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Moffat County commissioners to proclaim Veteran’s Appreciation Week

November 12, 2018 — CRAIG — The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners is expected to honor local veterans with a Veteran's Appreciation Week Proclamation when it meets in regular session at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in Suite 130 at the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way.

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Craig City Council to hold public hearing on 2019 budget Tuesday

November 12, 2018 — CRAIG — Residents will have the opportunity to speak for or against the 2019 proposed budget for the city of Craig when the City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Council Chambers at Craig City Hall 300 w. Forth St. City staff and

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Moffat County educators disappointed by failure of Amendment 73

November 8, 2018 — CRAIG — Moffat County voters were clear in their opposition to tax increases when they went to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 6, and among the taxing initiatives facing defeat was Amendment 73. It proposed to change the way public education is funded by establishing a

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‘Red wall’ in Moffat County not enough to stop ‘blue wave’ crashing across Colorado state offices

November 8, 2018 — CRAIG —While Moffat County was among the majority of Colorado counties favoring Republican candidates, the red wall was not enough to prevent a blue wave from delivering Democratic control to nearly all Colorado’s state offices. The red/blue political divide is no longer clearly split between

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Definition of industrial hemp to be removed from state constitution

November 7, 2018 — Colorado’s voters spoke clearly on Tuesday regarding the state’s official definition of industrial hemp, voting in support of a proposed state constitutional amendment on the issue. Statewide, Colorado voters cast 1,098,264 ballots in favor of Amendment X, or 61 percent, and 711,070 ballots, or 39

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Judge retention questions on ballot to be simplified following passage of Amendment W

November 7, 2018 — Residents of Colorado will find a different format for judge retention questions in future elections, thanks to voters’ approval of Amendment W in this Tuesday’s election. Amendment W, a 2018 ballot measure that sought to change the format of judge retention questions in future elections,

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Colorado payday loan limits measure passing early

November 7, 2018 — Although Colorado Proposition 111, limiting payday loan rates, did not garner anywhere near the attention as some of the bigger statewide ballot initiatives, it does appear to be earning voter approval. Proposition 111 places interest rate limits on payday loan services. In Moffat County, 3,256

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Colorado age requirement for public office to remain at 25

November 7, 2018 — Colorado voters on Tuesday, Nov. 6, decided not to lower the age limit to serve as a representative or senator. Amendment V would have lowered the minimum age from 25 to 21 years old. In statewide results, 1,231,448 Coloradans, or 65 precent, voted against the

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Colorado voters reject Proposition 112; Moffat County follows suit

November 7, 2018 — Seeking to establish new setback restrictions between oil and gas operations and homes, Proposition 112 was shot down by Colorado voters on Tuesday, Nov. 6; as a result, oil and gas facility statewide setbacks will remain 500 feet from residences. Statewide, 1,085,656 ballots were cast

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Voters remove slavery exemption from Colorado Constitution

November 7, 2018 — Slavery is officially prohibited under all circumstances in the state of Colorado after voters approved Amendment A, which removes the exception to allow slavery or indentured servitude in cases of punishment for a crime. The majority of voters, 65 percent, voted to remove the exemption

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Voters resoundingly reject proposed campaign-funding Amendment 75

November 7, 2018 — Colorado voters have overwhelmingly rejected a constitutional amendment that could have helped those running against wealthy candidates. According to the Colorado secretary of state, Amendment 75 was soundly defeated statewide, with 66 percent of voters opposed and 34 percent in favor. Moffat County voters rejected

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Tim Redmond wins Hayden mayor’s race

November 7, 2018 — HAYDEN — Tim Redmond is going to be Hayden’s new mayor, garnering 375 votes on Tuesday, Nov. 6, compared to fellow town council member Ashley McMurray’s 361. “I’m pleased,” Redmond said. “I’ve done a lot of hard work in this neighborhood and this town at a

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Propositions 109, 110 fail to win over Colorado voters; Moffat County also rejects both measures

November 7, 2018 — Colorado voters on Tuesday, Nov. 6, soundly rejected two ballot proposals intended to fix the state’s roads. Proposition 109, also know as “Fix Our Damn Roads,” would have authorized $3.5 billion in bonds to fund statewide transportation projects, including bridge expansion, construction, maintenance, and repairs and

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Proposed Amendment 74 sees Moffat County support, but state says no

November 6, 2018 — Colorado voters on Tuesday turned back proposed Amendment 74, which would have changed Article II, Section 15, of the Colorado Constitution to read, "Private property shall not be taken or damaged, or reduced in fair market value by government law or regulation for public or

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Scott Tipton defeats Mitsch Bush in 3rd Congressional District race

November 6, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The bid by Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush to unseat Republican Congressman Scott Tipton in Colorado's giant 3rd Congressional District didn't catch the blue wave on election night. But Mitsch Bush, the former state legislator from Steamboat Springs, may have been caught in

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State sees tremendously high voter turnout

November 6, 2018 — DENVER — Due to extraordinarily high voter turnout — particularly on the final day of voting — full returns from Colorado's state and federal races were significantly delayed. As of press time Tuesday, following are the latest results on the Colorado vote. Proposition 112 fails

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Town of Dinosaur to finance wastewater treatment facilities with passage of 2A

November 6, 2018 — DINOSAUR — With more than 40 percent of ballots tallied, a measure to help the town of Dinosaur fund improvements to its wastewater treatment center looks set to pass. The town of Dinosaur found itself between a rock and a hard place as state and

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Moffat County voters shut down Measure 1A

November 6, 2018 — Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct a tabulation error. Referred Ballot Measure 1A failed with 56 percent of voters opposed and 44 percent in favor. CRAIG — Moffat County voters on Tuesday rejected Referred Ballot Measure 1A, which proposed a mill levy

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Early voter turnout high in Moffat County

November 5, 2018 — CRAIG — Early voter turnout in Moffat County is strong and may even be on track to exceed the number of voters who participated in the 2016 presidential election, Moffat County Clerk and Recorder Lila Herod said Monday afternoon. As of Monday morning, the Colorado

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Museum funding request to be considered at Moffat County Local Marketing District meeting Tuesday

November 5, 2018 — CRAIG — Representatives from the Museum of Northwest Colorado will request funding support for billboards and brochures when they give a presentation to members of the Moffat County Local Marketing District Board during its regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 6. LMD board members also intend to review

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