Do It Downtown business effort starts this week
Summer is officially here and for many Craig residents, that means heading downtown for the weekly farmers market. Thursday marked the opening day for the seasonal event.
The most recent attempt by Colorado legislators to allow marijuana businesses access to financial services is a nice token gesture, according to those in the industry, but in reality will do little to change the status quo of secretive bank accounts and large amounts of cash changing hands.
Craig’s Whittle the Wood Rendezvous carving event not only provided plenty of entertainment for residents and visitors, it was also a boon for those who set up items for sale during the festivities Friday and Saturday. More than 40 total vendors, many of which are based in Craig, were involved in selling food and crafts.
The Rural Entrepreneurship Marketplace — an event planned by the Craig Chamber of Commerce, the Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership and the Colorado Rural Development Council scheduled for Thursday and Friday — was canceled Wednesday because of low registration.
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Small-business owners will have a chance to learn how to start up or expand their business at a Craig conference June 12 and 13. The Craig Chamber of Commerce and Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership worked together to bring the Rural Entrepreneurship Marketplace to the area. The conference is one of the goals that local leaders focused on after Downtown Colorado Inc. assessed Craig’s business community.
The Downtown Business Association has started its Locals Love You More Downtown Contest for the summer, running through Sept. 1.
Moffat County real estate transactions for February and March 2014.
Brother’s Custom Processing recently achieved a special certification through United States Department of Agriculture as a wholesale retailer of locally slaughtered animals.
Energy boom or bust? It all depends on what's found
Dorris and John Zimmerman have been living on their property just on the west edge of Craig for almost 40 years. The couple built their home in 1967 and raised their children there. In 1987, they welcomed an energy company on their land, allowing it to implement hydraulic fracturing as one means to extract gas and oil from the earth. The well has been there ever since, pulling energy resources out of the ground. In that time the Zimmermans said the well has seen at least three hydraulic fracturing efforts.
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Peabody Energy, which operates Twentymile Mine in Routt County, continues to focus on capital discipline and cost containment, according to the energy and mining company’s first quarter earnings report for 2014.
Craig Walmart and Supercenter will be undergoing a remodel scheduled for May 4 to make it more shopper-friendly, said Delia Garcia, Walmart spokeswoman.
The Hayden Station coal-fired power plant is getting $160 million worth of emissions-reducing upgrades as part of a larger $1 billion push by Xcel Energy.