Election judges, Mason Siedschlaw, left, and Lila Herod, right, write down some of the final tallies for Tuesday night's election in front of a crowd of onlookers in the Moffat County Court House in Craig. Both Referendums 1A, which will help pay for construction of a new hospital, and 3A, which will pay for a hybrid middle school and updates to other district schools, passed.

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Election judges, Mason Siedschlaw, left, and Lila Herod, right, write down some of the final tallies for Tuesday night's election in front of a crowd of onlookers in the Moffat County Court House in Craig. Both Referendums 1A, which will help pay for construction of a new hospital, and 3A, which will pay for a hybrid middle school and updates to other district schools, passed.

Hospital, school measures pass

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With the majority of all ballots officially counted both tax questions in the November 2007 election have passed.

Dinosaur and Maybell counts are not official, but have been called in.

Referendum 1 A - which is a $42.6 million tax question, which would pay for the construction of a new hospital - earned 56 percent of the yes votes.

Referendum 3A - which is a $29.5 million School District initiative to fund a new Craig Middle School and renovations to all district campuses - garnered 64 percent of the yes votes.

The unofficial voter turnout number is 3,168.

Results from Craig have both tax questions passing - 1A with 737 yes votes and 633 no votes; and 3A with 910 votes yes, and 460 votes no.

Early and absentee ballots had both question passing - 1A with 1,016 yes votes and 648 no votes, and 3A with 1,064 yes votes, and 600 no votes.

Early results from Dinosaur have both tax questions failing - 1A with 4 votes for yes, and 35 no votes, and 3A with 8 votes and 31 votes.

Early results from Maybell have 1A failing - 25 yes votes and 40 no votes, and 3A passing - 33 yes votes and 32 no votes.

Results from Hamilton had both measure failing - 1A with 14 yes votes and 16 no votes; and 3A with 13 yes votes and 17 no votes.

See Wednesday's Craig Daily Press for full story.

Comments

bigrred1576 7 years, 1 month ago

I do HOPE that the ones against this measure will agree that our democratic process (the best in the world) worked, and help Craig move forward. Thanks for all the work put forth by both committees and CONGRATULATIONS

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kozlab 7 years, 1 month ago

This will be a good change for Craig. Our kids and families will have better education and health care. With the new approved measures, our community has a chance to move into the 21st century of healthcare and education. I know it was a hotly debated, some love the idea, and some feel it is unwarranted. Just remember we let our great democracy work and let us get behind making Craig the best it can be.

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