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Friday, March 30, 2018 12:00 AM

Moffat County Commissioner Frank Moe Explains Recusal

I would like to thank Craig Press reporter, Elenore Hassenbeck, for her in depth story in Friday, March 30,2018 newspaper article, titled "Moe details reasons for recusal Vote."
After Elenore apologized to me personally for not contacting me prior to the story she published last Wednesday, titled' "Deadlock:Moe's recusal results in a tie vote, no action taken on vacant position," she wrote today's story to reflect a more informed , balanced, and complete version of the reasons for my recusal from voting.
Elenore's story more acrualely reflects the events that occured.
The irony of Elenore's story when compared to the Editorial Board's editorial, also in Fridays paper, is Facts do matter! Her story contained the following information:
1. Why I recused myself.
2. I was given legal council by the County Attorney to recuse myself.
3. A workshop to reevaluate the Clerk's request for staffing in the Motor Vehicle Division had already been scheduled.
4. A statement from me that the staffing request would be voted on in an upcoming BOCC meeting with my commitment to vote, since the reason for my recusal has passed.

All of this was in place prior to the Editorial being writen and published in Friday's paper. It makes people wonder why this editorial was even written in the first place?

I agree, Moffat County deserves better from the Craig Press Editorial Board. They can certainly learn a lot from their reporter's journalistic etiquette and decorum plus her willingness to make amends for her mistake.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 12:00 AM

5 things to know about the proposed Moffat County budget

Sunday, November 13, 2016 12:00 AM

Craig, Moffat County leaders headed to Canada

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 12:00 AM

County approves economic strategy

Monday, February 29, 2016 12:00 AM

Two county commissioners travel to D.C.

Friday, January 22, 2016 12:00 AM

Moffat County coal meeting slated for Wednesday

Saturday, July 26, 2014 7:02 PM


Friday, April 25, 2014 3:03 AM

Frank Moe : Become An Informed Voter

Thursday, November 14, 2013 12:00 AM

Frank Moe Economic Development



Friday, November 1, 2013 12:00 AM

Frank and Kerry Moe: Thanks for coal support

Saturday, October 26, 2013 7:48 AM

Moffat County Residents Head To Denver To Rally and Testify

Moffat County residents are heading to Denver on Wednesday to rally and testify against the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to enact new regulations for existing coal-fire power plants.#“Rural communities in Colorado are rallying for their livelihood and against, plainly and simply, a federal agency that is trying to put the coal industry out of business,” said Stuart Sanderson, president of the Colorado Mining Association.#The EPA is hosting listening sessions nationwide to go over their plans to regulate the carbon emissions from coal-burning power plants. They will set up in Denver on Wednesday and listen to testimony throughout the day. #City Councilman Ray Beck will testify on behalf of Club 20, an organization that brings together rural Colorado counties to lobby for their interests.#“It’s important that we support our power plants and coal miners,” he said. “We don’t need increased regulations that are going to hamper not just our power plant and coal economy but our region. This is serious.”#Peabody is chartering buses all across the county to get its employees to listening sessions. So far they have chartered two buses to take Craig miners and interested residents down to Denver to represent a community that depends on a traditional energy industry. The buses will depart Craig at 6 a.m. from Kmart and there will be a send-off rally and pancake feed at McDonald’s from 5 to 6:15 a.m. McDonald’s is providing free pancakes for participants. #Frank Moe, owner of Best Western Deer Park Inn & Suites and candidate for the Moffat County Commission seat opening up in 2014, has two large comment cards to collect Moffat County opinions. They’re being held at the hotel, and will be sent directly to the EPA. #Regulations have “the potential in the very near future to totally affect our economy,” he said. “There’s been over 200 coal-fire power plants closed over the nation. In our area that would be totally devastating.”#Moe said he hopes to see a large group from Moffat County support traditional energy.#“Everybody in Craig and Moffat County should be interested,” he said. #Some of the fervor sparked because of the EPA’s proposed regulations for new power plants that would restrict how much carbon dioxide power plants could release into the atmosphere. Such regulations might make it impossible for companies to build new plants and it won’t curb pollution, Sanderson said.#“It will do nothing to impact climate either way,” he said.#County Commissioner John Kinkaid will be testifying and said that this is a critical issue.#“If these EPA regulations were enacted it would mean hundreds of jobs lost in the valley,” he said. “The economic fallout would be disastrous.”#The final regulations won’t be proposed until June 2014 and won’t be finalized until June 2015, but the listening sessions are an opportunity for the EPA to get an idea of how to shape their final product.#Erin Fenner can be reached at 970-875-1794 or

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 12:40 PM

Friends of Coal West Working for a Better Tomorrow Today





Wednesday, October 16, 2013 12:00 AM


Monday, August 12, 2013 7:46 AM

Moffat County Fair Tractor Pull

Moffat County Fair Tractor Pull

Thursday, June 6, 2013 8:57 AM

Frank Moe Anounces Candidacy

Frank Moe Announces Candidacy

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 3:40 PM

Frank Moe Announces Candidacy

Frank Moe Announces  Candidacy

Monday, May 20, 2013 12:34 PM

Frank Moe Announces Candidacy

Frank Moe Announces Candidacy for Moffat County Commission District 3

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 12:00 AM

Jobs, rural Colorado, and the transition from coal

Frank and Kerry Moe testify against SB 13-252

Sunday, May 5, 2013 12:00 AM

A job killer or a job creator? Beyond the rhetoric of the renewable mandate

Frank Moe testimony

Thursday, May 2, 2013 12:00 AM

They Will Listen, Now We Need To Change Their Minds

Frank Moe appears before the House Energy and Transportation  Committee

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 12:00 AM

Frank Moe: Deja vu all over again

Frank Moe Comments On SB 13-252

Thursday, November 1, 2012 12:00 AM

Romney Victory Center Opens Saturday In Craig

Romney Victory Center Opens In Craig

Saturday, October 13, 2012 12:00 AM

Moffat County Republicans to host debate watch party Tuseday

Debate Watch Party

Sunday, June 24, 2012 12:00 AM

Koch Brothers Conference

Frank and Kerry Moe speak at Koch Brothers Conference after the Youtube video "The Perfect Storm Over Craig, Colorado" is shown.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 12:00 AM

Mitt Romney Craig Colorado

Frank and Kerry Moe Introduce Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 12:00 AM

Romney Mines Craig Crowd

Frank and Kerry Moe Invite Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney to visit Craig, Colorado

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 12:00 AM

Mitt Craig, America

Frank and Kerry Moe Invite Mitt Romney To Visit Craig, Colorado

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 12:00 AM

Steamboat today

BEST WESTERN PLUS Deer Park Inn and Suites Owners Host Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 12:00 AM

Kevin Torres

Frank and Kerry Moe host Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney at their hotel in Craig, CO.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 12:00 AM

Romney Campaign Visits Craig

Frank and Kerry Moe,  Hotel Owners Convince  Romney To Visit Craig, Colorado

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 12:00 AM

The Perfect Storm Over Craig, Colorado

Youtube  Video From Energy For America

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 12:00 AM

Frank and Kerry Testify

Committee to Elect Frank Moe
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