Yampa Valley Electric has wrapped up its food and funds drive. It’s a campaign with employees and the YVEA board, to give back to the community. Team members contributed $4,437 dollars to help members in need pay their electric bills. The money raised was distributed to the Community Budget Center, and LOVE, Inc in Craig, and also LiftUp of Routt County. Food that was collected filled two YVEA truck beds. It was passed out to area food banks from Routt County to Baggs, Wyoming.
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A single-vehicle crash sent a Craig man to the hospital Saturday night. Craig Press reports that first responders were called to the southwest side of the old Kmart building. They found an Isuzu Trooper that had hit a few things. Two people had been in the car, but officers weren’t sure which one was driving. They do think alcohol was a factor. The man in the car looked to have a broken arm and he was taken to the hospital, while the woman in the car left.
The FCC is investigating the recent CenturyLink outage. It disrupted 911 emergency services across the country. It also hit customers of CenturyLink in 35 states, and in Moffat County, affecting phone, TV, and internet services.
Another horse has been found dead on the side of the road in the Sand Wash Basin Area off Colorado Highway 318. That’s about 45 miles northwest of Craig. A meeting was held this month with representatives from the Moffat County Commissioners, and Colorado Department of Transportation, also the Bureau of Land Management. That’s the group that is responsible for managing the wild horses. CDot says a deer fence could cost as much as $165,000 dollars per mile. So far, $30,000 dollars has been raised by the Wild Horse Warriors.
38-year-old Sancy Shaw from Clark was killed Christmas Eve, in a crash on I-70 near Genesee. Shaw was a teacher at the North Routt Community Charter School, and mother of four. Her six-year-old daughter, Charlee, was a passenger in the car, and taken to Children’s Hospital in Aurora in critical condition. A Caring Bridge website for the family says Charlee suffered a brain injury and broken femur in the crash. There was a candlelight vigil at the school in North Routt last night for community members. Colorado State Patrol says the driver of the car that killed Shaw crossed over the median. That driver was 62-year-old Cheri Goodard from Frederick, and she also died at the scene. Colorado State Patrol is reporting that they think Goodard was under the influence of both alcohol and marijuana.
A 38-year-old woman from Clark was killed Christmas Eve, in a crash on I-70 near Genesee. Her six-year-old daughter was taken to the hospital in serious condition. Colorado State Patrol says the driver of the other car crossed over the median and hit the woman from Clark. That driver was a 62-year-old woman from Frederick, and she also died at the scene. Colorado State Patrol reported that they think that driver was under the influence of both alcohol and marijuana. They will be releasing the name of the victim from North Routt County some time today.
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.
One person died in a head-on collision Friday on Highway 131. Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg has identified the woman as 30-year-old Spencer Klingerman from the Denver area. She was a passenger in the car when the accident happened. Her husband and sister were also in the car. Ryg says they were headed down to pick up their dog from a boarding kennel when the accident happened on extremely icy roads.
Snow is in the forecast. The City of Craig says citizens have to move their vehicles after a storm so the roads can be plowed. City code also says you can’t move the snow into streets or alleys. If you don’t follow the rules, you could get a ticket. If a car that is red-tagged isn’t moved within 48 hours, it could be towed to the city’s impound lot.
The 2018 Holiday Tour of Lights features homes across Craig. It happens every year. This year, there are nine local displays at houses and yards. It is about six and a half miles to drive the route and it takes about 20 minutes. The map is on the Craig Press website.
Rates at the landfill are going up January 1. The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners approved the rate increase, which is the second year in a row rates have gone up. Solid waste disposal rates will go from $35 to $45 per ton for Craig and Moffat County residents, municipalities, commercial, and industrial customers.
More than 100 students just graduated from the Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy at CMC near Glenwood Springs, and CMC in Rifle. Half of the graduates were women, which is the largest number so far in any of the academy’s graduating classes.