Craig briefs: Moffat County Board of Commissioners meeting



1) 8:30 to 8:35 a.m.: Call to order

■ Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence

2) 8:35 to 8:45 a.m.: Consent agenda

■ Review and sign the following documents:

A) Approve minutes for July 2

A) Agreement with Elam Construction for 2013 asphalt project

3) 8:45 to 9 a.m.: General discussion

Please note that the board may discuss any topic relevant to county business, whether or not the topic has been specifically noted on this agenda

4) 9 to 9:30 a.m.: Planning and Zoning Department — Jerry Hoberg

■ Romney Fur Farm CUP — C-13-05

■ Discussion of second residences in Ag District

5) 9:30 to 9:40 a.m.: Moffat County Tourism Association — Melody Villard

■ Discuss open seats on MCTA Board

6) 9:40 to 9:50 a.m.: Human Resources Department — Lynnette Siedschlaw

■ Present resolution to amend Moffat County Employee Handbook: Workweek

7) 9:50 to 10:20 a.m.: Road and Bridge Department – Bill Mack & Linda DeRose

■ Monthly reports

Class of 1949 reunion is set for Saturday

The Class of 1949 is planning a reunion and luncheon Saturday at the Center of Craig. The highlight of the gathering will be the honoring of former teachers Miss Rose Elnor Hamman and Mrs. Stella Hall. Any of their friends or past students are welcome to attend. For reservations, call Benna Haughey at 970-824-2771.

Northwest Colorado broadband planning

Those interested in understanding broadband in northwestern Colorado are invited to attend a planning team meeting from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on July 17 at the Colorado Northwestern Community College Bell Tower Building, located at 50 College Drive, which is south of Holiday Inn on Colorado Highway 13.

According to a press release, the purpose of the broadband planning team session is to:

■ Have updates from providers on opportunities happening in the region.

■ Continue regional discussions.

■ Assist communities as they plan locally to keep the regional picture in mind.

Guidelines for burning agriculture and debris

The Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit and the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents about guidelines for agriculture and debris burning.

Grasses are green, but brush and timber are not, and the dead vegetation in grass and brush will carry fire through green plants and can pose fire control issues, according to a news release.

Follow these recommendations for safer burning:

■ Contact the Sheriff’s Office in advance at 970-824-4495 or 970-824-6501

■ Don’t burn on windy days and know the forecast weather conditions for your burn day (available at

■ Notify your neighbors so they don’t call in a fire report.

■ Have a shovel and water nearby to extinguish the fire.

■ Dig a fire line where you want the fire to stop.

■ Never leave a fire unattended.

If an agricultural or debris fire damages private, state or federally managed lands, you could receive a fine or be held responsible for the costs.

MCHS Class of 1983 mixer set for July 26

Members of the Moffat County High School Class of 1983 are invited to a mixer opener at the Sports Page bar at the Holiday Inn of Craig at 6 p.m. July 26. Class members and family are invited to a potluck dinner and get-together at 4 p.m. July 27 at Shadow Mountain Clubhouse, 1055 Moffat County Road 7.

Medical foot care clinics available for older adults

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association provides medical foot care clinics for older adults from 8 a.m. to noon every Wednesday at The Journey, 1150 W. Ninth St., and from 9 to 11 a.m. the first three Thursdays of each month at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St. Clinics include consultation, foot inspections and toenail trim. The copay is $20. Call 970-875-1884 to make an appointment.


greenie52 3 years, 9 months ago

I have a question for the commissoners. Why do the fields at Loudy Simpson look like shit ???


David Moore 3 years, 9 months ago

Maybe they are saving their pennies for the 10,000 seat amphitheater by not watering the lawn. Think the lawns look bad, wait until they build that thing, we will no longer have a need for a separate mud pit for mud runs and volleyball.


melonie barrett 3 years, 9 months ago

call the courthouse and ask for main,ask for lenny


George Robertson 3 years, 9 months ago

greenie, because that's what they put on them as fertilizer.


David Moore 3 years, 9 months ago

I had not been down Loudy way for awhile so when going out for a round of 9 this morning, I decided to stop by the ball fields and take a look myself. Wow...what an embarrassment this has turned out to be, greenie is absolutely right on about them looking like crap. The fields have no green left and the grass in the outfields is completely dead. Pretty soon they will be dirt fields with no grass at all, then what?? With water being so cheap, what is the excuse for this? We are not under water restrictions and the last time I looked the Yampa had plenty in it. For this lack of attention, I am hoping money makers like triple crown and other who come from far and wide to use our facilities, hotels, restaurants and other businesses will see this mess and go somewhere else. There is NO excuse for this lack of attention, none. Loudy used to be so lush, green and peaceful, I loved going there but now stray as far away as possible. Those responsible should be ashamed, and they want to build an amphitheater? HA...HA...HA!!! You can't even maintain grass, which needs WATER, how the heck are you going to maintain a Red Rocks size outdoor amphitheater? Someone needs to let their head back out into the sunshine.


melonie barrett 3 years, 9 months ago

David,the county only has one guy that knows how to fix the system and he has given his notice of aug 1st to get the hell out of that god for given mess.I work here and I know it is only going to get worse.


David Moore 3 years, 9 months ago

So the sprinkler system is broken? Still not much of an excuse to just let the lawn die. Nobody in the entire county department knows how to fix it? I find that a bit hard to believe


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