KRAI News for Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019

Moffat County has chosen its Youth of the Year nominees for the Boys & Girls Club of Craig. The Youth of the Year award honors teenage staff members of the club who are called “red shirts,” which is the color of their work shirts. The Craig Press reports that this year’s nominees for Craig are Darbi Zimmerman, Reina Steele, and Maddie Coutts. The three will compete against representatives from Steamboat Springs in January. Nominees all give a speech about how the club has positively affected their lives and their future. Whichever teen wins the district will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Craig mailman Chris Wilkey is retiring. Wilkey has been delivering the mail in Craig for more than 20 years, including in downtown Craig. Wilkey says he walks about eight to ten miles a day, according to an article in the Craig Press. Wilkey’s last day on the job will be January 31.

A woman from Denver was seriously hurt in a snowmobiling accident near Fraser Monday. The 51-year-old woman slid down an embankment and hit a tree, and sustained serious chest injuries. Sky Hi News reports she was transported by Flight for Life to a hospital in Denver.

Plan to recycle after the holidays. If you keep your lights up year-round, you might want to think of recycling them. The newer LED lights last 50 times longer and use 75 percent less energy than the incandescent bulbs. You can recycle old lights. There is a drop-off at Steamboat Ace Hardware. Another recyclable item is your turkey dinner. Don’t throw away the carcass. Make some soup stock. Simmer it in a pot for over an hour, or use a pressure cooker. Christmas trees can also be recycled. Last year, Americans bought more than 56.4 million Christmas trees, both real and fake. Those real ones can be dropped off in the Howelsen Ice Arena parking lot. They’ll get mulched up. The mulch can be used by residents on a first-come, first-served basis in the spring. What isn’t taken will be used in city parks.

Colorado Ski Country USA has a new video on chairlift safety. The agency says guest Safety is the number one priority for their member ski areas. That includes how to load, ride, and unload a chairlift safely. You can see the video with Penny, the Penguin, at https://www.coloradoski.com/colorado-ski-and-snowboard-safety

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

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