Eastside Liquor owner Ryan Duran takes down a New Belgium sign from his store after pulling the company's beer from his shelves. Duran is one of several liquor store owners in Craig that are pulling New Belgium products in light of a recent discovery that the Colorado microbrewery is a financial supporter of WildEarth Guardians, the nonprofit organization responsible for a lawsuit directed against two Moffat County coal companies.

Photo by Lauren Blair

Eastside Liquor owner Ryan Duran takes down a New Belgium sign from his store after pulling the company's beer from his shelves. Duran is one of several liquor store owners in Craig that are pulling New Belgium products in light of a recent discovery that the Colorado microbrewery is a financial supporter of WildEarth Guardians, the nonprofit organization responsible for a lawsuit directed against two Moffat County coal companies.

Craig liquor stores pull New Belgium beer for supporting WildEarth Guardians


— Liquor stores and restaurants across Craig are pulling Colorado craft beers off their shelves due to the beer companies’ financial support to WildEarth Guardians, the environmental group that put Colowyo Coal Mine at risk of being shut down.

WildEarth Guardians

— The following is a list of businesses from WildEarth Guardians' website listed as supporters of the group.

Advantage Energy Solutions, LLC, Corrales, New Mexico

Agua Fria Nursery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Altitude Salon, Englewood, Colorado

Andiamo!, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Arizona Cyclist, Tucson, Arizona

Arizona Nature Aquatics, Tucson, Arizona

Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona

Ark Bookstore, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Armendaris Ranch, New Mexico

Armstrong McCall Of Albuquerque, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Arrows and Eskers, Los Angeles, CA

Art For Transformation, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Artichoke Café, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Asian Adobe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Asian Palate, Buena Vista, Colorado

Aspen Websites, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Atrisco Café and Bar, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Ava Morris Pottery, Tesuque, New Mexico

Avanyu At La Posada, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Aveda - Rachel Thompson, Denver, Colorado

Aveda Park Meadows, Littleton, Colorado

Aventouras, Evergreen, Colorado

Avery Brewing Co, Boulder, Colorado

Baca St Yoga, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Bacco Trattoria & Mozzarella Bar, Boulder, Colorado

Bahti Indian Arts, Tucson, Arizona

Banfi Vintners, Glen Head, New York

Bank of the West, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Barb's Frame of Mind, Tucson, Arizona

Baroness Wine Distributor, Denver, Colorado

Beadweaver, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Bear Mountain Lodge, Silver City, New Mexico

Beauty & The Beads, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Bellaluca Café Italiano, Truth or Consequence, New Mexico

Benihana, Denver, Colorado

Bernard Ewell Fine Arts Appraisals, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Betty's Bath And Day Spa, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Bhakti Chai, Boulder, Colorado

Big Sky Community Corporation, Big Sky, Montana

Bike Coop, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Bike'n'sport, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Bill's European Auto Repair, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Bioneers, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Bioshield Paint Co, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Bird's Eye View GIS, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Bishop's Lodge, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Bittersweet Designs, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Black Mesa Winery, Velarde, New Mexico

Black Range Lodge, Kingston, New Mexico

Blue Canyon Gallery, Magdalena, New Mexico

Blue Corn Café, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Blue Willow Restaurant, Tucson, Arizona

BODY of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Bolder World, Boulder, Colorado

Bookworks, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Boulder Beer Company, Boulder, Colorado

Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse, Boulder, Colorado

Boulder Spa, Boulder, Colorado

Boulder Theater, Boulder, Colorado

Boulderado Hotel, Boulder, Colorado

Bounce Back Integrative Veterinary Rehabilitation, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Breckenridge Brewing Co, Denver, Colorado

Brian Cobble Etchings, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Briar Rose Bed And Breakfast, Boulder, Colorado

Bright Funds, San Francisco, California

Broken Saddle Riding Co, Cerrillos, New Mexico

Broken Spoke, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Brooklyn Pizza Company, Tucson, Arizona

Buffalo Thunder Resort, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Buglet Solar, Golden, Colorado

Bumble Bee's Baja Grill, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Butterfly Thai Yoga, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Cafe Cafe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Café Castro, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Café Dominic, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Cafe Marcel, Tucson, Arizona

Cafe Pasqual's, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Captain Marble, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Cardrageous, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Caring Clinic, Boulder, Colorado

Carole LaRoche Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Casa Benavides, Taos, New Mexico

Casa De Brio Equestrian Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Casa De Estrellas, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Casa Natura, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Casa Nova, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Cate Moses Public Relations, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Celestial Massage, Denver, Colorado

Celtic Jewelry, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Center For Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

CG Higgins Confections, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Chapare, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Chapelle Street Casitas, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Charmed Planet Photography, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Cheesecake Factory, Boulder, Colorado

