Judge rules against Colowyo, Trapper mines; 120-day window set

RBC I A federal judge ruled Friday that expansions of two Western Slope coal mines approved nearly a decade ago failed to adhere to federal law and consider potential environmental impacts. Judge R. Brooke Jackson said that 2006 and 2007 expansions of the Western Slope’s Colowyo and Trapper mines, which have provided coal to the […]

BLM seeking comments on closing public lands near Meeker area

The Bureau of Land Management is now seeking public comment on a proposal to temporarily close access to public lands 15 miles north of Meeker for safety reasons.

BLM seeks comment on closing area land

MEEKER I The Bureau of Land Management is now seeking public comment on a proposal to temporarily close access to public lands 15 miles north of Meeker for safety reasons.

Colowyo seeks public support

RBC I Colowyo Coal is seeking public support for its Collom Permit Expansion, which may be vital to the economic future of Rio Blanco, Moffat and Routt counties. The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement is taking written comments through this Friday concerning the proposed mine expansion, and Colowyo […]

Craig man dies in accident

RBC I A vehicle accident on Colowyo Mine property claimed the life of mine employee Jason Kawcak last Saturday.

Colowyo is investigating potential sale of company

MEEKER I Employees of Colowyo Mine were notified last week of a possible sale of the coal company. “Colowyo has not been sold, but we are investigating a potential sale,” said Mark Roberts, director of commercial planning and business development for Colowyo. “Last week, we were in the process of letting employees know (about a […]