The 21st annual KRAI Holiday Drive continues until 6 o’clock tonight. On Thursday, many Moffat County residents and businesses brought down donations, food for the Interfaith Food Bank, and unwrapped presents for Christmas for Kids and Christmas for Seniors. Vicki Burns is with the Craig Association of Realtors. Their group brought checks for each organization.
Bring your donations by the Centennial Mall anytime before 6 p.m. today, to help support those in need in the Moffat County community.
Another big donation is from the Walmart in Craig. The Walmart Foundation donated $5,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Craig. Craig store manager Traci Salvucci says a lot of the children of associates go to the local Boys & Girls Club, as do kids in the community, which is why she wanted to donate.
Thursday was snowy and sloppy, with slushy ice on the roads. Local law enforcement reported to the Craig Press that there weren’t any weather-related calls because of the bad weather. Another storm is headed to Craig, probably Sunday. There won’t be as much snow, but it could be colder.
More than $14,000 dollars has been awarded to improve trails in Routt and Moffat Counties. The grants were awarded by the Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund with the Yampa Valley Community Foundation. The money is a way to support non-motorized trail maintenance projects on public lands in Routt and Moffat Counties. The grant funding in Moffat County will be used toward replacing a bridge on the Kiwanis Trail in Loudy-Simpson Park. Sometimes the trail floods. The bridge will help with that. To make a donation to the Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund, go to: https://yvcf.org/trails/
The Kum & Go in Hayden is closing its doors at 11 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. The Kum & Go will be re-opening in its new location at 6 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19. The gas pumps during this time will be pay-at-the-pump only. The new building is on the same block, and even keeping the same address of 230 W. Jefferson in Hayden. The new building is much bigger, at over 5,000 square feet.
Eleven Moffat County High School students are headed to state to compete in DECA, which is the Distributive Education Clubs of America. The competition is in Colorado Springs in February.
Two Routt County residents received awards from the American Red Cross this week, at a ceremony in Oak Creek. Brian Boos and Darren Ebaugh were recognized for saving the life of Shawn Kainz of Craig last summer. Kainz went into cardiac arrest while the three men were working on a house near Stagecoach Reservoir in July. Members of the Oak Creek Fire Protection District were also recognized.
The Moffat County High School wrestling team is on the road tomorrow, competing in Grand Junction at the Colorado Mesa University Maverick Duals. The JV team is at a tournament in Olathe.
In basketball, the White River Electric Cowboy Shootout is in Meeker today and tomorrow, for the girls high school teams. The Moffat County boys varsity team is in La Jara and the JV boys are in Grand Junction for tournaments.
Tomorrow is the Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest for boys and girls, ages 8 to 13. It’s at Sandrock Elementary. For more information, call 970-824-6131. Or visit https://www.elks.org/hoopshoot/
For the weather, don’t forget to call the KRAI Time, Temp, and Weather Hotline at 970-824-1918.