Tag Archives: economy

Board Members Selected For Local Marketing District

economySeven people have been selected to represent Craig and Moffat County to be on the Local Marketing District Board. Appointed wednesday night were; Dave DeRose , Tammy Fager , Dave Flemming, Kirstie McPherson, Roger Richmond and Vick Updike. A seventh person, David Heinrich, will represent the Town of Dinosaur. When reached for comment, nominee Kirstie McPherson says that based on the feedback she has Continue reading

Good And Bad Signs For Local Economies

economyEconomic numbers have been released by the Yampa Valley Data Partners that give mixed signals about the economic health for Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco Counties. On a positive note retail sales for August when compared to the previous year increased slightly in both Routt and Moffat, along with coal and oil production, which also grew when Continue reading

Economic Stats For Moffat, Rio Blanco And Routt Counties

economyNumbers have been released that detail the economic health of Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco counties in 2015.  According to Yampa Valley Data Partners, mining was again the highest paying job sector in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties, distributing nearly $21.65 million in wages in the third quarter of 2015 which was 23% of the total income. The highest paying job sector In Routt County was health care and social Continue reading

Moffat County Hires Economic Development Firm

better cityThe Moffat County Commissioners at their regular meeting yesterday decided to contract with a company that specializes in economic development and community revitalization. The company, Better City based in Ogden Utah, will initially perform a comprehensive economic assessment of Moffat County. Three companies were interviewed for the job, but the commissioners unanimously agreed that Better City was head and shoulders Continue reading

Oil And Gas Impacts On Colorado Economy

oil-and-gas-industry-300A study by the University of Colorado Shows the Colorado Oil and Gas Industry is Key to the State’s Economic Health and Stability.  It also illustrates the positive impact of oil and gas to every Coloradan.  The oil and gas industry in 2014 pumped $31.7 billion into Colorado’s economy, according to the study, which was released yesterday.  Overall, the Continue reading

Letter To Secretary Jewell in Support of Trapper Mine

 

JEWELLU.S. Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet, along with Governor John Hickenlooper, and Congressman Scott Tipton yestrday sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell urging DOI to complete the court-ordered Environmental Assessment for Trapper Mine prior to April 30th. Trapper Mine’s permit was covered under the same environmental review that the U.S. District Court in Colorado deemed deficient for Colowyo Mine, but Trapper Mine was initially believed to be unaffected. Further review led to a negotiation with the Office of Continue reading

Skiing Contributes 5 Billion To US Econonomy

skiing-on-moneyA new study says skiiers contribute nearly $5 billion to the economy. The study from Colorado Ski Country US and Vail Resorts shows skiing and snowboarding account for roughly 46,000 full-time jobs across the state. Much of the money Continue reading

Think Big – Shop Small This Christmas

christmas-tree-indoor-#2-30At a time of year where big box retailers offer deep discounts, the holiday season is an annual opportunity to show local shops and businesses your support. It’s also a great way to score unique items while benefitting the local economy.   Here are some things to consider as you shop at your favorite small businesses.  By supporting small businesses, you are Continue reading

Senator Gardner Talks to Senate About ColoWyo

gardnerSenator Cory Gardner (R-CO) took to the Senate floor yesterday to discuss the hugely negative impact that the closure of the Colowyo Mine would have on Northwest Colorado’s families and economy. The mine is threatened by a Federal District Court order determining that the Office of Surface Mining failed to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act in Continue reading

Craig Chamber Urges Businesses to Fill out Online Survey

Craig-Chamber-150The Craig Chamber is urging businesses to complete an online survey intended to get a feel of how the economy is progressing in the area. The 10-question survey is available online and is completely anonymous. The Chamber says with marketplace data that’s often months, if not years Continue reading

Lawmakers Determining Refunds for State Residents

co-state-capitol-300Lawmakers are working on the state budget this week. One sign of Colorado’s improving economy since the Great Recession is the state is collecting enough tax revenue that they have to issue refunds under the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights. The Continue reading

Republicans Drafting Opt-Out Bill for EPA Rule

EPA-300Senate Republicans are putting together a bill that would let states opt out of the EPA’s proposed climate rule for power plants. The amendment was proposed by Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky yesterday. Under the bill, states would be able to opt out of the rule for various reasons. Those reasons would include: Continue reading