Moffat County School District Board of Education candidates got a chance to present their positions to the public at a forum held at Moffat County High School on Thursday night. The event was moderated by the MCHS speech team. They covered a wide range of issues, including Amendment 66, standardized testing, the challenges Moffat County School District faces, declining enrollment and the relationship board members should have with school staff. Ten of the 11 candidates were there; Christine Balderston, District 6 incumbent, could not make it to the forum.
A candidate for state treasurer stopped in Craig and Steamboat as part of his statewide listening tour. In July, Broomfield Mayor Pat Quinn announced his candidacy for treasurer in the 2014 election and since then has been high-tailing it across each Colorado county. So far, the Democrat has been through 38 counties, but his plan is to hit all 64.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney defended the National Security Agency while speaking Friday as part of the fifth annual Freedom Conference, put on by The Steamboat Institute.
The 2014 election is 19 months away, but a local candidate has emerged for the District 3 office of Moffat County commissioner.
Lee was unanimously voted as the recipient of the Jake Clarke Award for Carbon County male athlete of the year by the Carbon County Quarterback’s Club. The senior is a seven-time state champion.
Voter turnout for Tuesday’s city election was down slightly from the most recent municipal election election but still significantly higher than 2009, the last election year before Craig moved to mail-only ballots.
Terry Carwile will retain his seat as mayor of Craig after defeating councilman Ray Beck in Tuesday’s municipal election. Other incumbents didn’t fare as well.
This year’s municipal election features two candidates vying to be mayor and six candidates competing for either three or four council seats, depending on the outcome in the mayor’s race.
Moffat County Clerk and Recorder’s Office officials said that as of Thursday afternoon they had received only 750 completed mail ballots from Craig voters. While that number was expected to increase as additional ballots were collected Friday, officials acknowledged they would like to see better turnout.
Q-and-A with City Council candidate Gene Bilodeau
Q-and-A with City Council candidate Leland Ray Smith
Q-and-A with City Council candidate Jennifer Riley