Steamboat briefs: Hayden hosts Routt County Fair through next weekend |

Steamboat briefs: Hayden hosts Routt County Fair through next weekend

— The Routt County Fair is under way at the Routt County Fairgrounds in Hayden.

Events continue through Aug. 22. The parade in downtown Hayden is at 10 a.m. Aug. 21.

Those who would like to enter should call Gary Gurney at 970-824-2557 during the day or at 970-870-0837 in the evening.

This year’s theme is “Where Friends Meet.” Entry forms can be dropped off at Hayden Town Hall until noon Friday.

Early registration under way for Soroco students

Early registration for new students to Soroco middle and high schools are asked to make an appointment to register for the 2010-11 school year.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

High school students should call 970-736-2531, and middle school students should call 970-736-8531.

Early registration runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays through Wednesday.

VA issues warning about potential telephone scam

The Department of Veterans Affairs is warning veterans not to disclose personal information on the phone to callers claiming to update, confirm or verify VA-related information, according to a news release.

According to the VA, the fraudulent callers are asking for credit card numbers, bank routing numbers and other personal and financial information.

A recent call reported included the caller claiming to be a VA employee and stating that the veteran’s medical card has expired.

VA warns veterans to be wary about calls coming from 888-555-1234.

Veterans with questions should call the VA at 877-222-8387.

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