Cherry Creek Shopping Center, Denver, Colorado

Chile Shop, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Chocolate Maven, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Chocolate Smith, Santa Fe, New Mexico

ChoLon, Denver, Colorado

Christine Loizeaux, Santa Barbara, California

Christy's Sports, Denver, Colorado

Church of Satin, Tucson, Arizona

Cibolo Nature Center, Boerne, Texas

Cid's Food Market, Taos, New Mexico

Circo Vino, Tucson, Arizona

City O' City, Denver, Colorado

Clafoutis, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Claire Haye Gallery, Arroyo Seco, New Mexico

Clayworks, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Cleopatra Café, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Collected Works Bookstore, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Colorado Ballet, Denver, Colorado

Colorado Hot Air Balloon, Dillon, Colorado

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Divide, Colorado

Comedy Works, Denver, Colorado

Common Era, Boulder and Denver, Colorado

Communications Infrastructure Inc., Stevensville, MT

Confluence Kayak, Denver, Colorado

Connolly Ranch, Napa, California

Conservation Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado

Contemporary Driftwood Furniture, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Corks The Wine Store, Denver, Colorado

Corrales Solar, Corrales, NM

Cosbar, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Costume Salon, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Cottonwood Printing, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Counter Culture, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Cowgirl Hall of Fame, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Creativity For Peace, Glorieta, New Mexico

Critters and Me, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Cupcake Clothing, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Cupcakeology, La Vernia, Texas

Daily Grind, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Daisy Paw, Louisville, Colorado

Davis Therapeutic Massage, Denver, Colorado

DDC Freight Processing Outsourcing LLC, Evergreen, Colorado

Dean Allan Design, Denver, Colorado

Debbie DiCarlo, Richfield, Ohio

DecorAsian, Longmont, Colorado

Deer Hammer Distillery, Buena Vista, Colorado

Delectables, Tucson, Arizona

Dell Fox Jewelry, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Dennis Conner's America's Cup Experience, San Diego, California

Denver Bike Sharing, Denver, Colorado

Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, Colorado

Denver Film Society, Denver, Colorado

Denver Museum of Science and Nature, Denver, Colorado

Denver Urban Homesteading, Denver, Colorado

Denver Zoological Foundation, Denver, Colorado

Desert Bloom Florist, Portsmouth, Rhode Island

Desert Dwellers, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Design Training Collaborative, Placitas, New Mexico

Dickey's BBQ, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Dinner For Two, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Direct Power And Water Corporation, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Dirty Dawgs, Tucson, Arizona

Doodlets, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Dublin Square, San Diego, California

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Durango, Colorado

Durango Cyrus Café, Durango, Colorado

Dust in the Wind, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Dusty Dog Ranch, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Earthship Biotechture, Taos, New Mexico

East by Southwest, Durango, Colorado

Ecco Espresso Gelato, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Eddie Bauer First Ascent, Bellevue, Washington

Eden Medispa, Santa Fe, New Mexico

El Dorado Hotel & Spa, Santa Fe, New Mexico

El Farol, Santa Fe, New Mexico

El Meson, Santa Fe, New Mexico

El Meze, Taos, New Mexico

El Monte Sagrado, Taos, New Mexico

El Rancho De Las Golondrinas, Santa Fe, New Mexico

El Tesoro Cafe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Eldora Mountain Resort, Nederland, Colorado

Eldorado Country Pet, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Eldorado Physical Therapy, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Elevation Coffee, Taos, New Mexico

Emerald Earth, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Emily Branden Creations, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Envision, Boulder, Colorado

Eric Reinemann Artist, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Ernesto Mayans Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Eskimo Ski And Board Shop, Centennial, Colorado

eTown, Boulder, Colorado

Evolve Fitness, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Eye Candy Graphics, Denver, Colorado

Fair Wheel Bikes, Tucson, Arizona

Fair Laundromat, Tucson, Arizona

Far Flung Adventures, El Prado, New Mexico

Farfel's Farm, Boulder, Colorado

Farina Pizzeria and Wine Bar, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Fast Frames of LoDo, Denver, Colorado

Fat Tire Cycles, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Feathered Friends, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Findley Lake Nature Center, Findley Lake, New York

Fine Art Framers, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Firebusters, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Flagstaff Sports Exchange, Flagstaff, Arizona

Food Conspiracy Co-op, Tucson, Arizona

Foreign Traders, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Foundation For Deep Ecology, San Francisco, California

Four Seasons Encantado Resort, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Four Star Tattoo, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Fourth World Cottage Industry, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Frame of Mind, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Frame Shop of Boulder, Boulder, Colorado

