May 2, 2009
Stories this photo appears in:
The law requires every state to set up an insurance exchange, or marketplace, to be available by Oct. 1 so individuals and small businesses can shop for the coverage that will meet their specific needs and budget. Colorado is well on its way to meeting that requirement. Connect for Health Colorado will be open Oct. 1, so people can shop for individual or business insurance plans as well as determine if they are eligible for premium support (tax credit) payments. If an insurance plan is purchased through the Colorado marketplace, the first premium will be due Dec. 15, and coverage will begin Jan. 1.
Less than one week into the municipal campaign period and Craig already has a contested race for mayor as well as five candidates running for three open City Council seats. There’s still plenty of time for more candidates to jump into the fray; residents interested in vying for the mayoral or City Council seats have two more weeks to file ballot petitions.
Voting results from today’s Craig municipal election are now finalized and city voters have elected a new mayor and three city council members. Turnout was 51.9 percent in the all mail-in ballot.
AARP chapter hosts forum with mayoral, council contenders
Craig resident Marlene Griffin has yet to fill out her ballot for Craig’s municipal election. The 74-year-old Griffin said it'll be hard to sit down and pick which candidate should be Craig’s new mayor, as well as decide between six candidates vying for three council positions in the April 5 municipal election. However, she said attending Monday’s candidate forum hosted by Craig AARP Chapter No. 1418 at Sunset Meadows I would help her make a decision on the city offices.
The eight candidates in next month’s Craig municipal election — two for mayor and six for city council — recently answered questions for the Craig Daily Press. The interviews with each candidate are below.
Three Craig City Council positions and the mayor’s seat are up for grabs in April’s municipal election. The terms of council members Ray Beck, Joe Herod and Byron Willems, as well as Mayor Don Jones, are expiring. Council members serve four-year terms and are limited to two consecutive terms. The mayor’s position is limited to three, two-year consecutive terms.
Moffat County Commissioner Audrey Danner said she knew she had arrived in Washington, D.C., when Ray Beck shook the hand of a lobbyist sitting next to him on the plane and said, "See you on the Hill."