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Moffat County to sign natural gas pipeline resolution at special Tuesday meeting

March 23, 2019 — The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners will show its support for a major natural gas pipeline stretching from Colorado to Oregon’s coast. Commissioners are calling a special meeting at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday to sign a resolution declaring Moffat County wants “an active role” in

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Part 2: Craig City Council candidates address economy, recreation, marijuana at election forum

March 21, 2019 — A slate of six city council hopefuls, some of whom only relatively became residents of Craig, were given the opportunity to introduce themselves to voters at the Craig Press/Craig Association of Realtors candidate forum, held Monday, March 18, at Moffat County High School in advance of the April 2 municipal election.

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Kelly Hatten gives Craig voters write-in option for mayoral election

March 21, 2019 — Craig residents not happy with the two choices for mayor in the upcoming April 2 municipal election have another option as of Thursday, March 21. Kelly Hatten, a small business owner in Craig, officially filed his affidavit Thursday to run as a write-in candidate for

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Businessman Kelly Hatten announces late entry into Craig mayoral race

March 20, 2019 — In a surprising twist, Craig residents may have a new choice in the race for mayor. At about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, on Facebook, business owner Kelly Hatten announced his intention to run as a write-in candidate. “I understand that this write-in option for the

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No more: Moffat County commissioners declare March 24 to 30 domestic violence week

March 20, 2019 — The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners wants to do its part to combat domestic violence in the Yampa Valley. During their Tuesday, March 19 meeting, commissioners declared March 24 to 30 as "No More" week in Moffat County. The week will be spearheaded by

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Commissioners nearing MOU on gas pipeline

March 19, 2019 — Moffat County commissioners say they're close to signing a memorandum of understanding that would help bring part of a cross-country natural gas pipeline through Moffat County and the Western Slope. The pipeline would be part of the Jordan Cove Project in Oregon, feeding a new

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Election Forum Part 1: Mayoral candidates address economy, recreation, leadership

March 19, 2019 — In a modified debate format, Mayor John Ponikvar and Craig City Councilman Jarrod Ogden voiced their views about the city’s future during the Craig Press and Craig Association of Realtors candidate forum, held Monday, March 18, at Moffat County High School in advance of the

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City officials excited about $150,000 award for Breeze Park improvements

March 19, 2019 — Craig residents and their families who frequent Breeze Park may be happy to know the park will get a six-figure facelift this year. In a recent news release, Great Outdoors Colorado announced its board awarded the city of Craig a $150,000 grant to update Breeze

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Under the Dome: Successful transition to State Senate

March 18, 2019 — I skipped a month writing columns after six years of never missing one. If you read them let me know. I suppose it's because I'm still adjusting to moving over to the Senate and to the fact that my party is in the minority in

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Northwest Colorado veteran fights for better health care in rural Colorado and nationally

March 17, 2019 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Health care benefits for veterans aren’t just handed over. They must be constantly fought for, as Jim Stanko knows firsthand.

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City officials gearing up for Craig City Council election forum

March 15, 2019 — The city of Craig gave residents notice more than three city council members may attend the Craig Press’ forum at 6 p.m. Monday, March 18 at the Moffat County High School Auditorium. The notice added that no action will be taken by councilors. See the

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Moffat County commissioners include fairgrounds lighting on March 19 agenda

March 15, 2019 — The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners will meet this coming Tuesday, March 19 to discuss a new minor subdivision, a budget supplemental, and the waiving of bidding for a fairgrounds lighting project, among other business. See the agenda below for more information.

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Oil, gas bill passes Senate committee in Denver

March 13, 2019 — A proposed state bill with major implications for Moffat County's oil and gas industry passed another legislative hurdle at the Colorado General Assembly on Wednesday, March 13. According to the legislature's website, SB19-181 "enhances local governments’ ability to protect public health, safety, and welfare and

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Craig now a Second Amendment sanctuary city after special council meeting Monday

March 11, 2019 — Following the lead of commissioners in Moffat County, the Craig City Council on Monday, March 11, declared Craig a "sanctuary city" for the purposes of protecting Second Amendment rights. The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners passed a similar resolution March 5, but the city’s

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Q&A: 6 candidates vie for 3 Craig City Council seats

March 8, 2019 — On April 2, Craig will hold a municipal election to chooose three new Craig City Council members, as well as decide a contested race for mayor. According to Moffat County’s Chief Deputy Clerk and Recorder Debbie Winder, ballots will be mailed to almost 5,000 Craig

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Q&A: Craig mayoral candidates Jarrod Ogden, John Ponikvar

March 8, 2019 — Beginning the first day of early voting March 25, Craig residents will have to opportunity to choose between two candidates for mayor of Craig. The Craig Press spoke with incumbent Mayor John Ponikvar and challenger Jarrod Ogden, a current city council member, and provided their

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Craig city attorney may get a new contract at Monday’s meeting

March 7, 2019 — The Craig City Council will decide whether to lower Trapper Mine’s state coal royalty rate and whether to approve an employment agreement for Sherman Romney, Craig’s city attorney. See the attached agenda below for more information.

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Craig residents can watch the mail for April municipal election ballot

March 7, 2019 — Craig residents will soon have the opportunity to vote for their mayor and city council representatives as the city gears up for the upcoming April 2 election. The Craig Press reported in January that the Moffat County Clerk and Recorder's office would likely not be able to

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Officials in Yampa Valley at odds over proposed state oil and gas bill

March 7, 2019 — A new state bill that hopes to defang the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and give power back to local governments when it comes to regulating oil and gas interests has caused a stir across the Centennial State. According to the most recently updated

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Craig City Council cancels March 12 meeting, reschedules for March 11

March 6, 2019 — Due to a scheduling conflict, Craig’s City Council announced Wednesday, March 5, it will reschedule its regular Tuesday, March 12, meeting. A special meeting will instead be held at 6 p.m. Monday, March 11 at Craig City Hall. See the attached agenda for additional information.

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