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Commissioners Approve ColoWyo’s Collom Pit

The Moffat County Commissioners amended the conditional use permit for the ColoWyo mine at their meeting yesterday, which will allow the company to move forward with developing and mining the Collom pit.  The Collom expansion was approved by the federal Continue reading

State Of The Community Tickets On Sale

Tickets are on sale now for the annual State of the Community Dinner which will take place next month in Craig. Presentations during the dinner will focus on how Continue reading

Brush Fire Near Meeker

The Meeker Fire Department responded to a brush fire Tuesday afternoon around 5:30 on Rio Blanco County Road 7. No structures were involved in the incident, and the fire was fully contained at 75 acres. Crews were able to get it under control in about an hour and a half. The fire Continue reading

New Scam Alert

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a new scam targeting people in the area. People have received phone calls from scammers who claim to be part of the Sheriff’s office who are soliciting donations. The callers, who have been male and female, seem to be targeting senior citizens. They have called Continue reading

Sign Up To Paticipate In MOCO 4-H

The Deadline is next week to enroll in this year’s Moffat County 4-H program. New and existing members can sign up to participate through Tuesday at the Moffat County Extension Office in Craig.  For additional information contact Continue reading

New Coal Development To Keep Millions In NW Colorado

Tri-State Generation has received approval from the United States Department of Interior to proceed with their plans to mine the Collom development at ColoWyo Mine.  The decision to move forward with the project was made following an extensive environmental review by the Office of Continue reading

Learn About Moffat County 4-H

The Moffat County 4-H program will host an open house Tuesday at the Moffat County Extension Office from 6 to 8.  The event will allow potential members and their families to meet with those already involved in the program to learn more about 4-H in Moffat County.  Attendees will also have the Continue reading

27 Cases Of Potential Voter Registration Fraud

27 cases of potential voter registration fraud, which may have occurred during November’s election, have been uncovered by the Larimer County Clerk’s office. The cases were flagged when clerk employees were submitting Election Day registrations to the Secretary of State’s voter database. The database is Continue reading

Body Found In River Identified

The body pulled from the Colorado River near New Castle last week, has been identified as that of 28 year old Patrick Henry of Oklahoma. According to the Garfield County Coroner, Henry’s death is believed to be a suicide. The coroner determined that Henry died from self inflicted stab wounds to Continue reading

What Makes Certain Rural Economies Resilient?

A new report detailing what makes certain rural Colorado economies more resilient than others has been released by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International trade. The report found that key indicators of economic resiliency were the quality of life, education and health care and industry diversity. Factors that prevent Continue reading

New Rule To Protect Water From Coal

The Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation has finalized it’s new Stream Protection Rule which is intended to improve the balance between environmental protection and coal production in the United States. T he new rule will look to better protect streams, fish and wildlife from the impacts of surface coal mining operations by providing Continue reading

Rule Could Result In Nearly 80,000 Lost Coal Jobs

coalplugHouse Republicans are looking to put a stop to a rule that could cost the U.S. tens of thousands of coal mining jobs. Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton is pushing to add a provision to any possible end of year funding package.  The provision would end or delay the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation’s proposed Stream Protection Rule.  The purpose of the Stream Continue reading