Steamboat briefs: Scam alert for Yampa Valley Electric members |

Steamboat briefs: Scam alert for Yampa Valley Electric members

The Yampa Valley Electric Association has received several calls from members alerting the company that they have received calls from persons fictitiously representing YVEA. The persons are telling members that they have not received payment for their November bill and power will be disconnected if a payment is not received. YVEA said this is a scam. The number from caller ID is 866-373-4410 and when called is answered as "disconnection department." This is a not a legal or recognized representative of YVEA.

If you receive one of these calls, contact your local police department or YVEA at 970-879-1160 and report it. Remember to never give personal or bank information to unknown parties.

Lowell Whiteman hosts science club sessions

The Lowell Whiteman School will host an after-school science club called Learning with Science for students in sixth through eighth grades. Students will be able to work with Lowell Whiteman School teachers and students with hands-on science projects.

The program will provide pickup locations at Steamboat Springs Middle School and Emerald Mountain School at 3:20 p.m. Feb. 10 and 24 and March 3, 10 and 17. Parents must pick up kids by 5 p.m. at Lowell Whiteman.

The sessions are $15 per day or $75 for all five. Registration is required by the Friday before the session. For more information, call 970-879-1350, email or visit