Photo: Election Road Trip Highway 40 28 | Craig Moffat County Commissioner

Politics in Moffat County hinge heavily on support for the coal, oil and gas industry. Commissioner Don Cook said folks he knows breathed a sigh of relief after Election Day 2016. “The night of the election results, or that morning, there seemed to be a mood change within our community — when President Trump got elected.” As the same time, he and other civic leaders say they understand that technology and market forces will likely change the energy economy over time, and that the community needs to diversify its economy and adapt.