Tag Archives: Moffat County Commissioners

Congressmen Ask for More Public Comment Time for Cuckoo Plan

ybcRepresentatives from several Western states, including U.S. Representative Scott Tipton, are asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to continue taking comment on the status of the Western yellow-billed cuckoo and its habitat through December 14th. The federal agency is scheduled to close public comment on the proposal on October 14th. In their letter to Fish and Wildlife Director Dan Ashe, the representatives wrote that the Continue reading

Moffat County Submits Public Comments on Two Issues

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners have signed off on public comments regarding two key issues in Northwest Colorado. Jeff Comstock from the county’s Natural Resources Department presented the commissioners first with comments regarding U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s proposal to list the Yellow Billed Cuckoo as a threatened species. Continue reading

Yellow Billed Cuckoo the Next Threatened Species?

ybcThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is looking at yet another species to protect in Northwest Colorado. The feds say the Yellow Billed Cuckoo is declining in numbers and needs protection. How much protection is what is being determined. The Moffat County Commissioners say the agency is looking at an area in Northwest Colorado that would provide ideal habitat for the bird, which can be found throughout the Continue reading

Commissioners Dispense with Vandal, Sign Oil and Gas Agreement

MC Commissioners-150A thief and vandal was executed at the Moffat County Courthouse yesterday. For the last several days, staff at the courthouse have shown up to work, only to find their offices trashed, and things missing from their desks. The missing items were usually candy or other small objects. It was determined there must be a pest problem, Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Considering Changes in License Designation

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife is proposing changes to the way hunting licenses are doled out. The agency is proposing to decrease the number of licenses that are awarded to out-of-state hunters. Currently 65% of the available licenses go to in-state hunters, with the other 35% going to out-of-state visitors. The Moffat County Continue reading

Elkhead Reservoir Could be Drained and Poisoned

ELK-HEAD-MAIN-SIGNThe Moffat County Commissioners were told yesterday that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Colorado Parks and Wildlife want to talk with the Colorado River Water Conservation District about draining Elkhead Reservoir and poisoning the water to get rid of non-native fish species. The non-natives are escaping the reservoir into the Yampa River, and those fish are attacking and eating the native fish in the river. Avid fisherman Burt Continue reading

Boys and Girls Club to Take Over Lutrell Barn

boys and girls club-188The Boys and Girls Club of Craig will take over management of the Lutrell Barn. The proposal will be voted on at a later date, but the Moffat County Commissioners were agreeable to a Continue reading

Economic Sessions in Craig, Steamboat, and Meeker

economyStrengthening Economies Together, or SET, will meet next month to go over their program with a representative of the South Dakota Badlands River Region. The event provides an opportunity for anyone to learn about the SET process. It starts in Meeker September 15th with a focus group meeting. On the 16th the group will Continue reading

Commissioners Save Money Locking in Fuel Price

moffat-county-commissionersThe Moffat County Commissioners agreed yesterday to lock in their propane price from Amerigas. The commissioners will save about $13,000 over last year’s fuel costs by Continue reading

Craig City Council Turns to DOLA for Breeze Park Grant

City-Council-300The Craig City Council is trying a different tact in getting funds for a proposed improvement project at Breeze Street Park. The Council has tried and failed several times to get a grant from Great Outdoors Colorado for the project, however Great Outdoors has not fulfilled Continue reading

Moffat County to Donate Hay to Alkali Fire Victims

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners are donating hay to the victims of the Alkali Fire.  The fire burned over 20,000 acres last month, along a 17 mile stretch.  Much of the blaze was on private land, and farmers lost their hay, and even a few cattle.  Every year, just before the Balloon Festival at Loudy Simpson Park, Continue reading

Maybell Bridge Finished Four Weeks Ahead of Schedule

MC Commissioners-150The Maybell Bridge is done.  The Moffat County Commissioners, yesterday, announced that repairs to the bridge have been finished well ahead of schedule.  The commissioners expected repairs to take about 6 weeks, which was a concern for some who would be cut off from Highway 40.  Foot traffic was still Continue reading