Frog Works, Littleton, Colorado

Fuego Baseball of the Pecos League, Houston, Texas

Gaiam Living, Boulder, Colorado

Gale Gotto Fine Art Photography, Golden, Colorado

Galloway Images, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Garcia St. Books, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Gathering Of the Nations Miss Indian World, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Gauchezco Vineyards, Mendoza, Argentina

Gearing Up!, Taos, New Mexico

Gelato Benissimo, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico

Gila House Hotel/ Gallery 400, Silver City, New Mexico

Glacier Club, Durango, Colorado

Glenna Goodacre Studios, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Gold Hill Inn, Boulder, Colorado

Goodman Realty Group, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Gorge Bar and Grill, Taos, New Mexico

Grand Imperial Hotel, Silverton, Colorado

Grand Rabbits Toy Shoppe, Boulder, Colorado

Great Divide Brewing Co, Denver, Colorado

Great Frame Up, Boulder, Colorado

Great Old Broads For Wilderness, Durango, Colorado

Great Southwest Adventures, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Gregory Sellars Window Cleaning, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Grove Market & Café, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Guadalupe Café, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Guadalupano Imports, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Gulf Restoration Network, New Orleans, Louisiana

Gypsy Jewel, Boulder, Colorado

Haagen Dazs, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Hacienda Nicholas, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Hair, Mind And Body, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Haircut Place, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar, Boulder, Colorado

Harbor Court Hotel, San Francisco, California

Harp of the Spirit, Los Alamos, New Mexico

Harry's RoadHouse, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Hazel & Dewey, Denver, Colorado

Heart Gallery of New Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Heath Concerts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Herb Store, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Herbs Etc., Santa Fe, New Mexico

Heritage Hotels And Resorts, Albuquerque, New Mexico

High Desert Healthcare & Massage, Santa Fe, New Mexico

High Desert Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

High Finance Restaurant, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Hiland Frames, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Himalayas Restaurant, Boulder, Colorado

Holland Marketing—Out of Africa, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Holly In Hanoi, Boulder, Colorado

Hotel Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

House of Commons Tea Room, Denver, Colorado

Houston Wholesale Cars LLC, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Hutton Broadcasting, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Hydro Flask, Bend, Oregon

Ice House Lodge, Telluride, Colorado

Il Piatto, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Ima Glass Studio, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Imbibe, Albuquerque, New Mexico

In Transit, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Incana Designs, Santa Fe, New Mexico

India Palace, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Inn And Spa At Loretto, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Inn At Cherry Creek, Denver, Colorado

Inn At Sunrise Springs, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Inn of The Anasazi, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Inn on the Alameda, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Insight Construction, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Insituto De Ecologia Unam, Mexico

I-Scoot, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Isleta Eagle Golf Course, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Jack Hadley Music, Boulder, Colorado

Jackson Hole Conservaton Alliance, Jackson, Wyoming

Jambo Café, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Jazzercise, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Jemez Springs Bath House, Jemez Springs, New Mexico

Jess Alford Photography, Tijeras, New Mexico

Jewel Mark, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Jinja Bar & Bistro, Santa Fe, New Mexico

John Fielder's Colorado, Denver, Colorado

Jon Paul Gallery, S. Lake Tahoe, California

Joni Bilderback, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Joseph Thomas Colorado Images, Colorado

Kanon Collective, Denver, Colorado

Kathy Olshefsky, Artist, Lamy, New Mexico

Katydid Books and Music, Jerome, Arizona

Kelli Brown, Artist, San Antonio, Texas

Kendall Mountain Café, Silverton, Colorado

Keshi, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Keva Juice, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Keystone Prairie Dogs, Auburn, Washington

Kimpton Hotels, San Francisco, California

Kioti, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Kip's Grill & Cantina, Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Kokopelli Rafting Adventure, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Kristen Olsen, Artist, Denver, Colorado

La Boca, Santa Fe, New Mexico

La Casa Sena, Santa Fe, New Mexico

La Cocina de Luz, Telluride, Colorado

LaKind Dental Group, Santa Fe, New Mexico

La Mesa of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

La Montañita Coop, Albuquerque, New Mexico

La Posada, Santa Fe, New Mexico

La Siringitu Cafe, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Lara Nickel, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Laroche Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Larry's Hats and Antiques, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Lars Strong, Artist, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Late Nite Grafix, Inc., Santa Fe, New Mexico

Laughing Lizard Inn and Cafe, Jemez, New Mexico

Lawrene Huff, Artist, Kamogawa-Shi

Le Bon Voyage, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Leanin Tree Museum, Boulder, Colorado

Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Lexus of Albuquerque, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Linson's Design Source, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Liquid Light Glass, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Living Light Gallery, Taos, New Mexico

Los Poblanos Organics, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Los Rios River Runners, Taos, New Mexico

Lucille's, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Lumenscapes, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Lyric Brick Company, Jamestown, Colorado

