News for Tuesday, July 31, 2012



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Craig man facing charges for firing weapon

Craig police officer cited for collision while responding

Charges have been filed against a Craig man suspected of illegally firing his gun last week in the Ridgeview subdivision. Wesley Dean West, 51, faces one charge of reckless endangerment and two charges of prohibited use of a weapon, all misdemeanors. The incident occurred at 4:30 p.m. July 25. Two Craig Police Department patrol cars responded to a report of a domestic dispute with gunshots fired at 3408 Essex Court.

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Now playing: Final ‘Dark Knight’ rises to the occasion

Before seeing “The Dark Knight Rises” for the first time, one cannot help but think of the opening of Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities” and the paradoxical “best of times, worst of times” conundrum.

Moffat County Commission hears 2011 audit presentation

On Tuesday, the Moffat County Commission received results of its 2011 audit and was commended for increasing funds during a recession. Paul Backes, of McMahan and Associates, LLC based in Avon, presented the audit to the commissioners, focusing on what he believed was the most important piece of the 94-page report, an analysis of the county’s spending versus incoming revenues. According to a statement of revenues, expenses and changes in fund balances, Moffat County generated $29,236,705 in total revenue in 2011, and allocated $28,330,110 for county services. In addition, the county transferred $2,924,970 from other financing sources, but also transferred out $3,104,117 for a net loss of $179,147.

On the Record for July 31, 2012

On the Record for July 31, 2012