NORTHWEST COLORADO NEWS FOR THURSDAY NOVEMBER 28TH

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Mike Huckabee Show To End

MikeHuckabee small3Mike Huckabee will host his final radio show on December 12, ending the former Arkansas governor’s foray into daily talk radio that began in April 2012.  “The Mike Huckabee Show” currently airs from 10am to noon on 55 Country and more than 200 other stations nationwide.  In a Facebook posting, Huckabee said his contract was at “a decision point for both Cumulus Media and me, and we mutually agreed to conclude.”   “I have loved doing ‘the Mike Huckabee Show’ and its success of going from launch to over 200 stations in less than 2 years is significant,” Huckabee said on Facebook.  “I have opportunities in some other areas that cannot be accomplished given the 8-9 hours a day I was devoting to the daily long form show.”

Huckabee said he accomplished his mission to develop a show that “focused on civil discourse on complicated topics as well as human events and stories from the entertainment world.”  He thanked the affiliates, listeners and advertisers “who entrusted me with their brands and products.”

55 Country Owner and General Manager, Frank Hanel, expressed his disappointment that The Mike Huckabee Show was ending.  But indicated he is already considering possible replacements for the program. Hanel stated that “if the community wants political and current event talk programming to continue on the station, there are a number of terrific options”, and encouraged listeners to weigh in with their comments and suggestions, and what they would like to hear on 55 Country.

 

93.7 102.3 KRAI To Feature 12 Hour Christmas Special Tomorrow

christmas across the lands largeFor the third year in a row the popular “Christmas Across the Lands” a twelve hour program of Christmas music, trivia and stories, will kick off the Holidays for 93.7 102.3 KRAI listeners in Northwest Colorado and South Central Wyoming.  The program, which is all new each year, has become a hallmark of Black Friday for shoppers, travelers and those anxious for the Holiday season to get underway.  “Christmas Across the Lands” will be heard from 6am to 6pm tomorrow.  The program, which can also be heard online at KRAI.COM, will have an encore broadcast on Christmas Eve Day.

 

Parks Ranger District to Host Annual Christmas Open House

forest-service-signThe Parks Ranger District, in conjunction with the North Park Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting their annual Christmas Open House on Friday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon at the District Office located on 100 Main Street in Walden.  The public is invited to kick off the holiday season with Smokey Bear and local U.S. Forest Service staff.  There will be a brunch, hot/cold beverages, a slide show, and fun activities for all ages to enjoy.  Stop by for an opportunity to have your picture taken with Smokey Bear.  District staff will be encouraging creativity as they demonstrate how to make beautiful holiday decorations and crafts from recycled materials.  All visitors will have the opportunity to make an ornament for this holiday season.  Additionally, it will be a convenient time for visitors to buy Christmas tree permits. For visitors that want to cut their tree in the Forest, staff will teach the characteristics of various tree species and give advice on how to search for and pick their 2013 Christmas tree.  For those who may be unable to travel to the Forest and cut their own tree, the District will have a limited number of pre-cut Christmas trees available on site for visitors to choose from.  The annual event is an opportunity for the District to say “thank you” to the community that works year-round and to celebrate the holiday season at the same time.  For more information on this event please contact the Parks Ranger District office at (970) 723-2700 or stop by at 100 Main St. in Walden.

 

Wildlife on the Move

deer on road 300Colorado wildlife are on the move! Migrations to wintering habitats unfortunately leads to higher incidents of wildlife-vehicle collisions.  Each fall a group of organizations come together to get the “Wildlife on the Move” message to motorists statewide:  Be aware, drive with caution, and slow down, especially at night, when the majority of wildlife-vehicle collisions occur.

Wildlife-vehicle collisions happen year round and 24/7. Over the past ten years CDOT has seen an average of 3,300 reported wildlife hits each year.  This number does not include hits that were not reported to law enforcement, and it has varied from about 2,000 to 4,000 each year.  There is always an increase during migration season and particularly during the hours between dusk and dawn. These collisions are not only a matter of safety but can be quite costly as well.

“The insurance industry pays out nearly $1.1 billion a year in claims for all wildlife-vehicle collisions nationwide; a big portion of that is in the fall, and in particular November, when these types of collisions increase,” Carole Walker, Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association said. “The average property damage cost of animal-vehicle collisions is estimated at $3,103, up 1.7 percent from a year ago.”

“As Colorado has an abundance of deer and elk, as well as other wildlife, that live near our urban and rural areas, motorists need to be aware that they can cross our roads without warning at most any time of day or night,” said Colorado State Patrol Chief Colonel James Wolfinbarger. “Slow down and stay alert when you see a highway wildlife warning sign especially between dusk and dawn. If you see one deer or elk, expect others. Remember to scan ahead on the sides of the road for signs of movement and to watch for the shining eyes of animals that reflect car headlights at night.  Most importantly, slow down and concentrate on retaining control of your vehicle. It is important to maintain control before, during and after a collision with an animal should one occur. ”

 

agenda tile -450Steamboat Redevelopment Authority meeting agenda for 12-03

Steamboat City Council Agenda for 12-03

 

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The Denver Broncos are on the road to play the Kansas City Sunday.  You can catch that game live on 55 Country, with the pregame at 12:05 pm and the kickoff at 2:25 pm.