Joe Moylan

Government reporter

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Joe Moylan: So long, Moffat County

I’ve never enjoyed goodbyes. I find them sad, uncomfortable and awkward to the point of being almost itchy. I’m a weird guy when it comes to saying goodbye because I do everything I can to avoid them.

Economic Development Partnership to host Inventor's Boot Camp

EDP to host inventor’s boot camp

The Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership and The Marianna Raftopoulos Business Incubator One Stop Business Center are accepting applications for a never-before-offered business development class scheduled for next month in Craig.

Despite decent moisture levels, wildfires still a concern heading into Memorial Day weekend

Fire management unit provides safety tips going into holiday weekend

Smoke will be visible beginning this morning east of Craig as Moffat County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Colorado River Conservation District officials conduct a controlled burn at Elkhead Reservoir. The controlled burn, scheduled to begin at 11 a.m., will take place off of Elkhead Dam Road, also known as Moffat County Road 28. Deputies and Colorado River Conservation District officials will be burning driftwood piles previously removed from Elkhead as part of an effort to improve boater and public safety at the reservoir.

The Record for May 24, 2013

Moffat County and city of Craig police, fire and ambulance calls

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Craig resident opens quilting studio

Local resident opens longarm shop in Craig

Quilting is a way of life for Craig resident Linda Pinnt. It’s a passion she said she got from her mother, who left Pinnt a collection of quilting supplies, including a longarm machine, when she died.

Moffat County Commission takes action at Tuesday meeting

During its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, the Moffat County Commission:

Moffat County resident Frank Moe announces bid for Moffat County Commission

The 2014 election is 19 months away, but a local candidate has emerged for the District 3 office of Moffat County commissioner.

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Secretary of State Scott Gessler: Gov. John Hickenlooper is a partisan rubberstamp

Troubles loom with new election rules

Depending on political affiliation, the first session of the 69th Colorado General Assembly could be summed up as monumentally historic or woefully un-American.

Town of Nucla passes mandatory firearm ownership ordinance; is Craig next?

Local resident plans to again appear before council with a similar ordinance for Craig

A small Colorado town’s decision this week to pass an ordinance making gun ownership mandatory likely won’t impact whether Craig city officials adopt a similar law.

It's official: The Memorial Hospital has a new CEO

Smolik accepts hospital board’s offer to join team as chief

During a special meeting Friday, the TMH Board of Trustees named Chris Smolik as its new CEO.

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Celebrating 15 years in Craig, Brown’s Carnival is open in the Moffat County Fairgrounds and ready to offer Moffat County residents another entertainment option during the holiday weekend.

Erica Dilldine, 18, front center, a Moffat County High School graduating senior, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Craig Rebekah Lodge Number 138. Dilldine received a certificate Wednesday from Craig Rebekah Noble Grand Sharon Spalding, front left, in recognition of the award. Dilldine will attend Regis University in Denver in the fall, where she plans to study nursing. Also pictured, back row from left to right, are Inside Guardian Juanita Williams, former Noble Grand Anna Rippy, Vice Grand Gerrie Simpson, Chaplain Sybil Schmedeke and, front right, Secretary Lois Hoth.

Craig resident Linda Pinnt works her longarm machine Monday at Country Rose Quilting Studio, 80 E. Fourth St., Suite 106. Pinnt recently moved her quilting business out of her home to her new location in downtown Craig.

Karrie Pritchard, 16, a sophomore at Moffat County High School, made this quilt she plans to donate to a needy child through the nonprofit organization Quilts for Kids. Pritchard said she received a quilt through the organization when she was growing up and decided it was time to donate one back.

Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler was the featured speaker Saturday during the annual Lincoln Day Dinner at the Holiday Inn of Craig. During his address, Gessler criticized the state Legislature and Gov. John Hickenlooper for passing sweeping changes to Colorado’s elections laws.

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