Craig Briefs: Two community coal meetings set in Craig |

Craig Briefs: Two community coal meetings set in Craig

Two community coal meetings set in Craig

Two meetings addressing the recent Colowyo Coal Mine lawsuit will be held in Craig on the next two Wednesdays.

■ Wednesday’s meeting: Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, the company that owns Colowyo, will host a community meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Moffat County High School’s auditorium to discuss the recent ruling against the Office of Surface Mining and Colowyo.

Craig Mayor Ray Beck and Meeker Mayor Regas Halandras will open the discussion, and Colowyo Mine Manager Chris McCourt will give an overview of the issue.

■ June 10 meeting: Office of Surface Mining, Enforcement and Reclamation will host a public participation meeting from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Grandstands. The meeting is a step in the 120-day new analysis process that OSM has to take to continue mining at Colowyo.

Coffee and a Newspaper on community needs

The Craig Daily Press will host Coffee and a Newspaper at 7 a.m. Wednesday at The Memorial Hospital. The topic of discussion will center on how the Craig Daily Press news team can better serve the community.

The event will be an opportunity for community members to speak with Managing Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley and her reporters about what kind of coverage they’d like to see in the newspaper. Publisher Renee Campbell will also be on hand to answer questions. Free coffee and pastries will be served. For more information, call Campbell at 970-875-1788 or Leavitt Riley at 970-875-1790.

Freedom Hooves to host annual poker run

A fundraising horseback poker ride to benefit the Freedom Hooves Therapeutic Horseback riding program will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Duffy Mountain. There will be 5-mile and 11-mile courses with a $250 prize for top hand plus prizes awarded for worst hand, youngest rider, oldest rider and horse with the best costume/most bling. A silent auction is also planned. All ages are welcome. For more information, call Joan Heinz at 970-701-9085.

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