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County Commissioner Saed Tayyara gives a speech about the State of the County in February. The event was at the Holiday Inn.

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Tayyara leaves behind a legacy

Moffat County Commissioner Saed Tayyara, 67, dies Saturday in Craig

Moffat County Commissioner Saed Tayyara, who died Saturday in Craig, leaves behind him a legacy of public service.Tayyara emigrated to the U.S. from Syria in 1963 and became an American citizen in 1972. He came to Craig several years later, opening a restaurant in 1975. But it was as a politician that he left his mark on the community. During the next 30 years, Tayyara would forge a political career that spanned periods of boom and bust in Moffat County.

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County: Goals are 'moving targets'

The Moffat County Commission accomplished last year's four primary goals while keeping taxes in line, Commissioner Saed Tayyara said Tuesday.

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