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Progress editions are evidence that Craig has sights on future

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

It’s taken about a month, and the path has been exciting and decorated with the promises of a new tomorrow.

Alas, here we are, at the finish line of the Craig Daily Press’ inaugural Progress edition.

Before examining what our readers are about to find inside today’s offering, it’s perhaps fitting to take a look at where we’ve been in the past three weeks.

Progress 1 was an examination of the city’s proposed residential properties, of which there are several.

All told, more than 400 townhomes, 100 single-family homes and a new apartment complex are in some stage of development in Craig, a not so insignificant figure, and one that possibly signals the birth of a new boom in residences, as well as an upswing in population and student enrollment.

We took a different approach to development in Progress 2.

That edition focused on commercial projects. Towns and cities that aren’t expanding, aren’t developing and broadening tax bases, are slowly and surely whittling away.

From a movie theater eyeing a Christmas opening to the redevelopment of a mall destroyed more than a year ago by fire, along with many others, it appears Craig and Moffat County’s lifeline is long and healthy.

In the most recent edition, Progress 3, the newspaper staff profiled infrastructure projects and technology developments in our public institutions and businesses.

Which brings us to today.

Inside, readers will find updates on the city’s major public projects – the development of a new hospital, college and public school district, as well as impressive equipment upgrades for our brave public servants, the firefighters at Craig Fire/Rescue.

Combined, these projects represent a more than $100 million investment from the public and will provide our patients, students and property with cutting-edge technology, significant upgrades to existing facilities and equipment, and the best bang for our dollars.

From words to photographs, the editorial staff here at the Daily Press has tried to bring you this important news and information in the most accurate, compelling way possible.

We hope you have enjoyed reading these sections as much we enjoyed presenting it to you.

We will be back with another section next year, and by then, who knows how far along our community will be.


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