Coal economies

  • Bills at statehouse would ban plastic bags and styrofoam from stores, restaurants
  • Craig community discussing what to do with water after coal plant gets shuttered
  • Oil and gas land parcels pulled from development outside Moab, Utah

  • Lawmakers believe effort to repeal death penalty will be successful this year
  • Montrose area will lose 400 jobs after Russell Stover Chocolates announces closure
  • Trapper Mine in NW Colorado announces it will close sometime this decade
  • Tri State's decision to shutter plants costs NW Colorado approximately 700 jobs

  • Communities in West End dealing with loss of coal jobs
  • First report of three about changing economies on Western Slope
  • Hunting access to Cottonwood Pass limited by road closure
  • Colorado rated as one of the thinnest states in the country