Phone scam reported in Routt County
Routt County residents are urged to be aware of a phone scam reported Thursday. A caller identified himself or herself as working for a federal government and told a Stagecoach woman that she had been awarded an $8,000 federal grant. The caller then asked for the woman's bank account number so the grant money could be put into her account. The woman asked for the agency's phone number and identification number, both of which were not legitimate. The caller eventually hung up.
Routt County Sheriff John Warner warns residents to never give out bank numbers or credit card numbers by phone to anyone they don't know.
"It is just common sense," he said.
Newborn Network seeks volunteers to help families
Newborn Network is seeking volunteers to help children in Routt County get off to a good start. At a family's request, volunteers provide a home visit, which includes a gift bag and information about community resources and child development. The home visiting program is available at no cost to parents in Routt County. A volunteer training will be held Saturday. Call 879-0977.
Fund-raiser to support school Spanish program
La Gran Fiesta, a fund-raiser to support Steamboat Springs' elementary school Spanish language program, will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. today at Olympian Hall. The event will feature live Mariachi music, food, a silent auction and tequila tasting. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and can be purchased at Soda Creek and Strawberry Park elementary schools, 8th Street West, All that Jazz, Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, Epilogue, Steamboat Health and Recreation Center and online at paypal.com.
Emerald City Opera taking scholarship applications
Emerald City Opera has several events in the works. The group is accepting scholarship applications from graduating seniors in Northwest Coloradoor continuing vocal study in college.ee a high school music teacher or call the opera at 879-1996. Also, the group's touringini-opera, "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," is available for bookings for school assemblies, senior centers and youth groups. Call 879-1996. Finally, registration continues through May 12 forhe Colorado Mountain College's opera appreciation course "What's Opera Doc?"Classes are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, May 5 to June.Prepare for Emerald City Opera'summer production of "The Merry Widow" by Franz Lehar.Call 870-4444 to register.
Routt County Fair Board holding fair logo contest
The Routt County Fair Board is holding a fair logo and theme contest for the 91st annual fair, to be held from Aug. 13 to 21 at the Routt County Fairgrounds. Entries are due Monday and should be submitted to Routt County Fair Association, Attn. Jill Altman, P.O. Box 1000, Hayden, CO 81639.