Tag Archives: Moffat County Commissioners

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

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