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Commissioners Allocate $32K For Economic Development

The Moffat County Commissioners committed an additional $32,000 budgeted for economic development at their meeting earlier this week, to go towards the 2017 budget  for the Craig and Moffat County Economic Development Partnership. The Commissioners stressed the need for continued focus on economic development in Moffat County. They also believe that despite budget constraints, the county Continue reading

Seniors Want The Shadow Mountain Club House

Members of the Senior Social Center showed up at the Moffat County Commissioners Meeting yesterday, to ask the Commissioners to sell or lease them the Shadow Mountain Club House, instead of putting it up for auction. Members of Continue reading

Taxes To Increase In Craig?

The Craig City Council will ask the community to help them deal with their budget constraints by passing a sales tax increase and approving a use tax during the upcoming April election. Craig has lost nearly $2 million out of its general fund in the past few years, and their current budget is the lowest it has been since 2008. To help deal Continue reading

MOCO Emergency Manager To Be Part Time

In an their ongoing effort to reduce expenses, The Moffat County Commissioners have changed the County Emergency Manager Position from full to part time. The commissioners Continue reading

Taxes Going Up In Craig?

taxesBudget woes continue for the City of Craig and Moffat County. The Moffat County Commissioners approved the budget for 2017 at their weekly meeting Tuesday. The County will have nearly $37.5 million dollars to spend this year which is $6 million less than in 2016. The falling numbers are partially due to declining property values. Since 2011, property values in Moffat County have fallen by nearly $80 million, resulting in an 18% drop in property taxes collected over that time period. Declining property taxes and other factors have put a strain on the county’s budget for next year and the foreseeable future. Because of these budget constraints, the Commissioners expect they will have to make additional cuts to county services in the future. The Craig City Council is Continue reading

Wyoming May Take $144 Million From State Savings

wyoming-flag-graphicGovernor Matt Mead released his preliminary budget for 2017 yesterday. The Governor has proposed using $144 million from the states $1.6 billion rainy day fund to help cover the nearly $400 million budget shortfall. Mead is also calling for Continue reading

Mead To Release Budget For 2017, Cuts Expected

matt_meadWyoming Governor Matt Mead is expected to announce his plans for the 2017 budget sometime today. The budget will have to compensate for the expected $157 million budget shortfall, in addition to the $248 million in state government cuts that were announced by Mead earlier this summer. The deficit is due to falling revenues from Coal Continue reading

Hayden Town Council To Talk Budget and Taxes

HAYDEN-300The Hayden Town Council will be meeting this week to discuss the town’s plans for 2017. The Council will meet Thursday night. They are expected to adopt and approve the budget for 2017. They will also discuss the recently instituted marijuana excise tax, utilizing property taxes to offset Continue reading

Meetings To Discuss Budget For Routt County

routt-county-signThere will be a meeting next week to discuss the 2017 budget for Routt County. The Routt County Finance Department will host the meeting Wednesday on the top floor of the Routt County Courthouse from 1:30 to 2:30. All are welcome to attend. There will also be Continue reading

Wyoming May Have To Use Rainy Day Fund

wyoming-flag-graphicWith a large budget deficit looming for the 2017-2018 budget year in Wyoming, Governor Matt Mead has indicated that the state could look to its rainy day fund to deal with the issues. Current projections have the 2017-18 budget running at a $156 million Continue reading

Grants Available For Colorado FFA Chapters

colorado-corn-logoThe deadline for Colorado FFA chapters to submit an application for grants available through  Colorado Corn is Continue reading

Sign Up For Low Income Energy Assistance

LEAPApplications can now be filled out for the 2016, 2017, Low Income Energy Assistance Program or LEAP. LEAP provides financial assistance to low income households to help them deal with their winter heating costs. The program runs from the first of November through the end of April. If you received LEAP last year, an application will be sent to you in the mail. If you have not participated in LEAP in the past, but believe you may qualify for the benefits, applications can be picked up at the Moffat Continue reading