ColoWyo Mine Collum Environmental Assessment

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The Environmental Assessment on the Collum  area of the ColoWyo mine has been released for public comment. The Collum area is targeted for the next pit for the mine, and if approved, will sustain up to 220 mining jobs in North West Colorado. The Collom project is located on federal, state and private lands in Moffat County adjacent to existing mining and reclamation operations. Along with the project, ColoWyo will donate Continue reading

Wrestling – Moffat County vs Meeker Tonight

wrestling-1A big crowd is expected for tonight wrestling dual when the Moffat County Bulldogs host the Meeker Cowboys. The Bulldogs who have seen great improvement this year will have their have all they can handle with the Cowboys. Meeker is currently the number three ranked 2-A team in Colorado. Two Continue reading

Broncos 3 1/2 Point Underdogs This Sunday

200px-Denver_Broncos_alternate_logo.svgThe New England Patriots are 3 1/2 point favorites in this weekends game against the Broncos in Denver. The Patriots will make their fifth straight appearance in the AFC Championship game which starts at 1 this Sunday.  The game will also mark the 17th time that Peyton Manning and Tom Brady have faced off in the NFL.   Brady has gone 11-5 head-to-head against Manning. But in postseason. They’ve split those four meetings, however Continue reading

Blood Drive Today In Craig

BLOOD-DRIVE2A Blood Drive will be held in Craig today from 12:30 to 6 at the Moffat County Fair Grounds Pavilion. The entire process will take about an hour, and eating a full meal and drinking plenty of water before donating, is encouraged. The event is sponsored by the Craig Chamber of Commerce. Pizza will be provided, and all donators will receive a free T-shirt. For more information or to schedule an appointment Continue reading

Colorado Man Identified As Pilot Of Crashed Plane

Copy of IMAG0420 Copy of IMAG0411The pilot who died when his plane went down 15 miles west of meeker Thursday night has been identified as 62 year old William Ray Hiler of Tabernash, Colorado. Hiler’s body was recovered from the crash site and transported to Grand Junction where and an autopsy will be conducted today . The National Transportation Safety Board has assumed responsibility for investigating the crash. Continue reading

Family Pets Die In Steamboat Home Fire

STEAMBOAT-FIRE-RESCUE-150x150The Steamboat fire department was also called to a home fire at 1345 Blue Spruce Court late Saturday night. They found the residence to full of heavy smoke which was coming from the basement. The source of the smoke was a smoldering couch, which was quickly extinguished. The ceiling above the couch was pulled down to ensure that the fire had Continue reading

Identity Of Pilot Of Downed Airplane

35_bonanzaThe identity of the pilot who died when his plane went down 15 miles west of Meeker Thursday night, is expected to be released shortly, after positive identification and notification of next of kin. The body was recovered from the Continue reading

EPA Coal Plans Sparks Controversy

EPA-300Both sides of the pro and anti coal agenda continue to weigh in on the Obama Administration’s plan to review of the coal leasing program on federal lands, including a pause in “new significant coal leases”. On Friday Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said that the review could take as long as three years. Representative Scott Tipton said the plan “jeopardizes America’s energy future.” “This decision Continue reading

Edgemont Condo In Steamboat Evacuated

edgemont condoThe Steamboat Springs fire department responded to a fire on the roof of the Edgemont Condominiums around 11 Friday night. Upon their arrival a fire crew evacuated everyone from the Edgemont while other firefighters headed to the roof of the building. Continue reading

Plane Crash In Rio Blanco County Claims One Life

plane crash area meekerThe crash site and debris from an aircraft that went down last night about 15 miles west of Meeker was found this morning.  Members of the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office and Search and Rescue conducted a search for the plane last night finding several small items, the Continue reading

Feds Put Pause on New Coal Leasing

department-of-interiorSecretary Sally Jewell announced today that the Interior Department will put a pause on new coal leasing and launch a comprehensive review to identify and evaluate reforms to the federal coal program in order to ensure that it provides a fair return to taxpayers and reflect its impacts on the environment, while continuing to help meet our energy needs. This is another step along the path that President Obama Continue reading

Airplane Crashes Near Meeker

plane crash area meekerA single engine aircraft crashed 15 miles west of Meeker last night. The Rio Blanco Communications center received a call from a person who said they heard a plane rev its engine followed by an explosion. Denver Center Air Traffic control was contacted and they reported that the aircraft had disappeared off the radar. Continue reading