Tag Archives: Denver

Flight Makes Emergency Landing at YVRA

yampa-airport-signOfficials say a United flight with about 70 people on board made a safe emergency landing yesterday morning at Yampa Valley Regional Airport. Flight 4919 originated from Aspen and was headed to Denver when the pilots indicated there was a mechanical problem with the right Continue reading

OSM Proposes New Stream Protection Rule

osmThe Office of Surface Mining has proposed a new rule for regulation of coal mining they say will take advantage of new science to protect the environment, while still allowing coal mining. However, coal industry representatives say the Stream Protection Rule is a rule that seeks to fix a problem that doesn’t exist. The rule would adjust Continue reading

Hearings Held in Denver Over Methane Emissions

EPA-300An energy industry representative says over-regulating methane emissions could discourage the use of environment-friendly natural gas, but a former Colorado air quality official says cutting methane is a cost-effective way to fight the purported effects of man-induced climate change. The Environmental Protection Continue reading

Clean Power Plan Hearing in Denver this Month

EPA-300The EPA finalized the federal Clean Power Plan in August. The Clean Power Plan will reduce nationwide carbon dioxide emissions from power plants 32 percent by 2030. It’s a plan that has the energy industry up in arms, as it will cost millions of dollars in upgrades at power plants across the country, skyrocketing energy prices. Many Continue reading

Pot Retailers Prep for Marijuana Tax Holiday

MARIJUANA-300Think of it as a back-to-school sales tax break, but for stoners. Colorado’s unusual tax law is forcing the state to suspend taxes on recreational marijuana for one day – Sept. 16 – during which a 10 percent sales tax and 15 percent excise tax won’t be collected. The sales-tax break would shave $20 off the price of a mid-grade ounce of Continue reading

Mining Group Blasts OSM’s Stream Protection Rule

osmThe Obama Administration is proposing another rule intended to interfere with the coal industry. The Office of Surface Mining will hold a public listening session on their proposed Stream Protection Rule. Experts say the “rule” will amend or modify 475 existing rules that will decimate coal Continue reading

Moffat County’s Kelly Pierce Named State Labor Department’s Employee of the Year

colorado-workforce-center-3The Craig Workforce Center’s Kelly Pierce has received a huge honor from the Colorado Department of Labor. Pierce was recently Continue reading

2015 USA Pro Challenge Concludes

USA-Pro-Cycling-Challenge-Logo-300x250Organizers say the USA Pro Challenge, which kicked off the 5th year of the race in Steamboat, had its biggest year yet by adding a women’s race. But the race still has yet to turn a profit. According to the race organizers, the Pro Challenge lost around $2 million this year. The good news Continue reading

Coach Kubiak Speaks About Win Over Former Team

gary-kubiakThe Denver Broncos picked up their 2nd preseason win Saturday night against the Texans. The game generated a high degree of interest for a pre-season game, as it marked the return to Houston for the former Continue reading

BLM Listening Session Live Stream Link Available At KRAI.COM

BLMA live stream of today’s Bureau of Land Management Listening Session in Denver is available today here at KRAI.COM. The purpose of the Listening Session Tuesday is to gather feedback on how the BLM can best carry out its responsibility to ensure that American taxpayers receive a fair return on federal Continue reading

Denver Broncos On 55 Country

200px-Denver_Broncos_alternate_logo.svgThe 2015 football season kicked off last week with the first of four Denver Broncos preseason games.  As the official Denver Broncos radio station for Northwest Colorado, 55 Country is again broadcasting all Broncos preseason and regular season games live.  This weekend the Broncos travel to Houston for a Saturday night game.  This contest is generating a high degree of interest as is marks the first time the former Texans head coach and new Bronco’s head Continue reading

Coal Hearing in Denver

coalThe Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado is trying to coordinate transportation to this week’s hearing in Denver on the future of coal. The BLM will hold a Listening Session in Denver Tuesday to gather feedback on how to Continue reading