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Craig briefs: Commissioners set to meet with DC officials

Commissioners set to meet with DC officials

John Kinkaid, Moffat County Commission Chairman, said Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colorado, has helped arrange a meeting between Moffat County officials and two executive offices to discuss Colowyo Coal Mine.

On 10 a.m. July 2, Moffat County Commissioners will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.

Kinkaid said he has already booked his flight to Washington, D.C., but he is not sure if Commissioners Chuck Grobe and Frank Moe will be accompanying him.

A meeting with Bennet might be in the works as well, if only just to thank him for his assistance in arranging the meeting, Kinkaid said.

Colorado’s congressmen have been vocal about federal district Judge R. Brooke Jackson’s May 8 ruling that threatened to halt operations at Colowyo.

On Tuesday, Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colorado, along with six other congressmen and women, sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, urging her to visit Northwest Colorado and hold a community meeting to address the region’s concerns.

“Because your presence would signal a high level of attention to this process and mean so much to the many people impacted by this situation, we urge you to personally visit the region and hold a community meeting to address concerns and answer questions,” the congressmen wrote in the letter.

Kidnapping suspect’s brother arrested

The younger brother of kidnapping suspect Monty Dean Doolin has been arrested on suspicion of intimidating a grand jury witness in the kidnapping case.

Thomas Doolin, 49, allegedly called a witness who testified against his brother and told the witness he would “put a bullet in her head” if she contacted anyone in the Doolin family.

Thomas Doolin was arrested this week on suspicion of witness intimidation, witness retaliation, telephone harassment and felony menacing, according to records at the Montrose County Court.

He was scheduled to make his first court appearance in Montrose on Wednesday afternoon.

Monty Doolin was arrested late last month on suspicion of kidnapping a female teenager near Hayden in the summer of 1978 or 1979.

He allegedly sexually assaulted the teenager somewhere between Elk Head Reservoir and Hayden.

The grand jury indicted him on a charge of 1st degree kidnapping.

Class of 1975 to host reunion this weekend

The Moffat County High School Class of 1975 will hold a 40th class reunion today, Saturday and Sunday.

The group will have a meet and greet from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Tin Cup Grill. Faculty, friends and other classmates are welcome.

On Saturday, a tent will be set up during Whittle the Wood and dinner will follow at 7 p.m. at The Clarion Inn & Suites.

The weekend will end during brunch at the O.P. Bar and Grill at 9 a.m. Sunday.

Pest management to take place in county

Moffat County will conduct mosquito larva control daily through October.

Due to the unusually high amount of rain this year, standing water is everywhere. This additional mosquito habitat makes it impractical to aerial spray before the end of June.

Aerial spraying for broad area adult mosquitoes will take place June 30 through July 3 in the city of Craig and surrounding county areas. Spraying times will be on a weather-permitting basis, early morning or early evening.

County crews treat the golf course from 9 p.m. to midnight through today. Loudy-Simpson Park is treated at the conclusion of each treatment schedule. Adult and larva work is conducted at Shadow Mountain and Maybell on an as-needed basis.

While the department tries to treat Loudy-Simpson Park and the golf course during times when people aren’t present, if you do notice the department spraying in the area, avoid coming into contact with the spray.

Special events and circumstances occasionally alter schedules.

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