Moffat County to kick coal habit?

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The Craig Station, a coal-fired power plant in northwest Colorado, is seen in this aerial photo. Craig is the seat of Moffat County, one of seven counties or regions in Colorado that are moving away from energy-based economies in favor of more diversification. Photo by Noelle Levitt Riley/Craig Daily Press

Region picked for program to help struggling economies diversify

A county that has both thrived and struggled due to its heavy reliance on the coal industry is stepping up its efforts to bring more diversity to its economy.
Moffat County is one of seven counties and regions that have been selected to attend the National Association of Counties’ first Coal-Reliant Communities Innovation Challenge workshop in late April.

Affidavit: Woman killed by machete

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