Coal has been a hot topic in Northwest Colorado lately, but don’t forget about Moffat County’s intimate relationship with the oil and gas industry.
U.S. district Judge R. Brooke Jackson has approved a joint remedy Monday morning that will keep Trapper Mine employees on the job while providing a timeline for a new environmental assessment to be preformed.
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In 2012, Northwest Colorado’s town of Craig officially achieved a status that residents and recurring tourists had known for years. The designation of “Elk Hunting Capital of the World” became a true trademark for the city, largely thanks to five years of effort by local businessman John Ponikvar, who put forth the time and money in the venture in order to brand Craig in the right way. More than a mere slogan, the title is one that remains an important part of promoting all the area has to offer to incoming hunters from around the globe.
Owner: ‘Misjudged’ customer volume
Another Craig dining establishment has closed its doors, this time after being open for business less than two weeks. Tamale Town, 351 Ranney St., officially shut down operations Tuesday, only 12 days after its soft opening on Aug. 27 providing tamales, tacos and quesadillas to Northwest Colorado.
Jacques Lemarie may have more copies of old newspapers in his house than anyone else in Routt County.
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After weeks of discussion and drafting, Moffat County Commission, Craig City Council and Dinosaur Town Council adopted resolutions Tuesday to put the Moffat County Local Marketing District to a vote.
The Memorial Hospital is back on the hunt for a new site for its rehabilitation center after determining that relocating to the old JC Penney building at 473 Yampa Ave. is not financially feasible.
The U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Land Management are hosting the sessions in an effort to seek public comment on how the BLM can ensure that the American taxpayers receive a fair return on federal coal resources.
Jenny Boyer recently joined the ranks of MJK Sales and Feed in Craig as the feed store’s new manager, but she is by no means new to the agriculture business.
The high mountains, scattered forests and expansive plains of Northwest Colorado have made the area a popular hub for hunting. For those wanting to take down game during any season, from antelope to trophy elk, the place is a dreamland. The town of Craig is nestled in the center of this hunting mecca, owing to its reputation as the elk hunting capital of the world. Massive herds roam just miles from the town as they alternate their time between the high and low country. That is the reason why Doug and Janet Camilletti, owners of Frosty Acres Outfitting, started up their business more than 25 years ago on their ranch just north of Craig.
Between low oil and natural gas prices and an onslaught of new regulations for federal lands and minerals, the future of oil and gas development in Northwest Colorado is hanging in a precarious balance.
On Monday, Obama introduced the plan at a White House event, labeling it the nation’s “biggest, most important step we’ve ever taken to combat climate change.”
Dave DeRose sold Masterworks Mechanical last month to Vic and Amy Updike, who took ownership of the business on July 1.