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5,000 Affected By Power Outage

People from Craig to Baggs were without power for a little over two hours Friday night. According to a Yampa Valley Electric Facebook post, the outage, which affected nearly 5,000 customers, is believed to have been caused by an Xcel Energy transmission issue. Xcel Energy is the wholesale Continue reading

New Wind Projects To Bring Jobs To Carbon County

Rocky Mountain Power has announced four new wind projects in Wyoming, two of which are expected to bring hundreds of new jobs to Carbon County. The goal is to have the projects completed by 2020, when a federal production tax credit expires. The largest wind farm will be a 500 megawatt project in Carbon and Albany counties. With another 250 megawatt facility to be built Continue reading

Man Seriously Injured In Accident At Power Plant

An employee at the Craig Station suffered serious injuries in an accident last week. The employee’s leg was injured while he was working on a train. He was taken to Memorial Regional Continue reading

Don’t Plug Space Heaters Into Power Strips

With cold weather now here, fire officials are warning people not to plug space heaters into power strips or extension cords. This is due to the fact that space heaters use a lot of Continue reading

Plane Crash Near Gypsum

A single-engine plane with two people on board made an emergency landing yesterday in a field near Gypsum. Both the pilot and the passenger sustained only minor injuries. The pilot was preparing to land at the Eagle County Regional Airport when he lost power. The pilot then Continue reading

Republicans Applaud Clean Power Plan Withdraw

The news that the Trump Administration plans to void the Obama administrations’ Clean Power Plan was met by praise from local Republican law makers. Congressman Scott Tipton applauded the decision, saying he is a strong proponent of a responsible Continue reading

Man Dies In Mining Accident

A worker died at the Bridger mine, 25 miles northeast of Rock Springs yesterday, after a slab of coal fell on him. According to Bridger and Rocky Mountain Power officials Jaime Olivas was moving mining equipment around 4 in the afternoon, when the slab came Continue reading

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