Tag Archives: Colowyo

Milk Fire Expected To Be 100% Contained Saturday

WILD FIRECrews continued to make progress Friday fighting the Milk Fire burning just south of the ColoWyo Mine. The fire is now 70% contained, and crews are expecting to gain full control Saturday. Investigators believe that the fire, which began Continue reading

Milk Fire 50% Contained

WILD FIREThe Milk Fire burning south of ColoWyo Mine, is now 50% contained. Ground crews have been working in conjunction with helicopters in the area to suppress the 500 acre fire. The fire that was first reported Continue reading

UPDATE: New Fires Spark In NW Colorado

Wildfires-300Several fires have ignited across Moffat County over the last few days. The Craig Fire Department Responded to a fire Thursday morning around 8:30 on CR 31 northwest of Craig. According to Fire Chief KC Hume, the fire was caused by an animal that climbed a Continue reading

ColoWyo Comments Due Today

Microsoft Word - Colowyo logo_6-5-14.docxToday is the deadline for the public to make comments on the environmental assessment that was preformed by the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation on the proposed Collum project at ColoWyo mine. For the project to commence as planned it is Continue reading

Trapper And ColoWyo Comments Needed ASAP

office of surface miningTime is running short for area residents to submit written comments on the draft Environmental Assessments for Trapper and ColoWyo mines.  The mines are both the subject to an environmental process by the Office of Surface Mining, in response to challenges brought on by  WildEarth Guardians.  In a meeting last month ColoWyo Mine Manger Chris McCourt stated that without approval of the Environmental Assessment Continue reading

Comments Needed On Trapper And ColoWyo Environmental Assessments

jan 27 meeting Crai8gA smaller than expected number of people attended the public meeting concerning the draft Environmental Assessments for Trapper and ColoWyo mines last night. About 250 were in attendance. Speakers included Ray Beck the Mayor of Craig and Moffat County Continue reading

Important Meeting On Coal Issues Today

IMPORTANT-NOTICEA public meeting will be held tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 at Moffat County High School to allow the community to learn more about the environmental assessments preformed by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement on mining plans at both ColoWyo Continue reading

ColoWyo Mine Collum Environmental Assessment

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The Environmental Assessment on the Collum  area of the ColoWyo mine has been released for public comment. The Collum area is targeted for the next pit for the mine, and if approved, will sustain up to 220 mining jobs in North West Colorado. The Collom project is located on federal, state and private lands in Moffat County adjacent to existing mining and reclamation operations. Along with the project, ColoWyo will donate Continue reading

ColoWyo Environmental Assessment Release Delayed

osmThe release of the new Environmental Assessment on the Collum area of the ColoWyo mine which was scheduled for yesterday has been pushed back a few days. Lee Boughey, the Director of Communications and Public Affairs for Tri-State Generation and Transmission, said there was no specific reason for the delay. The Assessment is now Continue reading

ColoWyo Mine Environmental Assessment Release Today

colowyo-mine-truckThe new Environmental Assessment on the Collum area of the ColoWyo mine is to be released to the public today. The Collum area is targeted for the next pit for ColoWyo mine. In 2013, ColoWyo obtained approval to mine that area from the Colorado Division of Continue reading

New Video Features Colowyo Miners

COLOWYOA new video produced by “Tri-State Generation and Transmission” is now available online.  The video features dozens of Colowyo employees and Northwest Colorado residents. It focuses on the environmental, reclamation and safety actions taken by the mine and what coal mining has done to improve the lives of mine workers and others in Continue reading

Public Comment Period Ends Today for Trapper Assessment

Trapper-Mine-300The public comment period for the Trapper Environmental Assessment ends today. If you haven’t made your comment yet, you should do so by the end of the day. The comments have been deemed by local officials as equally as important as the comments gathered for the ColoWyo settlement. The Moffat County Commissioners finalized their comments at Continue reading