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Free Concert Friday In Craig

There will be a free concert by Craig vocal Students this weekend at Moffat County High School. Members of the group Studio BV’s will perform their “Let it Shine” concert, tomorrow night starting at 7. The concert will also feature a Continue reading

Public Asked To Limit Recreation On The Yampa

Due to low water conditions in the Yampa River, the City of Steamboat has implemented closures for all commercial tubing activities on the river, and is asking the public to limit all recreational use at this time. Average flows for the Yampa  River during late August range from 120-130 cubic feet per second, but as of Continue reading

Craig Chamber Looking To Fill Board Of Directors

The Craig Chamber of Commerce is looking for individuals to serve on the Chamber’s board of directors. The board meets the second Thursday of each month from 11:30 to 1. Members are expected to regularly attend the monthly meetings, sit on at least one of the Chambers sub-committees and to Continue reading

Wyoming Coal Production Slips

Coal production in Wyoming decreased during the second quarter of 2017 according to a new report, but is still above the record low pace of 2016. Federal mine regulators found that 72 million tons of coal was produced in the state between April and June of this year, a slight decrease from the 80 million tons Continue reading

Fill Out Steamboat Community Survey

Steamboat’s 2017 community survey should have arrived in the mail by now. The city is asking those that received them to return the surveys as promptly as possible in the prepaid envelope. Surveys were mailed to a randomly selected group of residents and second home owners. The 20 question survey addresses quality of life, service levels, governmental Continue reading

EPA Triggers Another Mine Spill In Colorado

US-EPA-logoThe Town of Crested Butte has been notified by the EPA of a spill estimated at 2,000 gallons or less of water and gray-colored sediment from a holding pond at the Standard Mine. According to the EPA, a contractor had been dewatering the pond containing un-mineralized sediment from drilling operations and water from the lower mine adit. The contents had been treated to a neutral PH of 7. The treated water from the sediment pond was being discharged into Elk Creek as part of a planned maintenance activity. A vacuum truck siphoning clear water from the surface of the pond accidentally dipped into gray-colored sediment leading to the accidental discharge of sediment and gray-colored water into Elk Creek. The discharged material contained a mixture of PH-neutral rock slurry and water from the mine. Based upon the size and content of the spilled material as understood from the EPA, the flow levels downstream, and the 10 million gallon storage reservoir at the Town’s treatment plant, the Town Department of Public Works has determined that any impact to the Town’s drinking water would be negligible. The Town has also hired an independent contractor to perform additional testing to ensure that there is no negative impact to the Town watershed or drinking water. Work on the holding pond is now complete. The Town is communicating and working closely with the EPA on this issue. The EPA has additionally contacted the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Gunnison County and the Coal Creek Watershed Alliance. The Town is also in contact with these agencies.