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MOCO Joins Law Suit Concerning Sage Grouse

Moffat County has joined a lawsuit against the BLM regarding its plan for Greater Sage Grouse management in Northwest Colorado. At their meeting yesterday, the Moffat County Commissioners entered into an agreement with Garfield, Jackson, and Rio Blanco counties to split the litigation expenses for the lawsuit. Garfield County will cover the majority of the Continue reading

New Coal Development To Keep Millions In NW Colorado

Tri-State Generation has received approval from the United States Department of Interior to proceed with their plans to mine the Collom development at ColoWyo Mine.  The decision to move forward with the project was made following an extensive environmental review by the Office of Continue reading

MOCO Looks To Control Conservation Easements

In an effort to gain more control over conservation easements issued in Moffat County, the Commissioners approved a resolution at their meeting this week establishing a process for conservation easement approval. The federal government has recently allocated hundreds of millions of dollars to go towards easements for sage Continue reading

New Transmission Lines To Run Through NW Colorado

The Department of interior has approved two energy transmission lines that will run through south central Wyoming and Northwest Colorado. The two lines will transport electricity from the rural west, to demand centers in more urban parts of the United States. The 416 mile Energy Gateway South Continue reading

Clarification On Sage Grouse Conservation

sage_grouse-300In an effort To provide further clarification on their land use plan for the conservation of Greater Sage-Grouse habitat, the Bureau of Land Management released a series of what they call Instructional Memorandums.  The memorandums provide details on how the implementation of the plan will affect oil Continue reading

Another Lawsuit Over Sage Grouse

sage_grouse-300A group has filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management and the US Forest Service claiming that their plan for Sage Grouse conservation ignores sound science and will cost jobs in the states where it will be implemented. Western Energy Alliance in conjunction with the North Dakota Petroleum Council filed the lawsuit Continue reading

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