Nonprofits in Moffat County will rally on the courthouse lawn in Craig Thursday. It’s to bring attention to Yampa Valley Gives Day, which is the local effort supporting Colorado Gives Day which is next week. Moffat County Commissioners will be represented, as will members of the Yampa Valley Community Foundation. The rally starts at 10 tomorrow morning on the front lawn of the courthouse at 221 W. Victory Way.
There will be a gathering on the Routt County Courthouse lawn at 11 this Friday morning, for all of those nonprofits who could benefit in Routt County. Yampa Valley Gives Day has raised more than $2.6 million dollars since it started in 2014.
One of those nonprofits is LiftUp of Routt County. Brooke Salazar with LiftUp says they are coming into the busy holiday season.
The LiftUp donation center, thrift store and food bank is in Steamboat. There are also food banks in Hayden and Oak Creek.
The first Free Ski Sunday is this weekend at Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs. The area needs some more snow, though, to open up the beginner terrain. If you do go skiing at Howelsen Sunday, stop in and pick up a free lift ticket at the base lodge first. There will NOT be any free skiing on Dec. 9 or 16 because of major ski competitions at Howelsen Hill.
There is a Christmas Bazaar this Saturday, at the Craig Christian Church. There will be hand-made items, baked goods, candy, and warm cinnamon rolls which the church ladies there are known for. Proceeds will go to help fund some missionaries. The Christmas Bazaar this Saturday is from 9 a.m. to noon at the church at 960 W. Victory Way.
In basketball this week, Meeker is hosting the White River Electric Cowboy Shootout for girls JV basketball teams. The Bulldog boys JV team heads to Central High School in Grand Junction. The Moffat County High School girls and boys varsity basketball teams are playing in the Mountain Top Classic in La Jara, in the San Luis Valley. All of those tournaments start tomorrow.
The Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest is set for Dec. 8 at Sandrock Elementary School in Craig. It’s for boys and girls, ages eight to 13, sponsored by the Elks Lodge #1577. Each participant throws five practice throws and 25 regular free throws. Top shooters in each age group can advance to the district, state, and regional levels. The final round is nationals in Springfield, Massachusetts. For details, call 970-620-0874.
For the weather, don’t forget to call the KRAI Time, Temp, and Weather Hotline at 970-824-1918.