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New President And GM At Trapper Mine

A new President and General Manager has been hired at Trapper Mine. Michael Morriss will take over for Jim Mattern as the mine’s president and General Manager today. Mattern’s last day with the company is today. Morris has over 30 years of surface coal mining and electric utility experience at various power plants and coal mines in Texas, most recently working as the Director of the Three Oaks Mine in Elgin, Texas. The Board Continue reading

Interfaith Food Bank To Change Locations

The Interfaith Food Bank in Craig is on the move. The food bank will open at their new location behind  Trapper Health Club on west 3rd Street, on May 1st. The food banks last day at their current location, the Shadow Mountain Clubhouse, will be Continue reading

Trapper EA Nears Completion

Trapper-Mine-300At her tour of trapper mine yesterday, Janice Schneider, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s “Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management” sat down with representatives from Tristate Generation as well as Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid.  Topics of discussion included the Transwest transmission line, the environmental assessments and permits for Trapper and Continue reading

Interior Official Tours Trapper

Trapper-Mine-300A representative from the department of interior is in Northwest Colorado to tour the Trapper mine today. Janice Schneider, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s assistant secretary for land and minerals management took a tour of Twentymile mine in Routt County yesterday. During her visit to the mine today Schneider plans to meet with representatives from Continue reading

Bennet Advocates For Completion Of Trapper EA

Trapper-Mine-300Colorado Senator Michael Bennet sent a letter yesterday asking that the environmental assessment being preformed on the Trapper Mine by the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation be completed before the April 30th deadline. In the letter sent to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Bennet emphasized the importance of the mines Continue reading

Tickets On Sale For State Of The Community

state-of-moffat-county-300Tickets are now available for the 10th annual State of the Community Dinner. The dinner is on March 24th from 6:30 to 9, tickets are $40 and includes dinner and desert. At the dinner, updates will be provided by Moffat County’s industry leaders from The Memorial Hospital, Trapper Mine, and others. The director of tourism for Continue reading

Trapper Comments Due Today

Trapper-Mine-300Today is the final day for the public to make comments on the environmental assessment performed by the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation on the Trapper mine. The assessment was performed in response to a lawsuit that was brought on by the WildEarth Guardians. The Trapper Mine has been recognized nationally for its environmental Continue reading

ColoWyo Comments Due Today

Microsoft Word - Colowyo logo_6-5-14.docxToday is the deadline for the public to make comments on the environmental assessment that was preformed by the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation on the proposed Collum project at ColoWyo mine. For the project to commence as planned it is Continue reading

Trapper And ColoWyo Comments Needed ASAP

office of surface miningTime is running short for area residents to submit written comments on the draft Environmental Assessments for Trapper and ColoWyo mines.  The mines are both the subject to an environmental process by the Office of Surface Mining, in response to challenges brought on by  WildEarth Guardians.  In a meeting last month ColoWyo Mine Manger Chris McCourt stated that without approval of the Environmental Assessment Continue reading

Comments Needed On Trapper And ColoWyo Environmental Assessments

jan 27 meeting Crai8gA smaller than expected number of people attended the public meeting concerning the draft Environmental Assessments for Trapper and ColoWyo mines last night. About 250 were in attendance. Speakers included Ray Beck the Mayor of Craig and Moffat County Continue reading

Important Meeting On Coal Issues Today

IMPORTANT-NOTICEA public meeting will be held tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 at Moffat County High School to allow the community to learn more about the environmental assessments preformed by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement on mining plans at both ColoWyo Continue reading

Greater Sage Grouse Avoids Listing

sage_grouse-300Another win for northwest Colorado, as the Interior Department has found that the Greater Sage Grouse does NOT warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act. The Obama Administration says the decision was made in light of the powerful conservation effort being administered by state and local land managers. A Continue reading