The Craig Station coal-burning power plant in Moffat County is pictured Feb. 27, 2020. Tri-State Generation plans to close the plant by 2030. (Matt Stensland, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Anticipating a bust, the Colorado coal town of Craig gets an unexpected boost

Northwest Colorado is grieving the looming loss of a major industry and the pandemic has hurt. But the broader economy is beginning to perk up. "We are not victims," Craig chamber boss says.

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What happened when the only ER doctor in a rural Colorado town caught coronavirus

With Kurt Papenfus sick, the hospital in Cheyenne Wells scrambled to find a replacement

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John Hickenlooper spent $41 million to win Colorado’s U.S. Senate race, far surpassing Cory Gardner

In the 3rd Congressional District, Lauren Boebert defeated her Democratic opponent despite being outspent 2 to 1, new records show

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Ambitious plan to reduce CO2 emissions still leaves Tri-State getting 23% of electricity from coal plants

The state’s second largest electric provider plans to spend $21 billion to add renewable sources and battery storage. Natural gas is in the mix.