KRAI News for Monday, Feb. 11, 2019

Tax season is approaching. Craig Police are warning residents to watch out for tax scams. Residents are getting calls from someone who says they work for Social Security, and that the person is wanted for Social Security fraud and they need to provide personal information and make a payment, or they’ll be arrested. Don’t fall for it. Don’t ever give your personal information to someone calling you. No one will threaten you with arrest over the phone. If you think you’re being scammed, call the police.

At least four people were taken to Memorial Regional Health Saturday, after a two-vehicle accident. It happened on Moffat County Road 174 off Highway 40. A blue Dodge SUV was headed west on 174 when it entered the opposite lane and was hit but a four-door sedan headed east. No word on the condition of those taken to the hospital.

Snow in January helped push precipitation above average in the Yampa and White River basins. As of Sunday, it’s at 106 percent of average according a survey from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Colorado State Representative for Eagle and Routt Counties, Dylan Roberts, hosted a town hall in Steamboat Springs Sunday afternoon. Roberts says the biggest issue he hears about is the cost of health care.

Roberts says he’s working on a bill that would create a public option for health insurance. And he wants to figure out why the cost of health care keeps going up, and how it can be kept under control.

The 73rd annual Kiwanis Play is March 1 and 2. Tickets are now on sale, and available at the Northwest Pawn Shop in Craig. Here’s Justin Kawcak.

The Kiwanis Play raises money for scholarships to go to graduating seniors from Moffat County High School. For more details, call 970-620-1975.

Tim Borden of Steamboat says he’ll be back again next winter. The big world-record-breaking firework that was supposed to fly a mile above Howelsen Hill and explode… didn’t. Something happened and the big boom was a bust… this year. Borden has been planning the big firework for six years. The shell of 2,500 pounds of explosives malfunctioned and wasn’t able to launch out of the mortar.

For the weather, don’t forget to call the KRAI Time, Temp, and Weather Hotline at 970-824-1918.

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