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Club 20 Visits D.C. To Talk NW Colorado Issues

Moffat County Commissioner Ray Beck and 33 other members of the group Club 20, are traveling to Washington DC this week to meet with members of the Trump administration. CLUB 20 is an organization of counties, communities, businesses, individuals and 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

CO Representatives React To Trump’s Energy Plans

Not surprisingly, elected officials in Colorado had mixed reactions to  President Trump’s executive order, which targeted regulations contained within President Obama’s Clean Power Plan.  Congressman Scott Tipton applauded Continue reading

Power Outage Affects Over 17,000

A power outage that occurred in Steamboat Springs and surrounding areas last night was the result of equipment failure at Xcel Energy’s Steamboat substation. The outage occurred a little after 11. While most areas saw  power Continue reading

New Transmission Lines To Run Through NW Colorado

The Department of interior has approved two energy transmission lines that will run through south central Wyoming and Northwest Colorado. The two lines will transport electricity from the rural west, to demand centers in more urban parts of the United States. The 416 mile Energy Gateway South Continue reading

Trump’s Election Could Be Big For Wyo Coal

wyoming-flag-graphicWyoming Governor Matt Mead says that he is hopeful that with election of Donald Trump, the state will be able to turn around its declining coal and energy production. Wyoming is the nations leading coal producer, but production has slipped recently due to increased Continue reading

Sign Up For Low Income Energy Assistance

LEAPApplications can now be filled out for the 2016, 2017, Low Income Energy Assistance Program or LEAP. LEAP provides financial assistance to low income households to help them deal with their winter heating costs. The program runs from the first of November through the end of April. If you received LEAP last year, an application will be sent to you in the mail. If you have not participated in LEAP in the past, but believe you may qualify for the benefits, applications can be picked up at the Moffat Continue reading

Peabody Still Owes Nearly $2 Million To Routt County

PEABODYRoutt County residents can get information on the status of Peabody Energy’s delinquent property taxes this week. Routt County Treasurer Brita Horn will host information sessions Wednesday, Thursday and Friday throughout Routt County. Wednesday’s meeting will be held at the Court House in Steamboat beginning at 1:30, followed by another meeting Thursday evening at 6:30 in Yampa at the Yampa Town Hall. The final meeting will be Friday evening in Hayden at the Hayden Town Hall beginning at 6:30. According to Horn, these sessions will be a Continue reading

Clarification On Craig Station Unit 1 Closure

Craig_StationThe future of Craig Station Unit 1 became a little clearer following Thursday nights meeting at Moffat County High School.  Mike McInnes, the CEO of Tri-State, one of the members of the Yampa Project that own Unit 1, attended the meeting to provide an explanation for the closure, and to brief the community on the Yampa Project’s plan for the future.  McInnes stressed that the agreement to close Unit 1 by the end of 2025 was the Continue reading

Energy Production Down Again In NW Colorado

Yampa Data Partners LogoEnergy Production continues to decline in Moffat, Routt, and Rio Blanco counties. That according to the most recent numbers released by the “Yampa Valley Data Partners”. Total Continue reading

Club 20 Meeting In Steamboat

club 20-229A CLUB 20 summer committee meeting will take place this week in Steamboat. CLUB 20 is an organization of  counties, communities, businesses, individuals and associations from Western Colorado that look to promote, and develop area resources, to support a Continue reading

South Routt School District Receives One Million Dollars

Ram_HeadThe South Routt School District will receive $1 million from the Colorado State Board of Education emergency fund, taking all but $80,000 from the fund.  The State Board voted Thursday to approve the South Routt School District’s request for supplemental assistance due to non payment of taxes from Continue reading