Madame M's Enchanted Parlor, Taos, New Mexico

Mandrill's Gym, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Manitou and Pike's Peak Railway Co., Manitou Springs, Colorado

Maria's New Mexican Kitchen, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Marja Custom Catering, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Mark Pardo Salon Spa, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Mark White Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Marsello Brushwork, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Massage Therapist Debra Kopp, Boulder, Colorado

Massage Therapist - Valerie Baldovi, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Masterful Mosaics, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Mavrick Lobe, Massage, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Maya, Santa Fe, New Mexico

McGuckin Hardware, Boulder, Colorado

Mediterranean Restaurant, Boulder, Colorado

Mercury Cafe, Denver, Colorado

Mercury Framing, Boulder, Colorado

Michael Thomas Coffee Roasters, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, New Mexico

Mira, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Mojave West, Sausalito, California

Mouthfuls, Denver, Colorado

Museum Hill Café, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Nancy Bazar, Artist, Seattle, Washington

Nancy Brown Custom Jeweler, Santa Fe, New Mexico

National Association of Broadcasters, Washington, DC

National Distributing Company, Albuquerque, New Mexico

National Ecological Observation Network, Boulder, Colorado

Nature's Own, Boulder, Colorado

Nevad Wier, Santa Fe, New Mexico

New Belgium Brewing Company, Fort Collins, Colorado

New Mexico Biopark Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico

New Mexico Family Chiropractic, Santa Fe, New Mexico

New Mexico Technet, Albuquerque, New Mexico

New Planet Beer Co, Boulder, Colorado

New Rochester Hotel, Durango, Colorado

New Sheridan Hotel, Telluride, Colorado

New York Deli, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Night Sky Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Nila Bindu Jewelry, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Ohori's Coffee Roasters, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort, Ojo Caliente, New Mexico

Ojo Sarco Pottery, Chamisal, New Mexico

Old Wood, Las Vegas, New Mexico

Origins, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Orlando's New Mexican Café, Taos, New Mexico

Osprey Packs, Cortez, Colorado

Osuna Nursery And Greenhouses, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Ouray Meyers, Artist, Taos, New Mexico

Outdoor Divas, Boulder, Colorado

Outside Magazine, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Paige Barton Jewelry, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Paley Center For Media, New York, New York

Pamela Wilson, Occupational Therapist, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Pamoja Project, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Pantry Restaurant, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Parlour Salon, Denver, Colorado

Parts Unknown, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Pasta Jays, Boulder, Colorado

Patagonia, Denver, Colorado

Patagonia, Reno, NV

Paws & Claws Pet Salons, Tucson, Arizona

Payne's Nurseries, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Peaceful Paws For Dogs, Boyceville, Wisconsin

Peas 'n' Pod, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Pecos Valley Grassfed Beef, Ribera, New Mexico

Penny Weights, New Canaan, Connecticut

Pepper Pod Restaurant, Hudson, Colorado

Petco, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Peter Noom Carpentry, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Peyote Bird, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Peyton Wright Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Phantom Canyon Brewing Co., Colorado Springs, Colorado

Photo Eye Books And Prints, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Pierpont Cabinets, Lamy, New Mexico

Pink Fog Studies, Glendale, Colorado

Pizza Centro, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Pizzaria Espiritu, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Planetarium At SF Community College, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Plants of the Southwest, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Plant Trees 4 Life, Aspen, Colorado

Posters of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Potomac Garage Solutions, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Prairie Dog Glass, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Pranzo Italian Grill, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Proscape Landscape Management, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Prost Brewing, Denver, Colorado

Purple Adobe Lavendar Farm, Abiquiu, New Mexico

Purple Sage, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Pyramid Cafe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

R. Mole Sculpture, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Rancho De San Juan, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Ray Rafiti Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado

RC Bicycles, Tucson, Arizona

Re-Threads, Taos, New Mexico

REI Boulder, Boulder, Colorado

REI Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Rift Gallery, Rinconada, New Mexico

Rioja, Denver, Colorado

Riverbend Hot Springs, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Rock, Paper, Scissors Spa, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Rodeo Plaza Flowers, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Rooftop Pizzaria, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Root Down, Denver, Colorado

Rosebud Video Productions, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Running Hub, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Sacred Geology, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Salon Del Mar, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Salsa Rueda, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Saltanah Dancers, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Sam's No 3 Diner, Denver, Colorado

Samuel Design Group, Santa Fe, New Mexico

San Francisco Street Bar & Grill, Santa Fe, New Mexico

San Isidro Permaculture, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Sanctuary, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Sanctuary Home, Denver, Colorado

