New brewpub, water quality improvements on Craig City Council agenda Tuesday, Jan. 8 |

New brewpub, water quality improvements on Craig City Council agenda Tuesday, Jan. 8

Craig Press staff report

CRAIG — The Craig City Council will hold public hearings on a new brewery in downtown Craig and the upcoming $5.2 million city water improvements project, among other business on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. In addition to the hearings, the public will have two other opportunities to address the council.

Yampa Valley Brewing Company announced in October their plans to open a new brewpub in Craig. The new brewery would brew and serve homemade beer directly to consumers and many hope the new brewery will bring more foot traffic to the area and revitalize one of the oldest buildings in Craig at 576 Yampa Ave.

Craig’s water officials are also moving quickly to begin major water infrastructure projects aimed at improving the overall water quality in the city of Craig. Improvements would include a new valve near state highway 40 and Moffat County Road 7, a new bleeder valve vault in the Pine Ridge Subdivision, a monochloramine boosting station at the Round Bottom storage tank and internal water treatment plant improvements.

Other council business will include:

  • The presentation of a lifesaving award by Police Chief Delong to Officer Tracy Mendoza.
  • The renewal of several hotels, restaurant and liquor licenses in Craig.
  • A first reading of the ordinance adopting new landfill fees for residential and commercial refuse collection.
  • An agreement for additional information technology support services from Grand Junction-based Pro Velocity in the amount of $20,640.
  • The approval of a loan to the city of Craig for some $300,000 to upgrade the city’s water treatment plant

Prior to the regular meeting, the council will hold a workshop beginning at 4:30 p.m. to discuss the city’s role and plans to aid in economic development.

To view the complete agenda and documents to be considered by council visit

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