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Moffat County commissioners briefed on Amendment 73 by superintendent

September 18, 2018 — CRAIG — Moffat County School District Superintendent Dave Ulrich gave the Moffat County Board of County Commissioners a presentation about Amendment 73 during the body’s regular meeting, held Tuesday, Sept. 18. Ulrich said Amendment 73, if approved by voters, will help fund Colorado schools by

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Celebration of the U.S. Constitution underway in Craig

September 17, 2018 — CRAIG — Bells rang out at noon Monday on the corner of Victory Way and Craig to mark the beginning of Constitution Week. School children and teachers joined members of the Augusta Walihan Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in ringing bells of

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Moffat County commissioners to review bids, contracts

September 17, 2018 — CRAIG — The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners will receive a monthly report from the Road and Bridge Department and review bids for tire disposal during its regular meeting, set for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept 18, at the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory

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Budget, operating plan, funding decisions scheduled for Moffat County Local Marketing District meeting Tuesday

September 17, 2018 — CRAIG — The 2019 budget and operating plan will be up for discussion and possible approval when members of the Moffat County Local Marketing District board meet Tuesday, Sept. 18. The board is also set to discuss and possibly approve funding for an application for

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Moffat County Tourism Association board of directors updated on mill levy, events

September 15, 2018 — CRAIG — The Moffat County Tourism Association received updates from event organizers and representatives from the Museum of Northwest Colorado and Moffat County Libraries during its regular meeting, held Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Bank of Colorado. Museum of Northwest Colorado Assistant Director Paul Knowles offered

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Craig Press invites public to let Sun Shine In

September 13, 2018 — CRAIG — The Craig Press invites the community to “Let The Sun Shine,” a workshop about government transparency, which will offer the opportunity to learn about Colorado’s Sunshine Laws and the Colorado Open Records Act. The workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Monday,

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Craig City Council makes a splash with water improvement projects

September 12, 2018 — CRAIG — Craig City Council members had water on their minds as they approved funding two water improvement projects Tuesday during their regular meeting. City Finance Director Bruce Nelson said the city’s current Sensus water meter reading system is 20 years old, and though the

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Under the Dome: Candidates for office warrant respect

September 12, 2018 — We just got home after a weekend in Grand Junction at the Club 20 annual Steak Fry and Debates, famous this year because one of the candidates for governor declined to attend. Plenty of other aspirants to public office filled the space in an all-day

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Northwest Colorado projects make state transportation department ‘critical improvement’ list

September 10, 2018 — CRAIG — The price tag shows it would cost $6 billion to fix critical transportation needs in Colorado. Accordingly, a new plan, called “Together We Go,” was developed under the direction of the State Transportation Commission and the Statewide Transportation Advisory Committee. It describes "critical

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Craig City Council to review, discuss water treatment systems upgrade proposal

September 10, 2018 — CRAIG — During its regular meeting Tuesday, Aug. 11, the Craig City Council is expected discuss and review estimates on a proposal to switch the city from free chlorine to chloramines for the secondary disinfection of drinking water, as well as a number of water

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Water rates may increase for Craig residents

September 7, 2018 — CRAIG — Water rates in Craig may be going up next year. According to city of Craig Water and Wastewater Manager Mark Sollenberger, the department plans to present its research, recommendations, and reasons for proposing an increase in water rates to the Craig City Council

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Yampa River placed on call for 1st time ever

September 6, 2018 — For the first time, water users on the main stem of the Yampa River have been curtailed. Due to low water conditions in the lower stretch of the river near Dinosaur National Monument, the Colorado Division of Water Resources placed a call on the river Tuesday.

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Moffat County commissioners approve mill levy ballot measure for November

September 6, 2018 — CRAIG —  It’s official. During a special meeting Thursday, the Moffat County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to add a measure to the November ballot to help fund the Moffat County Library and the Museum of Northwest Colorado. Before the vote, Commissioner Ray Beck

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Moffat County to join class action lawsuit against Feds

September 5, 2018 — CRAIG — The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners decided Tuesday, Sept. 4, it will join a class action lawsuit alongside 27 other western Colorado counties against the federal government for underpayment of payment in lieu of taxes, or PILT, for fiscal years 2015, 2016,

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Special meeting of Moffat County Board of County Commissioners called to review mill levy ballot question

September 5, 2018 — CRAIG — The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners will hold a special meeting at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, to discuss and sign a resolution to add a special mill levy to the November ballot to help support the Moffat County Library and the

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Tipton touts progress during campaign visit to Craig

September 4, 2018 — CRAIG — During a campaign swing through Northwest Colorado on Wednesday, Aug. 29, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton — who is defending his seat against Democratic challenger Diane Mitsch Bush, of Steamboat Springs, in the November General Election — stopped in Craig to visit local industries, meet

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Democratic candidate for governor visits Craig, part of Labor Day western Colorado tour

September 2, 2018 — CRAIG — As many enjoy the last holiday weekend of summer, Democratic candidate for Governor Jared Polis is on a whirlwind tour of the western part of the state, where education, health care costs, and the economy are of great interest. Polis, who currently represents

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Moffat County Commission to decide joining class action lawsuit

September 2, 2018 — CRAIG — The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners it expected to discuss joining a payment in lieu of taxes class action lawsuit during its regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept 4. Jeff Comstock, who heads the county’s natural resources department, and County Attorney Rebecca Tyree

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Craig City Council invited to Sunshine Law workshop

September 2, 2018 — CRAIG – Let the sun shine in on those public meetings. During the Craig City Council’s regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 28, Craig Press reporter Sasha Nelson, on behalf of the newspaper, invited the Craig City Council, all local elected officials, those serving on a

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Sand Wash Basin horse death raises concerns over fencing

September 1, 2018 — SAND WASH BASIN — A horse was killed after being struck by a pickup truck Friday, raising concerns of public and animal safety near Moffat County’s Sand Wash Basin. A Toyota Tacoma was westbound on Colorado Highway 318 at about 7 a.m., when the driver

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