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Is A Flood In Your Future

FLOOD-WATER-300The Large amounts of snow this winter will make for a wet spring and could make flooding an issue. It is always a possibility that melting snow combined with heavy spring rains may present problems with flooding in northwest Colorado.   That means, if you Continue reading

Important Meeting On Coal Issues Today

IMPORTANT-NOTICEA public meeting will be held tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 at Moffat County High School to allow the community to learn more about the environmental assessments preformed by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement on mining plans at both ColoWyo Continue reading

Moffat County Hires Economic Development Firm

better cityThe Moffat County Commissioners at their regular meeting yesterday decided to contract with a company that specializes in economic development and community revitalization. The company, Better City based in Ogden Utah, will initially perform a comprehensive economic assessment of Moffat County. Three companies were interviewed for the job, but the commissioners unanimously agreed that Better City was head and shoulders Continue reading

Stopping Coal Exports The Goal Of The “Green Wall”

coal exportMayors on the west coast are teaming up with groups like The Wild Earth Guardians to form what they are calling “green wall” on the west coast of the United States. The goal of the group and the “green wall” is to Continue reading

Wyoming Proposes Legalizing Mountain Lion Trapping

mountail-lion-300x300A bill has been introduced to the Wyoming state legislature that would allow the trapping and snaring of the states mountain lions. If approved, the new law would take effect this July. It would also make Wyoming the third state in the country to legalize mountain lion trapping, it is currently legal in Texas and on private lands in New Mexico. Groups like Continue reading

Trapper Mine To Address EA At Public Meeting

Trapper-Mine-300The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement has completed its environmental assessment of the Trapper Mine, and the public comment period is open until February 19th. The environmental assessment was preformed in response to a lawsuit that was brought on by the WildEarth Guardians. Trapper Mine President Jim Mattern will also address the environmental assessment at a Continue reading

Public Meeting Wednesday – ColoWyo Mine

colowyo-mine-truckA public meeting to discuss the environmental assessment of the Collum area of the ColoWyo mine will be held tomorrow evening at 5:30, at Moffat County High School. The public is asked to attend to show support and to discuss any concerns about the project. Tri-State Continue reading

Avalanche Deaths In Colorado and Wyoming

AVALANCHE WARNINGAvalanches kill an average of 42 people each year in North America. Hundreds more are injured. Avalanches can happen to those skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, hiking, driving, hunting and bike riding. Many avalanche Continue reading

Early Childhood Coalition And Your Kids

child careThe Early Childhood Coalition is holding an event, this Thursday evening from 5 to 7 at the Center of Craig, to allow families in the area to explore local organizations that provide services for children up to eight years old. Childcare organizations from the area will be there to provide information and answer questions from parents. Continue reading

Oil And Gas Conservation Commission Meets Today

Co-Oil-Gas-300The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission meets today to discuss recommendations from the Governor’s Oil and Gas Task Force. Suggestions include, providing local officials with an opportunity to work with operators on sight at large oil and gas facilities that are near their communities. They also recommended that mitigation measures, and best management practices be used on locations to address potential impacts of Oil and Gas Activities. It is also suggested that operators should be required to share information with Continue reading

New Oil And Gas Rules Proposed By The BLM

department-of-interiorNew rules effecting oil and gas producers were  proposed by the Bureau of Land Management Friday.  The rules are said to reduce “venting and flaring” of natural gas that is produced as a byproduct of oil extraction or natural gas that may present a safety problem.  Currently that gas is burned off or simply vented into the atmosphere.  Opponents of the proposed rules are fighting back, claiming that the rules are Continue reading

Broncos Super Bowl Bound

super bowl 50The Broncos defeated the New England Patriots yesterday, and are headed to Super Bowl 50 to play the Carolina Panthers. The Bronco’s defense was the main reason for the Broncos success, holding Tom Brady to 310 yards, one touch down, and forcing two interceptions. Peyton Manning and the offense were able to do just enough to come out of the game victorious. Manning went 17 for 32 for 172 yards and two touchdowns, and the Broncos as a team rushed for just under 100 yards. This will be a record tying 8th appearance for the Broncos in the Super Bowl matching the Cowboys, Steelers, and Patriots. The Broncos are currently 3.5 point underdogs in the game according to Vegas.