News for Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020

Steamboat Radio News by Shannon Lukens

There is another positive case of COVID-19 at The Haven Assisted Living Facility in Hayden today. A woman in her 70s has tested positive. Ten cases in total have been reported from The Haven. Six are residents and four are staff. Three of those staff members are from Moffat County. There were also three new positive Routt County cases over the weekend with a man and woman both in their 30s, and another woman in her 40s testing positive. The CDPHE is listing the current test count for Routt County at 110 positive cases. Moffat County has 25 confirmed cases.  

Gardner Field at Steamboat Springs High School will be quiet this fall. No football will be played. Colorado High School Activities Association, or CHSAA, has come out with its sports and activities schedule for the upcoming school year, for the whole state. It has been rearranged to Seasons A, B, C, and D. Season A starts next week, with Cross Country, Boys Golf, and Boys Tennis. Season B starts January 4, with Basketball and hockey, skiing, and wrestling. Season C is girls volleyball, boys soccer, and football. Most start March 1, but football gets to start practicing in late February. The final season is Season D with the rest of the sports, most of which are typically played in spring. The full schedule from CHSAA is below:

Routt County Commissioners today extended the local disaster declaration for 30 more days, through Sept. 3. It’s the fifth extension of the Disaster Declaration, which qualifies the county for reimbursement funds from FEMA. The vote was unanimous.

Jake Hedrick missed a virtual court appearance again Tuesday morning for two charges of Appearance on Bond and one for a Pre-Trial Conference. The 26-year-old Steamboat Springs man was issued a citation on July 5 for allegedly defacing property by spray painting red hearts on buildings, rocks, and surfaces throughout Steamboat Springs. Judge Garrecht said Tuesday that he will be issuing another bench warrant for Hedrick’s arrest.

The Pine Gulch Fire has burned over 3,600 acres. It is 18 miles north of Grand Junction. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue has sent a brush truck with two local firefighters to help the crews there with containment.

An organized, group clean-up of the Yampa River is set for this Saturday morning. They’d love your help. It’s being organized by the City of Steamboat Springs and the Friends of the Yampa, along with some other local groups. Meet around 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning at the Parks and Rec office at 245 Howelsen Parkway. Wear a mask and be prepared for mosquitos. A group in Craig is also cleaning up that section of the Yampa. Meet around the same time at Loudy-Simpson Park Saturday morning. The Craig clean-up is being organized by the Northwest Colorado Chapter of the Parrotheads and Good Vibes River Gear.


Roadwork update… Surface treatment work starts this Monday, along Colorado Highway 131 near Oak Creek. There will be about four miles of paving and resurfacing in Oak Creek Canyon. Expect alternating traffic and 20-minute delays.


Work in Hayden is now expected to start on Monday. Colorado Department of Transportation is bringing the curb ramps into compliance with the Public Rights of Way Accessibility Guidelines.

For additional information about this project, contact the project team. 

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