In a COVID update, since the last report on Tuesday, Moffat County has 307 cases, with 149 of those active at last report from the county. Rio Blanco County’s case count has gone up to 137. Rio Blanco County has had 33 new cases of COVID since Monday, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Routt County’s case count went up another 20 on Thursday to 615, which also works out to 143 cases in a week and 280 cases in two weeks.
The Moffat County Courthouse and all county facilities in the building will be closed to the public through the month of December, because of the continued spike of COVID cases in Moffat County. Departments within the courthouse will conduct business through scheduled appointments, over the phone or by email. The Public Safety Center, landfill, and courts will stay open for those who need to conduct business with those offices.
Another retail marijuana license has been issued in Craig. Good Vibes Rocky Mountain Dispensary has received approval from Craig City Council for the new dispensary to go in at 820 W. Victory Way. It’s behind the former chiropractic and psychotherapy building. Approval for Good Vibes was denied back in September because of its location near the Moffat County Fairgrounds.
Town Council is also considering raising water and wastewater rates about 2%, according to an article in the Craig Press. It would be to help pay back bonds and operations fees for water and wastewater. First reading was unanimously approved.
The City of Craig has also received another $100,000 dollars from the state, for the Coronavirus relief fund. It must be committed, or spent by Dec. 30.
Flu vaccines will be available from 1-3 p.m. this Monday, at the Moffat County Fairgrounds, in partnership with Moffat County Public Health and City Market. The drive-through flu clinic is for those 18 and over.
The world’s largest watercolor painting should be finished soon. It’s being painted by artist Israel Holloway at the Museum of Northwest Colorado. The projected finish date is Dec. 4. The watercolor of a cowboy is 10 feet by 16 feet.
From Routt County Public Health… Please avoid small group gatherings right now. Help make COVID stop with you.
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