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New Wind Projects To Bring Jobs To Carbon County

Rocky Mountain Power has announced four new wind projects in Wyoming, two of which are expected to bring hundreds of new jobs to Carbon County. The goal is to have the projects completed by 2020, when a federal production tax credit expires. The largest wind farm will be a 500 megawatt project in Carbon and Albany counties. With another 250 megawatt facility to be built Continue reading

Comments On Air Permit Due Today

Saturday is the last day to comment on the proposed air quality permit for ColoWyo Mine’s Collom pit. The air permit is required for operations at the mine to continue. The Collom development will support more than 200 jobs in Continue reading

Commissioners Support ColoWyo Air Permit

The Moffat County Commissioners signed a letter at their meeting yesterday, supporting the approval of a proposed air quality permit for the ColoWyo Mine Collom pit. The permit is required for operations at the mine to continue. The Collom development will Continue reading

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

Should Marijuana Businesses Get Tax Deductions?

A bill has been introduced in the US Senate that would allow marijuana businesses, that are operating in states with legalized marijuana, to utilize common business tax deductions and credits. Senator Cory Gardner is a co-sponsor of the bipartisan bill called the Small Business Tax Equity Act.  If passed, the bill would allow marijuana Continue reading

CO Officials Respond To Trump’s Paris Decision

Colorado elected officials offered mixed reactions yesterday following President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, an international agreement concerning climate change and carbon emissions. Rep. Ken Buck praised the President, calling the pull-out “a win for Colorado”, while Senator Michael Bennet and Governor John Hickenlooper said they believe the Continue reading

Dinosaur Contributes Millions To Local Economies

Dinosaur National Monument contributed more than $20 million to local economies in 2016, that according to a new report from the National Parks Service.  More than 304,000 people visited the park in 2016, and they spent over $18 million in Continue reading

WYO Coal Production Up, Jobs Down

Wyoming coal production is up so far this year according to numbers from the Wyoming State Geological Survey. State coal production in the first quarter of 2017 rose by 15 million tons when compared to the same time period last year. Powder River Basin 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

U.S. May Look At Economics Of Recreation

outdoorrecreationThe US Government may begin tracking the economic effects of Outdoor Recreation now that the Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act has passed the House of Representatives. The bill, which was co-sponsored by Colorado Senator Cory Continue reading

A “Better Way” To Improve The Economy

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Yesterday, in part one of our interview with Congressman Tipton, he gave Wild West Radio an overview of The Better Way Program, which is House Republicans response to policies enacted by the Obama administration. Today congressman Tipton focuses on how the plan is intended to improve the economy and create new jobs. That Continue reading

Coal Jobs Down 50% Since 2011

coalplugAccording to some estimates, the number of coal jobs in the United States has decreased by almost 50% since the peak in 2011. This has caused unemployment to rise in areas of the country like Wyoming and Northwest Colorado, who depend heavily on coal production. These lost jobs are the result of the falling price of coal, which is currently at a 30 year low, and increased federal and environmental regulations. Experts are uncertain whether Continue reading