KRAI News for Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018

Be prepared for snowy conditions in Northwest Colorado through the rest of the holiday weekend. That could mean slippery roads, especially on higher mountain passes like Rabbit Ears Pass. Travel shouldn’t be as bad on Sunday and Monday, for those headed home for the holidays.

There is a public hearing next week, on the proposed Twentymile Coal Company’s expansion into the Wolf Creek South Seam. The hearing is at the Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office on Emerson Street in Craig. It’s from 5-7 p.m. next Wednesday, Nov. 28.

The Community Kitchen at St. Michael’s Church in Craig has a Thanksgiving Dinner today. It’s at 4 today at the church at 678 School Street. It is open to everyone and there is no charge. Volunteers are needed to help with the dinner.

In Meeker, the Breaking Bread Community Meal is at 5:30 tonight, at St. James Episcopal Church in Richards Hall. That’s at 4th and Park Streets.

Today is the Community Thanksgiving Dinner in Steamboat Springs. Routt County United Way organizes the big event with Mountain Valley Bank, who sponsors it. Everyone is welcome. Hundreds of people will be at the Steamboat Springs Community Center today, enjoying a warm meal, warm hospitality, and warm hearts. The dinner is from 1 to 5 this afternoon, and all in Northwest Colorado are invited.

The Parade of Lights is this Saturday in Craig. It’s an annual event that kicks off the holiday season, organized by the Craig Lions Club and the Downtown business Association. The parade starts at Craig Middle School and travels down Yampa Avenue until turning west on Victory Way and then onto Ledford Street. If you’re in the parade, start lining up at 5 p.m., and then the parade is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. this Saturday night.

Tree Lighting in Steamboat Springs – Shannon Lukens photo.

The annual lighting of the community trees is Friday night, at the old Routt County Courthouse in downtown Steamboat Springs. Bundle up. It starts at 6 p.m. Enjoy cookies, cocoa, and you can meet Santa Claus on the downtown courthouse lawn.

Another Moffat County event starting Monday is the 7th Annual Festival of Trees. The theme this year is “Once Upon a Time… Christmas Stories.” The Festival of Trees is organized by Moffat County Youth United Way and the Key Club, to support local non-profits. The trees are at the Moffat County Courthouse at 221 W. Victory Way, from 8-5, Monday through Friday, until January 4. The big Christmas event will be from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 so mark your calendar to be there.

In Rifle, the 5th Annual Hometown Holidays starts November 30 and runs through Dec. 2.

Then the 9th annual Hayden Holiday Stroll is back. It’s from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1.

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

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