KRAI News for Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018

You may see smoke, as slash piles will be burned soon, in Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests. The local Ranger District offices will be letting people know when those prescribed burns get going. And they will only do it when the weather allows for safe burning.

Pepsi-Cola Bottling in Craig recently donated 20 cases of Aquafina bottled water, and eight cases of Gatorade to Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue. Firefighters will have the hydration on engines and ambulances, to be used by the firefighters and/or the public. It is the second time Scott Varvel and his company have done this. Varvel is on vacation but he tells KRAI when he gets back next week, Craig Fire Rescue will also get a nice hydration donation.

Move over. It’s a law. State patrols from Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Montana as well as other emergency and public service entities want everyone to know about the Move Over Law. A motorist has to move over to the farthest lane away if there is an emergency vehicle or state trooper parked on the side of the road. If it is a two-lane road, drivers have to slow down to 20 miles per hour below the posted speed limit. Fines can be as high as $235 if you don’t Move Over.

In Rangely, Emily Honeyman is becoming a trainer for the Colt Challenge. It’s a 45-day training competition hosted by the Colorado Horse Rescue Network and Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center. The CNCC graduate hopes to improve the lives of abused horses. She is also starting a local riding school. It’s called Honeyman Horse Services.

Also in Rangely on Saturday, the Special Olympics Polar Plunge is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kenny Reservoir.

In Craig, the Holiday Craft Show is this weekend, hosted by the Downtown Business Association. It’s from noon to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday in the Center of Craig.

In Meeker this weekend, the Fall Harvest Dinner and Bake Sale is Saturday from 4-6:30 p.m. It’s in Richards’ Hall at St. James Episcopal Churc h.

In sports…

The Craig Middle School boys basketball team heads to Oak Creek for a basketball tournament at Soroco tomorrow. Then it is back to Craig for a tournament with Steamboat and Meeker on Saturday.

For the weather, don’t forget to call the KRAI Time, Temp, and Weather Hotline at 970-824-1918.

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