Tag Archives: Colowyo Mine

Letter To Secretary Jewell in Support of Trapper Mine


JEWELLU.S. Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet, along with Governor John Hickenlooper, and Congressman Scott Tipton yestrday sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell urging DOI to complete the court-ordered Environmental Assessment for Trapper Mine prior to April 30th. Trapper Mine’s permit was covered under the same environmental review that the U.S. District Court in Colorado deemed deficient for Colowyo Mine, but Trapper Mine was initially believed to be unaffected. Further review led to a negotiation with the Office of Continue reading

Cynthia Coffman to Tour Tri-State; Trapper to Gather Public Comments

COFFMANColorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman will be in Craig later this month to tour the Tri State Generation and Transmission Craig Station. The Moffat County Commissioners made that announcement yesterday. They say Coffman will Continue reading

OSM to Gather Public Input on Trapper Assessment

Trapper-Mine-300A meeting will be held later this month to rally for Trapper Mine in their settlement with WildEarth Guardians over mining operations. Trapper and ColoWyo Mines both came under litigation after WildEarth spokesman Jeremy Nichols filed a lawsuit against the Office of Surface Mining, claiming the permits issued for the mines’ current operations were based on insufficient Continue reading

ColoWyo Assessment Complete

coloyowThe Interior Department’s Environmental Assessment of the South Taylor Pit of ColoWyo Mine is done, and reportedly shows that the mine’s operations do NOT create a significant environmental impact. That would be a blow to Continue reading

Craig Residents Reminded to Submit Public Comment on ColoWyo EA

coloyowThe Craig Chamber of Commerce says WildEarth Guardians is flooding the Office of Surface Mining with comments on the latest Environmental Assessment at ColoWyo Mine, and are urging citizens to make comments of their Continue reading

Tipton Speaks About ColoWyo on House Floor

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday to continue to pressure U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to take every action necessary to save the 220 jobs at the Colowyo Mine. Tipton met with Secretary Jewell and Western Colorado leaders in Continue reading

Tipton Crashes Jewell Meeting

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton made a surprise visit to a meeting Friday night in Glenwood with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, BLM Director Neil Kornze, Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid and Craig Mayor Ray Beck. The meeting was to discuss the future of the Colowyo Mine. Jewell agreed to the Continue reading

ColoWyo Situation Featured on Front Page of Denver Post

coloyowMoffat County’s issues with the federal government were highlighted in a front page article of yesterday’s Denver Post. The article focused on the economic make-up of Moffat County, and the hardships that would ensue if ColoWyo Mine were to shut Continue reading

Senators Push Interior Secretary to Come to Craig

JEWELLSenator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced yesterday that he, Wyoming Senators John Barrasso and Mike Enzi, and Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer have sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell regarding the Colowyo Mine. The mine is threatened by a recent Federal Court decision which determined that the Office of Surface Mining’s plan for the mine failed to Continue reading

Tipton to Visit Craig and Steamboat Next Week

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton will be in Craig and Steamboat next week to hold a number of events. On Monday, Tipton will start his day with a meeting with the Moffat County Commissioners to provide a legislative update and discuss issues important to Moffat County, including the Colowyo Mine, the PILT (pilt) program, Sage Continue reading

Moffat County Becomes Participant in EA Process

moffat-county-commissionersThe Moffat County Commissioners, yesterday, signed an agreement to become a participant in the Environmental Assessment of the South Taylor Pit at ColoWyo Mine. The Office of Continue reading

Senator Gardner Talks to Senate About ColoWyo

gardnerSenator Cory Gardner (R-CO) took to the Senate floor yesterday to discuss the hugely negative impact that the closure of the Colowyo Mine would have on Northwest Colorado’s families and economy. The mine is threatened by a Federal District Court order determining that the Office of Surface Mining failed to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act in Continue reading