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BLM Modifies Wyoming Coal Lease

The BLM Wyoming Rock Springs Field Office approved a coal lease modification last week for Black Butte Coal Company. The modification will allow the company to mine approximately 9.2 million tons of additional coal. The lease modification Continue reading

Firefighter Sustained 2nd Degree Burns

The situation that led to a firefighter being injured while battling the Temple Fire earlier this month, 23 miles southwest of Craig, is now clear. According to a report from the Northwest Continue reading

Coloradans Hit The Road For Memorial Day

More people from Colorado are projected to travel this Memorial Day Weekend than have since the summer of 2005. Over 715,000 Coloradans, or roughly 13% of the population, are expected to travel 50 miles or more from Continue reading

Man Who Stole Laughing Gas In Craig Found Dead

Police have determined the person responsible for the February break-in at the Craig  Airgas was the same individual found deceased in a Vernal hotel room in March. Eagle County Continue reading

Exploding Cookware Results In Fire

Glass cookware that was left on a burning gas stove resulted in a fire Sunday morning at a home on Connor Drive in Craig. The occupant of the home had left the cookware on the stove when he went to bed Saturday night and was awoken around 5 Sunday morning, when the glass cookware exploded and Continue reading

Comment On Wyoming Oil And Gas Lease Sale

The Bureau of Land Management High Desert District in Wyoming is looking for public comment on an environmental assessment, for a proposed oil and gas lease sale. Forty-seven parcels of land totaling over 74,000 acres will be offered within the district, Continue reading

Murdoch’s In Craig Evacuated

The Murdoch’s store in Craig was evacuated for a period of time Wednesday morning, due to a gas leak. Employees working in the warehouse in the back of the store reported the smell of gas. After shutting off the main gas line into the store, firefighters Continue reading

Colorado Coal Production Hits 40 Year Low

Numbers show Colorado coal production hit a 40 year low in 2016, falling by nearly 40 percent from 2015. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, nationwide production fell by almost 18 percent.  Colorado Continue reading

Coal Production Falls Again In NW Colorado

Yampa Data Partners LogoThe most recent edition of the “Yampa Valley Data Partners Fast Facts” shows that coal production continued to slip in Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco Counties. Numbers show total Continue reading

Initiatives Regulating New O&G Development Fail To Make Ballot

Co-Oil-Gas-300Two proposed ballot initiatives aimed at increasing regulations for new oil and gas development failed to gather enough signatures to reach the November ballot. The first initiative would have given local governments authority to ban fracking and to regulate new oil and gas development as they saw fit. The second would have extended the buffer zone around new oil and gas developments from 500 to 2,500 feet. If passed this Continue reading

Fire Destroys Steamboat Residence

IMG_1791An overnight fire early Sunday destroyed a home in Steamboat at 1855 Fish Creek Falls Road. Neighbors called Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue to report the fire in the home that had also ignited trees next to the residence. West Routt Fire Protection District firefighters were also called to the scene. Upon arriving, fire crews first attacked the flames in the Continue reading

New Limits On Oil And Gas Development?

Co-Oil-Gas-300It’s possible that voters in Colorado may see issues concerning oil and gas development on the ballot this November. Supporters of two Initiatives turned in their petitions to the Secretary of Sate yesterday. Both initiatives seek to stop or limit oil and gas development in the state by amending the Colorado constitution. Initiative 75 would move Continue reading