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Should Economic Development Entities Combine?

Moffat County Commissioner Frank Moe read a letter into the record at the Moffat County Commissioners meeting this week, supporting combining the Local Marketing District and the Craig/Moffat County Continue reading

CO Senators Weigh In On Gorsuch Confirmation

As the Supreme Court confirmation process continues for Judge Neil Gorsuch, both Colorado senators have weighed in on whether or not they support a nuclear option, when it comes to the confirmation vote.  The nuclear option would remove the filibuster from debates for Supreme Court Judge nominations and allow the Senate to vote for confirmation which would only require a simple majority.  In a release yesterday, Democrat Senator Michael Bennet stopped short Continue reading

House Looks To Void Stream Protection Rule

The United States House of Representatives passed a resolution that would repeal the “Stream Protection Rule,” a rule issued by Barack Obama In one of his last acts as president.  The rule was intended to protect steams and waterway from the impact of surface coal mining Continue reading

MOCO Looks To Control Conservation Easements

In an effort to gain more control over conservation easements issued in Moffat County, the Commissioners approved a resolution at their meeting this week establishing a process for conservation easement approval. The federal government has recently allocated hundreds of millions of dollars to go towards easements for sage Continue reading

Interior Department OKs Trapper Mine EA

office of surface miningTrapper Mining Inc. Friday welcomed the final approval of its Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) by the U.S. Department of the Interior. The completed EA, developed by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) in response to a lawsuit brought by WildEarth Guardians, allows Continue reading

Trapper And ColoWyo Comments Needed ASAP

office of surface miningTime is running short for area residents to submit written comments on the draft Environmental Assessments for Trapper and ColoWyo mines.  The mines are both the subject to an environmental process by the Office of Surface Mining, in response to challenges brought on by  WildEarth Guardians.  In a meeting last month ColoWyo Mine Manger Chris McCourt stated that without approval of the Environmental Assessment Continue reading

ColoWyo Mine Environmental Assessment Release Today

colowyo-mine-truckThe new Environmental Assessment on the Collum area of the ColoWyo mine is to be released to the public today. The Collum area is targeted for the next pit for ColoWyo mine. In 2013, ColoWyo obtained approval to mine that area from the Colorado Division of Continue reading