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Commissioners Accept Assistance Grant from Parks and Wildlife

colorado parksThe Moffat County Commissioners yesterday accepted an assistance grant from Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The grant is similar to a federal PILT payment, but at the state level. The department gives grants to counties that have lost taxable land to the state, due to conservation projects. It was also announced yesterday that Continue reading

Commissioners Agree to ColoWyo Expansion Plans

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners yesterday gave their blessing to a plan for ColoWyo Coal Mine to expand their operations westward. The new operations would be located entirely within Moffat County. The expansion is in areas considered suitable habitat for Sage Grouse, so the mine has agreed to donate around 4,400 Continue reading

WildEarth Guardians Sue to Stop Mining at ColoWyo and Trapper

COAL-MINING-300Coal industry representatives say lawsuits against mines in three Western states, including Trapper and Colowyo Mines in Colorado, could have consequences across the U.S. as environmentalists seek changes in how mining is approved on federally owned reserves.  In civil cases unfolding in Colorado, New Mexico Continue reading