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Give the gift of golf at 16 different Colorado courses

December 10, 2018 — If you are wondering what to get the golfer in your family this holiday season, the Rocky Mountain Golf Card provides a sampling of some of Colorado's fantastic courses. The card, which sells for $99, includes one round of buy-one-get-one-free golf at 16 courses within

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Moffat County Local Marketing District extends deadline for event funding

December 6, 2018 — CRAIG — The deadline to apply for event funding from the Moffat County Local Marketing District is now the end of December following a decision to reopen the application process that originally was meant to close Oct. 31. Three applications — one each to support Whittle the

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Craig’s Thorin Jackson ranks in top 40 under 40 in HVAC service trade

December 6, 2018 — CRAIG — When the trade publication "Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News" or "the News" recognized young leaders in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning industry, Craig resident Thorin Jackson made the list of the top 40 people younger than age 40. Jackson grew up

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Xcel Energy aspires to produce zero-carbon electricity by 2050

December 4, 2018 — Xcel Energy announced in Denver on Tuesday, Dec. 4, that it intends to deliver 100-percent carbon-free electricity to customers by 2050. As part of this vision, the company also announced plans to reduce carbon emissions 80-percent from 2005 levels by 2030 in the eight states it

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Michelle Perry: A win for our community

December 4, 2018 — Last week, we shared some big news for our community's future. Yampa Valley Electric Association announced its intention to build a fiber-to-the-premise broadband network, and the city of Craig and Moffat County announced the withdrawal of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs grant it was

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Broadband grant application withdrawn, YVEA announces plans for Craig buildout

November 27, 2018 — CRAIG — The Moffat County Broadband Initiative experienced a significant change of course this month. After investigating a potential partnership with Yampa Valley Electric Association, revising its Colorado Department of Local Affairs application and presenting to the State Advisory Committee, MCBI leaders announced this week

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Moffat County Tourism Association to discuss CRAFT program

November 27, 2018 — CRAIG — Moffat County Tourism Association members will discuss the CRAFT 101 Workshops held recently in Craig during a meeting set for 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the Bank of Colorado, 250 W. Victory Way. According to the MCTA's agenda, this discussion will include Colorado's

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Business Buzz: Yampa Valley Gives Day rally set for Thursday in Craig

November 27, 2018 — Many Moffat County nonprofit organizations will rally on the lawn of the courthouse in Craig on Thursday, Nov. 29, to call attention to Yampa Valley Gives Day. For the ninth year, Community First Foundation and FirstBank are presenting Colorado Gives Day — a statewide celebration

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Lights back on at Yampa Valley Electric Association’s Craig customer service center

November 22, 2018 — CRAIG — Customers in both the largest towns in the Yampa Valley Electric Association service area have customer services centers for the first time since April 2017. "After some needed renovations, we have re-opened the Craig office for customer service on Nov.1," said Member Services

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Business Buzz: Free Spree Dollars available by shopping local Nov. 23 through Nov. 30

November 20, 2018 — Shop at a city sales tax licensed business in Craig between Nov. 23 and Nov. 30, keep the receipts, and take them to the Chamber by Dec. 7 to receive free Spree Dollars. Earn $5 in Spree Dollars for every $50 spent and up to

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Colorado jury rejects claim that smell from marijuana warehouse reduced nearby property values

November 18, 2018 — A Colorado jury likely threw cold water on future legal challenges against cannabis companies by homeowners who consider filing racketeering lawsuits alleging proximity to pot operations hurts their property values, analysts and industry lawyers said Thursday. A federal jury in Denver on Wednesday rejected claims involving

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Spend money to make money: City of Craig funds ‘Home Grown’ local shopping rebate program

November 18, 2018 — CRAIG — People who shop in Craig will have two reasons to shop locally and save their receipts this holiday season, after members of the Craig City Council voted unanimously to approve $15,000 in support of the Chamber of Commerce “Home Grown” program. The city will provide the

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Craig businessman helps to grow local donations for new medical office building

November 17, 2018 — CRAIG — As the foundation is set and the walls are raised, the community has been digging deep to support Memorial Regional Health’s new medical office building, currently under construction adjacent to The Memorial Hospital. Tunies & Such owner Bob Meckley joined other area businesses

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

November 15, 2018 — Editor’s note: Percent of change from 2017 to 2018 in Local Marketing District taxes collected for the months of May, June, July, and August have been updated to reflect new information provided by Moffat County Director of Finance Mindy Curtis, who provides sales and lodging

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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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