March 22, 2019 — When a snow storm blows through the Yampa Valley, inundating much of Moffat County, those of us who live in the Craig city limits have it pretty darn good. While most residents were sleeping in their warm beds March 13, oblivious to the frigid, 15-foot-deep
March 15, 2019 — On April 2 — a little more than two weeks from today — Craig voters will be tasked with deciding the makeup of their city government for the next two years. We’ve editorialized in the past about the importance of voting, especially in local elections, and while electing a mayor and a city council may not arouse the same level of interest and excitement as electing a president and a congress, it is no less important.
March 7, 2019 — For those who may not be familiar with the term, a "red flag law" permits police or family members to petition a state court to order the temporary removal of firearms from those who may present a danger to themselves or to others. To date,
February 21, 2019 — After 17 years working to bolster economic development in the area, the Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership on Wednesday officially closed up shop. At the same time, the related Marianna Raftopoulos Business Incubator Center was also dissolved after six years of service to the community.
February 14, 2019 — Near the close of an emotional meeting of the Craig City Council on Tuesday, city leaders voted to put the brakes on discussions about the possible consolidation of city/county services and place a five-year moratorium on any such talks in the future.
February 7, 2019 — According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, 628 people were killed in automobile crashes on Colorado roadways in 2018, a slight decrease from 2017 numbers, but still a troubling statistic, particularly when one considers how many of those deaths might have been prevented. Another —
January 31, 2019 — This past week has brought a welcome break from the almost daily snowstorms we endured the week before. But we’re living in Northwest Colorado in the heart of winter, so our brief reprieve is sure to be just that: brief. And as inconvenient as a
January 24, 2019 — One of the first lessons a journalist should learn is that writing and reporting are two different skill sets, and to succeed in the news game, you have to be good at both. That was the lesson that sprang to mind as we read an
January 17, 2019 — On June 21, 1788, our Founding Fathers ratified the United States Constitution, the bedrock upon which our republic was built and from which it has grown and thrived for the past 230 years.
January 10, 2019 — To the enthusiastic applause of a room packed with friends, family, and interested community members, Moffat County's newest elected officials took their oaths of office Tuesday morning, then immediately turned their attention to the public's business.
January 3, 2019 — Once every 365 days or so, the calendar tells us an old year has ended and a new year has begun, though in actuality, the "new year" is nothing new at all. Time marches doggedly forward in an unbroken, possibly infinite line, and the only
December 27, 2018 — We never cease to be both gratified and amazed by the boundless spirit of giving that lives with us here in Craig and Moffat County, though we really shouldn't be amazed at all; time and time again, this community has demonstrated — and continues to
December 20, 2018 — Editor's note: In 1897, 8-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history's most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing
December 6, 2018 — Last week in this space, we editorialized about the vital role transparency and community involvement play in building and maintaining effective, responsive government, especially at the local level, and this week, we witnessed a sterling example. On Tuesday, the recently formed Joint Services Workgroup —
November 29, 2018 — Government transparency: It might seem the foregoing phrase is nothing more than a tired, old contradiction in terms that gets trotted out every couple of years as part of some campaign slogan or another, then packed back into the mothballs until the next election cycle
November 22, 2018 — Moffat County School District has plenty to be proud of this week, and we, as a community served by such a district, have plenty to be thankful for. On Nov. 13, Craig Middle School Assistant Principal Sara Linsacum was named Assistant Principal of the Year
November 8, 2018 — The 2018 midterm election is now in the history books; after months of rancorous debate and campaign rhetoric, the candidates have either won or lost, and the issues have either been embraced or rejected. It's over. And that includes Moffat County Referred Measure 1A. We
November 1, 2018 — As you read these words, the midterm election is only four days away, but for many of us, that's a moot point. According to a news release from Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams, 2,369 Moffat County residents had already cast ballots as of Thursday.
October 25, 2018 — Given the lengthy list of proposals and issues facing voters on the November ballot, it might be easy to overlook Amendments Y and Z. Neither has risen to the level of public debate surrounding some of the more contentious issues, but both, in our opinion,