News for Wednesday, December 5, 2012

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Craig Fire Board hosts ceremonial ground breaking at training tower site

Foundation construction to begin after Christmas

After months of discussions, planning and public meetings the Craig Rural Fire Protection District Board hosted Wednesday a ceremonial ground breaking ceremony at its live fire training tower site on Industrial Ave. behind Kmart. Byron Willems, fire board president, said it was a monumental occasion considering the amount of attention the estimated $1.5 million project has received in recent months. “We’re excited about starting the actual physical process of accomplishing our goal,” he said.

MCTA 2013 budget in limbo

Board members claim exclusion from budget process by Moffat County Commission

The Moffat County Commission is scheduled Tuesday to present and approve its final 2013 budget. But members of one volunteer organization are unhappy about being excluded from this year’s budget process. On Wednesday the Moffat County Tourism Association Board convened to discuss its proposed 2013 budget, the status of which is unknown. Many MCTA board members voiced their disapproval, charging the commissioners with hijacking their budget and prohibiting MCTA from participating in discussions about 2013 funds.