Tag Archives: Interior

Millions Coming Back To NW Colorado Counties

Almost $18 million will be returned to Northwest Colorado from oil and gas lease revenue collected through 2008, to clean up the Anvil Points federal oil shale research site. Colorado Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet, along with Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton, announced earlier this week that the Department of Interior would distribute the excess Continue reading

Bird Nest Causes Home To Catch Fire

bird-nest-fire-4A home caught fire Wednesday night on Moffat County Road 33, southeast of Craig.  The Craig Fire Department responded to the blaze just before midnight. According to reports, a bird nest located against the chimney of the log style home caught fire, which then caused the exterior of the home to catch Continue reading

BLM Cannot Regulate Fracking

frackingA judge ruled earlier this week that federal regulators don’t have the authority to set rules for hydraulic fracturing. A US District Court Judge in Wyoming ruled that the Bureau of Land Management does not have the authority to regulate fracking because Congress has not given it that power. In his decision the judge wrote that it is not the courts role to decide whether Continue reading

NW Colorado Coalition To Address National Coal Plan

war on coal shirtA coalition of pro-coal advocates from Northwest Colorado will be in Grand Junction tomorrow to provide input on the Interior Departments federal coal plan. Members from the Craig Chamber of Commerce, Craig and Moffat County Economic Development Partnership, and elected officials from Moffat County will join citizens, miners and other government officials from across the state to comment on the regulations. Discussion is expected to revolve around the Interior Departments moratorium Continue reading

Interior Official Tours Trapper

Trapper-Mine-300A representative from the department of interior is in Northwest Colorado to tour the Trapper mine today. Janice Schneider, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s assistant secretary for land and minerals management took a tour of Twentymile mine in Routt County yesterday. During her visit to the mine today Schneider plans to meet with representatives from Continue reading

Moffat County Commissioners Will Meet With Interior Secretary Jewel This Week

JEWELLMoffat County Commissioners will meet with Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel this Friday.  That according to Commissioner John Kinkaid.  Jewell will be in Aspen Friday to speak as part of the Aspen Institute’s Hurst Lecture Series.  The Commissioners, who will meet with Jewel in Glenwood Spring at 8pm, are expected to impress on Continue reading

Tipton Pushes for Full PILT Payments

piltCongressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) joined with a bipartisan group of his House colleagues to urge House leadership to prioritize funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, and to work toward a long-term, sustainable solution for the program on which rural counties rely to provide essential Continue reading

Tipton Bill Would Prohibit Federal Funds to be Used in Listing Sage Grouse

sage_grouse-300Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee included Congressman Scott Tipton’s (R-CO) language to prohibit the use of any funds under the Fiscal Year 2015 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act to be used to list the Gunnison or Greater Sage Grouse as threatened or endangered species. The bill Continue reading