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Hickenlooper Commits Colorado To Carbon Cuts

Those in the Colorado coal industry breathed a sigh of relief earlier this year, after the Trump administration announced and end to regulations instituted under the Obama Administrations Clean Power Plan. That regulatory relief will not come to fruition however, following Governor John Hickenlooper’s executive order yesterday, committing Colorado to the carbon reduction goals Continue reading

Roll-Over On Highway 40 Saturday

A single vehicle roll-over occurred Saturday morning around 6:45 east of Craig near Craig Power Sports. The male driver, who was the only occupant at the time of the accident, was uninjured. It is unknown if the Continue reading

Meeting To Talk Tri-State Ammonia Storage

There will be a meeting at the Moffat County Courthouse, Tuesday at noon, to discuss the bulk storage and transportation Continue reading

Congress To Get Power Over Coal Moratoriums?

Wyoming US Congresswoman Liz Cheney has introduced legislation that would give Congress final control over future coal moratoriums in the US. This legislation could help continue President Trump’s crusade against regulations contained within the Obama administrations, Clean Power Plan. Coal developments were put on hold during the Obama Continue reading

CO Representatives React To Trump’s Energy Plans

Not surprisingly, elected officials in Colorado had mixed reactions to  President Trump’s executive order, which targeted regulations contained within President Obama’s Clean Power Plan.  Congressman Scott Tipton applauded Continue reading

Trump Expected To Reform CPP And WOTUS

President Trump is expected to sign multiple executive orders this week, aimed at dismantling Coal Industry regulations enacted by the Obama administration. According to reports, one will instruct the Environmental Protection Agency to begin re-writing the Clean Power Plan, and will order the Department of Interior to lift it’s moratorium on new coal leases. The Clean Power Plan set a target for green house gas emission reduction in the U.S., and limited green house gas emission from coal fired power plants. The plan was expected to Continue reading

YVEA Power Outage Friday

There was a power outage Friday morning effecting the central and east side of Craig. Crews from Yampa Valley Electric were able to get the power restored just before noon. Approximately 800 customers were effected by the Continue reading

Planned Power Outage Monday

yampa-valley-electric-assocA power outage has been scheduled Monday in the Maybell area by the Yampa Valley Electric Association.  The outage will allow Yampa Valley Electric to perform maintenance on the Maybell Substation and its lines. It will take place between 4 and 5 Monday afternoon and will affect Maybell, Continue reading

Power Outage Affects 7,000

power-outage-300Power outages affected thousands of people over the weekend.  Yampa Valley Electric Association reported that 7,000 of its members were affected. The rash of outages were due primarily to the heavy wet snow that blanketed the region on Friday.  YVEA crews worked from just after midnight Friday morning until 9 Friday night when they were sent home to rest and prepare to tackle the remaining power problems beginning at 6

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IMPORTANT YVEA Update On Outages

power-outage-300Yampa Valley Electric Association customers that are still experiencing a power outage need to be aware that YVEA will not be able to dispatch workers after 9 Friday night due for the safety for their employees.  By law they are limited to the amount of hours they are able to work without rest .  Many workers have been addressing power outages since just after midnight Friday morning.  If you are still Continue reading

UPDATE: Power Outages Due To Wet Snow

yampa-valley-electric-assocHeavy wet snow Friday caused power outages from Baggs to Yampa according to Yampa Valley Electric Association. YVEA crews were dispatched early Friday morning to  isolate the sources of the problems. Heavy snow is

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Power Outages In The Maybell Area

power-outage-300The Maybell area experienced power outages on Monday and Tuesday.  The first outage, where power was off for about 45 minutes, was attributed to a substation failure caused by weather.  A nine hour outage occurred Tuesday when a power pole went down in a remote area.  The length of that outage was due to the amount of time it took YVEA Continue reading