BLM on commissioners' agenda


The Moffat County commissioners will meet at 2 p.m. today to approve the county's comments on the Bureau of Land Management's revised resource management plan for the Little Snake Field Office.

Today is the final day to comment on the management plan for those who wish for their comments to be published in the BLM's scoping report.

The commissioners also will discuss whether to support Craig resident Jean Stetson's request to be appointed to the Colorado Wildlife Commission.

Stetson has served on the Moffat County sage grouse working group and the state wolf working group.

The latter was an appointed position.

The commissioners will meet again Tuesday. At 10:30 a.m., the commissioners will discuss with Dr. Thomas Told, the county's chief medical officer, a proposal to dump uranium tailings in a defunct mine near Maybell.

Jim Ross, owner of Intermountain Realty in Craig, has proposed disposing of low-level radioactive tailings near Maybell. He estimates that the site won't be ready to accept tailings for three to six years.

But his proposal already has generated intense interest in the community. Ross has attended two Moffat County Economic Development Partnership meetings to answer questions about his plan.

During the general discussion portion of Tuesday's meeting, Commissioner Saed Tayyara plans to broach the subject of selling the courthouse annex, which is vacant on the opposite side of West Victory Way from the courthouse.

During his election campaign, Tayyara pledged to work with the Board of Commissioners to return certain county properties to private enterprise and county and city tax rolls.

The Community College of Northwest Colorado leases the annex from the county and teaches classes there.

The annex used to be a Tastee-Freeze.

Rob Gebhart can be reached at 824-7031 or

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