Tag Archives: Northwest Colorado

Reactions to EPA’s New Power Rule

EPA-300There has been plenty of reaction from both sides of the issue on the Clean Power Plan unveiled by President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency yesterday. Proponents of the plan say it will help fend off climate change by reducing carbon dioxide pollution. Opponents maintain that carbon dioxide is NOT a pollutant, Continue reading

Fire Danger High in Northwest Colorado

fire-danger-high-signFire danger is high in Rio Blanco and Moffat Counties and moderate in Grand, Jackson and Routt Counties. Higher temperatures and dry conditions are forecast through next week. Vegetation at lower elevations continues to dry out as seasonal curing occurs. All of that adds up to dangerous fire conditions. Fire officials say Continue reading

American Energy Alliance Produces Video Supporting NW Colorado

aeaThe American Energy Alliance has produced a short video supporting Northwest Colorado in its fight against the WildEarth Guardians. WildEarth filed a lawsuit against the Office of Surface Mining earlier this year, saying the office’s Environmental Assessment for the South Taylor Pit at ColoWyo was insufficient. The judge Continue reading

Vets Riding to Sturgis will Stop in Craig

sturgisMore than a dozen veterans will make a trip to the 2015 Sturgis Rally from California using motorcycles supplied by Indian and sidecars offered by Champion for those who have been severely injured…and they’ll stop in Craig along Continue reading

Lightning Sparks More Wildfires in Northwest Colorado

WILDFIREOnce again wildland fire crews in Northwest Colorado responded to lightning caused fires Thursday afternoon in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties on BLM land. The two incidents in Rio Blanco County were both contained at one tenth acre. The Taylor Fire occurred nine miles east of Rangely and the Pipes Fire was 20 miles Continue reading

More Wildfires Sparked by Lightning

WILDFIREThunder storms Wednesday afternoon ignited another round of wildland fires on BLM land. Of the six in Rio Blanco County, scattered west of Meeker, four were contained at one tenth acre Wednesday evening. Fire personnel were unable to access the other two reported fires because of weather and road conditions. An individual Continue reading

Lightning Strikes Cause Several Wildfires

WILDFIREA few wildland fires were started on Bureau of Land Management land yesterday, all caused by lightning. The Juniper Fire, 23 miles west of Craig off Moffat County Road 53, was contained last night at three acres. An air tanker dropped one load of retardant to slow the fire’s advance toward private land. There were four wildland Continue reading

Jewell Visiting Aspen, No Plans to Visit Craig

JEWELLInterior Secretary Sally Jewell will be in Aspen this weekend, but there are no apparent plans to visit Moffat County. The Interior Department’s Office of Surface Mining is in the midst of redoing an environmental assessment of the South Taylor Pit at ColoWyo Coal Mine. A federal judge in Denver ruled the original assessment didn’t do enough to consider the effects of burning coal on Continue reading

Trail Projects to Receive Grants

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife will provide grants of $6.18 million in 2015 and 2016 for trails projects. The grants go to a variety of projects in all areas of the state, including new construction, trail maintenance, signage, education, law enforcement and equipment purchases. Around the state, grants for 2015 and 2016 for multi- Continue reading

Tipton Pleased with Supreme Court Ruling on Power Plant Emissions

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton says he is pleased with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the Environmental Protection Agency did not do enough cost analysis before implementing their new power plant emissions rule. The Court said that the EPA did not consider the cost of compliance to the plants, the communities Continue reading

Senators Push Interior Secretary to Come to Craig

JEWELLSenator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced yesterday that he, Wyoming Senators John Barrasso and Mike Enzi, and Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer have sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell regarding the Colowyo Mine. The mine is threatened by a recent Federal Court decision which determined that the Office of Surface Mining’s plan for the mine failed to Continue reading

Letter Sent by Lawmakers Inviting DOI Director Back to Craig

department-of-interiorA letter signed by several Western legislators has been sent to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, inviting her back to Craig. The legislators would like to see Jewell hold a public meeting in Craig, to explain what she is doing to help residents of Northwest Colorado regarding the ColoWyo decision. The letter briefly goes over what has Continue reading