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Cutting Torches Cause Grass Fire

A grass fire near the Empire Mine yesterday afternoon was caused by part of the decommissioning process of the mine. Crews are currently using cutting torches to break up the metal infrastructure of the mine. High winds yesterday lead to sparks from the torches igniting a small grass Continue reading

Empire Mine Being Deconstructed

If you have driven between Craig and Hamilton this week you may have noticed the Empire Mine coal tube, which crossed Highway 13, has been removed. According to a representative from Peabody Energy, the tube was removed as part of the decommissioning of the mine. Peabody is Continue reading

I-70 Toll Lane To Open Saturday

I70 SIGNThe Colorado Department of Transportation has announced that the eastbound I-70 Mountain Express Lane will open to traffic this Saturday. If you will be traveling on I-70 from Western Slope to Denver this weekend you will be able to try the lanes for free and learn how to use them while toll collection is waived during the testing period. C-DOT has not indicated how long the free testing period will be in effect. Travelers in Continue reading