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Tri-State Receives National Renewable Energy Award

tri-state-g-tThe United States Department of Energy (DOE) yesterday recognized Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association as the 2014 Wind Cooperative of Continue reading

Kinkaid Lobbying Lawmakers to Visit Craig

John KinkaidMoffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid was in Washington D.C. this week representing the National Association of County Commissioners. Kinkaid says he has been working on getting Congressional members to visit Northwest Colorado. He says that he has convinced Colorado Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Continue reading

Steamboat Youth Corps Recruiting Members and Leaders

cycThe Steamboat Springs Community Youth Corps (CYC) is now accepting applications for 14 to 16 year old teens to join for the summer. CYC offers youth an opportunity to earn while they learn by contributing to community improvement projects. The group is also seeking seasonal Crew Leaders & Assistant Crew Leaders for a supervisory position. The person would Continue reading

Tipton Pursues Permanent Water Rights Protections

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton stressed the need for a permanent legislative solution to protect private water rights from federal takings and interference, following yesterday’s comments by U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee that the agency is, for the time being, backing off Continue reading

Westvaco Mine Receives Safety Citations

MSHA-300The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration yesterday announced that federal inspectors issued 176 citations, eight orders and one safeguard during special impact inspections conducted at 13 coal mines and three metal and nonmetal mines Continue reading

YVDP Releases Economic Forecast

YVDPYampa Valley Data Partners has released their first-quarter edition of their Regional Economic Forecast. Some of the highlights include: Unemployment rates for the tri-county Continue reading

Moffat County Starts 4-Her of the Month Program

4-hMoffat County 4-H Council has started a new program within 4-H called 4-Her of the month. This can be an individual, a group, a club, a leader or volunteer that has gone above and beyond to represent the Moffat County 4-H program. The 4-Her of the month has to be nominated by a leader, parent, 4-H member, or member of the Continue reading

Steamboat Teen of the Month

Sankey PhotoThe Steamboat Springs Teen Council has selected Logan Sankey as the Teen of the Month for February. Sankey has been chosen by members of the Steamboat Springs Teen Council because she is an outstanding teen in the community and embodies the values of Teen Council. Those values include demonstrating that teens are Continue reading

Invasive Weed Conference to be Held in Craig

There will be an invasive weed conference in Craig Sunday. The primary focus of the conference will be on invasive grasses. Attendees will talk about the spread of the weeds, management of them, and their health effects on domestic animals and wildlife. Speakers will include Chris Rhyne, Ann Hedges and Wayne Davis. The Continue reading

Gardner Blasts President for Keystone Veto

gardnerSenator Cory Gardner has some harsh words for President Obama, over his veto of a bill to begin building the Keystone XL Pipeline. Gardner said that “Last November, Coloradans and Americans voted for a change. They voted for a Congress that could work together and pass legislation that benefits all of us. Unfortunately, with his veto of the bill to build the Continue reading

Moffat County Loses Over $100K in Tax Abatements

MC Commissioners-150Moffat County lost over $100,000 yesterday in tax abatements. Both ColoWyo Coal and Trapper Coal filed tax abatements for 2012 and 2013, claiming they were taxed wrong. The difference is in washed and unwashed coal, and amounts to about $3 per ton. The error was discovered during an internal audit at Trapper. It seems the Continue reading

Shadow Mountain Water Rates Set

shadow mountain village meeting-150 editMoffat County Director of Development Services Roy Tipton announced yesterday the rates that Shadow Mountain Village residents will be paying for improvements to water and sewer lines in their neighborhood. Tipton says when the project was first announced, the estimated cost to those Continue reading