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X-CEL Rate Increase Blamed on HB-1365

Xcel_EnergyX-CEL Energy customers are about to start feeling the effects of House Bill 1365, the so-called “Clean Air, Clean Jobs Act.” Power producers, elected officials, coal miners and others warned state Democrats last year, that the bill would increase energy rates for Continue reading

CNCC Hosts Meeting on Higher Education

CNCC-3001The Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE) has selected The Keystone Center and Engaged Public to Continue reading

EPA Grants Extension to Public Comment Period

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency has granted another extension in the public comment period for new carbon emissions rules. The EPA was asked to extend the period by another 60 days. The agency has granted another 45 days. That makes the entire comment period for the new rules 165 days. The rules are intended to 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

Craig Chamber Board Looking for Members

Craig-Chamber-150The Craig Chamber of Commerce & Moffat County Visitor Center is seeking candidates interested in serving on the Chamber’s board of directors. Terms run from 2015 through 2017. The board is looking for people with a solid track record of contributing to the Continue reading

EPA Adds Hearings But Not in Moffat County

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to hold extra public hearings on its new carbon emissions rules, but none of those hearings will be in Moffat County, or any coal producing county.  Instead, the EPA will hold an extra day of hearings in each of the cities already on the schedule.  Hearings will now be in Continue reading

CCI Gauging Counties’ Interest in Pay Raises for Elected Officials

pay raiseColorado Counties Incorporated is gauging the interest of County Commissioners throughout the state in giving raises to elected officials.  Elected officials in Colorado have not had their pay raised since 2006.  The CCI sent out a survey to county commissioners asking them how they would feel about pay raises.  There are a few options listed as to how much the raise should be: Continue reading

Tipton Blasts Obama Administration for Misuse of Antiquities Act

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO), yesterday, issued a statement on President Obama’s use of the Antiquities Act to unilaterally designate a massive 500,000 acre national monument in New Mexico despite local objections, a move that could indicate the presidents intentions for land in Northwest Colorado.  Local citizens and elected officials raised serious concerns over Continue reading

Mule Deer Meeting in Craig Tonight

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife, in coordination with The Keystone Center, an independent facilitator, is holding a series of seven public meetings across the state this spring in order to receive feedback on a Colorado West Slope Mule Deer Strategy. The Strategy will guide agency efforts to work towards Continue reading