Meetings in Craig this Week Focused on ColoWyo and Sage Grouse

coloyowbears-ears-tea-party-300Two meetings will be held in Craig this week to talk about plans the federal government has for Northwest Colorado. Wednesday, the Office of Surface Mining will be in Craig to take public comment on the Environmental Assessment of the South Taylor Pit at ColoWyo Coal Mine. A federal judge has ordered the assessment be redone within a tight time frame, or he has said he would pull the mine’s permits, effectively shutting down the mine and costing over 200 jobs and over $200 million to the annual local economy. Tri-State and ColoWyo officials are urging the community to submit their comments. The OSM meeting takes place from 4 to 8 Wednesday in the Grandstands Building at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.
Thursday, the Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots will hold a meeting to discuss both the ColoWyo situation and the plans laid forth by the BLM and the U.S. Forest Service, intended to keep the Greater Sage Grouse off the Endangered Species List. The plans are being opposed by local officials, due to the amount of land that will be off limits to grazing, energy exploration and development, recreation, and other activities. That meeting takes place at the Center of Craig, Thursday night at 7.

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