KRAI News for Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018

Sad news to report this morning… a 3-year old died on Christmas Eve in a house fire. It happened in the Meadows subdivision on the west side of Craig. The child’s name has not been released. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation will try to determine the cause of the fire. The Red Cross is helping support the family. Karen Brown with the Community Budget Center is the contact person for any donations. Call 970-824-7898.

A many who was originally from Craig died recently in a motorcycle accident in Texas. 26-year-old Christopher Rankin passed away early Friday morning from the crash. He had recently relocated to Texas, from Colorado. There is a Facebook fundraising page set up to help with funeral expenses. That link is:  https://www.facebook.com/donate/967689020094275/.

Merry Christmas. It is December 25th. Happy Holidays to all. Today is Christmas Day, which is a public holiday. Christians and non-Christians commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. For many, it’s a day to see what Santa has delivered. Friends and family gather and open presents or have a meal together. And in Steamboat Springs, it may mean a family outing on the ski slopes, or an afternoon hike together. The slopes of Steamboat Resort are open, so you can go skiing or snowboarding, or maybe just take the family up for a ride on the gondola.

A few other facts… Louis Prang was the first to introduce the Christmas card back in 1875. He was a German immigrant and printer by trade. The Christmas card gradually replaced customs of personal visits or written Christmas letters.

December 25th is also National Pumpkin Pie Day and the A’Phabet Day or No “L” Day, according to the National Day Calendar. That’s No “L” as in Noel.

Then don’t forget tomorrow. It’s National Candy Cane Day and National Boxing Day. It’s the traditional day for an employer to give a gift to their employees. Today is also National Thank You Note day, so get the cards and stamps, and start writing.

The Mathers Club in Craig would like to invite the community to share Christmas Dinner with them today. Dinner is free, but you’re welcome to bring a dish. It starts at 2 p.m. at 420 Yampa Ave. The Mathers Club has been inviting community members to Christmas Dinner for more than 40 years.

The Community Dinner at St. Michael’s Church is from 4-6 p.m. this Thursday. It’s a free meal and everyone is welcome. St. Michael’s Catholic Church is at 678 School Street.

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

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