A gift card scam is happening in the Craig area. Some local residents have been targeted. Craig Police say the victim gets a FedEx package with a check, usually for over $1,000. It says they’ve been asked to participate in a survey. Then they are asked to deposit the check in their bank account and go buy some Apple gift cards at local retailers. They’re then asked to call a number on the letter and provide the gift card numbers. It’s all a scam, because the check is not good. The Jail Report in Steamboat reported this week that someone claiming to be with the Social Security Administration convinced a resident to buy $500 in fraudulent gift cards. Police want to remind you to never give personal finance information over the phone, in a text, or email. Watch out for unsolicited calls or checks. If you think it’s too good to be true, it probably is a scam. If you’re suspicious, call the police.
Two cars crashed on Colorado Highway 13 Wednesday afternoon, near milepost 92. Colorado State Patrol told the Craig Press that a back tire came off of a Dodge pickup truck. The driver swerved and hit a Toyota Venza from Wyoming. There were no major injuries. Apparently the truck had a loose lug nut.
Moffat County School Board meets today. The board has a public hearing this afternoon to discuss policy changes. Revisions to district policy include school dress code, work force reduction, maternity leave, students with food allergies, and grievance procedures. You can see those policies online at www.moffatsd.org Today’s work session is at 4 p.m. in the Yampa Building board room. The regular session meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Drop off any prescription drugs that are expired, or no longer needed, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Walmart in Craig.
The gondola cabins from Steamboat Ski area are lined up in the Meadows Parking Lot. They’ve been removed from the old gondola until they can be cleaned, sold and shipped to different ski areas around the world. Some will be donated to local nonprofits to help with fundraising. The new Doppelmayr gondola can get more guests up the mountain, and the ride is only ten minutes, as opposed to 12.
In sports, Friday will be busy. The Moffat County Boys swim team is headed to a meet in Grand Junction. The high school track team competes in the Clint Wells Invitational all day tomorrow, in Craig. The Craig Middle School track and field team is off to the Wyo-Colo Junior High Invitational in Baggs tomorrow. The high school and middle school rodeo teams are competing in Lamar tomorrow afternoon, and through the weekend.
For the weather, don’t forget to call the KRAI Time, Temp, and Weather Hotline at 970-824-1918.