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YVDP, Craig Chamber of Commerce seek funding for community vision

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.

New debt solutions company to open in Craig

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.

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Yampa Valley Regional Airport runway resurfacing project moves forward

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.”

Pipi's Pasture: County fair show boxes hold a wealth of memories

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.”

Yampa Valley Data Partners report states real estate market softened in June

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.

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Golden Cavvy has assets seized by Department of Revenue

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.

Consumer study shows healthy spending inside Moffat Coutny

In an effort to pinpoint where Moffat County consumers are spending their hard-earned dollars, Yampa Valley Data Partners compiled a Consumer Preference Study and presented it to the community at a lunchtime learning session on Wednesday.

Do It Downtown continues to find crowd

Slowly but surely, the Do It Downtown initiative is gaining momentum for the businesses of downtown Craig. Running from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday afternoons, the weekly event is an opportunity for Craig residents to get out and about, patronize locally owned stores and engage in a variety of activities.

Northwest Colorado works toward better broadband

The Northwest Colorado Technology Planning Team of Routt, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties met Wednesday afternoon to discuss the status of the broadband.

New Kum & Go truck stop to spiff up Craig's east side

A new, state-of-the-art Kum & Go truck stop is slated to be built at the east entrance of Craig near the Moffat County Fairgrounds, and city officials are boasting that it will be the largest of its kind in the area.

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New business brings river rentals to Craig

Whether it’s fishing, floating or swimming, the Yampa River is a go-to spot for recreation in the late spring and summer, but you need to bring your own gear in order to have fun. Not anymore. Craig residents and those visiting the city now have the ability to float or kayak on the river without their own supplies.

Craig reacts to Obama's recent announcement on climate change action plan

The area’s biggest economic players took a hit this week, as President Barack Obama announced Tuesday his climate change initiative to reduce carbon emissions from the nation’s fleet of coal-powered electrical generation plants.

Beaver Valley Ranch south of Hayden sells for $9 million

Beaver Valley Ranch has been managed as a low-key guest and hunting ranch with limited accommodations, according to company literature.

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Best of Moffat County: Cornerstone Realty wins Best Real Estate Agency

When you walk into Cornerstone Realty in Craig, it’s as if a bright light shines down upon you.