Tag Archives: Moffat County

More Republicans Turning in Ballots than Democrats

Ballot-300The election is only eight days away. Over 660,000 voters have already cast their ballots in Colorado. The numbers show that Republicans are turning out the voter stronger than Democrats in the state. A total of 282-thousand Republicans have cast ballots, while about 214,000 Democrats have voted. Nearly 157,000 Continue reading

Moffat County Girls Finish 5th At State Cross Country Meet

cross countyrThe State Cross Country Championships were held at Colorado Springs over the weekend.

 


In 3A:

The Moffat County girls team finished 5th.
Individually:
Emily Womble (jr) 18th
Kaylee Durham (so) 47th
Lauren Samuelson (sr)48th
Ary Shaffer (jr) 56th
Delaney Baker (sr) 95th
Malekenna Baker (fr) 115th

The Moffat County boys team finished 16th.
Individually:
Ashley Suites (jr) 38th
Riley Allen (so) 86th
Isiac Roop (so) 94th
Andrew Keiss (jr) 106th
Brandon Beason (fr) 129th
Steven Walls (jr) 138th
Isaac Chacon (jr) 148th

In the 2A Cross County Championships:
For the SoRoCo Boys Ben Kelley (fr) finished 24th.
For the Meeker Boys Austin Russell (so) finished 32nd.
For the Meeker girls Julia Eskelson (so) finished 25th

Moffat County To Play Brush in State Football Playoff

football-boxMoffat County beat Roaring Fork 58-30 in a Friday night game heard live on 93.7 102.3 KRAI, and online at KRAI.COM.  View a video from the team’s locker room celebration after the game.  With the win the Bulldogs secured a place in post season play against Brush, the number one seed in the state 2A state playoffs.   The game will be played in Brush at 1 pm Saturday  (Nov 1).  You can hear the game live on 93.7/102.3 KRAI  an online at KRAI.COM with the pregame at 12:45 and the kick-off at 1. You’ll find a link to the bracket HERE. 

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