KRAI News for Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019

Be aware of scam phone calls, and robo calls, which are mostly illegal. One of the biggest scams right now is people say they’re calling from the Social Security Administration and you owe money. You don’t. Last year, 35,000 people were scammed and they lost over $10 million dollars. It’s even more convincing because of “neighbor spoofing,” where the callers make it look like a local call. It isn’t. Remember that the IRS will never call you demanding payment of anything. Never give your credit card or debit card number over the phone. Call the police if you have any doubts. And if you do get a strange call, block that number from calling you again.

A woman who was hit and killed on westbound I-70 in Glenwood Springs on Valentine’s Day has been identified. She was 64-year-old Connie Leckwold of Glenwood. It was a hit and run and police are working to figure out who did it.

Two men have been arrested in Edwards, and one man was deported, for allegedly stealing about $9000 worth of tools from a construction site. They were arrested and charged with burglary after they tried to sell the tools back, to the same men they stole them from.

Classes at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs are cancelled again today, for the second day in a row. Workers were repairing a leak in the CMC Glenwood Springs Center on Blake Avenue when they found a piece of mold. Crews are testing the entire building.

The third annual Winter Tea at the Luttrell Barn Cultural Center is at 2 p.m. this Sunday in Craig. That’s at 411 Emerson Street. Tickets are available at the door, or in advance at Downtown Books or Kitchen A La More.

Winter WonderGrass starts later this week in Steamboat Springs. Fifty-five hundred concert goers are expected to attend, along with bluegrass musicians from across the country. The first concert is Friday. It’s all happening in the Upper Knoll parking lot at the ski area.

Arapahoe Basin won’t be renewing their pass partnership with Vail Resorts next season. They won’t be part of the Epic Local pass anymore. A-Basin says part of the problem has to do with limited parking at the resort.

Funeral services for Dorothy Forshee are at 2 this afternoon at the Grant Mortuary Chapel. The internment will follow at the Craig Cemetery. Forshee was born in Craig. The lifelong Craig resident was 87.

In basketball, the Moffat County Varsity boys play at 6 p.m. tonight, against the Roaring Fork Rams in Carbondale, as the district tournament continues. The Lady Bulldogs are at home today for their district game, which starts at 5 p.m. The girls are 15-4. They’re playing the #7 team in the 3A Western Slope League. That’s Gunnison. As the games are playoff games, ticket prices are a bit higher, per CHSAA rules. Tickets are $7 for adults, and $5 for students and seniors.

The Steamboat Sailors Men’s Basketball Team is the #3 overall seed in the CHSAA 4A State Basketball Tournament. That means they have a first round bye. The second round game is at home in Steamboat, this Saturday at 5 p.m. They’ll play either Canon City or Erie.

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

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