Diversifying the economy, boosting businesses and attracting young people to the area were only a few of the topics discussed during a business forum at Colorado Northwest Community College on Tuesday.
The smell of savory butter. The sound of hundreds of chitin-filled shells breaking. The sight of people enjoying a food they don’t get to eat very often. It can only mean one thing: Crabfest is here again. Crabfest 2013 is scheduled for Saturday night at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig. The Craig Chamber of Commerce’s annual fundraiser features a night of fun complete with the meat of the title crustacean as the main course.
On Tuesday, Moffat County commissioners voted to approve a solar panel garden that’s slated to be built in Craig before the end of the year, weather permitting. The project will cost more than $1 million for Clean Energy Collective and take about six weeks. The organization wants to wrap up construction by December, but that largely will depend on weather.
The United States federal government shut down on Oct. 1, because the House and the Senate were unable to agree on a continuing resolution to keep the government funded. The government shutdown is having some local impact here in the Yampa Valley. For example, the Bureau of Land Management and Dinosaur Monument essentially have closed down. In addition, the U.S. Forest Service is closed including the Hahn's Peak Bears Ears Ranger District Office in Steamboat Springs and the Yampa Ranger District in Yampa.
A local entrepreneur is starting up a business in Craig via the social media craft site, Etsy. It’s been a long time coming, but in the recent year she’s made headway. The name of Stacey Behrman’s portable baby-changing product, Little Bailey Poopers StowAway Changer, has a sentimental history.
With fall officially here, events like the farmers market won’t be around in the months to come as Craig residents prepare for colder and colder weather. Even so, that doesn’t mean the downtown area will be completely devoid of activity. Come downtown Thursday for a pair of happenings: Taste of Zucchini and the Upcycle Contest.
Two representatives from Steamboat’s Zirkel Wireless headed to Washington, D.C., this week to give legislators a window into the state of broadband and telecommunications from the view of Northwest Colorado.
Northwest Colorado's unemployment level for August 2013 was lower than the previous year, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.
What do the residents of Moffat County have to say about Moffat County? How could the area be made better? That’s what Kate Nowak, executive director of Yampa Valley Data Partners, and Chris Oxley, executive director of the Craig Chamber of Commerce, intend to find out with a project they are seeking funding for. “This is a chance for local citizens to have a voice,” Nowak said, adding that it gives them an opportunity to say where they want to see their community go.
Rhett Pair has been on a three-year-long venture to open a debt solution company, and it finally has come to reality in Craig: It’s called Rocky Mountain Debt Solutions, and its grand opening is Tuesday.
Yampa Valley Regional Airport Manager Dave Ruppel held a conference call Monday with the airlines that fly in and out of Hayden to discuss the runway resurfacing project that will shut down air service in the spring.
Peabody: Timing for development of Twentymile, Sage Creek coal mines 'will continue to be evaluated'
In its most recent quarterly report, Peabody Energy stressed “cost containment and tight capital discipline.”
Recently, I was looking at a photograph of two steers in a barn stall at the fairgrounds during the county fair. Also in the photo was a rather large wooden show box, painted green with a 4-H clover on the side. The show box was in front of the stall (where exhibitors usually place their show boxes). The photo got me to thinking about the show boxes so that’s the subject of this week’s “From Pipi’s Pasture.”
Real estate inventory in the Yampa Valley was at a year-to-date high for June. Average listing prices in Moffat were up 2 percent for the month compared with June 2012, and prices in Routt were down 15 percent compared with last year.
The Colorado Department of Revenue seized the assets of Craig establishment Golden Cavvy Restaurant & Lounge Monday morning in order to collect on the business’s unpaid taxes. A sign in the building’s front window, placed by a Department of Revenue representative, informs passersby of the site’s status.