Craig Fire Rescue and the Craig Hazmat team jumped into action Wednesday morning. They were contacted by Routt County Emergency Responders, because they were conducting an emergency hazmat drill. It involved fire, police, sheriffs, state troopers, and the hazmat team from Craig. The accident simulation had to do with a sulfuric acid spill at Highways 131 and 40. John Rockwood is a firefighter, EMT and Hazmat Tech with Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue. He says they’ve been planning the emergency exercise for most of the year. And the Craig Hazmat team and fire fighters were extremely important to the exercise.
Rockwood says emergency responders have been planning the hazmat drill for most of the year.
Haunted Houses continue in Craig this week. The American Legion Post 62 has their Haunted House at Centennial Mall from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, as well as Halloween Night. Scream Night presented by the Moffat County Diamond Elite Cheer Team is Friday and Saturday nights, from 7-10 at Bulldog Storage, and also Halloween Night. Trunk or Treat is Halloween night at Victory Motors.
Community Recycle Drop-off Day is Saturday in Routt County, but anyone from Moffat County and other neighboring counties are invited. All electronics that you don’t want any more get taken to the Meadows parking lot in Steamboat Springs. Everything else goes to the Upper Knoll Lot by the ski area. Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is organizing the Community Recycle Day. Cameron Hawkins says this is a great chance to get rid of hazardous chemicals that might be in your garage.
The full list of recyclable items is at YVSC.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, with the Commercial Drop off from 2-4:30.
Red Ribbon Week starts Monday. It’s a national campaign and Moffat County is joining it. Red Ribbon Week will help raise awareness of the risks and consequences of drug use. Those helping include Moffat County School District, Craig Police during Trick-or-Treat Street, and Grand Futures at the Middle School. The theme is “Life is your journey, travel drug-free.”
A bear got trapped in a woman’s car in Grand County. Wanda Wunderlich heard her car horn honking. That’s when she saw the big bruin locked inside her car, in the Winter Park Highlands neighborhood. He caused about $4,000 dollars in damage to the inside of her car.
For the weather, don’t forget to call the KRAI Time, Temp, and Weather Hotline at 970-824-1918.