Holiday Drive 2013
Survey for Huckabee Replacement Is Ongoing
The survey asking 55 Country listeners to vote on what should replace the recently canceled Mike Huckabee Show has now surpassed 100 responses. The show ended when Mike Huckabee decided not to continue with the program. The top two choices thus far are Rush Limbaugh and Dennis Miller. According to 55 Country General Manger “whatever programming permanently fills the midday time-slot on the station will not only require listeners to tune in, but must have the support of businesses and organizations that want to reach 55 Country listeners with their advertising and marketing messages”. In addition to participating in the survey, listeners and advertisers are also encouraged to pass along their thoughts by emailing 55 Country at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Frank Hanel directly at 824-6574. The 10am to noon weekday slot on 55 Country is currently being filled by county music programming until a permanent replacement has been selected. The survey, which can be seen to the right, will remain on KRAI.COM into the New Year. If you are viewing this story on a tablet or smart phone, you may need to log onto KRAI.COM on a laptop or desktop computer to participate in the survey.
Coloradans Offered Winter Driving Tips
Plan your trip! Log on to CDOT’s Winter Driving web site for tips, road conditions, information on CDOT’s 14-hour snow plow coverage and more; or listen to 93.7 102.3 KRAI or 55 Country or call 511 for area road conditions. Also, sign up for FREE wireless text and/or e-mail updates on road conditions/closures—see the green phone icon in the upper right-hand corner of the CDOT web site home page. Don’t go exploring in the back-country without some local knowledge, especially during a storm or when one is bearing down anywhere near your location.
Always keep the top half of your gas tank full. It can give you better traction and gives you a bigger margin of error if you get stuck and have to keep the engine running periodically to keep warm. If you are stuck in a serious storm do not leave your car. Run the engine periodically and wait for help.
Carry blankets, water, a flashlight, a shovel, some nutrition bars or other food for sustenance. Winterize your vehicle’s safety kit by including extra blankets, sand to help gain traction in the event you become stuck on ice or snow, jumper cables, an ice scraper and lock de-icer.
Remember that 4-wheel drive does not mean 4-wheel stop. A 4-wheel drive vehicle will not stop any better in icy conditions, especially if you have inadequate snow tire.
Be sure you have good tires. The Colorado State Patrol recommends at least 1/8 inch of tread depth. All season radials on a front-wheel-drive passenger vehicle are adequate for most situations; install them on all four tires. Four snow tires on most rear-wheel drive vehicles are usually adequate. Chain restrictions in Colorado are most often put into effect for commercial vehicles (semi-trailer trucks) and do not usually affect passenger vehicles.
In poor visibility or even whiteout conditions, don’t drive faster than you can see ahead. High speeds in poor or no visibility can lead to large chain reaction accidents. Remember you can’t see around mountain curves and corners, either.
In addition to these winter driving tips, CDOT reminds all motorists to respect winter weather, conduct a pre-trip inspection of your vehicle, leave extra space between your automobile and others on the road, and never drink and drive.
Always buckle up!
MOFFAT COUNTY SCHOOL BUS INVOLVED IN CRASH
A Moffat County School Bus was struck by an SUV around 2:30 Friday afternoon. The collision occurred at the intersection 7th and Tucker in Craig. According to an officer on the scene, the bus, which was empty except for the driver, was traveling south on Tucker Street when the driver of an SUV ran a stop sign and struck the middle of the bus. The SUV was severely damaged, the bus was driven back to the bus garage. The drivers, both female, escaped the incident without injury. A young child that was properly belted in the SUV suffered no apparent injuries but was taken to the Memorial Hospital for examination. This is the 2nd time in the past week that a school bus was involved in an accident in the Craig area. Pictured: The SUV involved in the accident.
IN HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS OVER THE WEEKEND:
Hayden boys beat Caprock Academy (48-30)
Soroco bested Moffat County’s J-V squad (54-32)
Rangely topped Little Snake River Valley (59-55).
Steamboat’s girls defeated Discovery Canyon (30-27)
Steamboat’s boys beat Montrose (68-55)
Steamboat’s boys fell to Golden 48-33
Steamboat’s girls edged Montrose 49-44
SoRoCo boys beat Hayden 69-26
The Moffat County boys defeated Montezuma-Cortez 88-46
The Moffat County boys edges Montrose 76-73
Steamboat beat Chatfield 2-0
Steamboat fell to Resurrection Christian 5-2