Tag Archives: Moffat County Commissioners

CPW to Hold Open House on Elkhead

ELK-HEAD-MAIN-SIGNResidents of Craig and the surrounding areas will have the opportunity to discuss the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program and Elkhead Reservoir fish management with several key partners during an open house next month. The open house format will allow program representatives to answer questions and provide information about the multi-faceted program and its goals of protecting four endangered native fish – the Colorado Continue reading

BETPP to Hold Meet and Greet with Commissioners

bears-ears-tea-party-300The Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots in Craig have invited the Moffat County Commissioners to a meet and greet next month. The group is also inviting the public to the event, which is intended to allow them to meet the commissioners and talk with them one on one. There will be an update on county events and a question and answer period. Continue reading

Commissioners Announce Board Appointments

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners announced county board appointments yesterday. Doug Winters will replace Audrey Anna Masterson for a three year term on the Fair Board. Tom Mathers and Len Browning will serve 5 year terms on the Housing Authority Board. Dave Watson, Burt Clements, Dean Gent, Ed Winters, Continue reading

Commissioners Sign on to Letter Blasting Clean Power Act

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners yesterday agreed to become signatories on a letter to Governor Hickenlooper that highlights the downfalls of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Act. The letter was drafted by the Independence Institute, a think tank in Denver. The letter states that the Act will damage Continue reading

Shadow Mountain Project Update

shadow mountain village meeting-150 editAn environmental assessment and cultural study of lands involved in the Shadow Mountain Water Improvement Project turned up nothing of interest. That’s according to Roy Tipton of Moffat County Development Services. Tipton was irritated when the order came down that the Continue reading

Moffat County Commissioners Support State Fight Against Sage Grouse Listing

sage_grouse-300The Moffat County Commissioners yesterday indicated they were happy that the state is going to fight the Gunnison Sage Grouse decision in court. U.S. Fish and Wildlife recently made the decision to list the Gunnison Sage Grouse as a threatened species. A decision on the Greater Sage Grouse is expected next year. The Greater Continue reading

Moffat County Commissioners Support OHV Efforts

atv-300The Moffat County Commissioners yesterday approved a letter of support for the BLM Little Snake Field Office to obtain a grant to hire a Seasonal Ranger for OHV activities. The Ranger would be responsible for maintaining trails and signage, and for educating riders. The position Continue reading

Oil and Gas Task Force to Meet this Week

oil-and-gas-industry-300Governor Hickenlooper’s Oil and Gas Task Force will meet again tomorrow and Friday to continue work on recommendations for the industry. The group was put together after Congressman Jared Polis threatened to back a number of ballot questions throughout the state that would result in several variations of regulations from county Continue reading

Moffat County Commissioners to Send Congratulatory Letter to Hickenlooper

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners have agreed to form a letter to Governor John Hickenlooper, congratulating him on winning his second term, and reminding him of promises he made to rural Coloradans during his campaign. During the campaign, Hickenlooper was accused of ignoring the needs of rural residents, and catering to urban Continue reading

Moffat County Commissioners Discuss Budget

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners were updated on the county’s budget for 2015 yesterday. The county’s budget comes in at just under $80 million, but about $300,000 more than the previous year’s. Nearly half of that comes from The Memorial Hospital. The hospital has increased it’s budget by about $1.6 million. The Continue reading

Commissioners Refuse to Sign Ordinance

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners, yesterday, refused to sign off on a nuisance ordinance for the Blue Mountain Community. Blue Mountain is just east of Dinosaur, off of Highway 40. There are less than a dozen homes in the community, and a few of the residents showed up to yesterday’s commissioners meeting to complain Continue reading

Rankin Visits Moffat County Commissioners

BOB RANKINHouse District 57 Representative Bob Rankin stopped by the Moffat County Commissioners meeting yesterday morning to get the commissioners to sign a resolution regarding repayment of Roan Plateau leases. Years ago, oil and gas leases were sold atop the Roan Plateau. Continue reading