Tag Archives: carbon

Two Accidental Deaths Over The Weekend

Two people died while recreating in Carbon County over the weekend, one while rafting and the other in an ATV accident. Emergency crews responded to the Encampment River Friday evening to reports of a person who was ejected from a raft.  The body of 26-year-old Lane Swedlund of Laramie was recovered from the Continue reading

CO Officials Respond To Trump’s Paris Decision

Colorado elected officials offered mixed reactions yesterday following President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, an international agreement concerning climate change and carbon emissions. Rep. Ken Buck praised the President, calling the pull-out “a win for Colorado”, while Senator Michael Bennet and Governor John Hickenlooper said they believe the Continue reading

Comment On Wyoming Wild Horse Gathering

The Bureau of Land Management Rawlins and Lander field offices are asking for public comment on a revised environmental assessment, analyzing a proposed wild horse gathering project in the Red Desert Wild Horse Herd Management Area Complex. The Red Desert Complex includes the Antelope Hills, Crooks Mountain, Green Mountain, Lost Creek and Stewart Creek herd management areas, and is located in Sweetwater, Carbon, Continue reading

Man Arrested After High Speed Chase

An Encampment man led authorities on a high speed chase through Carbon County yesterday. The Carbon County Sheriff’s office had been looking for 40-year-old Kermit Stewart since a warrant was issued for his arrest last month, due to multiple Continue reading

Wyoming Man Missing, Presumed Drowned

Search and Rescue crews are looking for a missing Wamsutter man who is presumed to have drowned in the Seminoe Reservoir northeast of Rawlins. According to authorities, 25-year-old Michael Proberts went on a kayak trip to the reservoir Saturday morning and never returned. Proberts vehicle was located at the Red Hills Campground early Sunday morning, and his kayak, life vest, ball cap and kayak paddle were Continue reading

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