Tag Archives: John Kinkaid

Elected Officials Respond To Cancellation Of Oil & Gas Leases

oil-and-gas-drilling-300An announcement was made earlier this week that Secretary of the interior Sally Jewell, Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, have agreed to cancel 25 oil and gas leases on the Roan Plateau on the Thompson Divide, located in the White River National Forest. The news of the Continue reading

Moffat County Commissioner Candiadates Discuss Issues

mcc-forum-2016-photoWednesday nights Moffat County Commissioner Forum was well attended with almost 100 in attendance. District 1 challengers Andrea  Camp, Don Cook and incumbent John Kinkaid along with District 2 candidate Ray Beck, answered questions pertaining to economic challenges in Moffat County, private land and water rights and ballot issues. The candidates also laid out their plans for economic development and diversification. You can listen to the entire forum Continue reading

Hear From Moffat County Commissioner Candidates

moffat-county-commissionersMoffat County voters will have an opportunity to hear from the County Commissioner candidates for Districts One and Two at the 2016 Election Forum next week.  District one incumbent John Kinkaid and challengers Don Cook and Andrea Continue reading

Proposed Tax Incentives For Coal Communities

coalplugMoffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid met with Colorado US Senator Michael Bennet recently to discuss the formation of Coal Community Empowerment Zones in Colorado. An empowerment zone is a federally designated area, where businesses and governments receive specific tax credits, designed to encourage hiring and Continue reading

EPA Coal Plans Sparks Controversy

EPA-300Both sides of the pro and anti coal agenda continue to weigh in on the Obama Administration’s plan to review of the coal leasing program on federal lands, including a pause in “new significant coal leases”. On Friday Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said that the review could take as long as three years. Representative Scott Tipton said the plan “jeopardizes America’s energy future.” “This decision Continue reading

Eleven Anti-Fracking Proposals Pushed By Fracking Foes

frackingColorado voters could see a lot of anti-fracking measures on the state ballot this fall. A group that thinks the state isn’t doing enough to protect people and land, submitted eleven anti-fracking proposals this week for state review. The measures range from Continue reading

Local Officials to Attend “EPA’s Coming Storm”

EPA-300Moffat County and Craig representatives will attend a forum tomorrow in Grand Junction regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s overreaching policies. The forum, titled “EPA’s Coming Storm”, is part of a series of forums being held across the state. Senator Ray Scott of Grand Junction will lead the discussion, with the focus Continue reading

Sheriff Confirms Heroin in Moffat County

heroinMoffat County Sheriff K.C. Hume told an audience at the Moffat County Commissioners meeting yesterday that heroin is being seen more and more often in the community. Hume was answering a question posed by Commissioner Continue reading

Commissioners Approve Cultivation Question, Not Yet Looking at Retail

MARIJUANA-300The Moffat County Commissioners are clarifying language for the ballot question that will ask Moffat County voters whether they want the moratorium lifted on commercial marijuana grow operations.  County Attorney Rebecca Tyree brought language to the commissioners meeting yesterday.  Continue reading

Residents Encouraged to Attend Rally at EPA Hearing

EPA-300Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid is encouraging anyone who can make it, to attend a rally outside the EPA hearings in Denver July 29th and 30th.  The Environmental Protection Agency is holding hearings on its proposed carbon emissions rules, standards the coal industry says will cost thousands of jobs and hike energy Continue reading

Routt County Republicans to Host “Liberty Tent”

YAMPA.2The Routt County Republicans will hold a speakers event Friday that will feature guests speaking on various hot political topics.  Subjects include the Restore Colorado Initiative – an effort to Continue reading

Moffat County Residents to Vote on Retail Marijuana

MARIJUANA-300Retail Marijuana will be on the Moffat County ballot in November.  The Moffat County Commissioners voted 2 to 1 this morning to put the issue of lifting the county’s moratorium on retail grow and sale operations to the voters.  Maybell resident Kris Brannan has been prodding the commissioners to Continue reading