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Get Info On Craig Station Unit 1 Closure

tri-state-g-tThe meeting to discuss the closing of Craig Station Unit 1 is Thursday. An announcement was made last week that Craig Station Continue reading

Get Info On The Closure Of Craig Station Unit 1

tri-state-g-tA meeting will take place Thursday in Craig to discuss the closing of Craig Station Unit 1.  An announcement was made last week that Tri-State and the other owners of the Craig Station reached an agreement with the EPA and other entities to close Unit 1 by the end of 2025.  The agreement will also institute more stringent emission requirements on the Craig Continue reading

Moffat County and Craig Leaders Address Future Closing Of Unit 1

Craig_StationThe Moffat County Commissioners along with the Craig City Council and Craig Mayor Ray Beck have released a joint statement regarding the announced closure of Craig Station Unit 1.  While they expressed their  disappointed in the closure, they are pleased to have time to prepare for its effects. They acknowledged that closing Craig Station Unit 1 will Continue reading

Tipton Responds To Power Plant Retirement Announcement

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Colorado U.S. Congressman Scott Tipton has released a statement regarding the news that the Nucla Station and Craig Station Unit 1 will be retired. Tipton stated that he “is increasingly concerned over the effect third party groups are having on state and federal regulatory matters. The ‘sue and settle’ tactic employed by many Continue reading

Craig Station Unit One To Close By End Of 2025

Craig_StationTri-State Generation and members of the Yampa Project announced this week that they will be shutting down the Nucla Station and Craig Station Unit 1 over the next decade, as part of an agreement with the Colorado Department Of Public Health and other groups including the EPA and the Wild Earth Guardians. According to the public health department, shutting down these coal fired power plants will remove millions of tons of air pollution per year. The 100 megawatt Nucla Station that is owned and operated by Tri-State will be closed down by the end of 2022. Along with the power plant, the Horizon Mine, also owned by Tri-State, and supplies coal to the Nucla Station, will also close. Craig Station Unit 1 will be shut down by the beginning of 2026. Units 2 and 3 at Continue reading

Craig Station Fire Call

12476478_1085846898115750_1285612792_nThe Craig Fire Department was called to the Craig Station early Tuesday morning after a worker reported smoke in a coal unloading building. The source of the smoke was found to not be from a fire, but from smoldering coal dust and insulation in the ceiling. It was determined that the Continue reading

Trapper mine Comes to Agreement with WildEarth Guardians

Trapper-Mine-300Trapper Mine, which was also a target of a WildEarth Guardians lawsuit, has filed a joint proposed remedy to District Court Judge R. Brooke Jackson. The proposal was developed by the federal Office of Surface Mining (OSM), Trapper and WildEarth. The proposal would guide how OSM conducts a new and enhanced environmental assessment of Trapper’s federal Continue reading

Judge Rules ColoWyo Permits Obtained Without Proper Procedure

coalOn Friday, U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson ruled against the Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) in a lawsuit challenging the mining permits issued for Colowyo Mine and Trapper Mine. The lawsuit Continue reading

Tri-State Joins Defense Team in WildEarth Guardians Lawsuit

tri-state-g-tOfficials at Tri-State Generation and Transmission are joining the defense in a lawsuit filed by the environmental group WildEarth Guardians, claiming that Continue reading

Unit 1 at Craig Station Offline

tri-state-g-tUnit 1 at Craig Station is offline…and will be for a few weeks. That’s according to Lee Boughey, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs for Continue reading

Wildlife Officials to Discuss Elkhead Reservoir

ELK-HEAD-MAIN-SIGNState Wildlife Officials will meet Friday at Craig Station to talk about plans for Elkhead Reservoir. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is considering a plan to drain and poison Elkhead Reservoir to get rid of non-native fish. The Small Mouth Bass and the Northern Pike are considered predators of the endangered Bony Tail Chub, Humpback Chub, Razorback Sucker, and Colorado Pikeminnow. The CPW says there are too many of the non-natives Continue reading

Gardner Commits to Interview; Still no Word from Hickenlooper, Udall

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300mark-udall-300Still no word from Governor John Hickenlooper or Senator Mark Udall as to when they will turn their attention toward Northwest Colorado. Both have had standing invitations to conduct Continue reading