Routt County Public Health…  Keep your social distance at six feet apart; help make COVID stop with you.

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