Dept. of Interior OKs modified plan for Colowyo

The U.S. Department of the Interior has approved and signed a modified mine plan for Colowyo Mine, which was subject to a federal district court order requiring the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) to update its environmental review of the mine. In addition to the new mining plan, on Aug. 31, the […]

BLM OKs overburden storage at coal mine north of Meeker

MEEKER I The Bureau of Land Management Northwest District signed a Finding of No Significant Impact and a Decision Record on Friday, approving a coal lease modification to allow Colowyo Coal to store rock and soil overburden at a coal mine north of Meeker.

Local input needed by Friday on new proposal at Colowyo

RBC I Rio Blanco County officials are urging residents to submit public comments on the draft environmental assessment (EA) for the Collom Area Development Project at Colowyo Mine in Northwestern Colorado near Craig. Representatives from Rio Blanco County, the Town of Meeker, Meeker Chamber of Commerce, White River Electric Association and Tri-State Generation and Transmission […]

Events this Friday to promote public comments on Colowyo

RBC I The White River Electric Association and Tri-State Transmission are hosting “TGIF Meeker” events on Friday to get area residents out and about to disseminate information and gain public comment on the environmental permitting process for the Collom Area Development Project at Colowyo Mine.

TGIF events set for fun and info on mine Feb. 5

MEEKER I White River Electric Association and Tri-State Transmission are hosting “TGIF Meeker” events on Feb. 5 to get area residents out and about on a Friday afternoon and evening and to disseminate information and gain public comment on the environmental permitting process for the Collom Area Development Project at Colowyo Mine. Residents are urged […]

Local comments needed to assist Trapper Mining’s future

RBC I Trapper Mining on Monday called on the northwest Colorado community and energy consumers across Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West to review and provide comment on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) developed for Trapper Mining by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE). The draft EA was developed in response to […]

Public input needed on new Colowyo project

RBC I The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) announced the draft environmental assessment (EA) for the Collom Area Development Project at Colowyo Mine in Northwest Colorado became available for public comment on Tuesday. The environmental review is required prior to federal government approval of a revised mining plan.

Gift to the County…

At the Rio Blanco County Commissioners meeting Nov. 23, Chris McCourt, center, who is manager of the Colowyo Mine, presented a check for $5,000 to Rio Blanco County. Colowyo made the donation as a way of saying “thank you” to the community for ongoing support over the life of Colowyo operations and the support shown […]

Feds clear way for Colowyo; final action awaits judge ruling

RBC I The U.S. Department of the Interior has approved and signed a modified mine plan for Colowyo Mine, which was subject to a federal district court order requiring the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) to update its environmental review of the mine. In addition to the new mining plan, on Aug. […]

OSM needs local Colowyo input

RBC I The federal Office of Surface Mining is seeking public comment regarding the possible closing of the Colowyo Coal Mine nears Craig, which employs roughly 200 employees in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties.

Beer makes way into local coal issue

RBC I As the controversy over the future of the ColoWyo Coal Mine heats up, an unlikely commodity has been pulled into the debate—beer.

Natural Soda, Colowyo topics of AGNC meeting

RANGELY I Government authorities from all over Northwestern Colorado converged on Rangely May 27 for a monthly meeting of the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado (AGNC), which looked at a variety of topics.