Government

Tax Scams are on the Rise – Beware of Fake IRS Calls

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You get a call from someone claiming to be a federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agent and they are seeking immediate payment of taxes they claim you owe. The phony agents use intimidation tactics such as threats of arrest, liens on property, deportation, or driver's license revocation to scare consumers into making payments or disclosing personal information. The imposters often have just enough personal information to convince a taxpayer they are legitimate.

Caucus Voter Affiliation Deadline is Monday

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Monday is the deadline to affiliate for Coloradans who want to participate in the Republican or Democrat precinct caucuses.  Voters must be affiliated to participate.

Caucuses, which are basically neighborhood meetings, are the first step in nominating candidates for the 2018 election. Both parties will caucus March 6. At the caucuses, delegates that will attend the county, legislative, congressional districts and state assemblies will be chosen.

"This is really a crucial step in our democratic process," Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams said.

Kiowa County Commissioner’s Meeting December 14, 2017

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The Kiowa County Commissioner's Regular Meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman Richard Scott on December 14, 2017. Oswald opened the meeting with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Those in attendance were:

Richard Scott, Chairman; - Cindy McLoud, Commissioner; - Donald Oswald, Commissioner; - Delisa Weeks, County Clerk; - Tina Adamson, County Administrator
Oswald moved and McLoud seconded the motion to accept the minutes as presented. Motion carried.

Flags Lowered to Honor Douglas County Deputy Zackari Parrish

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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has ordered flags be lowered to half-staff statewide on all public buildings until sunset Tuesday in honor of Douglas County Sheriff's Deputy Zackari Parrish.  
Parrish, 29, died in the line of duty Sunday of injuries sustained while responding to an incident in Highlands Ranch.
Parrish has been with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office for seven months. Before joining the Sheriff's Office, he worked for the Castle Rock Police Department.
He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Increased DUI Patrols Begin Friday

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For many, the new year marks a time for self-improvement, reflection and growth. For those who decide to drive under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, it could mean jail time, steep fines and other penalties. From December 29 to January 2, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies will increase DUI enforcement to keep our roadways safe from impaired drivers during New Year's weekend celebrations.