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Beck And Cook Sworn In As Commissioners

Don Cook and former Craig Mayor Ray Beck were sworn in as Moffat County Commissioners at the weekly meeting yesterday. Beck took the seat vacated by outgoing commissioner Chuck Grobe, with Cook taking over for John Kinkaid, who he defeated in 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

MOCO Looks To Control Conservation Easements

In an effort to gain more control over conservation easements issued in Moffat County, the Commissioners approved a resolution at their meeting this week establishing a process for conservation easement approval. The federal government has recently allocated hundreds of millions of dollars to go towards easements for sage Continue reading

Moffat County Seeks Board Members

Applications are being accepted to fill 28 seats on 12 different boards in Moffat County. Seats are open on the Airport Advisory board, Area Council on Aging, the Land Use Board, and 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

Commissioners Clarify County Hiring Freeze

MOFFAT-COUNTY-LOGO-300A resolution was passed by the Moffat County Commissioners at their weekly meeting yesterday, clarifying the hiring freeze that was instituted by the Commission at their meeting last week.  The hiring freeze will be in Continue reading

Hiring Freeze Instituted For Moffat County

MOFFAT-COUNTY-LOGO-300To help deal with future budget constraints in Moffat County, a county hiring freeze was instituted by the Moffat County Commissioners at their weekly meeting Tuesday. The Continue reading

Deadline To Save The Luttrell Barn Extended

LUTTRELL BARNThe deadline to save the Luttrell Barn from demolition was extended yesterday by the Moffat County Commissioners.  The Save the Barn Committee now has until April 1st to secure the funds to make repairs and maintain the barn. As requested, the committee Continue reading

Winter Weather On Its Way

winter-weather-#1Winter weather is coming. The entire area will be under a winter storm warning tomorrow morning through tomorrow night. The mountains are expected to have up to ten inches of snow, with lower elevations seeing between 1 and 5 inches. A strong cold front will move in with the storm, with highs Continue reading

Deadline Remains December 15th To Save Luttrell Barn

LUTTRELL BARNAt their weekly meeting yesterday, the Moffat County Commissioners declined to extend the deadline, for the group attempting to save the Luttrell Barn from demolition. The Save the Barn Committee has collected only $5,000 in pledges over the last two weeks, which is far short Continue reading

MOCO Employee Insurance Premiums To Increase

MOFFAT-COUNTY-LOGO-300The Moffat County Commissioners voted to increase medical premiums for the county employee insurance plan at their weekly meeting yesterday. The Moffat County Employee Health Insurance Continue reading

MOCO Social Services Doing An “Excellent Job” Processing Medicaid Applications

healthfirstco_logofinal_cmykAccording to the State of Colorado, 100% of the Medicaid applications filed since April by The Moffat County Social Services Department, have met state requirements for timeliness. Marc Williams from the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, says that county Continue reading