Air Quality Control Commission to meet in Craig Thursday |

Air Quality Control Commission to meet in Craig Thursday

Patrick Kelly

Also this week:

The Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado will hold their monthly meeting at 9 a.m. The meeting is held at Colorado Northwest Community College. According to the commissioners monthly meeting schedule, "two or more members of the BOCC and Natural Resources Director, Jeff Comstock, may attend."

The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission will be in Craig on Thursday and Friday for its annual retreat.

At the retreat, the nine-person commission will give residents of Northwest Colorado an opportunity to provide their perspectives on air quality in the region.

The public comment session will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 640 E. Victory Way. The Air Quality Control Commission encourages residents, elected officials and interest group representatives to attend.

According to a press release from the commission, “The commissioners are looking forward to hearing from a wide variety of Coloradans next week,” said Michael Silverstein, the commission’s administrator and technical secretary. “Getting out and meeting fellow residents throughout the state, and gathering and sharing information are important components of the commission’s efforts to protect air quality in all of Colorado.”

Moffat County Commissioner Chuck Grobe, a member of the Air Quality Control Commission, said he hopes to see the pavilion fill up with people wanting to express their opinions.

“We need all the input we can into making the right decisions for Colorado,” Grobe said.

The Air Quality Control Commission is responsible for adopting air management programs that promote clean and healthy air for Colorado’s residents and visitors in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

The commissions’ vision statement reads: “The sustainability of Colorado’s environment, economy and public health are interrelated. Protection and improvement of clean air is vital to the state of Colorado, our region, the nation, and the world. To achieve this vision, we will bring together scientific evidence with public participation to develop and promote effective policies with measurable strategies.”

Reach Patrick Kelly at 970-875-1795 or Follow him on Twitter @M_PKelly.

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