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County Delays Re-opening of 9th Street

shadow mountain village meeting-150 editIt turns out 9th Street from Finley Lane through the Shadow Mountain neighborhood won’t be re-opened next week, after all. Moffat County officials sent out a notice yesterday, that said they would delay the repaving of the 9th until later in the month. Crews were going to start that Continue reading

Emergency Crews Respond to Fire, Accident in Craig

extri1extri2Emergency crews in Craig responded to a couple of incidents yesterday, including a fire at a local motel, and a car accident just east of town. The fire was reported early yesterday afternoon at the Super 8 Motel. A clothes Continue reading

Moffat County to Spray for Mosquitoes Later this Month

mosquito300Moffat County Pest Management says they will start aerial spraying for mosquitoes late this month. While the department says it treats the Loudy Simpson and golf course areas regularly from April through October, aerial spraying relies on good weather conditions. The plan is to spray sometime between June 30th and July 3rd in the Continue reading

Steamboat Releases Final April Sales Tax Figures

City-of-SteamboatThe City of Steamboat has published the final April 2015 Sales, Use, and Accommodation Tax Report. Steamboat’s April sales taxes are 9.50% more than the April 2014 Continue reading

V-A Stripped of Ability to Manage Large Construction Projects

VETERANSThe U.S. Senate has tentatively approved legislation to strip the Veterans Affairs Department of the authority to manage large construction projects after massive cost overruns on a Denver-area hospital. The Senate voted Tuesday to amend a defense bill to give the Army Corps of Engineers management power over VA Continue reading

Air Quality Control Commission in Craig for Summer Retreat

MOFFAT-CO-FAIRGROUND-SIGNThe state’s Air Quality Control Commission is in Craig today for their summer retreat. This is the group’s first visit to Craig, and it includes tours of Trapper Mine and Tri-State. The highlight is tonight’s open forum. The ColoWyo situation is expected to be a hot topic of discussion at the forum. The Office of Surface Mining has finished Continue reading

Firefighters Monitoring Blackwall Fire

fire season smallFirefighters are still monitoring the Blackwall Fire near Meeker. The fire covers about one acre. The area received about 400 lightning strikes from Tuesday thunderstorms, forcing the monitoring crew to seek Continue reading

Whittle the Wood Carvers Have Begun Their Creations

whittle-the-wood-tile-150Wood carvers have started their creations at Loudy Simpson Park in anticipation of this weekend’s Whittle the Wood Rendezvous in Craig. The carving started yesterday and will continue through Saturday morning. The public is encouraged to stop by over the next couple of days and watch as the pieces begin to take shape. The judging takes place Saturday. This year’s Whittle the Wood features two nights of music, Continue reading

9th Street in Shadow Mountain to Re-open Next Week

shadow mountain village meeting-150 edit9th Street, from Finley Lane through the Shadow Mountain neighborhood, will re-open next week. At this week’s Moffat County Commissioners meeting, the county’s Roy Tipton said re-paving on 9th will take place tomorrow and Saturday, and the road should be open again early next Continue reading

Fishing Derby at Fetcher’s Pond this Weekend

kids-fishing-1Anglers have a chance to show off their skills this weekend at Fetcher’s Pond in Steamboat. The Steamboat Optimist Club’s 33rd Annual Fishing Derby takes place Saturday, and includes a pancake breakfast. People of all ages are welcome to participate. Prizes will be given for biggest fish Continue reading

MC School District Superintendent A Finalist For Montrose Job

brent - Version 2Moffat County School District Superintendent Brent Curtis sent  the following message to Moffat County School Board members on Wednesday.  “Last evening, I received a call that I have been named by the Board of Education of Montrose County School District as one of the finalists for the superintendent position in that district. I was not looking to make a change. Continue reading

Moffat County Becomes Participant in EA Process

moffat-county-commissionersThe Moffat County Commissioners, yesterday, signed an agreement to become a participant in the Environmental Assessment of the South Taylor Pit at ColoWyo Mine. The Office of Continue reading