Craig Briefs: Water department scam circulates through Craig |

Craig Briefs: Water department scam circulates through Craig

Water department scam circulates through Craig

Craig residents have been receiving calls from a person saying they are with the city of Craig Water Department, calling to notify them their water service is scheduled to be shut off unless they get a pre-paid Walmart credit card to pay their balance, according to the Craig Chamber of Commerce.

The phone call is a scam.

The city’s water department leaves a written notice for those whose service is pending shut off. They do not call and would never advise immediate payment in the form of a pre-paid credit card.

The calls come from 970-329-5084. Those with questions can call the city’s water department at 970-826-2001 or 2002.

Calling all artisans for summer pop up gallery

Local artisans are invited to apply for the first 2015 Summer Pop Up Gallery to be held July 16 to 18 in Craig. The application deadline is June 20. Only electronically submitted applications will be accepted. For more information, email or visit the Yampa Valley Artisans Facebook page.

Resurfacing work begins on State Highway 13

Rio Blanco/Moffat Counties — The Colorado Department of Transportation and its contractor partner, Elam Construction, Inc., began work resurfacing State Highway 13 in two locations.

■ Site A is located in Rio Blanco County, north of Meeker from approximately mile post 50.77 to 56.

■ Site B is located in Moffat County, north of Craig from about mile post 104 to 111.

Resurfacing of the existing roadway will begin at Site B in Moffat County. The project will also include guardrail repair and replacement. The work will rehabilitate and preserve the pavement in these areas and provide improved ride quality for motorists, according to a CDOT news release.

The $3.5 million project was awarded to Elam Construction, Inc., of Grand Junction, and is set to be completed by Oct. 2.

Travel impacts: Working hours are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday through Friday. No night or weekend work is expected. Speed limits will be reduced to 35 mph through the construction zone. There will be no restrictions for oversize vehicles for this project. Motorists can expect intermittent lane closures with delays at a maximum of 15 minutes per flagger station.

To be added to the project update list, email highway13 or call the project hotline at 970-306-4549.

Whistle While We Learn debuts at state park

Join Interpretive Ranger Laura for an “I spy” activity along Yampa River State Parks 1.25-mile trail. Time to “Whistle While We Learn” in search of our wildlife friend, the marmot. A day of exploring with activities and crafts as children discover local nicknamed friend the “Whistle Pig.” The event starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at Yampa River State Park Visitor Center, located at 6185 Highway 40 in Hayden. For more information, call Laura Spakes at 970-276-2061 or email

Elkhead boat ramp is now open to public

Elkhead Reservoir Boat Ramp opened to the public May 23 with ANS Inspectors on duty. Boat Ramp hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 23 to May 31 and beginning June 1, hours are 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. When you show up at the boat ramp, please have your boat cleaned, drained and dry.

Call Yampa River State Park at 970-276-2061 with any questions.

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