Tag Archives: Moffat County

Bennet Writes Letter Supporting ColoWyo Jobs

coloyowColorado Senator Michael Bennet has written a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, supporting Moffat County in its efforts to keep the ColoWyo Mine open. A federal judge ruled earlier this month that the Office of Surface Continue reading

EIS Available for Transwest Project

TRANSMISSION LINESThe Bureau of Land Management and Western Area Power Administration yesterday announced the availability of the final environmental review for a 730-mile transmission line project that would deliver up Continue reading

Craig Police Warn of Mail Scam

SCAMS-300The Craig Police Department has been made aware of what they call an unethical practice involving a company out of California, called “Record Transfer Services”. Their mailings appear as an official “Recorded Deed Notice” concerning property owned by a resident of Moffat County. The paperwork advises that for a Continue reading

Semi Collides With School Bus Near Craig

SCHOOL BUSNo injuries were reported following a collision Friday afternoon between a school bus and a semi-truck. The bus was stopped on the side of the road as the semi approached from behind. While, the semi avoided a Continue reading

Ray Beck Elected Craig Mayor

Ballot-300Ray Beck is Craig’s newest mayor. Beck won the Craig mayoral election by over 160 votes in yesterday’s municipal election. He defeated Don Jones. There were seven people running for four City Council seats. It seems some didn’t get the word that Bill Johnston withdrew from the race Continue reading

Man Sentenced to Four Years on Drug Charges

District Attorney 14thA man was sentenced to 4 years in prison yesterday in a Moffat County drug case. 18-year old Nicholas Karm was sentenced to a stipulated four-year term in the Colorado Department of Corrections. Last month, he and 20-year old Luke Talbot appeared in Moffat County District Court, where both pleaded guilty to Continue reading

BLM Amends Management Plan for White River Field Office

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management Friday released its Proposed Oil and Gas Amendment to the White River Field Office Resource Management Plan, which will help guide oil and gas development in northwestern Colorado’s Piceance Basin for the next 20 years. The Continue reading

Moffat County Officials to Attend National Workshop

nacoMoffat County has been selected as one of seven counties to attend the National Association of Counties (NACo) Coal Reliant Communities Innovation Challenge Workshop. NACo and the Continue reading

March 31st is Corrie Ponikvar Day

MC Commissioners-150March 31st is now known as Corrie Ponikvar Day in Moffat County. The Moffat County Commissioners made the proclamation yesterday during their regular board meeting. Ponikvar recently made the decision to retire from the Moffat County United Way, her last day being March 31st. Commissioner Chuck Grobe choked Continue reading

State of Moffat County Takes Place Tomorrow

state-of-moffat-county-300The State of Moffat County takes place tomorrow night in Craig. The event is an opportunity for residents to get an annual update from the Craig Chamber, the City of Craig and Moffat County. Representatives of each entity will give reports on the year in review, and will make projections for the immediate future. The focus of the night Continue reading

Identity Of Man Shot And Killed Released

Hand, Georgie 01131972 (1)The name of the man who was shot Monday off of Highway 40 near the Colorado/Utah border has been released. James Brent Damon died after an altercation with Colorado Parks & Wildlife Officer Nathan Martinez and Moffat County Sheriff’s Deputy Bhrent Shock. The officers were investigating a suspicious vehicle just off of the Highway, east of Dinosaur, when the officers encountered Damon and a female Continue reading

Officers Held Hostage Before Shooting

Hand, Georgie 01131972 (1)The 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has released more details regarding Monday’s officer involved shooting in western Moffat County. At around 2 Monday afternoon, Colorado Parks & Wildlife Officer Nathan Martinez and Moffat County Sheriff’s Deputy Bhrent Shock were investigating  a suspicious vehicle off of the road on US Highway 40 east of Dinosaur, when the officers encountered a male and female who, according to the evidence, briefly took Continue reading