News for Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020

Steamboat Radio News by Shannon Lukens

A student at Steamboat Mountain School has tested positive for COVID-19. It was discovered through a sport’s surveillance testing process. All parents and students have been notified as has Routt County Public Health.

Fire crews have still not gone up to check out how the 10-12” of snow impacted the Middle Fork Fire outside of Steamboat. Here’s Public Information Officer Dean Hazen.

Fire crews are trying to get an aircraft to fly over the fire on Wednesday, to see if there are any hot spots. About 91 people are assigned to the Middle Fork Fire with two helicopters and an engine. It’s 12% contained after having burned 20,433 acres.

Routt County is still in Stage II Fire Restrictions which means no campfires or using anything that could cause a spark outside.

The big move is underway in Hayden from the old school to the new Pre-K through 12th grade school just down the street. The official ribbon cutting is at 1 p.m. Nov. 6.

Ballot Count, Routt County residents have now returned 8,614 ballots as of Sunday. That’s according to the Colorado Secretary of State’s office.

A debate on the national popular vote vs. the electoral college is tonight. The event called How Should We Elect our President?” is hosted by the Steamboat Institute. Trent England is with Save Our States and Dr. Benjamin Waddell is with Fort Lewis College. The livestream starts at 5:30 p.m. Register:

Steamboat’s Diane Mitsch Bush is hosting an Online Town Hall for Routt, Moffat, and Jackson Counties at 5:30 p.m. this Wednesday, via Zoom. Democrat Mitsch Bush is running against Republican Lauren Boebert for U.S. Representative in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District. Link to register:

Steamboat has a Haunted Carwash. It starts Wednesday night and runs through Friday at Mountain View Carwash. It’s from 5-8 p.m. and it’s a benefit for the Steamboat Stampede Youth Hockey Association, Steamboat Soccer Club, and the Chief Theater.

The Community Recycle Dropoff Day is this Saturday. Madison Muxworthy is the Waste Diversion Director for the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council.

The dropoff is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Meadows Parking Lot for electronics. Other items go in the Upper Knoll Lot. Commercial Drop off is in the afternoon Saturday and you’ll need to RSVP to

From Routt County Public Health… Numbers are at their highest since the start of the pandemic. Continue to be careful and keep everyone safe. Help make COVID stop with you.

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