Tag Archives: energy

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

Peabody Receives Financing To Continue Operations

PEABODYPeabody energy the owner of Twentymile Mine in Routt County received approval earlier this week for $800 million in financing intended to help the company continue its mining operations while the it continues to go through Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company filed for Chapter 11 in April after reporting a loss of $2 billion in Continue reading

Peabody Declares Bankruptcy

PEABODYPeabody Energy the owner of Twentymile Mine in Routt County, announced yesterday that the company will file for chapter 11 bankruptcy. Chapter 11 bankruptcy allows the company to remain in control of their business operations while restructuring their debt. Peabody has been considering Chapter 11 Continue reading

Peabody Energy Lays Off 235 Employees

PEABODYPeabody energy the owners of Twentymile mine in NW Colorado are cutting 235 jobs at their North Antelope Rochelle Mine in Wyoming. This would represent 15% of the total workforce at that mine. This news comes on the heels of the company’s Continue reading

Free Energy Assessment For NW CO Residents

EnergyCheckA free energy assessment is being offered to homeowners in Routt and Moffat Counties by Energy Smart Colorado, to help them learn how to improve energy efficiency in their homes. Energy Smart Colorado began in 2010 as a federally funded program to provide energy efficiency services to residents in the central mountain region of Colorado. Homeowners who use the Yampa Continue reading

Tipton Advocates For Alternative To Clean Power Plan

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Tipton spoke in favor last week of the Carbon Capture Act which provides incentives for the private sector to develop carbon capture and storage methods.  The Carbon Capture Act is a response to the Presidents Clean Power Plan and was originally sponsored by Tipton.  The Carbon Capture Act would put the onus on the private Continue reading