Moffat County Feeling Positive About Presidential Election

With voter turnout in Moffat County overwhelmingly supporting Donald Trump for President, many in the western Colorado coal towns are feeling positive that their way of life now has a fighting chance. Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid says that his hope is that once in office, Trump will follow through on the promises on his website to review all anti-coal regulations and rescind the moratorium. Kinkaid stated that he hopes Trump will “be very thoughtful but aggressive as well at scaling back government overregulation and government overreach.” It is widely felt by Trump supporters that a move towards small government will return jobs to miners and oilfield works and result in a hopeful turnaround for economies throughout the region.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.