Sandra Rhodes Crafts, New Haven, Connecticut

Santa Fe Baking Company, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe Bar And Grill, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe Basket Company, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe Brewing Company, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe Candle, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe Computerworks, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe Dry Goods, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe Film Festival, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe Hemp, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe Massage, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe Mountain Adventures LLC, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe Pedicabs, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe Permaculture, Inc, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe Opera, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe Reporter, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe Stoneworks, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe Sun Monthly, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santacafe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Schaffner Press, Tucson, Arizona

Scheinbaum & Russek Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Second Street Brewery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Secret River Design, Washington DC

Sense Clothing, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Serac Adventure Films, Boulder, Colorado

Seventh Ray Skin Care, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Shake Foundation, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Shevek & Co. Restaurant, Silver City, New Mexico

Shiloh Pet Supply, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Sierra Grande Lodge, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Silver Gate Lodging, Silver Gate, Montana

Silver Sun, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Silverton Mountain, Silverton, Colorado

Silver Sea Jewelry, Tucson, Arizona

Sister Hawk, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Six Directions Gallery, Taos, New Mexico

Ska Brewing, Durango, Colorado

Sky Bar, Tucson, Arizona

Smith Family Garden Luau, Kapaa, Hawaii

Smith Optics, Ketchum, Idaho

Snooze SouthGlenn, Centennial, Colorado

SOL Lingerie, Denver, Colorado

SOSF Bike Tours, San Francisco, California

Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre, Trinidad, Colorado

Southern Wine & Spirits of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Southwest Airlines Co, Dallas, Texas

Southwest Nordic Center, Taos, New Mexico

Spa Namaste, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Spears Horn Architects, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Sprouts Farmer's Market, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Sputnik, Denver, Colorado

Square Root Salon, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Squeaky Clean Car Wash, Santa Fe, New Mexico

St. Julien Hotel, Boulder, Colorado

Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado

Starbucks, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Stella Luna, Taos, New Mexico

Stephanie Huerta, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Steve Wong, Dream Analysis, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Steven Lemle, Artist, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Stone Age Climbing Gym, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Stone Forest Inc, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Stray Dog Cantina, Taos, New Mexico

Studio Nia Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Studio Thrive Fitness, Denver, Colorado

Sweet Action Ice Cream, Denver, Colorado

Sweet Medicine Enterprises, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Syrup, Denver, Colorado

Taj Mahal Cuisine of India, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Taos Fly Shop, Taos, New Mexico

Taos Inn, Taos, New Mexico

Taos Mesa Brewing, El Prado, New Mexico

Taos Pilates Studio, El Prado, New Mexico

Taos Pueblo Tourism, Taos, New Mexico

Taos Ski Valley, Taos, New Mexico

Tattered Covers, Denver, Colorado

Teahouse, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Teca Tu, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Telluride Brewing Company, Telluride, Colorado

Telluride Mountainfilm, Telluride, Colorado

Telluride Ski and Golf Club, Telluride, Colorado

Telluride Sports, Telluride, Colorado

Ten Thousand Waves, Santa Fe, New Mexico

10th Mountain Division Huts, Aspen, Colorado

Terra Bella, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Terra Flora, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Tesuque Glassworks, Tesuque, New Mexico

Thai Café, Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Barber's Shop, Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Bike Coop, Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Book Stop, Tucson, Arizona

The Golden Eye, Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Lotus, Madrid, New Mexico

The MacSpa, Denver, Colorado

The Medwick Foundation, Tucson, Arizona

The Mining Exchange Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Oxygen Spa, Silver Springs, Maryland

The Screen, Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Shed, Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Spanish Table, Santa Fe, New Mexico

The View Restaurant At The Historic Crags Lodge, Estes Park, Colorado

Theobroma Chocolatier, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Thirty Mile Resort, Lakewood, Colorado

Three Dog Bakery, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Thru the Lens, Durango, Colorado

Tia Sophia, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Tierra Hermosa Pottery & Supply, Taos, New Mexico

Tohono Chul Park, Tucson, Arizona

Tom Bihn, Seattle, Washington

Tony Bonanno Photography, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Tom Brady, Astrologer, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Tomasita's, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Touched by Flowers, Vero Beach, Florida

Trader Joe's, Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico

Trading Post Cafe, Ranchos De Taos, New Mexico

Tranquility Floatation Massage & Healing Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Trattoria Stella, Denver, Colorado

Travel Bug, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Tucson Herb Store, Tucson, Arizona

Tucson Thrift Shop, Tucson, Arizona

Twisted Pine Brewing Co, Boulder, Colorado

Uncharted Outposts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Veda Spa & Salon, Denver, Colorado

Video Library, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Vinaigrette, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Vine Street Pub & Brewery, Denver, Colorado

Visa-LANB, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Vital Yoga, Denver, Colorado

Wallaroo Hat Company, Boulder, Colorado

Walnut Room, Denver, Colorado

Walter Burke Catering, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Wash Park Grille, Denver, Colorado

