YVEA members cautioned against ongoing phone scam
August 10, 2018
Yampa Valley Electric Association members have been receiving phone calls from someone claiming they work for YVEA and need to collect payment for their electric bill or power will be disrupted. This is a scam.
Members can be assured that they will never get a phone call from YVEA asking to make a payment over the phone to avoid disruption of service. Members will, however, receive a courtesy call if they have a past due balance.
To call in to make a payment, YVEA must send members into the automated, secure system where they verify account information to make a payment.
Members are welcome to visit offices and pay at the kiosk or online with SmartHub.
It is always good practice to report calls asking for payment, especially credit card information. Ask for a phone and don't give personal information.
Call 970-879-1160 with questions.
Celebration of Life planned for Elizabeth Brackett
Part-time Steamboat Springs resident Elizabeth "Dibi" Brackett died June 17 following a biking accident in Chicago. She and her husband spent two months per year in Steamboat Springs. Brackett was an avid triathlete who competed often and was a five-time world champion in her age group. A celebration of life will be held for Brackett from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at The Ranch, 1800 Ranch Road.
Hayden Library announces eighth Reader of the Week
Hayden Library's eighth Reader of the Week is 9-year-old Kimberly Gray, who is daughter of Crystal and Wayne Gray. She has lived in Hayden her whole life. Her family includes sister Michelle and two dogs, a corgi named Duke and a chocolate lab named Boojoe Max Gray, as well as two miniature ponies named Cherokee and Rooster. They also have chickens.
Kimberly's favorite colors are blue and green, and her favorite food is fruit. Her favorite movie is "Pirates of the Caribbean." Her favorite books are a series called "Pet Trouble" by Tui Sutherland and her favorite sport is basketball. She plans to be a veterinarian when she grows up. She enjoys playing with her dogs and reading in her free time.
Kimberly's advice about reading is to "Start with smaller books and then go to harder ones, but continue to enjoy reading pictures books at any age."
Library announces 2018 community read
Bud Werner Memorial Library has selected John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning American classic "The Grapes of Wrath" as the 2018 One Book Steamboat community read.
A highlight of the One Book Steamboat events is a visit from leading Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw, former director of the National Steinbeck Center and the Center for Steinbeck Studies. She will lead community book club discussions on Oct. 24 and Oct. 25 at the library and also deliver a free talk, "80 Years on: The Grapes of Wrath, Urgent Then, Urgent Now," at 6:30 pm Thursday, Oct. 25 in Library Hall:
First published in 1939, Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads — driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California.
The library has purchased extra copies of "The Grapes of Wrath" for its collection to ensure everyone is able to check out a copy of the book, read it and participate in the community conversation. Sign up at the library circulation desk, call 970-879-0240, or fill out the registration at steam