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IRS Scammers Targeting Craig Area

Area residents are being targeted by a old scam.  People are receiving calls from someone claiming to represent the IRS in a tax fraud lawsuit against the victim. The scammer says the victim can avoid further complications by settling the Continue reading

MOCO Supports Amending Sage Grouse Plan

The changes Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is considering making to the Sage Grouse Management in the U.S. will most likely be less severe than previously thought. Reports are now that Zinke is looking to modify the existing plan as opposed to scrapping the whole plan and starting over. He is said to be considering modifications to incorporate Continue reading

Colorado Joins Petition Against Coal Regulations

Colorado has joined 12 other states including Utah and Wyoming, in a petition, asking a federal court to block the “Stream Protection Rule”, recently instituted by the Obama Administration. According to the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation, the Stream Protection Rule looks to better protect Continue reading

CO Inmates Must Receive Competency Exams

Department of CorrectionsInmates in Colorado are no longer allowed to be in jail for an extended period of time without receiving a mental competency exam. This comes after a lawsuit was filed warning that the wait times for the exams were too long. The Colorado Human Services department says it’s eliminated the Continue reading

Lawsuit Brought Against Peabody Energy

PEABODYA lawsuit has been brought against the owners of Twentymile mine by multiple environmental groups including The WildEarth Guardians. The law suit claims that Peabody Energy which also owns mines in New Mexico and Wyoming, no longer qualifies economically to finance their reclamation projects through self-bonding. Self-bonds use a companies assets to guarantee that money will be available to finance the reclamation of lands that are mined. According to the Continue reading

No To Banking For Marijuana Businesses

marijuana-leaf-300As long as federal law says marijuana is illegal, the nation’s banking system won’t let new pot-based credit unions have access. A judge dismissed the lawsuit brought by Fourth Corner Credit Union after the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City refused to allow the credit union to join the nation’s banking system. He acknowledged however that Congress likely will have to Continue reading

Craig City Council Presented with Appreciation Check

City-Council-300The Craig City Council received a gift yesterday in appreciation for the support they’ve shown for Tri-State Generation and Transmission through a recent lawsuit. Tri-State’s Drew Kramer showed up to last night’s meeting to thank the council for their support while they went through a lawsuit with WildEarth Guardians. He brought with him a Continue reading

Coffman Joins Lawsuit Against Clean Power Plan

COFFMANColorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman says she’s joining other states in a lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan. Coffman said Friday that she and attorneys general in at least 24 other states will file a single Continue reading

Mining Will Continue at Colowyo – Assessment Filed

coalThe Interior Department’s Environmental Assessment of the South Taylor Pit of Colowyo Mine was signed by Assistant Secretary of the Interior Janice Schneider and has been officially filed. Moffat County Commissioner Chuck Grobe said he received a phone call from Janice Snyder of the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) to let him know that the timely filing fulfills the order by U.S. District Court Judge R. Brooke Jackson, who gave the Office of Surface Mining 120 days to bring the permit into compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The new assessment shows that the mine’s operations do NOT create a significant environmental impact. The filing brings to a close the events that lead to the fear in Northwest Colorado that mining operations at Colowyo would cease, put 220 miners out of work and devastate local economies.

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PTSD Sufferers Sue State Over Pot Ruling

MARIJUANA-300Colorado’s decision not to allow marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder has prompted a lawsuit by PTSD sufferers. Five PTSD patients filed suit last week in Denver District Court. They’re challenging a July decision by the Colorado Board of Health not to make PTSD the first condition added to Continue reading

WildEarth Guardians Urge Interior Secretary To Tell MoCo Commissioners to “Keep Coal In The Ground”

wildearthThe WildEarth Guardians have issued a response to the Moffat County Commissioners meeting scheduled for tomorrow with Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewel.  Jeremy Nichols, WildEarth Guardians’ Climate and Energy Program Director. Stressed in a release that he wants Jewel to tell the Commissioners that “it’s time to move toward keeping coal in the ground.”  The entire text of the WildEarth Guardians response is below: Continue reading

Supreme Court Looking at Colorado TABOR Laws

US SUPREME COURTThe U.S. Supreme Court is ordering a lower court to take another look at a Colorado challenge to the Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights. Some state lawmakers are challenging TABOR, saying it violates the division of powers. The plaintiffs say that the job of levying taxes is up to the legislative branch, and that requiring a public vote prevents Continue reading