Tag Archives: Moffat County

Ballots Trickling in to Elections Clerks

Ballot-300Northwest Colorado ballots are trickling into local county elections clerks. An updated count on the number of ballots turned in by voters across the state show that 700 Routt County residents have turned in their ballots. 325 Moffat County voters and 187 Rio Blanco County voters have done the same. In all three counties, the Continue reading

Authorities Warn Motorists of Vehicle Vs. Wildlife Potential

deer on road 300The Colorado Department of Transportation and the Colorado State Patrol are reminding motorists to avoid collisions with wildlife by slowing down. This time of year deer, elk, bears and other wildlife are on the move, deer and elk coming down from the mountains to warmer territory, and bears, foraging for food as they Continue reading

EPA Creates Hurdle for Shadow Mountain Project

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency is causing headaches for the Shadow Mountain water and sewer line replacement project. The agency is forcing Moffat County to pay for an Environmental Assessment on a portion of the construction area. The money from the two loans the county is getting to complete the project Continue reading

Yampa Valley Data Partners Release August Fast Facts

YVDPYampa Valley Data Partners has released their August Fast Facts, indicators on how the Yampa Valley is doing economically. Routt Continue reading

Community Invited to Barbecue Prior to EPA Meeting

EPA-300Local officials are encouraging Craig residents to treat the EPA’s visit next week as a community event. Regional Administrator Shawn McGrath will visit Moffat County for a community meeting Wednesday to hear from local residents, businesses, and community leaders about the hardships the EPA’s new Continue reading

State Unemployment Rate Drops

Unemployment2Nonfarm payroll jobs increased 5,500 over the month from June to July, to 2,452,200 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 6,000 and government decreased 500. Colorado has had 33 consecutive months of payroll job gains. According to the survey Continue reading

EPA Regional Administrator Sets Date for Craig Visit

EPA-300The Region 8 Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to travel to Moffat County for a Town Hall style listening session regarding new carbon emissions rules.  Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid invited Shaun McGrath to Craig while in Denver testifying against the new rules last week.  Kinkaid Continue reading

EPA Regional Director to Visit Moffat County

John KinkaidMoffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid was one of those who got to testify before the EPA on their proposed new carbon emissions rules yesterday.  In fact, Kinkaid was first to speak.  He talked about the economic hardships the rules would place on rural Americans.  Afterward, Kinkaid met with the EPA’s Regional Administrator, Shaun McGrath, Continue reading

Area Fires Update For Sunday

fire season smallWindy conditions yesterday, combined with lightning resulted in several new fires. The Elk Springs Fire on State, Bureau of Land Management, and private land started late yesterday afternoon. Aerial and ground resources responded to the incident; however difficult access, windy conditions, and receptive fuels are making firefighting efforts Continue reading

John Rossfeld Named CEO of The Memorial Hospital

Rossfeld new photoThe Memorial Hospital (TMH) Board of Trustees announced Friday that John Rossfeld will become the Chief Executive Officer of The Memorial Hospital at Craig. The offer was finalized Friday.  Rossfeld became the Interim CEO in late January and recently announced his desire to fill the permanent position. During a meeting with community members, Rossfeld said, Continue reading

Udall-Alkali Fire

mark-udall-300Senator Mark Udall is using the Alkali Fire to reach out to Northwest Coloradans.  Udall has constantly dodged interview requests from Wild West Radio to speak about issues that concern Northwest Colorado.  The Senator is rarely seen in Northwest Colorado, and has consistently supported measures on energy, health, Continue reading

Three Springs Fire Contained

WILDFIRECrews have contained the Three Springs Fire which was reported to the Craig Interagency Dispatch Center Monday night around 7. The lightning caused wildland fire is on private land four Continue reading