Craig briefs: Horse Power Draft Horse Show set for Saturday
The Moffat County Horse Power Draft Horse Show and competitions will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. Local and out-of-town work horse owners will show off their horses. The event is free. For more information, call Mardi Anson at 970-629-2380.
Scam alert issued for all YVEA members
We have received several calls from members alerting us that they have received calls from people fictitiously representing Yampa Valley Electric Association. The people are telling members that they have not received payment for their November bill and power will be disconnected if a payment is not received. This is a scam. The number from caller ID is 866-373-4410 and when called is answered as “Disconnection Department.” This is a not a legal or recognized representative of YVEA.
If you receive a call of this nature, call your local police department or YVEA at 970-879-1160 and report it. Remember to never give personal or bank information to unknown parties.
Compliance on impaired driving, seat belts urged
While Colorado’s traffic fatalities are down slightly — 8 percent — during the first five months of 2014 compared to last year, the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and law enforcement throughout the state remain committed to stopping two major causes of death on Colorado roadways: impaired driving and driving unbuckled, according to a press release. During a recent two-week Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign that ran from May 12 to 25, 7,554 seat belt violations were reported to CDOT. But even with the heightened Click It or Ticket education and enforcement, there were 10 unbuckled fatalities that occurred during that timeframe, representing a 25 percent increase from the same enforcement period in 2013.
During the Memorial Day weekend’s The Heat Is On DUI enforcement period, law enforcement removed 397 impaired drivers from Colorado roadways. And during this year’s DUI enforcement period, which ran from May 23 to 27, there were two alcohol- and/or drug-related fatalities on Colorado roadways, representing a 67 percent decrease in fatalities from the same time period in 2013.