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Formal Proposal To Eliminate WOTUS Rule

The Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have formally submitted a proposal that would withdraw the federal government from the Waters of The United States Rule.  Rewriting this rule is not only popular with coal companies, but also with Continue reading

UPDATE: Peekaboo Fire Now Estimated At 4,200 Acres

The Peekaboo fire, burning in a remote area on BLM land 50 miles west of Craig, which grew from 60 to 1,800 between Monday and Wednesday is being estimated at 4,200 acres as of Thursday morning. The fire is burning through pinion trees, grass and sagebrush on Peekaboo Ridge, west of Moffat County Road 10 and north of Highway 318. Both roads are open, but those planning Continue reading

Trump Signs Veterans Affairs Accountability Act

The VA Accountability and Whistle-blower Protection Act, which makes it easier to discipline and fire Department of Veterans Affairs employees, was signed Friday by President Donald Trump.  The legislation makes it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to discipline or fire employees who do not provide proper care to veterans. The legislation also creates an office within the VA designed to Continue reading

Rafters Pulled From Eagle River

Four rafters had to be rescued from the Eagle River Saturday near Edwards. The raft high centered on a rock in the middle of the river standing the rafters.  It took rescue crews a couple hours to retrieve the rafters and pull Continue reading

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