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Routt County Master Plan Meeting In Oak Creek

The Routt County Planning Commission will host a meeting this week in Oak Creek to discuss the Routt County Master Plan. The meeting will allow the planning team to answer questions about the Continue reading

Meeting To Discuss Routt County Master Plan

The Routt County Planning Commission will host a meeting this week in Steamboat to discuss the Routt County Master Plan. The meeting will allow the planning team to answer questions about the regulations contained in the Continue reading

Meeting To Discuss Routt County Master Plan

The Routt County Planning Commission will host a meeting this week in Hayden to discuss the Routt County Master Plan. The meeting will allow the planning team to answer questions about the regulations contained in the plan concerning water 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

States Sue EPA Over Clean Power Plan

clean-power-planOral arguments begin Tuesday in the law suit against the Environmental Protection Agency over the Obama administrations Clean Power Plan. West Virginia is leading a coalition of 27 states, including Colorado, in an effort to challenge the regulations in a United States Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. The United States Supreme Court recently issued a stay against the Clean Power Plan in February. The Clean Power Plan was enacted by the Obama administration in an Continue reading

Lost Solar Fire At 3,500 Acres

WILD FIREThe lightning started Lost Solar Fire burning in the Flat Top Wilderness Area approximately 25 miles east of Meeker continued to increase in size over the weekend. The fire is estimated at 3,500 acres, an increase Continue reading

Get Info On The Closure Of Craig Station Unit 1

tri-state-g-tA meeting will take place Thursday in Craig to discuss the closing of Craig Station Unit 1.  An announcement was made last week that Tri-State and the other owners of the Craig Station reached an agreement with the EPA and other entities to close Unit 1 by the end of 2025.  The agreement will also institute more stringent emission requirements on the Craig Continue reading

Colorado Receives Money To Help With Wildfires

Wildfires-300With wildfires burning throughout the state, Colorado is spending a great deal of money this year on fire prevention and maintenance. To help with the additional expenditures the Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded just Continue reading

Containment Of Beaver Creek Fire Increases

Beaver Creek FireCrews were able to increase control of the Beaver Creek Fire this week, bringing containment from 28 to 41%. Lower winds,temperatures and higher humidity continue to help crews in their efforts to control the blaze. Teams are still working on protecting structures that could be affected, and cutting and maintaining fire lines. They are also continuing to ignite spot fires to Continue reading

South Routt School District Receives One Million Dollars

Ram_HeadThe South Routt School District will receive $1 million from the Colorado State Board of Education emergency fund, taking all but $80,000 from the fund.  The State Board voted Thursday to approve the South Routt School District’s request for supplemental assistance due to non payment of taxes from Continue reading

New EPA Standards For O&G Producers

US-EPA-logoThe Environmental Protection Agency issued federal standards yesterday that will limit methane restrictions for the oil and natural gas industry. These standards are the latest in the Obama administrations efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels. The regulations will Continue reading

Sage Grouse Protection Questioned

sage_grouse-300A group suing to block the Obama administrations sage grouse protection plan says that documents show that politics were the main reason behind the policy and that the program goes against the advice of experts. The plan sets aside land in 10 western states including Wyoming and Colorado for Sage Grouse habitat. The lawsuit, by a group of rural Continue reading