After weeks of discussion and drafting, Moffat County Commission, Craig City Council and Dinosaur Town Council adopted resolutions Tuesday to put the Moffat County Local Marketing District to a vote.
The Memorial Hospital is back on the hunt for a new site for its rehabilitation center after determining that relocating to the old JC Penney building at 473 Yampa Ave. is not financially feasible.
The U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Land Management are hosting the sessions in an effort to seek public comment on how the BLM can ensure that the American taxpayers receive a fair return on federal coal resources.
Jenny Boyer recently joined the ranks of MJK Sales and Feed in Craig as the feed store’s new manager, but she is by no means new to the agriculture business.
The high mountains, scattered forests and expansive plains of Northwest Colorado have made the area a popular hub for hunting. For those wanting to take down game during any season, from antelope to trophy elk, the place is a dreamland. The town of Craig is nestled in the center of this hunting mecca, owing to its reputation as the elk hunting capital of the world. Massive herds roam just miles from the town as they alternate their time between the high and low country. That is the reason why Doug and Janet Camilletti, owners of Frosty Acres Outfitting, started up their business more than 25 years ago on their ranch just north of Craig.
In 2012, Northwest Colorado’s town of Craig officially achieved a status that residents and recurring tourists had known for years. The designation of “Elk Hunting Capital of the World” became a true trademark for the city, largely thanks to five years of effort by local businessman John Ponikvar, who put forth the time and money in the venture in order to brand Craig in the right way. More than a mere slogan, the title is one that remains an important part of promoting all the area has to offer to incoming hunters from around the globe.
Between low oil and natural gas prices and an onslaught of new regulations for federal lands and minerals, the future of oil and gas development in Northwest Colorado is hanging in a precarious balance.
On Monday, Obama introduced the plan at a White House event, labeling it the nation’s “biggest, most important step we’ve ever taken to combat climate change.”
Dave DeRose sold Masterworks Mechanical last month to Vic and Amy Updike, who took ownership of the business on July 1.
The city of Craig recently asked Terry Carwile to bring together those interested in high speed telecommunications and broadband for our community. Terry has encouraged conversation between the Local Technology Planning Team, Craig Moffat Economic Development and others interested in broadband for Moffat County.
Craig community leaders hosted a meeting Thursday night at Moffat County High School to provide a brief update on the situation at Colowyo Coal Mine, answer questions and facilitate public comment on the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement’s environmental assessment.
Community leaders have been busy in recent months brainstorming ways to bolster Moffat County’s economic future amidst myriad challenges facing the region’s energy-based economy, and a proposed lodging tax is quickly gaining traction.
Attorneys for Trapper Mining, Inc. provided an update to the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado July 24, stating the mine would provide the court with a map of pending mining activities sometimes this week.
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From 2010 to present, WildEarth Guardians have initiated a total of 152 cases in federal district courts and 55 in the Circuit Court of Appeals for a total of 207 cases. In 2010 alone they filed 61 claims — an average of about one per week.