Tag Archives: Moffat County

Front Range Organizations Support ColoWyo

coloyowOrganizations on the Front Range are now going to bat for ColoWyo Coal Mine. A letter was sent yesterday to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell from the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, the Continue reading

ColoWyo Situation Featured on Front Page of Denver Post

coloyowMoffat County’s issues with the federal government were highlighted in a front page article of yesterday’s Denver Post. The article focused on the economic make-up of Moffat County, and the hardships that would ensue if ColoWyo Mine were to shut Continue reading

Moffat County Team Proposes Hiring “Champion”

nacoThe team of Moffat County Representatives that participated in the National Association of Counties’ Innovation Continue reading

Name Of Rafting Accident Victim Released

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryThe name of the 34-year old man from Denver who perished in a rafting accident on the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument on Saturday has been released.  The body of Richard Francis Zinter was recovered by search and Continue reading

Parachute Ends Ban on Recreational Pot Shops

MARIJUANA-300Recreational marijuana businesses are now welcome in a western Colorado town that banned them in 2013. Trustees in the town of Parachute voted 4-2 to remove their ban on recreational marijuana shops, cultivation centers and testing or product manufacturing businesses. Local schools will be getting a percent of the sales tax Continue reading

County Delays Re-opening of 9th Street

shadow mountain village meeting-150 editIt turns out 9th Street from Finley Lane through the Shadow Mountain neighborhood won’t be re-opened next week, after all. Moffat County officials sent out a notice yesterday, that said they would delay the repaving of the 9th until later in the month. Crews were going to start that Continue reading

MC School District Superintendent A Finalist For Montrose Job

brent - Version 2Moffat County School District Superintendent Brent Curtis sent  the following message to Moffat County School Board members on Wednesday.  “Last evening, I received a call that I have been named by the Board of Education of Montrose County School District as one of the finalists for the superintendent position in that district. I was not looking to make a change. Continue reading

Meeting Tonight Will Focus on ColoWyo and Sage Grouse

bears-ears-tea-party-300The Bear’s Ears Tea Party Patriots will hold a meeting tonight to talk about the latest federal issues facing Moffat County. Those include the situation at ColoWyo Coal Mine and federal land management plans that are intended to keep the Greater Sage Grouse off of the Endangered Species List. ColoWyo is in the midst of an Continue reading

Moffat County Prepares Letter as Official Comment

coloyowMoffat County Natural Resources Director Jeff Comstock is finalizing a letter that will serve as Moffat County’s official public comment on the Environmental Assessment of ColoWyo’s South Taylor Pit. The Office of Surface Mining will Continue reading

Meeting to Discuss Sage Grouse Plans Scheduled for Craig

sage_grouse-300Moffat County land owners are encouraged to attend a meeting to discuss recently released federal land management plans. The BLM and U.S. Forest Service have introduced their federal land use plans that they hope will keep the Greater Sage Grouse off of the Endangered Species List. The plans have been met with scorn Continue reading

Federal Plans Draw Negative Response

sage_grouse-300Lawmakers and others are speaking out against the plans submitted by the U.S. Forest Service and BLM that are intended to keep the Greater Sage Grouse off of the Endangered Species List. Congressman Scott Tipton, Senator Cory Gardner, and Western Energy Alliance all issued statements regarding the plans yesterday Continue reading

BLM Releases Sage Grouse Plan a Day Early

sage_grouse-300The Bureau of Land Management has released their plan to keep the Greater Sage Grouse off the Endangered Species List a day early. The deadline for releasing the plan was tomorrow, but the agency says the plan is now under review. The BLM was supposed to be working with local and state agencies, and in a press release say the plan Continue reading