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Moffat County Economic Trends — Lodging tax collection in Moffat County trending lower than previous years

November 15, 2018 — CRAIG — Moffat County Tourism Association receives a 1.9 percent lodging tax due quarterly. The Moffat County Local Marketing District receives a 4 percent lodging tax due according to the same schedule as each business's sale tax and is reported monthly. Following is a summary of

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Craig gingerbread house competition builds on 14 years of sweet success

November 15, 2018 — CRAIG — Move over pumpkin spice; it's gingerbread's turn, as Craig bakers begin building tiny houses for the annual gingerbread house competition. The competition to build a house using only edible materials began 14 years ago as a way to add to the festive atmosphere

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Final CRAFT workshop features recreation ‘rockstar,’ action plan

November 13, 2018 — CRAIG — Over the course of the past 12 weeks, stakeholders have gathered to learn and plan a path toward building tourism into a more vibrant and sustainable economic driver as part of CRAFT Studio 101 workshops. That work will culminate on Friday, Nov. 16.

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CSU Extension to hold estate planning workshop in Craig

November 13, 2018 — CRAIG — CSU Extension's Leaving a Lasting Legacy farm and ranch succession and estate planning workshop will be held in from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in Room 175 at Colorado Northwestern Community College, 2801 W. Ninth St. Learn to avoid making the

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Economic Development Partnership board to meet Wednesday

November 12, 2018 — CRAIG — The Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership Board of Directors will host its monthly board meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in room 175 at Colorado Northwestern Community College, 2801 West Ninth St. Meetings are open to the public. For more information,

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Moffat County Economic Trends — Countywide sales taxes up from February

November 8, 2018 — CRAIG — In March, Moffat County collected more than $211,000 in sales taxes from an estimated $16.4 million in gross sales. Sales tax collection was up by more than $20,000 from February. The 2-percent county sales tax is shared with the city of Craig and

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CRAFT workshop to focus on long-term planning

November 5, 2018 — CRAIG — The Moffat County Tourism Association will host its fifth CRAFT Studio 101 workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in Room 185 at Colorado Northwestern Community College, 2801 W. Ninth St. CRAFT, an acroynym for Colorado Rural Acadamy of Tourism,

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Town of Hayden turns to Routt County Building Department during construction boom

November 4, 2018 — HAYDEN — With the town of Hayden experiencing a building boom, it was important to have a system in place that ensured codes were being followed and builders were getting the support they needed in a timely manner. To meet that need, the town hired

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Energy Blend: Oil, gas production at 10-year low in Moffat County

November 3, 2018 — Sluggish oil and natural gas production in Moffat County could deliver the worst year in a decade. According to data from the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, by July 2018, production was less than half the total for 2017, and the number of producing

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Energy Blend: Despite local increase, Colorado offers second-lowest energy rates in country

November 2, 2018 — Moffat County Resident Linda Pinnt noticed an increase in her electric bill in August. She said her bill increased by $50 between July and August, even though she thought she had used about the same amount of electricity, and suspected the installation of a new

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Energy Blend: Dominion Energy joins companies supporting Moffat County health care

November 2, 2018 — CRAIG — Dominion Energy will give $10,000 to help build a new medical office building in Craig. Operating in Northwest Colorado as Dominion Energy Questar Pipeline, the company formed about a year ago, when Dominion Energy merged with Questar. Dominion owns and operates about 2,000

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Energy Blend: Trapper Mine ‘good neighbor’ to Moffat County

November 2, 2018 — Trapper Mine is a good neighbor, and it has the award to prove it. The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement in August awarded Trapper Mine the Good Neighbor Award, which is given to mines for outstanding commitment and innovative in mining and reclamation

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Energy Blend: Colowyo Mine looks toward expansion, reclamation

November 2, 2018 — Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct several errors in the original publication. The Craig Press sincerely apologizes for the erroneous information. Give and take is the name of the game at Colowyo Mine, which is is preparing to begin work at a

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Moffat County economic trends — New tax adds to city of Craig’s coffers

November 1, 2018 — CRAIG — The new city sales tax is adding to the city coffers. Following is a breakdown of sales tax collections for the past four months reported. City of Craig June sales tax Sales tax collected in June dropped from the amount collected in May,

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Grand Futures welcomes new Moffat County youth development coordinator Jill Hunstad

November 1, 2018 — CRAIG — Grand Futures Prevention Coalition has a new face in town. Jill Hunstad recently joined Grand Futures as the Moffat County youth development coordinator. "I'm very excited to be a part of the Grand Futures team," she said. This is a new direction for

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Energy Blend: Moffat County’s Deserado Mine improves safety numbers in 2018

November 1, 2018 — According to Deserado Mine spokesperson Danny Clark, the mine — operated by Blue Mountain Energy and situated about 10 miles east of the Colorado-Utah border in Rio Blanco —  held a steady rate of production in 2018 and significantly improved its safety record. Clark said

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Energy Blend: Waste not — BioDigester tests waste-to-power production in Yampa Valley

November 1, 2018 — Sniff food that’s been left out too long, and the nose is assaulted by biogases. But, given the right system, these same biogases can be transformed into power and fertilizer. "We trying to close the loop on everything," said Mark Berkley, as he described his

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Energy Blend: Moffat County oilmen talk of boom, bust times

November 1, 2018 — CRAIG — While coal keeps the lights on, the world runs on petroleum. "When you think of all the products made by petroleum — from fuel to plastic — it makes the world go around," said Jamie Dschaak, a Craig businessman who is following in

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Energy Blend: Hayden Station going above and beyond to control emissions

October 31, 2018 — Hayden Generating Station has been a part of Northwestern Colorado since the 1960s, supplying energy to parts the northwest region of the state, particularly communities in Moffat and Routt counties. The station is located near the city of Hayden, about 22 miles east of Craig.

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Energy Blend: Sales, exports up at Twentymile Mine

October 31, 2018 — Sales are looking up at Twentymile Mine. Located in Routt County and owned by Peabody Energy Corporation, the mine sold 3.4 million tons of coal in 2017, compared to 2.6 million in 2016, according to information provided by Charlene Murdock, director of corporate communications for

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