John Kinkaid pledges not to take a pay raise in 2017; will donate back to community

John Kinkaid pledges not to take a pay raise in 2017; will donate back to community

John Kinkaid pledges to donate his 2017 pay raise back to Moffat County. Several months ago, I pledged to not take the 30% salary increase that will be effective for the newly elected county commissioners in 2017.  This raise was passed by the state legislature and signed by the governor.  It takes effect in January

Closing of Unit 1 to impact coal production at Trapper and Colowyo

Closing of Unit 1 to impact coal production at Trapper and Colowyo

via the Craig Daily Press The closing of Craig Station’s Unit 1 by 2025 may also affect two Northwest Colorado coal mines. “Once Unit 1 is retired, Craig Station will burn less coal to produce electricity,” Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association spokesman Lee Boughey said. “As we go forward we will be evaluating the impacts

PA, Enviros Shut Down Two Colorado Coal Plants And Put More Out Of Work

PA, Enviros Shut Down Two Colorado Coal Plants And Put More Out Of Work

viat the Daily Caller Two Colorado coal plants and one mine will be shut down as part of an effort by federal and state regulators and environmentalists to improve visibility at national parks and other areas of the state. Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, a rural cooperative utility, will shutter its 100 megawatt Nucla Station

John Kinkaid helps save hundreds of Moffat County Mining jobs with help of Senator Bennet

John Kinkaid helps save hundreds of Moffat County Mining jobs with help of Senator Bennet

“Without Michael’s help, I wouldn’t have gotten anywhere with the Obama administration. They weren’t going to listen to anybody outside of the Democratic party…I’m grateful to have him as an ally in this bipartisan fight for our mining industry.” -John Kinkaid Press Release, July 28, 2016, Craig, CO — Michael Bennet has gone to bat

Assistant Secretary of the Interior visits Moffat, Routt counties

Assistant Secretary of the Interior visits Moffat, Routt counties

Craig Daily Press Janice Schneider, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s assistant secretary for land and minerals management, is in Northwest Colorado to visit two coal mines. On Tuesday, she took a tour of Peabody Energy’s Twentymile Mine in Routt County, and today, she will visit Trapper Mine in Moffat County. “We’re really excited that

EPA Coal Plans Sparks Controversy

via KRAI

Both sides of the pro and anti coal agenda continue to weigh in on the Obama Administration’s plan to review of the coal leasing program on federal lands, including a pause in “new significant coal leases”. On Friday Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said that the review could take as long as three years. Representative Scott Tipton said the plan “jeopardizes America’s energy future.” “This decision

Moratorium pleases enviros, disheartens industry supporters

By Gary Harmon Saturday, January 16, 2016 Environmental organizations hailed a moratorium on new federal coal leases announced on Friday, saying it would produce financial and climate benefits. Western Colorado officials and the Colorado Mining Association said the moratorium amounts to a harbinger of the death of the coal industry, however. All of Colorado’s active

Environmentalists Want To Amend Colorado’s Constitution To Ban Fracking

Environmentalists Want To Amend Colorado’s Constitution To Ban Fracking

via the DailyCaller A Colorado environmental group proposed 11 ballot measures to the state legislature Tuesday to amend the state’s constitution to restrict or even ban hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking. The environmental group, Coloradans Resisting Extreme Energy Development (CREED), has pushed the ballot measures since December. The measures include everything from delaying the

Moffat County officials Beck and Kinkaid trying to take offense in ‘war on coal’

By Patrick Kelly Sunday, December 13, 2015 Craig Daily Press Craig Mayor Ray Beck and Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid were in Denver recently to take the offensive in what they view not only as a war on coal, but their constituents’ livelihoods. “For lack of a better word, I’m tired of always being on