Thank you to the Moffat County community for your many donations for the 21st annual KRAI Holiday Drive.
That’s the Mayor of Craig, Jarrod Ogden, who stopped by Friday to donate some money. Moffat County Commissioner Don Broom also stopped by with his daughters, Allie and Whitney. They had just stopped at Walmart to buy four bikes to donate to Christmas for Kids.
Gifts were also donated for Christmas for Seniors. Open Heart Advocates received donations including a new refrigerator from Miller Appliance. The Interfaith Food Bank received so much food as well. Thank you to everyone who helped support this year’s Holiday Drive.
The City of Craig is discontinuing the mixed paper, cardboard, and co-mingled recycling program until further notice. The city has posted that it is due to the radical increase in costs to process recyclables. They’ll continue to watch the situation to find a way to efficiently participate in recycling. The recycle drop-off location at 1775 Yampa Avenue will close except for the onsite used oil receptacles. The city will continue to accept clean, used oil. Another recycling resource is through Yampa Valley Sustainability Council. Find out more at www.YampaValleyRecycles.org
Smoke was billowing out of the Steamboat Smokehouse building early Sunday morning. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue was quickly on the scene to assess the situation and find out where the smoke was coming from. Fritz Aurin owns the building.
The owners of the Smokehouse, Kyle Love and his wife Maria Palmer, got a call early in the morning and came straight down.
The Smokehouse building was built in 1897 in Lincoln Ave. The Steamboat Springs Fire Department is investigating the cause of the fire.
Just down the street is Lyon’s Corner Drug & Soda Fountain. The longtime Steamboat business has a new owner. Matt Johnson is a pharmacist. He purchased Lyon’s Drug from Wendy Lyon and Jennifer Campbell. Lyon’s Drug was founded back in 1943. It’s one of only three independent pharmacies in Northwest Colorado. The other is Bonfiglio Drug in Oak Creek and Meeker Drugs in Meeker. Johnson says he plans to keep most everything the same, with the pharmacy, gift store and greeting cards, and of course, the soda fountain.
The Moffat County girls basketball team had a successful weekend of basketball. The Lady Bulldogs swept the White River Electric Cowboy Shootout in Meeker. One of the big games was against Mancos when Moffat County scored 53 points, to only 11 points for their opponents. The Moffat County Boys team traveled to La Jara. They had one win and two losses for the weekend. Wesley Counts was named to the Mountain Top Classic All-Tournament Team. Both Moffat County Varsity teams are headed to another weekend of tournaments coming up. They’re off to Glenwood Springs for the Demon Invitational. Both teams are playing Montrose in the first round of competition.
For the weather, don’t forget to call the KRAI Time, Temp, and Weather Hotline at 970-824-1918.