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Moffat County commissioners to consider personnel requests

January 21, 2019 — CRAIG — The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners will consider three personnel requests from the Human Resources Department when it meets at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way, Suite 130. All three personnel requests, to be

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Municipal polling cast into doubt — Moffat County County Clerk’s office has no one certified to conduct elections

January 21, 2019 — CRAIG — According to a Jan. 16 email from Moffat County Clerk and Recorder Tammy Raschke to Craig City Clerk Liz White, the county clerk and recorder’s office will not be able to conduct the April 2 municipal election due to a lack of training,

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College board to discuss sale of Trapper Building, VP search, housing issue

January 20, 2019 — CRAIG  — Updates on the sale of the Trapper Building, the search for a new vice president of student affairs, and the issue of housing at Colorado Northwest Community College will all be on the agenda when the Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District Board

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Committee to replace Rankin in Colorado House takes shape

January 20, 2019 — A Republican panel will select the next state House representative for Garfield, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties in February, and candidates are starting to submit their names for consideration. The House District 57 nominating committee will meet Feb. 5 in Meeker to decide who will

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String of internet outages keeps Craig business operations tied up

January 20, 2019 — CRAIG — In today's global economy, it's not always easy owning and operating a small business in a rural mountain town like Craig. It's even harder without reliable internet. In the past year, area residents and businesses have suffered through multiple bouts of internet outages

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Marijuana back on Craig City Council agenda for Tuesday

January 20, 2019 — CRAIG — Less than a week after its recreational marijuana legalization petition failed to gain enough signatures, the Committee to Grow Craig isn't giving up and has secured a place on the Craig City Council’s agenda for its upcoming meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan.

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Recreational marijuana initiative fails; two seats still open on Craig City Council

January 17, 2019 — CRAIG — A recreational marijuana initiative in Craig failed to garner the signatures needed to place the question before voters, Craig's city clerk confirmed Thursday, Jan. 17. According to Craig City Clerk Liz White, the Committee to Grow Craig handed in about 850 signatures of

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Energy industry, environmentalists react to Colorado Supreme Court ruling on drill permits

January 15, 2019 — The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday sided with state regulators and the energy industry, ruling that a plea by a group of Front Range teenagers to make public health a top priority in issuing oil and gas permits will not result in a rule change.

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Moffat County commissioners approve MOU for courthouse architectural work

January 15, 2019 — CRAIG — During a brief special meeting Tuesday morning, the Moffat County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding that could lead to construction of an Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant single secure entry point for the Moffat County Courthouse. The MOU approved

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Under the Dome: Coming transitions

January 15, 2019 — It looks like I'll be moving from the Colorado House of Representatives to the Senate on Jan. 22, all because state Sen. Randy Baumgardner, the current senator representing Senate District 8, is resigning effective Jan. 21, and a vacancy committee, meeting Jan. 2, chose me

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Moffat County Courthouse to receive facelift, upgrades to increase entrance accessibility

January 13, 2019 — CRAIG — The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners will hold a special meeting Tuesday to discuss the sale of county hospital property and upgrades to the Moffat County Courthouse. According to an agenda distributed Friday, commissioners plan to meet at 10:45 a.m. at the

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Moffat County SNAP food assistance recipients may go hungry if federal shutdown persists

January 11, 2019 — CRAIG — Recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, also known as food stamps, might want to make sure their paperwork is in order during the federal government shutdown. According to the Moffat County Department of Human Services, the government shutdown may impact

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MCTA pushes for wayfinding initiative throughout Moffat County

January 11, 2019 — CRAIG — The Moffat County Tourism Association and the Local Marketing District are working hard to put Craig and Moffat County on the map. The MCTA board elected new officers for 2019, and all four have renewed their to service Moffat County's tourism industry. During

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Craig residents question city council’s choice to convert to monochloramine

January 10, 2019 — CRAIG — About 30 residents attended the first Craig City Council meeting of 2019 and made the most of expanded opportunities for public comment, voicing concerns about the planned use of monochloramine as a secondary disinfectant in drinking water. "Fish live and breath in water,

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Government shutdown may halt Craig hospital construction

January 10, 2019 — CRAIG — The government shutdown may scuttle a multimillion-dollar hospital construction project in Craig and threaten other similar projects in Colorado and across the country. The construction of a new $29 million medical office building adjacent to the Memorial Regional Health hospital broke ground in

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Deadline for municipal election filings fast approaching

January 10, 2019 — CRAIG — Municipal elections are coming up April 2, and with the Jan. 21 deadline to file quickly approaching, only two candidates so far have emerged. Council members with terms expiring include: • Mayor John Ponikvar, who serves on the Colorado Municipal League, Downtown Business

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Jared Polis appoints Eagle County Commissioner Jill Ryan to cabinet

January 9, 2019 — EAGLE — Eagle County Commissioner Jill Ryan has been tapped by newly-elected Gov. Jared Polis to serve as executive director for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Ryan is a two-term Eagle County Commissioner and a public health professional with more than two

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Broom sweeps into Moffat County commissioner’s office

January 9, 2019 — CRAIG — Moments after he was sworn in Tuesday morning as the newest District 3 commissioner for Moffat County, Donald Broom took his seat next to Commissioners Ray Beck and Don Cook and got to work. "Welcome to the team," Beck said. As Moffat County’s

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State legislator Bob Rankin offers perspectives on 2019 session

January 8, 2019 — When Democratic Governor-elect Jared Polis takes the oath of office Tuesday, he will work with one of the most strongly Democratic legislatures in Colorado history. Longtime Republican representative and soon-to-be senator Bob Rankin, a Carbondale resident, sees a fight ahead. But he also sees opportunities

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MCTA to elect officers during meeting Wednesday, Jan. 9

January 6, 2019 — CRAIG  — Officers to serve in 2019 will be elected when the Moffat County Tourism Association meets at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, on the second floor of the Bank of Colorado, 250 W. Victory Way. Craig Chamber of Commerce board member Randy Looper will appear before the

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