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CO Letter Carriers Collect Food For Needy

food-driveMail carriers statewide Saturday picked up 350,000 pounds of food during the annual “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.” All of the food collected will stay in the state to help those in need. 2016 numbers for Nothwest Colorado have not been released, but last year during Continue reading

Pick A Dish Tomorrow

HORIZONS-300The annual Horizons’ pick a dish fundraiser is tomorrow from 5 to 7 at the Moffat County Fair Grounds Pavilion.  For the event, Horizons pairs local restaurants with a Horizons program member to create and serve a food item and compete with others for votes from the public and judges.  The public votes with cash donations.  Pick a Dish was Continue reading

Child and Adult Care Food Program

HEALTH FOODThe Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is committed to improving the nutritional quality of meals served to children and adults in participating child care centers, family child care homes, at-risk afterschool programs, Head Start and outside-school-hours programs, adult day care centers and emergency and homeless shelters.   CACFP reimburses these care centers for nutritious meals and snacks served to eligible children and adults using funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Follow this link for additional information about CACFP.

Study Shows Bears Who Eat Human Food Have More Cubs

black-bearA new study by researchers with Colorado Parks and Wildlife found black bears that eat human food from trashcans have higher reproductive rates than those in the wild.  However, those same bears don’t survive as long. Researchers are using Continue reading

Feeding Big Game Deadly For Wildlife.

Colorado-Division-of-Wildlife-300Life is tough for big game during the winter, but according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife feeding those animals can make them sick and kill them. The digestive systems of deer, elk and moose are specialized for natural food sources, not the common types of feed we give to livestock and pets. When big game eat food not suited to their systems, Continue reading

10 Tips To Help You Lose Weight I 2016

lose wieght resolutionIf you are on of the millions of Americans who will make the resolution this New Year to lose weight, know that goal setting is the easy part but staying on the weight loss track and maintaining that weight loss is where the challenges begin. Below find 10 tips to help you stick with your weight loss resolution this New Year and beyond: Continue reading

Donations To The Holiday Drive Continue

santaAlthough our 17th Annual Holiday Drive officially ended almost 2 weeks ago, cash, food and gift donations continue to roll in. Yesterday, during a visit from Santa, the students at Ridgeview Elementary School in Craig donated 900 pounds of food. In addition, $150 in cash and dozens of senior citizen gifts have also been received. With those Continue reading

Holiday Drive Photo Gallery

santaAlthough the 17th annual KRAI and 55 Country Holiday Drive is over, the organizers of “Christmas for Kids”, “Christmas for Seniors” have been busy separating, organizing, bagging, boxing and wrapping gifts for children and seniors in preparation for pre-Christmas delivery.  At the “Interfaith Food Bank” shelves are stocked so the Continue reading

Generous Donations To Help Hundreds In NW Colorado

santa hot chocolate 2013After 24 hours over two days the 93-7 102-3 KRAI and 55 Country Holiday Drive was acknowledged as a huge success. That, despite a struggling economy and worries over actions by the Obama Administration that have adversely affected the outlook of most residents of Northwest Colorado. During the Holiday Drive, businesses, civic groups, children and the extraordinary residents of the area gave $23,381 in cash Continue reading

KRAI And 55 Country Holiday Drive

The 17th annual 93.7 102.3 and 55 Country KRAI Holiday Drive will be held on Thursday and Friday December 3rd and 4th in front of the Centennial Mall in Craig. KRAI and 55 Country staff will broadcast live from 6am to 6pm both days.

Listeners are asked to make the event a success by donating cash, new unwrapped toys and non-perishable food. 100% of all money and items collected are passed on to four local organizations; the Interfaith Food Bank, Advocates Crisis Support Services (a crisis counseling and safe house organization), Christmas For Kids (a local organization that provides toys to underprivileged children) and Christmas For Seniors (a local organization that provides gift to hundreds of senior citizens in Moffat County).

What Is Needed?
Donate any or all of the following during the Holiday Drive:
– New UNWRAPPED toys
dolls – stuffed animals-bikes-trikes-games-balls-electronics-blocks-art supplies-etc.

– Non-perishable food
green beans-corn-peas-rice-instant mashed potatoes-pasta-soup-salsa-pasta sauce-gravy mix-canned goods of all types-peanut butter-jelly-etc.

– Gifts for senior citizens
games-blankets-books-books on CD-gift cards-dog food-etc.

– Cash
Make checks out to either “Holiday Drive” or “Moffat County United Way”.

NOTE: 100% of your cash donation will be passed directly to the organization(s) of your choosing. Make a notation on the check how you would like to divide up or designate your cash donation. If no designation is noted your cash donation will be divided equally between the four organizations: The Interfaith Food Bank, Advocates Crisis Support Services (a crisis counseling and safe house organization), Christmas For Kids (a local organization that provides toys to underprivileged children) and Christmas For Seniors (a local organization that provides gift to hundreds of senior citizens in Moffat County).

How Can You, Your Business, Club or Organization Help?
– Work with others to collect, purchase and ask for donations of the above items
– Promote the Holiday Drive in your place of business or church
– Tell others about the Holiday Drive
– Volunteer to help out during the Holiday Drive. Call 824-6574
– Stop by during the Holiday Drive to drop off your donations

North Routt Charter School Announces Annual Fundraiser Date

Fundraiser-300The North Routt Community Charter School has announced the date of their annual fundraising barbecue. This year’s event will include wagon rides, games, food, live music, a silent auction, a Continue reading

Pot Creek Campsites Reopen after Lack of Bear Activity

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Park rangers have reopened two river campsites at Pot Creek which are located along the Green River in the Canyon of the Lodore. The campsites had been closed due to bear activity in the area. The Pot Creek campsites are often used by Continue reading