Watercourse Foods, Denver, Colorado

Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Avon, Colorado

Whole Foods, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Whoo's Donuts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Wild Animal Sanctuary, Keenesburg, Colorado

Wild Birds Unlimited, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Wild Earth Llama Adventures, Taos, New Mexico

Wild Faces Wild Places Photography

Wileyware, Seattle, Washington

William Matthews Gallery, Denver, Colorado

Wines Off Wynkoop, Denver, Colorado

Wingswest Birding Tours, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Wise Fool New Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Wolf Den Bed and Breakfast, Twin Lakes, Colorado

WolfHorse Outfitters, Gila and Aldo Leopold Wilderness, New Mexico

Woodhouse Day Spa, Denver, Colorado

Yin Yang Chinese Restaurant, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Yoganow, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Z2 Entertainment, Boulder, Colorado

Zaplin-Lampert Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Zen Dog Boutique, Denver, Colorado

Zia Diner, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Zoe Boutique, Tucson, Arizona

Zoe & Guido's, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Stockmen’s Liquor pulled several brands of beer — including New Belgium Brewery — because they are listed as WildEarth Guardians supporters.

“We pulled those beers because their support of WildEarth Guardians... who said their ultimate goal is to shut down coal mines,” said Lori Gillam, owner of Stockmen's. “Craig is a coal mine town.”

WildEarth Guardians has a list of business supporters on its website, and New Belgium and Breckenridge Brewery are among their backers. Yet, after this story was published, the WildEarth Guardians removed the list. The next day, the environmental group added the list back to its website.

One local liquor store owner heard about New Belgium from a Moffat County commissioner.

“Chuck Grobe brought it to my attention on Friday that they’re supporters of WildEarth Guardians,” said Ryan Duran, who owns Eastside Liquor in Craig.

Duran pulled three shelves full of New Belgium beer on Monday, and he doesn’t intend to order any more from the company’s beer representative, who is supposed to be in Craig on Wednesday.

Danny Griffith, who owns JW Snack's restaurant in Craig, helped lead the effort to stop selling New Belgium in Moffat County.

“I had a band in here on Friday night and somebody came up to me and said, ‘Did you know that New Belgium is on board with WildEarth Guardians?’ I confirmed it, and after I confirmed it, I walked up to my bartender and said, ‘Get that s--- out from behind my bar,’” Griffith said. “I can’t see supporting a company that supports a company that’s trying to put us out of business. The very beer I’m selling is trying to put me out of business, because they're in bed with WildEarth Guardians.”

After he pulled the beer, he proceeded to take down all New Belgium signs in his restaurant. Duran also has pulled New Belgium signs from his business.

New Belgium Brewing Company is based in Fort Collins, and the company said that it did give money to WildEarth Guardians, but not for coal litigation.

"At New Belgium Brewing, we support non-profit partners who advocate for healthy watersheds. Wild Earth Guardians first contacted New Belgium in 2008 seeking grant money for restoration projects along the Colorado River. We supported these efforts because Colorado businesses, residents and the environment are dependent upon sound water management," according to a New Belgium press release. "Specific to any work Wild Earth Guardians has done regarding the Colowyo and Trapper mines, we were unaware of it at the time and that is outside the scope of our grant allocations. We have no further funding pending at this time."

Since 2008, New Belgium has given the environmental group a total of $9,080 for watershed issues in Colorado, according to the company’s Public Relations Director Bryan Simpson.

In 2008, New Belgium gave WildEarth Guardians $3,000 to support its annual river restoration event called Stream Team that helps restore damaged waterways. In 2011, the employee-owned beer company allocated $1,000 to the guardians for its Wild Forests campaign to restore headwater streams, rivers and watersheds of Colorado.

Last year, New Belgium gave WildEarth Guardians $5,000 to protect and restore flows in the Rio Grande.

WildEarth Guardians representative Jeremy Nichols said that all the money taken from New Belgium went toward watershed restoration.

“We have a judiciary duty (as a nonprofit) to make sure that money goes to that work, and if we don’t do that we’re breaking the law,” Nichols said.

Reach Noelle Leavitt Riley at 970-875-1790 or nriley@CraigDailyPress.com. Follow her on Twitter @noelleleavitt.


Scott Wedel 1 year, 11 months ago

A boycott in Craig vs the publicity of being boycotted for supporting environmental causes.

I think New Belgium is probably perfectly happy with this.

Real danger of Craig hurting their reputation. If they don't want to drink it then don't drink it. So does the boycott mean that the random person that happens to be an environmentalist is officially not welcome in Craig? No tolerance for people with different opinions? Tourists that care about the environment should just keep on going when they reach Craig city limits?


