Tag Archives: carbon

Carbon County has 6.4 Billion Tons Of Coal Reserves

coalplugThere is approximately 6.4 billion tons of coal located in and around Carbon County according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study that will be released next year.  While Carbon County would like to see this coal mined, some experts believe that the economic Continue reading

Hunters Reminded To Stay Safe After Man Dies From CO Poisoning

hunt-smart-safeWith the big game hunting season underway in Colorado, Parks and Wildlife officials in the state are reminding hunters that being shot isn’t the only way you can be injured or killed on a hunt.  A hunter in the Gunnison area died recently from carbon monoxide poisoning after he went to sleep with gas lanterns burning in his tent.  The man was not Continue reading

Hickenlooper Cutting Power Plant Emissions?

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is still considering an executive order to cut down on carbon dioxide emissions from the state’s power plants. The executive order, if signed, could impact customers across Northwest Colorado as any coal-fired plants would likely pass their Continue reading

Meeting To Discuss Wildfires In Wyoming

Wildfires-300There will be a public meeting Thursday night in Encampment to discuss the Broadway Fire, burning in Carbon County 5 miles east of Hog Park Reservoir.  A member of the fire management team will be at the meeting to provide updates on both the Broadway and Beaver Continue reading

Many Against Increasing Taxes On Wind Generation

wyoming-flag-graphicThere is heavy opposition to the proposed increase on taxes collected on wind generation in Wyoming. County Commissioners form Albany and Carbon counties joined city councilors from Hanna and Laramie to draft resolutions against the proposed tax increase.  There have been two proposals made, the first would raise the current tax of $1 per megawatt hour of Continue reading

Wyoming Primary Election Today

Vote_CheckmarkThe Wyoming primary elections are Tuesday. Polls will stay open through 7 Tuesday night, and any person in line by 7 will be given the chance to vote. Those who haven’t registered to vote before today may do so at the polls. By state law, employees who do not have three or more consecutive non-working hours during the times polls are open must be given Continue reading

Numerous Proposals For $20 Million Carbon Capture Contest

Carbon CaptureEntries have been rolling in for the $20 million dollar contest to find an economically effective method of capturing carbon emissions at power plants.  Teams from Canada, China, Finland, India, Scotland, Switzerland and the U.S. have submitted 47 proposals. The solutions include turning the carbon emissions into cooking oil, or graphene, a recently discovered substance stronger than steel.  The first round of the competition will look at the proposals technical and economical viability. After that up to 30 teams will have an opportunity to test their proposals viability in a lab.  From there, Continue reading

Where To Watch Fireworks Near You

FIREWORKS-3-300Below are where to watch area fireworks shows on July 4th. Continue reading

Coal Gasification Project In Carbon County Cancelled

coalPlans to construct a $2 billion coal gasification plant near Medicine Bow have been cancelled. DKRW Advanced Fuels, the company that planned to build the plant, notified Wyoming state and local officials last month of their plans to cancel the project. This project has been Continue reading

Current Flood Conditions

river floodingWarm temperatures and rain in the mountains have created potential flood conditions for Northwest Colorado and South Central Wyoming according to the National Weather Service. However, Emergency Managers in the area say Continue reading

$10 Million To Capture Carbon

coalplugIn an attempt to revive the coal industry, Wyoming state officials broke ground on a test center at a Gillette coal-fired power plant Wednesday with the goal of identifying economic uses for carbon emissions. The groundbreaking provides some positive news for the coal producers.  At the test center, teams of scientists will compete to Continue reading

Call Before You Burn

controlled-burns-300Those planning agricultural burns in Northwest Colorado are asked to provide a courtesy call to emergency officials before beginning the burning process. Agricultural burning is the open burning of cover vegetation for the purpose of preparing the soil for crop production, weed control, maintenance of water conveyance structures related to agricultural operations and any other agricultural cultivation purposes.  Before you start agricultural burns in Routt Continue reading