Tag Archives: november

Craig Residents To Vote On Tax Increase

Craig residents will be asked to approve a tax increase during the upcoming November election. The Craig City council approved a ballot question at their meeting Tuesday that would increase the sales tax in Craig by 1.75%. The city faces a budget deficit of $1.2 million a year for the next two Continue reading

Blodgett Pleads Not Guilty To Manslaughter

Justin Blodgett, who is facing a felony manslaughter charge related to the death of Raymond Terrill, pleaded not guilty yesterday. Terrill died in Craig in March, after he and Blodgett had reportedly been involved in an altercation. 14th Judicial District Chief Judge Michael O’Hara gave Blodgett a deadline of September 7th, to accept the state’s deal to plead guilty to criminally negligent homicide.  If Blodgett declines to accept the plea agreement the case will go to trial starting Continue reading

Colorado Unemployment Rate Drops

Unemployment is down to 3.2% in Colorado which is below the national average of 4.6%. This according to a new report from the State. The study shows an additional 17,000 people were hired from October to November of this year. While the number of jobs Continue reading

Help Out By Hiring A Veteran First

hire_a_vetTo help thank Colorado Veterans for their service to our country, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has declared the month of November “Hire a Veteran First Month”. Colorado business owners are encouraged to hire a Veteran for their job openings, whenever possible. According to the Executive Director of the Department of Labor and Continue reading

Sign Up For Low Income Energy Assistance

LEAPApplications can now be filled out for the 2016, 2017, Low Income Energy Assistance Program or LEAP. LEAP provides financial assistance to low income households to help them deal with their winter heating costs. The program runs from the first of November through the end of April. If you received LEAP last year, an application will be sent to you in the mail. If you have not participated in LEAP in the past, but believe you may qualify for the benefits, applications can be picked up at the Moffat Continue reading

Festival of Trees Christmas Wreaths For Sale

festival-of-treesThe deadline to buy a Christmas wreath to help support the 2016 Festival of Trees and the Youth United Way in Craig is October 28th. Wreaths and centerpieces can be purchased now through the Festival of Trees committee and Youth United Way members. The wreaths and Continue reading

Register To Vote

VOTE.2-300The 2016 election is less than 30 days away. Colorado has the highest percentage of registered voters in the country according to the Pew Center on the States. The numbers show that 87% of eligible voters in Colorado are registered to vote. Colorado residents can register to vote through Election Day, but if you register less than 8 days before the Continue reading

CO Smokers Might Pay More For Cigarettes

cigarettetaxColorado has the 12th-lowest cigarette tax in the nation, but that could change come November. If Amendment 72 passes, smokers will pay a tax of $2.59 per pack, instead of the 84 cents per pack currently charged. Supporters say it’ll raise $315.7 million a year for the state, with about $54 million allocated to Continue reading

Initiatives Regulating New O&G Development Fail To Make Ballot

Co-Oil-Gas-300Two proposed ballot initiatives aimed at increasing regulations for new oil and gas development failed to gather enough signatures to reach the November ballot. The first initiative would have given local governments authority to ban fracking and to regulate new oil and gas development as they saw fit. The second would have extended the buffer zone around new oil and gas developments from 500 to 2,500 feet. If passed this Continue reading

Vote To Change Colorado Primary

Vote_Checkmark-300x300Two separate ballot initiatives focused on changing the Colorado Primary Election system have received enough signatures to reach the November ballot. Initiative 98 would allow unaffiliated voters to participate in the primary election without having to declare as either a Continue reading

Cigarette Taxes Could Triple

CIG TAXA ballot initiative that would triple the taxes collected on a pack of cigarettes has received enough signatures to reach the November ballot. The “New cigarette and tobacco taxes” initiative would increase the taxes collected on a pack of cigarettes from 84 cents to $2.59 per pack, and the taxes on other tobacco products would increase to 22%. If passed Continue reading

Register To Vote On Your Phone

Vote_Checkmark-300x300If you have not registered to vote for this November’s election, you can now receive registration and election information via text.  Colorado residents can now text the word “Colorado” or “C-O” to “2vote”, and a link where they can register to vote will be texted directly to their smart phone. The link will also contain Continue reading