News for Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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Craig City Council considers extending its moratorium against pot clubs

The Craig City Council on Tuesday took one step closer to extending its moratorium against private marijuana clubs until Oct. 1.

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Meeker freshman, former Bad Dog wows with state wrestling title

Amid the massive crowds at the Pepsi Center in Denver last weekend for the state wrestling championships, TJ Shelton knocked down yet another impressive barrier.

Moffat County High School basketball teams start playoffs Thursday at home

The Moffat County High School basketball teams find themselves in must-win situations this week when the postseason tips off Thursday. First up for the Bulldogs is the district tournament, beginning Thursday in Craig and continuing Friday and Saturday in Palisade. The top four teams from the district tournament qualify for regionals.

Moffat County Commission approves marijuana moratorium

Ordinance prohibits marijuana consumption on commercial properties

The Moffat County Commission voted Tuesday to impose a moratorium against the use or consumption of marijuana on commercial or industrial-zoned properties in unincorporated areas of the county.

MCHS teacher, coach arrested Saturday

Casey John Kilpatrick, 30, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of domestic violence, false imprisonment and several related misdemeanor charges. Formal charges have not yet been filed in Moffat County Court, according to court records.

Craig police gearing up for spring citizens academy

The Craig Police Department is hosting its spring 2013 Citizens Police Academy beginning March 14. The academy, which runs for 10 weeks, is not intended to certify participants for police duty, but to provide knowledge of the basic functions of the department.

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Moffat County and city of Craig police, fire and ambulance calls.

Moffat County United Way recognizes local businesses for fundraising efforts

Local coal companies are some of the largest employers in Moffat County and Northwest Colorado, and they’re also some of its biggest philanthropists. Trapper Mining, Colowyo Mine and Twentymile Coal Co., including donations from their employees, contributed $186,937 to the 2013 Moffat County United Way fundraising campaign, amounting to 40 percent of the total $460,000 raised by the community.

Sportsmen delegates selected to represent northwest region

Members of the sportsmen’s caucus for Northwest Colorado elected two delegates to represent the region at the statewide Sporstmen’s Roundtable next month.

Colorado awarded $2 million to improve health services

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Center recently announced that Colorado was awarded $2 million in State Innovation Models initiatives funding. The funding will be used over the next six months to further develop a State Health Care Innovation Plan with a focus on improved integration of physical and behavioral health services.

George and Ann Kidder: Humble thanks

Friday night turned into a special evening for Ann and I. While at the State of the County event hosted by the Chamber, we were presented with the Citizens of the Year award.

Craig Chamber of Commerce sets sights on big year

Everyone has those days when items on a to-do list take a backseat to more pressing matters. For the Craig Chamber of Commerce, such a day stretched into a year. Despite a flurry of unforeseen opportunities in 2012, Jeff Smith, chairman of the Craig Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors, said the organization is poised to accomplish amazing things in 2013.

Moffat County foreclosure filings remain flat to previous years

Unlike the spike in foreclosures experienced in neighboring Routt County in recent years, the Moffat County real estate market has seen relative stability since the recession began.