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High voter participation means democracy wins in 2016

Elections are won and lost by the numbers and the numbers — 66 and 87 — indicate that this year democracy won.

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Moffat County reacts to President-Elect Donald Trump

With overwhelming support in Moffat County, it is no surprise that people were buzzing about President-Elect Donald Trump’s victory on Election Day 2016.

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Moffat County voters approve Referred Measure 1A to help the county grow

Moffat County voters passed local Referred Measure 1A by a 145-vote margin yesterday, but folks at the Craig Daily Press’s Coffee and a Newspaper, the morning after the election, were still asking what 1A means for property taxes.

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Trump wins nation and Moffat County

Donald Trump swept Moffat County voters’ hearts Tuesday, as the nation anxiously watched the results roll in on Election Day.

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Full 2016 Election results for Moffat County

Here's how Moffat County residents voted in this year's election

The unofficial results of Moffat County voters.

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Moffat County property tax initiative succeeds

An initiative that allows the county to retain all of its property tax revenue succeeded by a margin of 145 votes.

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Baumgardner unofficially wins over Tracy in Colorado Senate District 8 race rematch

Colorado Sen. Randy Baumgardner won the race for Colorado State Senate District 8 defeating Emily Tracy by about 10 percent of the votes, according to the Colorado Secretary of State.

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Dinosaur marijuana initiatives all pass

The town of Dinosaur voted for the sale of recreational and medical marijuana on Tuesday.

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Don Cook and Ray Beck to take seats in Moffat County

Don Cook unofficially wins Moffat County Commissioner District 1

Don Cook and Ray Beck will be joining the Board of Moffat County Commissioners in 2017.

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Moffat County High School students elect to get involved

Students range from first-time voters to election judges

The first experience casting a real ballot is one that sets the tone for many Americans as they get involved in politics, and regardless of the outcome of the biggest Tuesday of 2016, the young adults of Moffat County High School will be sure to remember it. MCHS students got a taste of national democracy as those 18 and older were able to vote for the first time.

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Republicans dominate early voting in Moffat County

As of 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, 5,701 votes had been cast in Moffat County.

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Elections pay off with a pay increase for this year’s winners

The pay for newly elected county politicians will increase on Jan. 1, 2017 with other elected officials seeing raises on Jan. 1, 2019. Salaries for state and county elected officials are set by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado. Those officials elected on or before January 2016 will receive raises as the result of the passage of Senate Bill 15-288 in 2015 that guaranteed a 30 to 61 percent increase in pay. The salaries of officials elected before January 2016 will remain the same until such time as they are reelected and qualify for the new salary.