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Craig City Council calls special meeting to award bid for custodial services

May 25, 2018 — CRAIG — The Craig City Council has called a special meeting for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 30 at City Hall to award a bid for custodial services at two city buildings and to hear a presentation about using social media to market city services. In

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Rider on federal defense bill would protect Moffat County’s share of Anvil Points money

May 25, 2018 — GRAND JUNCTION — The U.S. House version of the National Defense Authorization Act includes a provision that would prohibit the Interior Department from reducing federal payments to two Colorado counties because they received money from the Anvil Points settlement. Moffat and Rio Blanco counties would

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Meet the candidates as Moffat County gears up for primary elections

May 24, 2018 — CRAIG — It's election season in Colorado, and as the state gears up for a primary that will narrow the race for a number of state offices, including governor, Moffat County will host three contested races for positions within the county: county commissioner, county clerk

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Without quorum, Craig City Council postpones decision on city custodial services

May 24, 2018 — CRAIG — Several seats were empty at the front of council chambers during the Craig City Council's regular meeting Tuesday, May 22. Three council members were absent, leading to one postponed decision. Council was slated to award a bid for cleaning services at City Hall

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Yampa Valley Golf Course to be locked at night with support of Moffat County commisioners

May 24, 2018 — CRAIG — The gates at Yampa Valley Golf Course will soon be locked in the evenings after the course has closed. The Yampa Valley Golf Association became concerned by incidents of vandalism that have occurred this spring at the golf course. "It's our opinion that

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Grand Junction senator “double-dipped,” charging travel to both campaign and tax payers

May 24, 2018 — GRAND JUNCTION – State Sen. Ray Scott of Grand Junction billed state taxpayers for more than $1,000 in Uber rides during this year’s legislative session — expenses he also claimed on his campaign finance account. While the Grand Junction Republican later corrected his campaign account

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Colorado’s 2018 governor’s race expected to break campaign spending records

May 24, 2018 — The 2018 election in Colorado is a high-stakes affair that is expected to break spending records and feature a hefty list of mega-donors from across the nation. The total poured into elections tracked by the state through May 2 neared $56 million, according to a

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Legislators to discuss West Slope energy at meeting in Grand Junction

May 23, 2018 — GRAND JUNCTION– U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., and two other House Republicans are hoping to refocus on Western energy sources and rural economic woes. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, will preside over a field hearing of the House Natural Resources Committee on June 1 at Colorado

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Colorado secretary of state: Ballots go out June 4, but remember, don’t spoil it  

May 22, 2018 — DENVER — Ballots for the June 26 primary election will be mailed in two weeks as Coloradans choose their nominees in several key open races, including governor, attorney general and state treasurer. Voters also will select nominees for U.S. Congress, the Colorado General Assembly and other

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to speak at conference in Steamboat in August

May 22, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The embattled U.S. Secretary of the Interior who oversees agencies tasked with managing public lands will be the keynote speaker during The Steamboat Institute's Freedom Conference this August in Steamboat Springs. Ryan Zinke became Secretary of the Interior on March 1, 2017,

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Colorado lawmakers to push for independent redistricting panel on ballot

May 16, 2018 — State leaders who want to see voters approve two proposed ballot measures in the fall to revamp how Colorado redraws congressional and legislative districts will kick off their campaign later today. From Gov. John Hickenlooper on down, lawmakers will begin to make their case between

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Projects, funding processes part of discussion at next Moffat County marketing district workshop Tuesday

May 14, 2018 — CRAIG — Discussions about projects and funding processes are among the items scheduled for consideration when the Moffat County Local Marketing District meets at 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 15. The workshop will be held in room 175 of the Academic Services Building at Colorado Northwestern Community

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UPDATED: Moffat County commissioners to send letter challenging BLM decision on TransWest power line

May 14, 2018 — CRAIG — The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners will consider signing a letter to the Bureau of Land Management protesting the agency's decision to require mitigation in certain areas for impacts caused by the proposed TransWest Express power line. In the letter to the state

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Craig City Council narrows search for new city manager in meeting that violated state Sunshine Law

May 11, 2018 — Editor’s note: This story has been updated.  CRAIG — In a special meeting Thursday, the Craig City Council reviewed candidates for city manager and determined to gather more information about 10 candidates. The meeting violated Colorado Open Meetings Law, as it was not publicly noticed

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Baumgardner dropped from committees in wake of allegations

May 4, 2018 — DENVER — Republican Senate President Kevin Grantham has stripped Sen. Randy Baumgardner, R-Hot Sulphur Springs, from serving on any Senate committees effective as of May 2. Grantham requested the change after workplace harassment allegations from nine people have been found credible by two outside investigators.

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Marketing district approves $10K for Whittle the Wood, Colorado State High School Rodeo

May 3, 2018 — CRAIG — Through the course of two meetings, the Moffat County Local Marketing District Board has approved $20,000 in support of two signature events — Whittle the Wood Rendezvous and the 2018 Colorado State High School and Junior High School Rodeo Finals — hosted by

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UPDATED : Moffat County Local Marketing District to consider agreement with tourism association

April 30, 2018 — CRAIG — When members of the Moffat County Local Marketing District board meet this week, they will consider an intergovernmental agreement with the Moffat County Tourism Association. The LMD board meeting is set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, in Room 175 of the Academic

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Moffat County commissioners to hold public hearing on septic tank rules

April 30, 2018 — CRAIG — The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing regarding regulations on septic systems within Moffat County during its regular meeting at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, in the Moffat County Courthouse. The regulations would create minimum standards for the

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Democrats to make second effort to expel Colorado Sen. Randy Baumgardner following new harassment report

April 26, 2018 — DENVER– Colorado Senate Democrats say they will bring a second resolution seeking to expel GOP Sen. Randy Baumgardner over harassment allegations following a report Friday validating additional complaints against him. But it's unclear if the effort — which follows a similar one from Democrats that failed earlier this month,

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Colorado teachers begin two days of protest in Denver

April 26, 2018 — DENVER– Thousands of area teachers on Thursday morning began pouring into downtown Denver for two days of protesting the state of education funding in Colorado. "Stand up and fight!" teachers shouted on the steps of the state Capitol, amid cheers. "We are JeffCo!" others chanted. Teachers from two

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