Jeff Kibler 1 year, 11 months ago

We have coal-powered ski lifts. Our computers are coal-enabled in this neck of the woods. Closing these mines will have a huge financial impact on Moffat County. I'm driving to Craig on Wednesday and see how many "Boycott New Belgium" signs greet me. I'm guessing none.
I eagerly await the onslaught of tolerance disparaging my differing opinions.


Scott Wedel 1 year, 11 months ago

Yeah, so don't drink it.

But boycott means if some tourist walks into the liquor store and wonders why it isn't offered then they will learn about the boycott. And most tourists will wonder how stupid is that town.

Could be clever and raise the price $1 per six pack with a sign that the extra dollar will go to the NRA.


Tom Willman 1 year, 11 months ago

Hello...anybody out there? This problem starts "at the top". While O-Bam-Bam's in Germany "sucking up suds" the Colorado liberal brewers are working to undo the energy grid!

This "scallywag" that's in the "imperial palace" in Washington told you what he wanted to do...


"his" EPA wants to destroy this energy making , job creating, economic powerhouse industry, and "THE MOB" voted "HIM" in.

Impeach this fraud NOW!



dave mcirvin 1 year, 11 months ago

"...Coal mining is down to just 75,900 U.S. jobs, from 175,000 in 1985 and about 80,000 during 2009, when President Barack Obama took office, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But at current rates, the U.S. economy would replace those jobs in a week if they all disappeared tomorrow. In Kentucky, where Sen. GOP Leader Mitch McConnell used the administration's "war on coal" as a rallying point in this year's election, the 11,000 coal-mining jobs equal the number created by the state's economy in October and represent less than 0.6 percent of Kentucky jobs...".

from a CNBC article-interview in January '15.


steve randall 1 year, 11 months ago

That's the beauty of a free market economy, don't like what a business supports, don't buy the product. We need to be informed on both side of the issue. Make no mistake, New Belgium makes these proclamations to sell more beer, a product that has killed more people than any of the "environmental hazards" they fight.


Neil O'Keeffe 1 year, 11 months ago

One difference though Steve, alcohol is consumed voluntarily and no doubt that it can destroy innocent lives but this is far different from an industry that has resisted regulation from day one, had no regard for its employees (until miners were able to unionize) and certainly no regard for air quality, degradation of habitat etc. Yes the coal industry provides jobs but at what expense and to what degree has our reliance on coal kept us from developing the technology for healthier alternatives that will provide just as many jobs with a far better ecological outcome? Don't you think there was plenty of doubt, skepticism and resistance when the automobile was invented, it put plenty of people in the horse and buggy trades out of work but it ultimately provided a multitude of more jobs and technology along the way. The downside is it also created our dependence on oil which is even more insidious than coal since most of our recent wars and military involvement are solely based on this resource and its economics. IMHO!


Scott Wedel 1 year, 11 months ago

Automobiles were hailed as solving the problem of tons of manure from horses. Cities had squads that went out and cleaned up horse manure.

Cars created a dependence upon oil because it was cheap. So driving was cheap and we could build subdivisions outside of cities and people could drive to work. European countries that never had cheap oil didn't sprawl out like US cities and their growth included public transportation.


Kieran O'Halloran 1 year, 11 months ago

I see you have watched doc or know about GM's history about buying out Trolley companies across the US. Making people use less desirable system of buses (also owned by GM), which lead to more people buying cars using the new interstates to drive home to there cookie cutter house in the sprawl.


Kieran O'Halloran 1 year, 11 months ago

I bet this makes some national news site and in the long run will boost the sale of New Belgium.


Neil O'Keeffe 1 year, 11 months ago

Nothing wrong with businesses having a social conscience. At least they take a stance and accept the fact that it may hurt or boost sales, the fact is that they take a stand for something other than the almighty $$$. Most individuals that drink microbrews are younger and far more socially conscious as well as open minded than their parents generation of beer drinkers. Can the same be said for Bud light and Coors light drinkers, maybe-maybe not. Hate to politicize beer consumption but I guess I just did. My apologizes to anyone I may have offended. To quote the great governor of Texas, "Oops"!


mark hartless 1 year, 11 months ago

I was gonna call micro-brew drinkers elitist yuppie socialite punks who think THEIR electricity doesn't come from coal and that THEIR beer isn't refridgerated by coal and that THEIR beer isn't delivered in oil-burning trucks, but you essentially beat me to it, Neil. Thanks.


jerry carlton 1 year, 11 months ago

Neil I am certainly no fan of Rick Perry but since you have brought up politicians quotes, I like the one by our next president, Hillary Clinton, while testifying at the Benghazi hearings about the deaths of American diplomats and citizens "What difference does it make?".


james Patterson 1 year, 11 months ago

Jerry-a little disingenuous, no? Under GW Bush 39 attacks or attempted attacks on embassies and/or embassy personnel. Of those, 20 had at least 1 fatality. Total fatalities-87. 63 non-American (do they count?), 3 US civilians, 21 workers of US or unidentified nationality. Number of investigations-0. Those that are stationed overseas (I did 4 1/2 yrs) know it is dangerous, in any country, at any time. Once one leaves the US borders, many, many of the securities we take for granted disappear. I suspect all those stationed in Benghazi knew this and accepted the risk. There have been something like 11 investigations into this with nothing of note found by any of them. I'm not a Hillary fan, but let's try to be somewhat "fair".


