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Comment On Permit For New Pit At ColoWyo

Public comments are being accepted concerning a proposed air permit for ColoWyo Mine’s Collom pit. Comments are being accepted now through January 28th. The air permit is required for operations at the mine to continue. The Collom development will support more Continue reading

UPDATE: Winter Valley Fire 70% Contained

The Winter Valley Fire, which ignited Thursday south of Elk Springs, continued to grow over the weekend, increasing from 6,400 acres to 7,800 acres. Rain and cool Continue reading

Commissioners Approve ColoWyo’s Collom Pit

The Moffat County Commissioners amended the conditional use permit for the ColoWyo mine at their meeting yesterday, which will allow the company to move forward with developing and mining the Collom pit.  The Collom expansion was approved by the federal Continue reading

Lost Solar Fire Continues To Grow

FireDespite favorable weather conditions this week, the lightning started Lost Solar Fire burning in the Flat Top Wilderness Area approximately 25 miles east of Meeker, has continued to increase in size.  The fire is estimated at just under 7 square miles, an increase of over 1.5 square miles since Monday.  The Lost Solar Fire is being managed using a ‘confine and contain’ Continue reading

More Homes Need Protection From Beaver Creek Fire

WILD FIREDue to winds and low humidity in the area, the Beaver Creek fire continues to expand.  Because of the expansion, crews began focusing protection on additional homes in the area that may be threatened, those structures Continue reading

Gardner Urges Jewell to Help Keep ColoWyo Operational

gardnerSenator Cory Gardner has drafted a letter to the Secretary of the Interior regarding the decision issued against ColoWyo mine by a federal judge. The letter states the devastation the ruling would have on the economies of Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties. The mine is located in both counties, and is the primary provider of coal to Tri-State’s Craig Station. The judge Continue reading

Moffat County Commissioners Say Hickenlooper is in Their Corner

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300The Moffat County Commissioners say they are confident Colorado’s governor will stick up for them when it comes to both Sage Grouse issues, and the federal ruling on ColoWyo Mine’s expansion. Commissioner Chuck Grobe yesterday said their meeting with Governor Hickenlooper on Tuesday went well.  The Continue reading