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What Makes Certain Rural Economies Resilient?

A new report detailing what makes certain rural Colorado economies more resilient than others has been released by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International trade. The report found that key indicators of economic resiliency were the quality of life, education and health care and industry diversity. Factors that prevent Continue reading

Discussion To Help Those With Holiday Blues

NW Colorado HealthNorthwest Colorado Health will host a Holiday support discussion this week for individuals who have a difficult time during the 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

Sunset Elementry Fall Festival Friday

SUNSET-ELEMENTARYThe 4th Annual Sunset Fundraiser Community Fall Festival will be held this afternoon at Sunset Elementary School from 2:30 to 6. The event, for Moffat County Kids from Pre-K to 5th grade, will Continue reading

Clarification On Craig Station Unit 1 Closure

Craig_StationThe future of Craig Station Unit 1 became a little clearer following Thursday nights meeting at Moffat County High School.  Mike McInnes, the CEO of Tri-State, one of the members of the Yampa Project that own Unit 1, attended the meeting to provide an explanation for the closure, and to brief the community on the Yampa Project’s plan for the future.  McInnes stressed that the agreement to close Unit 1 by the end of 2025 was the Continue reading

CNCC Soccer Starts Friday

CNCC-300The kickoff of The Colorado Northwestern Community College men’s and women’s soccer season is this weekend at Loudy  Simpson Park. The CNCC Spartans will host Salt Lake Community College in a series of games over the weekend. The Spartans will play SLCC Friday afternoon beginning with the Continue reading

Proposed Tax Incentives For Coal Communities

coalplugMoffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid met with Colorado US Senator Michael Bennet recently to discuss the formation of Coal Community Empowerment Zones in Colorado. An empowerment zone is a federally designated area, where businesses and governments receive specific tax credits, designed to encourage hiring and Continue reading

Free Tax Seminar For Small Business Owners

TaxA discussion will be held Wednesday in Craig to educate small business owners in the area about taxes. Bonnie Peterson, Executive Director of Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado will give a presentation about credits small businesses can receive by taking advantage of Moffat County’s Continue reading

Free BBQ To Celebrate Soccer At CNCC

CNCC-LOGO-400There will be a free community BBQ Saturday in Craig to celebrate the formation of the new Soccer teams at Colorado Northwestern Community College. The BBQ begins at noon and will take place at Continue reading

Small Claims Court Clinic Wednesday

court-300A free clinic for those interested in learning more about small claims court proceedings will be held this week in Craig. A small claims court allows people to bring small disputes regarding money, property, contracts or agreements in front of a judge without hiring an attorney. The clinic will cover things to consider before filing a case, how to start a small Continue reading

Wyoming Will Still Give Veterans College Tuition

wyoming-flag-graphicGovernor Matt Mead announced earlier this week that the Wyoming’s program that provides college tuition to veterans will remain intact despite recent budget cuts. The program costs $264,000 a semester, and there is some question where these Continue reading

Economic Assessment Presentations Next Week In Moffat County

better cityMultiple meetings have been scheduled to allow Better City, the economic development firm from Ogden Utah, to present their assessment of Moffat County to the community. Moffat County received a DOLA grant to help pay for the assessment, which is intended to assist the County’s plan Continue reading