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Business Buzz: Young professionals group rebranding to become more inclusive

February 14, 2019 — Yampa Valley Young Professionals is now The Network. For several years, the Yampa Valley Young Professionals has brought people beginning their careers together to network with others younger than 40. Now, The Network will focus on connecting people in the community in a variety of

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State bill for coal-fired power plant communities one step closer to law

February 12, 2019 — A Colorado House bill that officials say incentivizes the closure of coal-fired power plants like the one in Craig passed a key legislative hurdle on Monday, Feb. 11. HB19-1037 — the Colorado Energy Impact Assistance Act — was sponsored by State Rep. Chris Hansen (D-Denver)

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Chuck Cobb: Property values similar to weather forecasts

February 12, 2019 — Editor's note: The following is the final column in a series about the processes involved with property assessment. I have discovered during my short tenure as your county assessor that trying to predict property values is like trying to predict the weather. Values will and

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United Way director resigns to lead Moffat County Department of Human Services

February 12, 2019 — With one position filled, another opens. Annette Norton recently resigned as executive director of Moffat County United Way to accept the job as director of Moffat County Department of Human Services. "Executive positions in Moffat County do not become available very often. It was an

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February meeting canceled by Moffat County Local Marketing District

February 10, 2019 — Citing “a lack of agenda items,” the Moffat County Local Marketing District has canceled its February meeting.  Agenda items are due to the board’s secretary — Tammie Thompson Booker — no later than noon one week before the scheduled meeting date. The next regular meeting is scheduled

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Craig City Council taking reins on economic development, consolidating police

February 10, 2019 — Craig City Council is considering consolidating law enforcement services between the Craig Police Department and Moffat County Sheriff and funding some $127,000 worth of economic development initiatives at their upcoming meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 12. According to this week's council agenda, a workshop will be

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Moffat County officials burn state bill as expediting closure of coal-fired power plants

February 10, 2019 — Officials in Craig will be watching the Colorado legislature on Monday. Some may even travel to Denver to testify on a bill that seeks to do away with the state's coal-fired power plants. HB19-1037 — the Colorado Energy Impact Assistance Act — was sponsored by

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Moffat County Economic Trends — City coffers grow from new sales tax

February 7, 2019 — As of December, the city of Craig collected a little more than $5.1 million in sales tax, up by about 43 percent from 2016, when the city collected a little less than $3.7 million. The city also received a little more than $1.6 million, its

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Snowplow drivers keep Craig clear

February 7, 2019 — Editor’s note: A graphic which appeared in print was incorrect. Moffat County Road and Bridge Department vehicles are dedicated to county roads. Motor graders with the department each plow approximately 96 lane miles of road after every storm for a total of at least 1,500

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Craig group wants to build new recreation center

February 7, 2019 — A group dedicated to bringing a new recreation center to Craig is looking for donations to buy empty business space and put an accompanying recreational taxing district on the ballot. According to a Facebook post from the Northwest Colorado Recreation Foundation, because the group is

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2019 re-appraisal: Where are we going?

February 7, 2019 — Editor's note: The following is the second column in an ongoing series about the processes involved with property assessment. For this column, I will focus primarily on the residential sector and try to help you better understand a few of the variables that will affect

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Craig Economic Development Committee to recommend spending about $133K

February 6, 2019 — CRAIG — A recommendation to spend about $133,000 to fund a number of initiatives aimed at improving and growing the local economy will be brought before Craig City Council this month. The recommendation will include the following: • $62,800 to support an initiative for wayfinding

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UPDATED: Power in Northwest Colorado restored in time for big game

February 3, 2019 — CRAIG — High winds caused widespread power outages for Yampa Valley Electric Association customers on Sunday, Feb. 3, but by about 4 p.m., crews had been able to restore power for most customers. “Power has been restored to almost all members and crews continue their

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Northwest Colorado Recreation foundation to meet Tuesday

February 3, 2019 — The Northwest Colorado Recreation Foundation will hold a committee meeting on Tuesday. According to an announcement released Friday, three or more Craig City Council members may attend the meeting on city hall’s basement floor at 7 a.m. Crag City Hall is located at 300 West

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Moffat County looking to fill open jobs

February 3, 2019 — If you've got experience in finance, food service, or operating heavy equipment, Moffat County might have a job for you. According to a Moffat County Board of County Commissioners agenda released Friday, there are several jobs open with the county. The meeting will begin at

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Craig, Moffat County businesses might be leaving grant, loan money on the table

February 3, 2019 — CRAIG — While many businesses and organizations in Moffat County have made use of grants to strengthen or open a business, many more are eligible for tax credits and grants that aren't currently being utilized, according to the director of Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado.

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Moffat County tourism organization preps for John Wesley Powell’s 150th anniversary celebration

February 3, 2019 — CRAIG — On Wednesday, Feb. 6, Moffat County Tourism Association and the Colorado Rural Academy for Tourism will continue their mission of reminding people what Northwest Colorado has to offer. MCTA's meeting will come first, at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bank of Colorado, 350

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Craig Economic Development Committee closer to funding wayfinding plans

February 2, 2019 — Craig's Economic Development Committee will continue their work on grants and other business at their meeting Monday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. in the lower level of Craig City Hall. According to the group's agenda obtained Friday, committee members Andrea Camp, Tony Bohrer, Chris Nichols,

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Craig artists consider creation of cultural center; community invited to Visionary Night during Art Walk

January 31, 2019 — CRAIG — One of the most popular winter activities in Craig will see the addition of a third event and contest for artists. The Northwest Colorado Arts Council will present the Yampa Building Arts & Cultural Center Visionary Night from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb.

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Back in business: Motorists once again refueling at Maybell General Store

January 30, 2019 — MAYBELL — Once again, fuel is flowing into gas tanks and funds are flowing into the register at the Maybell General Store, which lost the ability to sell gasoline following a single-vehicle crash in the evening hours of Nov. 25. “It’s a good thing,” said

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