Craig briefs for Dec. 19

— The Moffat County Commission heard some of the details and trends revealed in the recent 25-question Senior Needs survey at its meeting Tuesday.

Neil Folks, research team chairman for the survey, gave each commissioner a copy before explaining the methodology and some of the results.

The Moffat County Council on Aging sponsored the questionnaire designed for the roughly 1,800 senior citizens in Moffat County.

One hundred fifty five seniors responded, a little less than 10 percent of Moffat County's senior population.

"It's kind of interesting with what we came up with," Folks said.

Among the most desired amenities for seniors was a Moffat County recreation center, Folks said.

"People are looking at it as an entity that can serve all age groups, not just seniors," Folks said.

Among the biggest concerns for seniors were traffic congestion and Craig's lack of sidewalks, especially on Victory Way between Ranney Street and the Wal-Mart SuperCenter, Folks said.

Folks presented survey results to Colorado Department of Transportation officials Tuesday, as well, he said. He plans to address the Craig City Council at its meeting Jan. 8.

Folks scheduled a workshop to address the survey results at 10 a.m. Jan. 14 in the Moffat County Courthouse second-floor conference room.

Officials from the city, county, Craig Police Department and Moffat County Housing Authority - and anyone from the public or other agency who would like to participate - are expected to attend.

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