Agencies Get To Work Following Holiday Drive
Although the annual 93.7/102.3 KRAI and 55 Country Holiday Drive has concluded, the work of separating and organizing the donations is still underway. Christmas For Kids volunteers are arranging donated toys into groups of like items; dolls on one table, games on another, bikes in the corner and so on; creating a store-like environment where they can easily locate items needed to fill the wish lists of children. There are also hours of shopping to be done to purchase additional toys to add to the donated items. Christmas for Kids received over 2,000 new toys and more than $7,000 from generous residents of the Craig area. At the Interfaith Food Bank, which had seen their supply of food nearly exhausted, they will be restocking their shelves with the 4,980 pounds of food donated during the Holiday Drive. The food bank also received $9,775, which will be used to purchase additional perishable and non-perishable food. In total, people donated over $28,000 in cash including $4,585 collected for Advocates Crisis Support Services and $6,632 for Christmas for Seniors. Pictures from the 93.7 102.3 KRAI and 55 Country Holiday Drive can be seen in the photo gallery above or click here.
Fire Destroys Home In Craig
The home of Steve Lathrup on West 3rd Street in Craig was destroyed by fire early Saturday morning. Lathrup had just finished thawing out frozen water pipes in his mobile home with a propane torch, when he noticed a burning smell and saw flames. He called 911 after attempting to extinguish the fire. By the time firefighters arrived, the home was fully engulfed. Lathrup and his wife lost everything inside the home. Lathrup, a longtime resident of Craig, said he had successfully used the same process to thaw pipes many times over the past 32 years. The Red Cross and Advocates Crisis Support Services provided assistance to the Lathrups, who are now staying with family members in Craig.
SEARCH FOR STEAMBOAT YULE LOG BEGINS TOMORROW
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 93.7 102.3 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.
In High School Sports Over The Weekend:
Hayden Boys lost to Saratoga, Wyoming 63-40
Hayden Boys fell to Encampment, Wyoming 66-32
Hayden Girls lost to Saratoga, Wyoming 49-37
Hayden Girls fell to Encampment, Wyoming 51-39
SoRoCo girls defeated Rangely 58-35
SoRoCo girls lost to Meeker 56-38
Steamboat boys beat Roaring Fork 48-33
Steamboat girls beat Roaring Fork 37-22
Steamboat downed Battle Mountain 4-3
Steamboat beat Kent Denver 6-0
Moffat County went 2-3 in duels, beating Grand Valley and Olathe and falling to Montrose, Delta and #1 ranked Paonia.
The Denver Broncos host the Tennessee Titans Today. You can catch that game live on 55 Country, with the pregame at noon and the kickoff at 2.