Tag Archives: Utah

Special Team to Look at Long Term Effects of EPA Spill

EPA-300New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez is forming a special team charged with monitoring the long-term effects of a massive toxic waste spill created by the Environmental Protection Agency at a Colorado mine. EPA Officials say federal contractors accidentally released more than 3 million gallons of wastewater laden with Continue reading

States Start Water Conservation Program

WATER CONSERVATIONThe states of Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico have begun a test program to shore up declining reservoir levels if the 15-year drought that has plagued the Colorado River continues into the future. On July 1st, the four states approved 10 projects that allow farmers, municipalities and other water users to Continue reading

State and Federal Officials Clash on Reopening of Animas River

EPA-300Colorado and federal officials are at odds over whether it’s safe to reopen the Animas River to recreation after the EPA spilled 3 million gallons of toxic mine water into it, while working at the Gold King Mine. The bright orange color is gone, and officials say tests show the concentration of metals in the water – including arsenic and lead – Continue reading

Motorcycle Crash in Wyoming Leaves Utah Man Dead

wyoming hpA fatal crash Monday resulted in the death of 64 year old Lynn Zingleman of South Jordan, Utah. The crash occurred just before noon on Interstate 80, within the city limits of Green River, Wyoming. Zingleman was on his motorcycle in a construction zone crossover on I-80. Traffic was reduced to one lane at the time. For unknown reasons, he crossed into oncoming traffic and Continue reading

Wyoming Residents Charged in Drug Bust

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A recent joint Wyoming law enforcement drug sweep resulted in multiple arrests and drug, money, and car seizures. Four search warrants were executed and four drug-related arrests were made. Seized in total was about four ounces of methamphetamine, 3.5 grams of heroin, over $3,500 in cash, and a car. 39 year old Michael Continue reading

Ecklund Fire Update

Eklund Fire AerialFire crews at Dinosaur National Monument continue suppression efforts on a lightning-caused fire in the Ecklund Draw area along the Green River’s Lodore Canyon.

The Ecklund Fire, located in Continue reading

Judge Stays Ruling on Fracking

frackingU.S. District Judge Skavdahl, of Wyoming, has granted a stay of the BLM’s Hydraulic Fracturing rule. The judge ruled that the states of Wyoming, North Dakota, Colorado, Utah and Independent Continue reading

Wyoming Crash Kills Utah Man

fatal-300A single vehicle rollover crash north of Rawlins on Tuesday resulted in the death of 27 year old Parish Hansen of Sunset, Utah. The crash occurred at around 8 in the evening on US Continue reading

State Hires Outdoor Rec Director

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor John Hickenlooper has named a mountain climber and guide to lead the new Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office. Hickenlooper announced the creation of the office and the appointment of Luis Benitez as its director yesterday. Benitez, a town councilman in Eagle, has climbed the seven tallest summits on Continue reading

Tipton Questions Witnesses on Sage Grouse

sage_grouse-300Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton underscored the impractical nature of the federal government’s proposed listing of the Greater Sage Grouse under the Endangered Species Act. During the House Committee on Natural Resources hearing on “Empowering State Management of Greater Sage Grouse,” witnesses Continue reading

Kinkaid Lobbying Lawmakers to Visit Craig

John KinkaidMoffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid was in Washington D.C. this week representing the National Association of County Commissioners. Kinkaid says he has been working on getting Congressional members to visit Northwest Colorado. He says that he has convinced Colorado Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Continue reading

Dinosaur Monument Looking for Celebration Ideas

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryDinosaur National Monument turns 100 years old on October 4th and is looking for a few more community partners to help spread the word and join the celebration. From April through October, a variety of special events and projects will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Dinosaur National Monument. Continue reading