A total of 15 Coloradoans are vying for the executive office in the state. Gov. John Hickenlooper is now up against several Republicans, one Democrat and a handful of Independents. That will change after the state assemblies when the parties decide who they want to be their party’s candidates. The assemblies, on April 12, will bring delegates from all over the state to vote for who they want running for elected office.
New state bill allows community colleges to expand
Recent legislation could have considerable benefits for certain educational institutions across Colorado, including those within Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties. On Feb. 27, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law Senate Bill 14-004, which authorizes community colleges in the state to offer bachelor of applied science degrees. This would allow schools to feature four-year career technical programs in many fields.
The written word was celebrated in numerous ways this week by teachers, students and parents at East, Ridgeview, Sandrock and Sunset Elementary Schools.
At a press conference Thursday, the Colorado Department of Transportation made history by announcing the launch of an education campaign targeted at drivers about the dangers of driving under the influence of marijuana, according to a press release.
The Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots hosted a forum Thursday night to hear from Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid about his recent visit to Washington, D.C., to attend a National Association of Counties steering committee on energy, environment and land-use issues. The event in Craig also provided a forum for candidates running for the District 3 county commissioner seat opening up in 2015.
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The Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots is hosting an event for Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid, who recently visited Washington, D.C., to attend steering committees on environment, energy and land use.
Moffat County residents partook in one of their most celebrated constitutional rights Tuesday night at several different precinct caucuses. The precinct caucuses determine the delegates who will vote in the county and state assemblies for local and state candidates for the 2014 elections. The caucuses are broken into precinct and party designations. The Republican caucuses took place in 12 different precincts, and the Democrats met at one location at the American Legion Post. At the caucuses, delegates are nominated and voted on.
The Craig golf course was able to open March 3, the earliest it ever has in Superintendent Tim Boyle's six years.
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Since Moffat County Assessor Robert Razzano is forgoing a second term, Chuck Cobb, broker assistant for Cornerstone Realty, is vying for the open seat. Cobb was the director of golf operations on the Yampa Valley Golf Course for about 30 years, and he said that gave him experience with business, county relations and community service. Also, his 10 year service on the school board gives him background in being an elected official, he said.
The Craig Daily Press will host Coffee and a Newspaper from 7 to 7:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Village Inn.
The 68th annual Craig Kiwanis Club play took place this weekend, and if you weren’t there, you’ll have to wait until next year to find out what the hype was all about. The two-night performance is something that, as loyal fans know, is kept within the confines of the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.
Precipitation is likely for Northwest Colorado this week starting Monday, but don’t expect torrents of rain to hit the entire area.