The primaries are over in the state, and several Moffat County candidates are in, because they ran unopposed. Here are some of the results, after 3,352 residents of the county voted.
Moffat County Republicans have chosen Donald Broom as their candidate for District 3 Moffat County Commissioner. No democrats ran, so Donald Broom will be the next county commissioner, unless there is a last-minute unaffiliated write-in candidate.
Tammy Raschke won for the Republicans for Moffat County Clerk and Recorder, and there were no democrats in the race, so she will likely keep that position as well.
It was a very close race among Republican candidates for county coroner, with Jesse Arthurs barely ahead of incumbent Kirk McKey. There may be a recount. One of those two will face Democratic county coroner candidate Alec Brown in November in the general election.
Diane Mitsch Bush of Steamboat Springs had over 66 percent of the vote in her neighboring county. She will face incumbent Republican congressman Scott Tipton in November for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.
For governor, Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton both won locally in Moffat County as well as statewide. They’ll face off in November to see who becomes the next governor of Colorado.
Craig City Council has to start again in the search to hire a new city manager. Forty-six candidates originally applied for the position, and that number was narrowed down to four. Two have since dropped out. The city will have to go back to the recruiting agency to get more candidates. The process can take three to six months.
Stage One Fire Restrictions go into effect Friday morning in Routt County, and for the entire Routt National Forest. Steamboat has canceled fireworks on the 4th of July and a laser light show will be held instead. The town of Breckenridge has also now canceled their fireworks, because of the fire danger.
Awards for the Best of Moffat County were given Wednesday night, by the Craig Press. It is the first year for the event. Jim Patterson is the editor of the Craig Press.
The awards ceremony was at the Museum of Northwest Colorado.
The weather in Northwest Colorado today will be very warm again. Temperatures will be in the mid 90s, and it could be windy and blustery this afternoon. The sun will set tonight at 8:44. Sunny skies are in the forecast for the next nine days.
Moffat County High School football is playing some 7-on-7 games, against Alameda at 8 this morning and then Meeker at 7 tonight. Those games are at the high school.
Open tryouts are tomorrow for the women’s soccer team at Colorado Northwestern Community College. Any players interested in walking onto the team this fall are welcome to try out from 9 to 10:30 Friday morning, at the Loudy-Simpson fields.
The Elkhead Reservoir Fishing Classic continues at Elkhead Reservoir.