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.

60s and 70s for Eastern Colorado by Tuesday - Another System Rolls in Wednesday

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Mountain areas of Colorado, particularly the western half of the state, will continue to see wintery conditions through midday Sunday. The plains will remain largely dry, with above-average temperatures.

Eastern Plains

Snow clears out of the eastern mountains by midday, though roads may remain slick. The plains remain relatively warm Sunday, with highs in the upper 40s for the northeast, and low 50s for the southeastern part of the state. A north wind in the 15 to 25 miles per hour range will continue for a few hours as a front pushes through.

Overnight Fire in Limon Burns Motel

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Firefighters from multiple Lincoln county agencies were called to the 1st Inn Gold motel in Limon early Saturday morning in response to a fire at the business.

According to the Limon Police Department, hotel guests were evacuated, and there are no known injuries.

Initial reports of the fire came in around 3:30 Saturday morning. The fire was reported to be contained around 8:30 a.m., however the building has been extensively damaged and firefighters continued to mop up hot spots.

Nearly $600 Million Up for Grabs Saturday Night

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While one lucky winner in Florida will walk away with $450 million from Friday night's Mega Million lottery drawing, you still have a chance to win an estimated $570 million in the Powerball drawing Saturday night.

One - or possibly more - winners can choose an annuity that would pay out the full amount over 29 years, or opt for a lump-sum cash payout estimated at over $358 million before taxes. If there is more than one winner, the prizes will be split evenly across the group.

Odds of winning the top prize are one in over 292 million.

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.