NORTHWEST COLORADO NEWS AND SPORTS FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD

PARADE OF LIGHTS IS TOMORROW IN CRAIG

The Parade of Lights is tomorrow in Craig. The annual parade features Christmas themed floats that are encouraged to include spectacular lighting decorations. Prizes will be awarded to some of the best floats. The parade will travel the old parade route in Craig, from Craig Middle School south to Victory Way, then west to Ledford. The route then goes up past Sunset Meadows and Sandrock Care and Rehab, and finally ends in the Safeway parking lot. It starts at 6 tomorrow night, and once again, KRAI will carry the soundtrack to the parade starting at 5.

 

C-DOT OFFERS HOLIDAY TRAVELING TIPS

The Colorado Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to anticipate heavier than normal traffic for the next five days as people travel for the Thanksgiving weekend and crowd the larger shopping areas.  “We wish all Coloradoans a happy and safe Thanksgiving weekend,” said CDOT Executive Director Don Hunt.  “We’re doing what we can to minimize traffic impacts since we know there’s going to be a lot of people out traveling the state’s highways the next five days.”  To reduce potential delays, most CDOT construction projects have been suspended statewide.  Projects will resume their regular schedules on Monday, November 26.  Projects located in rural or low-traffic areas may be operating Friday.  Traffic on Interstate 70 is expected to be heavier than normal through Friday, primarily from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Heavier than normal traffic should be anticipated on eastbound I-70 Saturday and Sunday, especially between Vail and the Denver area from late morning until late afternoon.

 

MOFFAT COUNTY 4-H WILL HOST OPEN HOUSE

The Moffat County Extension Office is having a 4-H Open house to help the families of Moffat County meet and greet all that are involved with the Moffat County 4-H program! This event will allow new and existing 4-H members and their families to learn more about 4-H and the opportunities that are available through the Moffat County 4-H program.  While there, families can discuss enrollment, online training, rules and regulations and project and program information.  Refreshments will be provided.  The Open House is December 5th from 5 to 7 at the Moffat County Extension Office in Craig.

BLM EXTENDS COMMENT DEADLINE FOR OIL AND GAS PLAN

The Bureau of Land Management has extended the public comment deadline for its Draft White River Field Office Oil and Gas Resource Management Plan Amendment an additional 45 days.  In August, the BLM released for public review and comment a draft plan outlining multiple alternatives for managing the expected increase in oil and natural gas development on the 1.7 million acres of federal mineral resources it manages on the Piceance Basin in Rio Blanco County, southern Moffat County, and a very small part of northern Garfield County.  The BLM is also hosting an open house meeting Dec. 3 to specifically discuss and answer questions about the innovative wildlife protections proposed in this draft. The open house meeting will provide the opportunity to discuss the potential wildlife protections in detail with BLM specialists. Written comments will be accepted at the open house as well.  Anyone interested is encouraged to stop by anytime Monday, December 3rd, from 5 to 7 at the White River Field Office in Meeker.

DENVER BRONCOS

The Denver Broncos play at Kansas City Sunday.  You can catch all the action live on 55 Country, with the pre-game at 9 and the kick-off at 11.

 

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