Tag Archives: Colowyo

Letter Sent by Lawmakers Inviting DOI Director Back to Craig

department-of-interiorA letter signed by several Western legislators has been sent to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, inviting her back to Craig. The legislators would like to see Jewell hold a public meeting in Craig, to explain what she is doing to help residents of Northwest Colorado regarding the ColoWyo decision. The letter briefly goes over what has Continue reading

Air Quality Control Commission in Craig for Summer Retreat

MOFFAT-CO-FAIRGROUND-SIGNThe state’s Air Quality Control Commission is in Craig today for their summer retreat. This is the group’s first visit to Craig, and it includes tours of Trapper Mine and Tri-State. The highlight is tonight’s open forum. The ColoWyo situation is expected to be a hot topic of discussion at the forum. The Office of Surface Mining has finished Continue reading

Steamboat Institute to Discuss ColoWyo Tonight

STEAMBOAT INSTITUTEThe Steamboat Institute takes up the ColoWyo situation tonight. A meeting will be held tonight to discuss the ruling against the Office of Surface Mining Continue reading

Steamboat Institute, Air Quality Control Commission to Talk ColoWyo

STEAMBOAT INSTITUTEThere will be a couple of opportunities this week to talk about the ColoWyo situation. On Wednesday, The Steamboat Institute welcomes Amy Oliver Continue reading

OSM Meeting Draws Large Crowd

osmIf you didn’t make it to last night’s meeting to make your comments to the Office of Surface Mining, regarding the Environmental Assessment being conducted on the South Taylor Pit at ColoWyo, you still have a chance to make your voice heard. Last night’s meeting at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Continue reading

Office of Surface Mining Comment Collection Meeting

Those planning to go to the Office of Surface Mining’s meeting this afternoon in Craig won’t be given an opportunity to comment on an open microphone. Instead, those that show up will be able to talk to individual representatives on a more intimate level, about the issues surrounding ColoWyo Mine. There will be stations residents can visit to submit their comments, which the OSM will use in their Environmental Assessment of the South Taylor Pit. A federal judge has ordered the office to complete the assessment within 120 days of his ruling, or he has threatened to pull the permit for the pit. That would leave 220 employees without jobs, and the local annual economy would take a roughly $200 million hit. Public comments are due by Monday. If you can’t make it to this afternoon’s meeting, which will take place from 4 to 8 in the Grandstands Building of the Moffat County Fairgrounds, you can fill out a public comment form online which you’ll find on the front page at KRAI.COM.

Meetings in Craig this Week Focused on ColoWyo and Sage Grouse

coloyowbears-ears-tea-party-300Two meetings will be held in Craig this week to talk about plans the federal government has for Northwest Colorado. Wednesday, Continue reading

State Natural Resources Director Plans to Fight for ColoWyo

coloyowOne of the new pieces of information in the ColoWyo lawsuit that came out during Wednesday night’s community meeting at Moffat County High School, is that it appears the state will be going to bat for Tri-State and ColoWyo. Deputy Natural Continue reading

Hundreds Show up to ColoWyo Meeting in Craig

coloyowNearly 800 people showed up to last night’s public meeting to discuss the ColoWyo situation. Representatives of Tri-State and ColoWyo gave an update on the lawsuit, including detailing its history and the struggles they will face in the future. The theme of Continue reading

Tri-State Official Talks About ColoWyo Lawsuit

coloyowTri-State, ColoWyo, and local government officials are inviting the public to a meeting tonight to discuss the WildEarth Guardians lawsuit against the Office of Surface Mining, over the mine’s current operations. WildEarth says the OSM did not do enough Continue reading

Another Meeting Planned to Discuss ColoWyo

STEAMBOAT INSTITUTEA third meeting has now been set up to discuss the ColoWyo situation. The Steamboat Institute has scheduled a meeting for June 17th to talk about the future of the mine. Continue reading

WildEarth Guardians Say Coal is the Ultimate Target

coloyowA community meeting will be held tomorrow night to discuss the ColoWyo situation. WildEarth Guardians, an environmental group, sued the Office of Surface Mining over ColoWyo’s permits for their current operations. Continue reading