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Craig City Council narrowly passes marijuana resolution

October 10, 2019

After a split 4-3 vote Tuesday night, Craig City Council passed a resolution establishing the official framework for its new marijuana ordinance. The ordinance, if passed by voters in the upcoming November election, would add...


Apply for Moffat County Local Marketing District funding

October 10, 2019

The first round for Moffat County’s Local Marketing District event funding for 2020 is coming up on Oct. 31. “We would like to invite all organizations, events, volunteers who are going to be requesting funding in...


Proposed Craig train route coming off the rails

October 9, 2019

A coalition of Utah counties trying to bring a rail route into Moffat County outside Craig have asked the federal government to pull the route from consideration after the Bureau of Land Management in Colorado expressed their opposition.




Proposal opts to close Tri-State unit in 2026 instead of 2034

October 5, 2019

An Oregon-based utility on Thursday released a draft long-term energy plan to further shift its power portfolio toward more renewable sources and accelerate the planned closure dates of several coal-fired generation units, including one at...





Craig McDonald’s closes temporarily Thursday

October 3, 2019

Hungry customers were in for a surprise when they attempted to enter the front door of one Craig fast food restaurant. McDonald’s has temporarily closed operations for Thursday, Oct. 3, as maintenance crews in the...


Colowyo lowers air pollution estimates

October 1, 2019

Colowyo Coal Company is amending its air pollution permit with the state of Colorado to pollute a bit less as part of its massive Collom expansion — a project the company says could add decades to the life of the surface coal mine.


Craig crowds turn out for fall fun at Octoberfest

September 30, 2019

Fall fun was on display during Downtown Business Association's third annual Octoberfest Saturday at Alice Pleasant Park, complete with plentiful activities and the kickoff of a new business.




West Theatre’s new owners revealed as Craig locals

September 26, 2019

When the West Theatre showed its first film in April 1939, a report in the Craig Empire Courier from Dec. 14, 1938 said then-owner John Greve showed “Never Say Die” with Martha Raye and Bob Hope. Mr. M. P. Foster was the manager. Now, 80 years later, Craig’s West Theatre is under new owners who have deep, local roots.




AT&T adds new cell tower in Moffat County

September 25, 2019

AT&T announced it has added a new cell tower to its 4G LTE network near the town of Lay, west of Craig, to help give customers faster, more reliable wireless service. The new site will enhance service along a significant portion of Highway 40.