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Council to hold workshop on tobacco issues

Jeff Swanson

The Craig City Council will face a venue change for its Tuesday meeting, convening at The Center of Craig, as scheduling problems have temporarily forced them out of City Hall.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m., with a workshop discussing the effects of teen tobacco, presented by Citizens Against Youth Tobacco Use (CAYTU).

The group wants the Council to consider banning the possession of tobacco products by anyone under 18.

Last week, the Council heard from Pres Askew, a member of CAYTU, who said that several other Colorado cities have ordinances in place, and that the results have helped to curb the use of tobacco among teens.

According to state statistics, nearly 40 percent of sixth through eighth graders have admitted to using tobacco products, with 28 percent beginning before the age of 11.

In other business, the Council will:

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Consider approval of a special events permit for the VFW for Grand Olde West Days on May 26-27 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.

Hear requests for a variance for Jeff Hammond at 794 Breeze St., and for Richard Smith at 740 E. 7 St.

Consider renewing a hotel and restaurant liquor license for Bad to the Bone BBQ & Catering.

Discuss the appointment of Councilors to city departments and boards.

Hear the first reading of an an agreement to purchase property from Union Pacific Railroad.

Hear the March financial report.

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