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More Funding For MOCO Broadband Improvements

The Craig City Council and Moffat County Commissioners both awarded $12,500 to the Craig and Moffat County Economic Development Partnership to go towards their community broadband initiative. This money will fund the first phase of the project, which includes developing an engineering blue print which identifies how to connect existing broadband infrastructure in Moffat County into a Continue reading

Wyoming Plans To Create Outdoor Rec Office

Wyoming is expected announce plans this week, to create an Office of Outdoor Recreation, according to reports. A recent report from a governor’s task force recommended re-branding the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources to prioritize outdoor recreation. The report Continue reading

New Railroad Line Coming To Craig?

The Moffat County Commissioners at their meeting yesterday agreed to look for funding to help pay for a study to assess the feasibility of building a railroad line between Craig and the Uintah Basin. Representatives from the 7 County Continue reading

Broadband Issues Being Addressed

internetThe Craig City Council will give $12,500 toward the effort to improve broadband access in the area. The council approved the money as a partial match for an administrative grant from the Department of Local Affairs. The grant will help pay to identify gaps and inefficiencies in the current service. The Moffat County Continue reading

Meeker Man Appointed to Sportsmens Roundtable

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife welcomed nine new members to the Colorado Sportsmens Roundtable, a group of both elected and appointed representatives who serve as liaisons between sportsmen and the agency, during a statewide meeting in Buena Vista last week. One of those was Meeker’s Dan Schwartz. The Continue reading

Health Insurance Fees Raised

Health-Insurance-Rates-294The board of directors of Colorado’s health insurance exchange has raised fees that will be passed on to consumers. The increase approved Thursday to 3.5 percent from 1.4 percent of premiums means a family of four paying monthly premiums of $1,000, for example, would see its assessment more than double from $14 a month to $35. The board also increased a flat monthly Continue reading

Tipton Pushes for Full PILT Payments

piltCongressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) joined with a bipartisan group of his House colleagues to urge House leadership to prioritize funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, and to work toward a long-term, sustainable solution for the program on which rural counties rely to provide essential Continue reading

House Passes Spending Bill

REPUBLICANYesterday, the House passed legislation to fund the federal government through September 30th, while still allowing Congress to take action on the President’s executive orders on immigration by funding the Department of Homeland Security through a continuing resolution that expires February 27th. The measure cuts funding to the Continue reading