Tag Archives: Moffat County

Senators Urge Reinstatement of PILT Funds

piltU.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) are urging Senate leaders to fully fund the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program in any end-of-year legislation. Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) provide federal payments to nearly 1,900 local governments across 49 states to help offset losses in property taxes Continue reading

Exhibit to Feature Local Artists

MUSEUM OF NWCOThe Museum of Northwest Colorado is hosting an art & photography show which features Moffat County residents. The show is a mix of work from professional and amateur artists and photographers. Opening Day is Thursday. There will be a reception from 5 to 7 Thursday evening. The exhibit, titled “The Best of Moffat Country in Continue reading

BLM Offers Parcels in Moffat and Routt Counties for Oil and Gas Leases

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management yesterday released a preliminary environmental assessment for public review that evaluates offering two parcels in northwest Colorado in the May 2016 competitive oil and gas lease sale. The parcel in Moffat County totals 172 acres; the one in Routt Continue reading

What’s Next for Local Marketing District

Ballot-300Now that Moffat County residents have voted in a new Local Marketing District, organizers are looking to create a board to govern the money raised from the increased lodging tax. That’s according to Craig Mayor Ray Beck and Moffat County Commissioner Frank Moe, who have been Continue reading

Shadow Mountain Residents Encouraged to Check Heat Tape

shadow mountain village meeting-150 editIf you live in the Shadow Mountain neighborhood in Craig, you’ll want to check your heat tape. Moffat County Director of Developmental Services, Roy Tipton, said at yesterday’s commissioners meeting that work in the neighborhood over the summer often required Continue reading

Moffat County Eligible for State Sponsored Scholarships

scholarshipsMoffat County is eligible to receive over $11,000 in scholarships to hand out to students within the county. Starting this fall, the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) will make $7 million in matching dollars available to Continue reading

Local Officials to Attend “EPA’s Coming Storm”

EPA-300Moffat County and Craig representatives will attend a forum tomorrow in Grand Junction regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s overreaching policies. The forum, titled “EPA’s Coming Storm”, is part of a series of forums being held across the state. Senator Ray Scott of Grand Junction will lead the discussion, with the focus Continue reading

Obama Grant Prepares Communities for Life with Less Coal

coalTwo western Colorado regions with close ties to the coal mining industry will work to diversify their economies with the help from a federal program. On Thursday, Moffat County received $50,000 for the study of current commercial and economic needs and assets of the county and surrounding region. The Montrose-based Region Continue reading

Wreaths for Sale for Festival of Trees

festival of treesThose that would like to buy a wreath for this year’s Festival of Trees in Moffat County can do so now. The wreaths are being sold by the Festival of Trees Committee and Youth United Way. Selling the wreaths helps offset the cost of the Festival. They sell for various prices, ranging from $25 to $35. Orders are due by October 28th and the wreaths are expected to be delivered between November 16 and November 20th. For Continue reading

Proposed Local Tax Increase to be Discussed at Community Barbecue Tomorrow

Ballot-300There will be a community barbecue tomorrow afternoon at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Craig, with the intent of giving Moffat County residents a chance to learn more about the plan to create a Local Marketing District. The plan is to put a measure on the upcoming ballot, that will create a Local Marketing District to collect money from Continue reading

Moffat County in Top 10 of Most Charitable Counties in Colorado

MOFFAT-COUNTY-LOGO-300According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, an online organization that measures the giving of residents from state to state, Moffat County is the 10th most generous county in the state. The Continue reading

Case of Vesicular Stomatitis Found in Moffat County

cdaAs of this week, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has 42 locations in 14 counties under quarantine after horses, mules, and cattle herds tested positive for Vesicular Stomatitis (VS). That includes a location in Moffat County. The Northwest part Continue reading