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Fill Out A Broadband Survey

broadband towerThere is an effort to get Moffat County citizens to fill out surveys for the Moffat Broadband Committee to help determine the counties broadband needs. The Moffat County Commissioners and The Craig City Council agreed to support a marketing campaign to promote the surveys at their meetings yesterday. The campaign is being supported by the two government entities, various businesses and stake Continue reading

Moffat County and Craig Leaders Address Future Closing Of Unit 1

Craig_StationThe Moffat County Commissioners along with the Craig City Council and Craig Mayor Ray Beck have released a joint statement regarding the announced closure of Craig Station Unit 1.  While they expressed their  disappointed in the closure, they are pleased to have time to prepare for its effects. They acknowledged that closing Craig Station Unit 1 will Continue reading

County Commissioners Against Amendment 69

moffat-county-commissionersThe Moffat County Commissioners signed a resolution against amendment 69 at their weekly meeting Tuesday. The controversial amendment, which will be voted on in the November election, would implement a state-run, taxpayer funded, single payer Continue reading

Economic Diversification In Moffat County

economyMoffat County took another step forward this week in its quest for economic diversification. The Moffat County Commissioners voted at their weekly meeting on which recommendations to pursue from the Better City economic development proposal. The Commissioners have relayed their recommendations to the Local Marketing District who will begin to take Continue reading

Swinging Bridge Repairs Planned For 2017

swingin bridgePlans to repair Swinging Bridge on Moffat County Road 83 in Browns park took a big step forward last week after the Colorado Department of Local Affairs approved Moffat County’s request for a $760,000 grant to repair and improve the bridge. Swinging Bridge has been open only to foot traffic for the last two years. During that time, the Moffat Continue reading

NW Colorado Coalition To Address National Coal Plan

war on coal shirtA coalition of pro-coal advocates from Northwest Colorado will be in Grand Junction tomorrow to provide input on the Interior Departments federal coal plan. Members from the Craig Chamber of Commerce, Craig and Moffat County Economic Development Partnership, and elected officials from Moffat County will join citizens, miners and other government officials from across the state to comment on the regulations. Discussion is expected to revolve around the Interior Departments moratorium Continue reading

Commissioners Look To Retain Property Tax

moffat-county-commissionersWith the expectation that property values could increase across Moffat County in the future the Moffat County Commissioners voted yesterday at their weekly meeting to approve a proposal for the 2016 ballot that would allow the county to retain all revenue collected from property taxes beginning next year. In 1996, voters in Moffat County approved a measure that allowed the county to collect, keep and spend all revenues Continue reading

March 29th Declared ‘Welcome Home Vietnam Vets Day’

vietnamMarch 29th was declared ‘Welcome Home Vietnam Veteran’s Day’ by the Moffat County Commissioners and the Craig City Council at their weekly meetings yesterday. The proclamations were proposed by Continue reading

Commissioners And Councilmen Sign Letters Of Support

osmThe Craig City Council and the Moffat County Commissioners approved the letters be sent to Senators Cory Gardner, Michael Bennet, and Representative Scott Tipton at their weekly meetings yesterday. The letters thanked the three for supporting the Trapper and ColoWyo (COLO-wyo) mines during the Environmental Assessments that were preformed by the Office of Continue reading

Moffat County Questions Dues To Craig Chamber

Craig-Chamber-150The Craig Chamber of Commerce and the Moffat County Commissioners were at odds yesterday as to whether or not Moffat County can legally continue as a member of the Craig Chamber. The issue stems from an email sent by the Chamber to its members that advocated supporting the cultivation of medical marijuana in Moffat County. The information in the email was in reference to a Continue reading

Moffat County Commissioners Approve 2016 Budget

moffat-county-commissionersAt their regular weekly meeting, yesterday, the Moffat County Commissioners approved the County budget for 2016. The operating budget for Moffat County will grow by about 4 ½ percent to just under $44 million for next year. The Commissioners also approved Continue reading

WildEarth Guardians Urge Interior Secretary To Tell MoCo Commissioners to “Keep Coal In The Ground”

wildearthThe WildEarth Guardians have issued a response to the Moffat County Commissioners meeting scheduled for tomorrow with Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewel.  Jeremy Nichols, WildEarth Guardians’ Climate and Energy Program Director. Stressed in a release that he wants Jewel to tell the Commissioners that “it’s time to move toward keeping coal in the ground.”  The entire text of the WildEarth Guardians response is below: Continue reading