Plant manager Rick Johnson, who accepted the award of behalf of Tri-State, spoke to the benefits the facility provides to the area. “Craig Station plays an important role the economy of Craig, Moffat County and northwest Colorado,” he said. “Without Craig Station using coal from Trapper Mine and Colowyo Mine and then producing clean, economical and environmentally-friendly electrical power, Moffat County would lose the strongest corner stone on which our economy is based.”
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper was the featured speaker for the chamber event. Earlier in the day, the governor’s chief of staff, Roxane White, and T.J. Deora, director of the Governor’s Energy Office, toured Craig Station.
Check out upcoming Spring 2011 issue of Network magazine for more information on the economic and fiscal impacts Craig Station and Tri-State’s other coal-based power plants make to their local communities and counties.