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Craig briefs: EPA to visit, tour Craig; public welcome to join

Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid has organized an Environmental Protection Agency listening tour that will take place Sept. 10. The event is hosted by the county in conjunction with Club 20 and Craig City Council member Ray Beck.

EPA Region 8 officials will visit Craig and tour Craig Station. A public meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Moffat County High School Auditorium, addressing the EPA's new proposed rule for carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal-fired power plants.

"I'm hoping that by having the EPA here, they'll be able to go back to Denver and remember their visit when formulating the Colorado plan. I hope we can carve out a way for our local power plants, here and in Hayden, to stay in business for the foreseeable future," Kinkaid said.

EPA Region 8 Administrator Shaun McGrath is a guest speaker at the event, along with Craig Station Manager Rick Johnson, Independence Institute Energy Policy Director Amy Oliver Cooke, Yampa Valley Data Partners Director Keith Kramer and Kinkaid.

The public is urged to attend, Kinkaid said.

1st Board of Education meeting is Thursday

The Moffat County Board of Education will hold its first meeting of the school year at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Moffat County School District Administration Building at 775 Yampa Ave. All are welcome to attend.

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