COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTES OVER $28,000 TO HOLIDAY DRIVE
The annual 93-7/102-3 KRAI and 55 Country Holiday Drive, again showed how the residents of Moffat County and Northwest Colorado take care of their own when called upon. In addition to over 2,00o new toys and 4980 pounds of food, generous citizens gave over $28,000 in cash during the two day drive. The unofficial totals as of Friday night showed $4,585 collected for Advocates Crisis Support Services; $6,632 for Christmas for Seniors; $7091 for Christmas for Kids and $9775 for the Interfaith Food Bank. There were also hundreds of other items needed by those organizations that were donated during the Holiday Drive. At the conclusion of the Drive, 93.7 102.3 KRAI and 55 Country Owner Frank Hanel praised all of the volunteers who braved sub zero temperatures “to help make the 15th Annual Holiday Drive the best ever”, and expressed his “admiration for the the people and businesses in the Craig area that are so willing to help their friends and neighbors”. Check back here for a gallery of photos from the Holiday Drive which will be posted over the weekend.
CRAIG MAN SENTENCED FOR METH DISTRIBUTION
A Craig man has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison for selling drugs to an undercover officer. On Tuesday, Jeffery Myers plead guilty to one count of Criminal Attempt to Commit Distribution of Methamphetamine, a Class 4 Felony, in Moffat County District Court. Myers received a stipulated 54 month prison sentence as a result of the plea. He has 3 prior felony convictions for possession of methamphetamine. The case stems from a ‘controlled buy’ in November of 2012 where Myers sold methamphetamine to a confidential source working with the All Crimes Enforcement Team (ACET). District Attorney Brett Barkey stated, “This plea reinforces the idea that those who enrich themselves selling dangerous narcotics in this community will go to prison. Our law enforcement team will continue its efforts to identify and apprehend those who would profit from distributing this terrible drug to our neighbors.”
COWBOY CHRISTMAS TAKES PLACE TOMORROW
The Boys and Girls Club of Craig holds their 9th Annual Cowboy Christmas tomorrow. The event is a fundraiser for the club. The night will feature entertainment with simulated gambling, a buffet dinner, dancing and live and silent auctions. Tickets are $35 per person. It takes place at 5:30 tomorrow night at the Boys and Girls Club. For more information call 826-0411.
SEARCH FOR STEAMBOAT YULE LOG BEGINS MONDAY
The Tread of Pioneers Museum’s Annual Yule Log Hunt begins Monday. Each year museum staff places the log somewhere in the Steamboat area, and then releases a clue a day as to where it can be found. Those clues will be broadcast each weekday on KRAI and 55 Country. Whoever finds the log gets a $150 Steamboat Chamber gift certificate and a framed piece of artwork. The log is never hidden on private property, inside buildings, or in areas that charge fees to enter. A portion of it will always be visible from its hiding place. Clues begin airing on Monday.
MULTI VEHICLE ACCIDENT SHUTS DOWN INTERSTATE FOR HOURS
Yesterday, the Colorado State Patrol responded to a multi-vehicle crash on westbound Interstate 70, near the Shoshone Rest Area. A station wagon was on the elevated portion of roadway over the rest area, which was snow packed and icy. The vehicle skidded out of control on a curve and collided with the cement guardrail. A tractor trailer vehicle, traveling behind the wagon, was able to come to a controlled stop, but another tractor trailer skidded to avoid it, and came to a stop blocking both lanes. Three smaller personal vehicles, were also able to stop in time. but yet another tractor trailer came along and crashed into one of those vehicles, which caused a chain reaction, involving several vehicles. In total, six tractor trailers and eight personal vehicles were involved in the crash. Westbound lanes of the interstate were closed for three and a half hours. The Colorado State Patrol reminds everyone to exercise extreme caution when traveling on icy roads.
LATE FEES WAIVED FOR CROP REPORTING
USDA Colorado Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Leland Swenson announced that producers now have until January 15th to report crops that had a reporting deadline of last month, without paying a late-file fee. Crops under this waiver include wheat and native and improved grasses intended for grazing or haying. The Risk Management Agency (RMA) did not grant a waiver so producers need to consult their crop insurance agent for deadlines for insured crops. According to Swenson, Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) policy holders should note that the acreage reporting date for NAP covered crops is 15 calendar days before grazing or harvesting of the crop begins. For more information, click here.