As voters in Craig prepare to approve or deny the proposed sales/use tax ballot measure in April, two Northwest Colorado lawmakers have drafted a bill that would increase the state’s sales tax by .62 cents.
Taxes are not sexy, but they do provide cities with the nuts and bolts they need to function.
On April 4, Craig voters will have the chance to choose a new mayor and four City Council members. Nine candidates are vying for the opportunity to make their mark on Craig’s future. The Craig Daily Press posed them all a series of questions. Here’s what they had to say...
Craig voters could be excused if they feel they need for a lawyer and an accountant to interpret election information sent to all registered voters earlier this week.
From concern about additional tax on the hotel industry to pleas to help Craig become a more resourced and attractive place for new businesses, community members both challenged the new tax and offered compelling reasons to approve it.
With the election just over a month away, candidates for mayor and Craig City Council gathered to answer questions about what’s ahead for Craig and, more importantly, what they intend to do about it.
Craig City Councilman Kent Nielson formally withdrew from the City Council race Monday, bringing the field of candidates to seven people for three open seats.
Those interested in running for Craig City Council may now pick up candidate nomination petitions from the city clerk’s office at Craig City Hall. Three council seats and the position of mayor are up for election in April.
Craig and Moffat County elected officials are grappling with decreasing revenues on both the city and county levels, and Craig City Council hopes voters will boost the budget with a proposed tax increase on the April ballot.
A request to add a recreational cannabis measure to the April ballot revealed staunch ideological divisions between councilmembers at Tuesday’s Craig City Council meeting.
City of Craig Mayor Ray Beck said an emotional farewell to his fellow councilmembers during his final city council meeting on Tuesday.
Now we know, three weeks too late, what desperation truly looks like. Green candidate Jill Stein has somehow raised millions of dollars for a three-state presidential recount — in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — that will almost certainly accomplish nothing except to falsely raise hopes among distressed Democrats while annoying the hell out of one Donald Trump.