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Sunset Meadows receives Community Improvement Award

September 20, 2018 — CRAIG —  The Craig Association of Realtors awarded Sunset Meadows a Community Improvement Award for its new street corner flower garden.   For more information about the program or to nominate a property, contact any Craig Association of Realtors office.

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Yard of the Week Sept. 17

September 20, 2018 — CRAIG — The Craig Association of Realtors selected the yard at 1177 Schrader Ave., owned by Brenda and Dave Lyons, as the most recent Yard of the Week. For more information about the program, or to nominate a property, contact any Craig Association of Realtors office.

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Business Buzz: Economic Development Principles & Practices slated for Monday

September 18, 2018 — Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership is hosting Economic Development Principles & Practices from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion. The agenda for the event includes Economic Development 101, presented by Laura Lewis Marchino, CEcD, executive director of Region

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Budget, operating plan, funding decisions scheduled for Moffat County Local Marketing District meeting Tuesday

September 17, 2018 — CRAIG — The 2019 budget and operating plan will be up for discussion and possible approval when members of the Moffat County Local Marketing District board meet Tuesday, Sept. 18. The board is also set to discuss and possibly approve funding for an application for

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Guest teacher orientation set for Sept. 25 in Craig

September 16, 2018 — CRAIG — Guest teachers are being hired by Moffat County School District with an orientation to commence Tuesday, Sept. 25. “We strive to attract the best guest teachers for our kids and do our best to stay competitive with our incentive and pay,” according to

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Rocky Mountain Machinery holds grand opening in Craig

September 15, 2018 — CRAIG — Machines from Kubota are now in Craig, as Rocky Mountain Machinery’s grand opening Saturday celebrated its partnership with the manufacturer. Rocky Mountain Machinery owner Bart Brighton said Kubota has machines that cover almost everything, from mowing the lawn to harvesting the crops.  He

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Survey: Moffat County’s economy boosted by wild horses

September 13, 2018 — CRAIG — Visitors traveling to Moffat County to see wild horses have been adding tourism dollars to the local economy, but until now, data had been unavailable to determine the value of the wild horses of Sand Wash Basin. Wild Horse Warriors — a nonprofit

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Craig Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors to hold after-hours mixer

September 13, 2018 — The Craig Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will hold a business after-hours mixer, hosted by the Moffat County Fuller Center for Housing, on Thursday, Sept. 20, to celebrate the completion of its project house at 731 Yampa Ave. They will also transfer the home to its

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Business Buzz: CMEDP to host board meeting Sept. 25

September 11, 2018 — The Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership Board of Directors will host its next boardroom meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Room 185 at Colorado Northwestern Community College, 2801 W. Ninth St. This meeting date marks a change in the regular schedule, which

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Yard of the Week Sept. 10

September 10, 2018 — CRAIG — The Craig Association of Realtors selected the yard at 2002 W. Second St., owned by Pam Maneotis, 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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Spaceport Colorado sells the future

September 10, 2018 — AURORA, Colo. (AP) — There was a time we would have marveled at flying to 380,000 feet to experience the curvature of the Earth, weightlessness, and the darkness of space. In the next few decades, space travel may become so ordinary that we don’t even

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CBS’ Moonves, the latest powerful exec felled in #MeToo era

September 10, 2018 — NEW YORK (AP) — The #MeToo movement fighting sexual misconduct had already claimed one of Hollywood's top movie moguls in Harvey Weinstein. Now it has done the same for Leslie Moonves, one of the television industry's most powerful executives. The CBS Corp. announced its chairman's

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Colorado Department of Agriculture: About 240 horses were on quarantined premises with EIA-positive horse

September 10, 2018 — State officials are working to locate about 140 horses sent across the state that shared a location with a horse that tested positive for Equine Infectious Anemia in late August in Weld County. About 100 other horses that were on the premises with the horse

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U.S. economy adds 200K jobs in August as pay rises most in nine years

September 7, 2018 — WASHINGTON — The pace of hiring in the United States quickened in August, and wages grew at their fastest pace in nine years — evidence that employers remain confident despite the Trump administration’s ongoing conflicts with its trading partners. The economy added a strong 201,000 jobs,

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Moffat County economic trends — Employment statistics for June, July 2018

September 6, 2018 — CRAIG — The unemployment rate for Moffat County increased in June and July to 3.0 percent, compared to May, when the rate of unemployment stood at 2.5 percent. But rates were still better than the 4.5 percent of unemployment faced in the county in February.

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Colorado coal production drops 7 percent in 2018

September 6, 2018 — GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Recent data shows coal production in Colorado is down. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports figures from the federal Energy Information Administration through Aug. 25 show state coal production so far this year totals 9.3 million tons (8.4 million metric tons). That's

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Facebook, Twitter pledge to defend against foreign intrusion

September 6, 2018 — WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook and Twitter executives assured Congress on Wednesday that they are aggressively working to root out foreign attempts to sow discord in America, and they pledged to better protect their social networks against manipulation during the 2018 midterm elections and beyond. Facebook's

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Business Buzz: Economic development organization hiring executive assistant

September 4, 2018 — Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership is accepting applications for its executive assistant position. CMEDP Executive Director Michelle Perry said she is seeking to fill the position after former executive assistant JoBeth Tupa's resigned Aug. 24. "The CMEDP Board of Directors and I are seeking a dynamic

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Michelle Perry: Prospects for the future

September 4, 2018 — As we work to wrap up our Business Opportunity Toolkit report and head into the implementation steps, I am encouraged by the prospects that lie before us in Craig and Moffat County. The toolkit will provide our economic leaders answers to questions, including which industries

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Trump eases US methane rules as Colorado says state’s work

August 31, 2018 — DENVER (AP) — The Trump administration is rolling back some U.S. regulations on climate-changing methane pollution, calling them expensive and burdensome, but Colorado says its rules are working — and they have industry support. Energy companies have found and repaired about 73,000 methane leaks since

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