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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

Moffat County Commissioners Will Meet With Interior Secretary Jewel This Week

JEWELLMoffat County Commissioners will meet with Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel this Friday.  That according to Commissioner John Kinkaid.  Jewell will be in Aspen Friday to speak as part of the Aspen Institute’s Hurst Lecture Series.  The Commissioners, who will meet with Jewel in Glenwood Spring at 8pm, are expected to impress on Continue reading

Meeting Planned to Discuss the ColoWyo Situation

coloyowA meeting has been planned for Craig residents to get the latest information on the ColoWyo situation. The meeting will include speakers from industry representatives and local government in Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties. Ray Beck and Continue reading

Moffat County Residents to Vote on Retail Marijuana

MARIJUANA-300Retail Marijuana will be on the Moffat County ballot in November.  The Moffat County Commissioners voted 2 to 1 this morning to put the issue of lifting the county’s moratorium on retail grow and sale operations to the voters.  Maybell resident Kris Brannan has been prodding the commissioners to Continue reading