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Commissoners take field trip Tuesday

Tuesday’s Moffat County commissioners meeting will include a field trip of sorts.

After conducting their regular business at the Moffat County Court–house starting at 8:30 a.m., the commissioners will adjourn for a meeting at the Public Safety Cen-ter at 11.

There, Moffat County Sheriff Budd-y Grinstead will present the year-end report for his office. The annual report provides information about how many people the Sheriff’s Office arrested during 2004 and how many inmates were held in the Moffat County Jail.

When the commissioners reconvene in the afternoon, Moffat Coun-ty resident Chris Rayburn will meet with them to discuss jails issues.

The commissioners said Ray-burn wanted to meet with them to ask questions about the finances and staffing levels of the jail.

Rayburn’s wife works at the jail, and he is concerned about her safe-ty.

The sheriff repeatedly has said that he doesn’t have enough employees to safely and properly staff the jail. But the commissioners aren’t sure the average inmate level is high enough to justify hiring more guards.

At 9, the commissioners will prioritize the county’s energy impact grants in preparation for a joint meeting with Craig City Council at 5.

All government and public-service entities in Moffat County plan to prioritize their energy im-pact grants so they don’t compete against one another when they apply to the state Department of Local Affairs for grants.

After the commissioners prioritize grants, Dinosaur Welcome Cen-ter Manager Leona Hemmerich will update them about the center.

Rob Gebhart can be reached at 824-7031 or

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