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Yampa Valley manufacturing group tests first products

August 15, 2018 — CRAIG — Two new products manufactured in the Yampa Valley were tested recently. West Portal Industries — a new local company championing light manufacturing in Moffat County — field tested a hoisting apparatus when a new section of guardrail was installed on Colorado Highway 13 south

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Business Buzz: Moffat County among 3 Colorado counties designated primary natural disaster areas

August 14, 2018 — Agricultural producers in Moffat, Boulder, and San Juan counties in Colorado who suffered losses and damages due to severe hail and high winds and drought on two separate occasions may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency emergency loans. The loans are

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Business Success Center in Craig receives two grants for attraction brochure

August 9, 2018 — CRAIG — Additional grant dollars from two foundations will add to support in the creation of timeless tourism marketing material. The Marianna Raftopoulos Business Success Center, or BSC, a sister organization to Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership, recently received two grants to support the creation of

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Moffat County Economic Trends — Revenue

August 9, 2018 — City of Craig, February sales tax The city of Craig received a little more than $250,000 from the 2.25 percent sales tax levied against sales within the city, as recorded in February. This amount was 7.24 percent higher than February 2017. The city also received

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Drones created buzz at Blend business workshop in Craig

August 9, 2018 — CRAIG — With a new drone program making its way to Colorado Northwestern Community College this fall and more and more businesses moving toward drone technology, the Small Business Alliance invited local business owners Clayton Kawcak and Lennie Gillam to demonstrate how drones have helped

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Business Buzz: Salon & Spa at CNCC in Craig closed for classes

August 7, 2018 — The Salon & Spa at Colorado Northwestern Community College will be closed the first 10 weeks of the fall semester, Aug. 15 through Oct. 29. During this time, instructors will be educating and training future cosmetologists. "We value all our patrons and thank you for

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Moffat County awarded tourism technical assistance opportunity grant

August 7, 2018 — CRAIG — Moffat County has landed a grant that will provide training to community members interested in helping grow tourism.  The Colorado Tourism Office announced July 30 that Moffat County had been selected as a recipient of the Colorado Rural Academy for Tourism, or CRAFT,

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Craig bank could lose business; longtime branch manager resigns in response to anti-coal social media statement

August 2, 2018 — CRAIG — "We've made the decision to take action; we will no longer fund tobacco, coal, fracking, or Arctic drilling," proclaimed Bank of the West in a post — that has since been edited — to its Facebook page earlier this week. The original post rocked

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New Craig vision clinic to focus on state-of-the-art care

August 1, 2018 — CRAIG — State-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and concierge service are two of the many improvements patients can expect from the new Eye Care Specialties clinic, which opened on Wednesday, Aug. 1, in Craig. "New technology allows us to provide the best standard of care in an

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Business Buzz: Economic development board to visit Severson Supply

July 31, 2018 — The Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership Board of Directors will host its next business visit meeting from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Severson Supply & Rental, 2453 W. First St. The owners will offer a tour of the facility, as well as insights

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Craig Yard of the Week for July 23

July 29, 2018 — CRAIG — The Craig Association of Realtors selected the yard at 1797 W. Second St., owned by Larry and Jean Talkington, as the most recent Yard of the Week honoree.  For more information about the program, contact Country Living Realty Broker Associate Dorina Fredrickson at 970-824-0223 or dorinaf91@yahoo.com.

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Dentist charts new course for ‘life after dentistry’

July 26, 2018 — CRAIG — While having goals is important, achieving them, then sticking to them throughout a lifetime is a noteworthy achievement. "When in high school, I made a chart of my goals in life, and becoming a dentist was one of my goals," said Doctor of

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Moffat County Business Opportunity Toolkit vetted by community, business leaders

July 26, 2018 — CRAIG — Successfully growing Moffat County's economy may require less focus on recruiting big businesses from outside the area and more focus on helping grow existing and new businesses from the area. “We understand that our best opportunities will come from ‘gardening’ our entrepreneurs and

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Economic development board welcomes 2 new members

July 25, 2018 — CRAIG – The Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership Board of Directors voted to appoint two members to fill seats vacated by resigning members during its July 18 meeting. Kelsea Henry, chief financial officer for Memorial Regional Health, will complete the term for the seat vacated by

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Business Buzz: Taste of Craig, business expo slated for Thursday

July 24, 2018 — The Craig Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors is hosting a "Taste of Craig" and business expo business after-hours mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at the Craig Chamber of Commerce, 360 E. Victory Way. The mixer will feature several member restaurants serving a

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Craig Yard of the Week for July 16

July 24, 2018 — CRAIG — The Craig Association of Realtors selected the yards at 1196 E. 10th Street, owned by Grant and Bernadette Roper, as the most recent Yard of the Week honoree.  “The front yard is very nice, but the backyard is an absolute oasis, said Janalee Adams, associate broker with

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Vallarta’s Mexican Restaurant receives community improvement award

July 23, 2018 — CRAIG — The Craig Association of Realtors recently honored Vallarta’s Mexican Restaurant with a community improvement award. For more information about the program, contact Country Living Realty Broker Associate Dorina Fredrickson at 970-824-0223 or dorinaf91@yahoo.com.

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Audience encouraged to consider aerospace, advanced manufacturing to diversify a resource-based economy

July 20, 2018 — Editor’s Note: This is the final article in a three-part series exploring topics from the 2018 Regional Economic Development Forum, hosted by the Economic Development Council of Colorado, partners and sponsors in Craig on Wednesday, July 11. CRAIG — Aviation and aerospace manufacturing could be

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Marketing District approves $275,000 in expenditures

July 19, 2018 — CRAIG — Municipal broadband infrastructure and the Craig visitor information center are both set  to receive a boost after the Local Marketing District Board approved a total of $275,000 in funding for the projects. The board approved $250,000 — half allocated this year and the

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Yard of the week for June 18

July 19, 2018 — CRAIG — The Craig Association of Realtors has selected 888 Pershing St., owned by Tim Schmitz, as the most recent Craig Yard of the Week honoree.  For more information about the program, contact Country Living Realty Broker Associate Dorina Fredrickson at 970-824-0223 or dorinaf91@yahoo.com.

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