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EPA Hearings Begin Today in Denver

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency begins their Denver hearings on new carbon emissions standards today.  The EPA was asked by numerous parties, including the mining associations of several states, Americans For Prosperity, state and federal lawmakers, local officials and others to hold their hearings in a part of the state where Continue reading

Tipton to Monitor EPA Hearings from Washington, Pushes REINS Act

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Congressman Scott Tipton says he will be monitoring the EPA hearings on carbon emissions rules while working in Washington D.C.  Tipton says he is still trying to pass the REINS Act, which would limit the federal government’s authority to enact rules without legislative approval.  The EPA’s new rules have no legislative backing.  Tipton says Continue reading

Gardner Calls on Udall to Change Stance on EPA Rules

mark-udall-300As the EPA hearings begin in Denver today on the agency’s new carbon emissions rules, Congressman Cory Gardner is calling on Senator Mark Udall to change his stance on the rules.  Senator Udall praised the new rules as “a good start,” indicating that he wants the federal government to go even further Continue reading

Ray Beck to Speak at Energy Press Conference

ceaCraig City Councilor and Club 20 member Ray Beck will speak at a press conference this morning at 9 in Denver.  Beck’s appearance is in relation to the EPA hearings going on in Denver Continue reading

Great Outdoors Colorado Seeking Input from Residents

GOCOGreat Outdoors Colorado, which invests state lottery revenues in outdoor recreation, land conservation and wildlife, is conducting a listening tour Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Celebrate Statehood With Free Admission

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) joins the celebration of Colorado’s acceptance into statehood with free access to all Colorado State Parks, August 4th.  Colorado was first recognized as a state August 1st, 1876. The first Colorado State Park emerged some eighty years later.  Most Coloradans live less than Continue reading

Coal Supplies 64% of Colorado’s Electricity

coalThe Energy Information Administration says 19 states got more than half their electricity from coal-fired power plants in 2013. Colorado, which generated 64% of its electricity from coal, was one of them.  The industry also provides coal miners in the Centennial State with Continue reading

Update on Local Fires

WILDFIREFavorable weather conditions have resulted in low fire activity and much progress being made on the Elk Springs fire. GPS data showed the fire at approximately 450 acres with very Continue reading

Elk Springs Fire Concerns

fire-1-300The approximately 300 acre Elk Springs Fire was reported yesterday afternoon and is being managed under a Unified Command over Bureau of Land Management, State, and private lands. It is burning in grass, sage, pinion and juniper about 1 ½ mile south of Highway 40, southeast of Elk Springs. The main concern for this fire is Continue reading

Area Fires Update For Sunday

fire season smallWindy conditions yesterday, combined with lightning resulted in several new fires. The Elk Springs Fire on State, Bureau of Land Management, and private land started late yesterday afternoon. Aerial and ground resources responded to the incident; however difficult access, windy conditions, and receptive fuels are making firefighting efforts Continue reading

Experts Say EPA Rules will Cripple Local Economy

EPA-300The Energy Information Administration says 19 states got more than half their electricity from coal-fired power plants in 2013. Colorado, which generated 64% of its electricity from coal, was one of them.  The industry also provides coal miners in the Centennial State with about 2,000 jobs.  That’s according to Continue reading

Survey Shows Nearly 275,000 Visits to Dinosaur National Monument Last Year

Dinosaur-National-Monument-A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 274,361 visitors to Dinosaur National Monument in 2013 spent $15,791,600 in communities near the park. That spending supported 186 jobs in the local area.  Dinosaur experienced a Continue reading