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Attorney General Cynthia Coffman Visits Craig

COFFMANColorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman visited Northwest Colorado yesterday, touring the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Craig Station, visiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Craig and Steamboat, and stopping by the Trapper Continue reading

Study Shows Explosion in Sage Grouse Population

sage_grouse-300The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife has released the results of a sage grouse study that show the bird is thriving in numbers, especially in Colorado. The groups says the sage grouse population has exploded in the last two years, growing by nearly to thirds from 49,000 males to more than 80,000. In Colorado alone, this year’s Continue reading

ColoWyo Situation Featured on Front Page of Denver Post

coloyowMoffat County’s issues with the federal government were highlighted in a front page article of yesterday’s Denver Post. The article focused on the economic make-up of Moffat County, and the hardships that would ensue if ColoWyo Mine were to shut Continue reading

Tipton in Craig and Steamboat Monday and Tuesday

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton will be in Craig and Steamboat this week to meet with residents, local officials and business leaders. Tipton visits Craig Monday morning to talk with the Moffat County Commissioners about issues important to the area, such as sage grouse, water, EPA regulations and the ColoWyo Mine. He’ll Continue reading

Tipton to Visit Craig and Steamboat Next Week

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton will be in Craig and Steamboat next week to hold a number of events. On Monday, Tipton will start his day with a meeting with the Moffat County Commissioners to provide a legislative update and discuss issues important to Moffat County, including the Colowyo Mine, the PILT (pilt) program, Sage Continue reading

Sage Grouse Meeting Canceled Due to Conflict

sage_grouse-300The Colorado Cattlemen’s Association and the Partners for Western Conservation have cancelled a meeting they had scheduled for Craig next week to talk about Sage Grouse issues. The meeting was geared towards mineral rights and property owners. The groups say the meeting was going to conflict with an EPA hearing. The state’s Continue reading

Moffat County Commissioners Say Hickenlooper is in Their Corner

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300The Moffat County Commissioners say they are confident Colorado’s governor will stick up for them when it comes to both Sage Grouse issues, and the federal ruling on ColoWyo Mine’s expansion. Commissioner Chuck Grobe yesterday said their meeting with Governor Hickenlooper on Tuesday went well.  The Continue reading

Moffat County Gets Good and Bad News About Sage Grouse

sage_grouse-300The Moffat County Commissioners have gotten good and bad news regarding sage grouse over the last week or so. The good news came from the State Land Board. The board has been ordered to put 10% of the three million acres it owns into a trust for further protection. There were three separate parcels in Moffat County nominated for Continue reading

Feds Exclude Sage Grouse Species from Protection

sage_grouse-300The Interior Department’s decision not to add a type of sage grouse found only in Nevada and California to the Endangered Species List is a reassuring sign that strong efforts by Colorado and other Western states to conserve larger populations of the greater sage grouse can pay off. That’s according to the Colorado Wildlife Continue reading

Commissioners Agree to ColoWyo Expansion Plans

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners yesterday gave their blessing to a plan for ColoWyo Coal Mine to expand their operations westward. The new operations would be located entirely within Moffat County. The expansion is in areas considered suitable habitat for Sage Grouse, so the mine has agreed to donate around 4,400 Continue reading

Gunnison Sage Grouse Listed as Threatened

sage_grouse-300The Federal Government is going against the will of individual states, when it comes to listing sage grouse as threatened. That’s according to Governor Hickenlooper’s point man on sage grouse, John Swartout. Swartout says yesterday’s decision to list the Gunnison Sage Grouse as threatened means that control of the species goes Continue reading

Tipton Grills Tidwell and Ashe on Water and Sage Grouse

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) sought clarity from Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell and Fish and Wildlife Director Dan Ashe on water rights and sage grouse during a pair of hearings yesterday in the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committees. In the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy and Forestry, Tipton pressed Tidwell for clarification on whether the agency is going to require the transfer of private Continue reading