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Payday lenders strip $50 million per year from Colorado economy

February 22, 2018 — Payday lenders charge Coloradans an average of $119 in fees and interest to borrow $392, with an average annual percentage rate of 129 percent. This removes $50 million per year from the Colorado economy, according a new report released this week by the Center for

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DOT to launch website for agricultural industry transportation regulations

February 22, 2018 — Amid confusion and frustration surrounding new transportation regulations, commonly known as the electronic logging device mandate, the Department of Transportation plans to launch a new website tailored toward the agricultural industry next week. The American Horse Council met with the DOT and Federal Motor Carrier

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$25K approved by Moffat County Local Marketing District to support 2018 events

February 21, 2018 — CRAIG — If it takes money to have great events, then a decision made Tuesday may provide a boost to perennial festivities in Craig and Moffat County. In its first allocation of 2018, six members of the Moffat County Local Marketing District board unanimously approved

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Bank of Colorado in Craig invests $15K to build medical clinic

February 21, 2018 — CRAIG — Bank of Colorado recently showed commitment to the community with a $15,000 donation to the Memorial Regional Health Foundation to help with construction of the new MRH medical office building. "Bank of Colorado is only as strong as the communities it serves. The

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Suites for soldiers: 7 business happenings in Moffat County

February 19, 2018 — Farmers Insurance collecting Suits for Soldiers through Feb. 28 Farmers Insurance is collecting used suits for veterans who are transitioning back to the workforce. Agent Debbie Montgomery and her team have collected about six suits, which is behind last year's pace, when more than 60

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BLM revising methane waste prevention rule

February 18, 2018 — The Bureau of Land Management has announced plans to revise a 2016 rule regulating venting and flaring of waste methane in oil and gas production.   The proposed rule would eliminate duplicate regulatory requirements and re-establish long-standing requirements the 2016 final rule sought to replace.

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Moffat County Economic Trends: Taxes

February 15, 2018 — Editor’s Note: Once per month, the Craig Press will provide a summary of trends impacting our local economy. We will work to bring the most accurate and timely employment statistics, tax reports and relevant economic data available at the time of publication. As we develop

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Moffat County Economic Trends: Employment statistics for December 2017

February 15, 2018 — Editor’s Note: Once per month the Craig Press will provide a summary of trends impacting the local economy. We will work to bring you the most accurate and timely employment statistics, tax reports and relevant economic data available at the time of publication. As we

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Business Buzz: 3 new opportunities for improving, supporting and honoring local businesses

February 13, 2018 — CRAIG — Businesses in Moffat County have several opportunities for training, community building grant support and to be honored for dedication to the community. They include the following. Community Builders community assistance grants applications due Feb. 23 The work of community building can be difficult.

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Recipes sought for Moffat County Cattlewomen 100 Year Fair Cookbook

February 13, 2018 — CRAIG — To help celebrate the 100-year-old Moffat County Fair the Moffat County Cattlewomen are seeking recipes for a professional published commemorative cookbook. The cookbook will be customized to represent local agriculture, with recipe categories designed to meet the seasons of Moffat County. Submissions should be

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Two new rebates available through Cen$ible Energy efficiency program for 2018

February 13, 2018 — CRAIG — The annual home and small business efficiency rebate program, Cen$ible Energy, is in full swing for 2018, including two new rebates. The community-funded Cen$ible Energy program offers residential energy assessments and rebates for five types of efficiency measures, including LED lights, programmable thermostats,

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Scam alert: College athletics not actively seeking donations by phone

February 13, 2018 — CRAIG — Citizens in Northwest Colorado are urged to stay alert about a new scam. Colorado Northwest Community College was alerted by a local business owner of a suspicious phone call from 812-301-7312. “The caller is requesting donations on behalf of the CNCC athletic department,” CNCC Director of Marketing

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Problems with work visa program hit Steamboat business hard

February 13, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Long winter hours are a given in Steamboat Springs' hospitality industry as hundreds of thousands of vacationers cycle through the town of 12,700 permanent residents in the course of a ski season. However, the staff at Moving Mountains in Steamboat, which specializes

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USDA state director visits Craig

February 11, 2018 — CRAIG — Sallie Clark, the new state director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development and Amy Mund, public affairs specialist with USDA RD, visited with community leaders Jan. 29 at Colorado Northwestern Community College. USDA staff were in Craig for a listening session

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Colorado pot sales hit record — $1.5 billion in 2017; border towns saw a green rush from neighbors

February 11, 2018 — Colorado marijuana shops raked in a record $1.51 billion in sales of medical and recreational cannabis, edibles and concentrate products during 2017, according to Colorado Department of Revenue data, released Friday. Adult-use sales topped $1.09 billion during the year, with the remaining $416.52 million coming

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Maybell restaurant cooking up sweet treats for sweethearts

February 8, 2018 — MAYBELL — A restaurant in Maybell is throwing a Valentine’s Day party, one of many new promotions created to attract business. "I remember that Valentine’s Day was no fun when I was single. I encourage singles to come out and have fun, but anyone who

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Financials under review at Moffat County LMD meeting Tuesday

February 5, 2018 — CRAIG — At least six items are up for review when the Moffat County Local Marketing District board meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6. Moffat County Finance Director Mindy Curtis and LMD Finance Committee members Chris Jones and Michael Morriss will review the organization’s financials. Moffat

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Branding to be unveiled at Art Walk in Craig

February 4, 2018 — CRAIG — Local leaders will unveil the new community brand during this weekend's Art Walk & Taste of Chocolate. The event will take place in downtown Craig from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. The community branding presentation will be held at Masterworks Mechanical, 461

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Town of Hayden reaping rewards from marijuana harvest

February 4, 2018 — HAYDEN — For the first time, the town of Hayden is receiving tax revenue from sales of marijuana. More than two years ago, Hayden officials and residents began debating whether to allow licensed marijuana growers, who would then sell their product to manufacturers and retailers

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The duck stops here: Helping people wins Moffat County business woman state recognition

February 1, 2018 — CRAIG — When a woman who loves helping people met a company that does just that, a winning combination was born. AFLAC Independent Associate Sheila Davis opened her business in Moffat County about a year ago. Within that year, she was recognized as the second-highest

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