Tag Archives: Craig

Fire Destroys Car on Highway 13

fire-1-300Craig Fire/Rescue responded to a vehicle fire yesterday evening. The incident happened on Highway 13 about 6 miles south of Craig a little after 7 last night. It’s not clear how the vehicle caught fire, but the car is considered a total loss. Nobody was injured in the incident.

Senators Ask for More Comment Time on EPA Rules

EPA-300The U.S. Senate is asking the Obama Administration for more time to collect public comment on the EPA’s proposed carbon emissions rules. Yesterday a majority of the senate signed a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, asking for a 60-day extension due to the complexity and scope of the regulation. That Continue reading

Packed House at EPA Meeting in Craig

EPA-300Last night’s community meeting with EPA Regional Administrator Shaun McGrath in Craig was very well attended. Miners, industry and community leaders, and others filled the Moffat County High School Auditorium to hear McGrath explain why new carbon emissions rules were needed to stave off the EPA’s claims of human Continue reading

Tipton Grills Tidwell and Ashe on Water and Sage Grouse

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) sought clarity from Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell and Fish and Wildlife Director Dan Ashe on water rights and sage grouse during a pair of hearings yesterday in the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committees. In the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy and Forestry, Tipton pressed Tidwell for clarification on whether the agency is going to require the transfer of private Continue reading

Joe Meyer Named Northwest Colorado District Manager of BLM

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management has named long-time employee Joe Meyer as the new Northwest Colorado District Manager based in Grand Junction. Meyer comes to BLM Colorado from Wyoming, where he has been the Field Manager for the BLM Casper Field Office since Continue reading

Power Restored to Craig

power-outage-300Power has been restored to all areas of Craig. A power outage this morning knocked out electricity to a large portion of town, mostly on the south side of Victory Way. The outage started a little after 8 this morning, due to an underground fault in the Pine Ridge Subdivision. Crews were able to get the power back on to most Continue reading

EPA Meeting on Carbon Emissions Rules in Craig is Tonight

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Director, Shaun McGrath will be in Craig tonight to hear from citizens, business leaders, elected officials and others about the agency’s new carbon emissions rules. The rules are unpopular to coal counties as they are projected to raise the cost of electricity, cost coal mining jobs, and Continue reading

Pre-EPA Meeting Barbecue to Feed 600

EPA-300Organizers of tomorrow’s pre-EPA meeting barbecue in Craig have raised over $3,000 from local businesses and citizens to put on the feed. They expect to be able to serve about 600 people. The barbecue is free and open to the entire community, starting at 5 tomorrow. Following the barbecue, which will be held in the Continue reading

Law Enforcement Respond to Several Weekend Accidents

Vehicle-Accident-300Law enforcement authorities were busy in Craig this weekend dealing with traffic accidents. Craig Police say it was near midnight Friday, when a car driven by Andrea Edwards blew through the stop sign at Industrial Avenue and Ranney Street. Industrial doesn’t continue past Ranney, and Continue reading

EPA Meeting to be Held in Craig this Week

EPA-300EPA Regional Administrator Shawn McGrath will be in Craig Wednesday to hear from various interests about the harmful effects of his agency’s new carbon emissions rules. Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid invited McGrath to Moffat County during the EPA’s Denver hearing on the rules. Several Continue reading

Community Invited to Barbecue Prior to EPA Meeting

EPA-300Local officials are encouraging Craig residents to treat the EPA’s visit next week as a community event. Regional Administrator Shawn McGrath will visit Moffat County for a community meeting Wednesday to hear from local residents, businesses, and community leaders about the hardships the EPA’s new Continue reading

Games Manager Class to be Held in Craig Tomorrow

bingoThe Colorado Secretary of State’s Office will be conducting Games Manager classes throughout the state over the next several months, and the next one is in Craig tomorrow. The instructor for Continue reading