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.

New federal judge rules climate impacts must be considered

RBC I The Colorado coal industry has been bristling for two weeks, following the second ruling by a federal judge in Denver calling for climate impacts to be included in assessments of mining endeavors.

RBC, Moffat meet on Colowyo

RBC I A community meeting related to Craig and Meeker will be held June 3 in Craig, involving officials from Rio Blanco and Moffat counties to discuss the situation surrounding the Colowyo Mine.

Tipton and Gardner urge Jewell to work on saving Colowyo

RBC I U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) and U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) urged Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell on Thursday to instruct the federal Office of Surface Mining (OSM) to take action to prevent the impending closure of the Colowyo mine and the loss of hundreds of jobs in Rio Blanco and Moffat […]

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 […]