PILT Funding Important to Western Colorado
According to a release from Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet will meet tomorrow with County Commissioners from Moffat, Rio Blanco and a number of other Western Slope Counties to discuss actions that urge Washington to restore critical PILT funding. The Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program provides federal payments to local governments to help offset losses in property taxes due to nontaxable federal land within their boundaries. These resources help pay for critical services like search and rescue operations, road maintenance, and fire protection. The budget bill that passed Congress earlier this week did not provide funding for this important program. Moffat County Commissioner, John Kinkaid, indicated that he will attend the meeting, scheduled for 10:45 am tomorrow in Grand Junction. Continuation of PILT funding would mean roughly a half million dollars for Moffat County and 1.5 million dollars for Routt County in 2014.
IN HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS OVER THE WEEKEND
Hayden’s boys and girls fell to Hotchkiss (B=59-42; G=69-29).
The Meeker girls beat West Grand (70-32).
Soroco’s boys and girls lost to Paonia (B=56-47; G=48-33).
The Little Snake River Valley girls beat Big Piney (45-42).
Moffat County’s boys and girls beat Basalt (B=62-36; G=99-19)
The Moffat County girls fell to Cedaredge 49-45
The Moffat County boys defeated Cedaredge 78-56
Hayden girls lost to Paonia 64-25
Hayden boys fell to Paonia 50-34
Meeker boys beat North Park 62-36
Meeker girls North Park
Soroco boys lost to Hotchkiss 59-42
Soroco girls fell to Hotchkiss 61-58
The Steamboat boys beat Battle Mountain 53-42
The Steamboat girls defeated Battle Mountain 53-32
Steamboat topped Summit (5-1)
Steamboat beat Aspen 4-0
In Nordic skiing:
In competition in Aspen, the Steamboat girls placed 4th in the classic race and took 5th in the skate race. The boys placed 9th in the classic and 8th in the skate.