Robert Huron 1 year, 11 months ago

Jerry, Benghazi was a screw up that caused the lives of 4 Americans. What about the 4855 that lost their lives in the Iraq screw up. To this day the jerks that caused that mess have never taken any responsibility for their mistakes and hidden agenda. As Lindsey Graham said Friday "If you are against war don't vote for me." Sounds like he could use a few Fat Tires.


mark hartless 1 year, 11 months ago

It ain't gonna get republicans one inch to keep beating that dead horse.


Brian Kotowski 1 year, 11 months ago

“There’s no such thing as bad publicity.” ~ Old media axiom

I’ve always felt that boycotts are little more than an excuse for demagogues to mount their soapboxes and throw a tantrum. I remember lefty heads exploding back in the 90s when Rush Limbaugh was signed to an orange juice endorsement deal. The ensuing boycott and attendant publicity resulted in a significant spike in sales.


mark hartless 1 year, 11 months ago

Great video, John, but the micro-brew / designer beer drinkin' elitists don't care.

I caught the part where it said it's just water vapor coming from the plant. Again, they don't care about anyone in Craig (or anywhere else). They have an agenda and that's all that matters.


james Patterson 1 year, 11 months ago

Help me out here, Mark. Going with your comment above, what elitists didnt care about the textile industry, electronic industry, furniture industry and all the other industries that left our country for more profit and destroyed lives, towns and cities across our nation. When my career (and the little mtn town I lived in) were on the line (at least 4 times in 25 yrs) I didn't hear anyone coming to the defense or crying about elitist out to destroy lives. Bottomline, folks don't give 2 shakes until it's them.


Tom Willman 1 year, 11 months ago

Yo...Dave Mc.... you write..."But at current rates, the U.S. economy would replace those jobs in a week if they all disappeared tomorrow" WOW!

and just what kinds of "jobs" would all of these workers be moving into? Tell me... cuz your "government" doesn't have that answer.

"Miss Lindsey Graham" is a war criminal, along with all the rest of "war hawks". The "military-industrial complex" runs everything, including your lives.



Tom Willman 1 year, 11 months ago

and George...speaking of "goat licking" the "Amish" have long used "goat licking" as a punishment!

They take the "perp"put 'em in a stockade...strip 'em down (take their clothing off)...coat 'em with honey or molasses...strap 'em to a chair and then they let the goats into the enclosure with the "perp"...WOW...

Think of how much money the statists could save in the criminal so-called justice system? As the "Amish" would say..."toow zuuun oldt...toow laaate schmart"!



mark hartless 1 year, 11 months ago


The textile industry, electronics and furniture industries left for more profit. They were not ran out of business by an over-zealous EPA.

The first was essentially capitalism at work (albeit politics and cronyism was rearing it's ugly head at that time). The same products were made elsewhere cheaper and for more profit. The products were then made available to the consumer at a lower price, enabling the consumer to improve their living standards, afford more things and use scarce dollars on other things like food and medicine. That's the nature of capitalism.

The EPA shutting down industries that are relatively clean and getting cleaner is not capitalism, it's fascism and radical environmentalism. Forcing people to abandon a product that is working well and is desirable to most consumers (clean coal power) is not capitalism, it's fascism and bullying. Forcing people to use a more expensive power source does not raise people's living standards. It lowers them. It decreases their buying power and forces them to spend larger percentages of their finite dollars on power, leaving them less to spend on medicine, food, housing, etc. All of which will dampen the economy.

Furthermore, the furniture and other industries are not subsidized by the American taxpayer. Taking money from taxpayers and giving it to companies like Tesla is immoral and plays favorites.

Unions also had a hand in driving up costs of certain industries which eventually left the US, Nowhere was this more devastating than in Detroit.

I happened across a TV program this morning called "Green Careers". I just caught the final moments. The woman being interviewed worked for the EPA. She was saying how great a career there would be because you get to help the the environment and do something good for future generations. Nothing wrong with that. But then she said "We get sued by environmentalists who claim we are not doing enough, but it's ok when you realize them and us are ON THE SAME SIDE. She said the EPA was "on the same side" as the radical environmentalists who were suing it. But the EPA isn't supposed to be on ANY SIDE. It's supposed to enforce laws objectively... period. To the extent that it does this my gripe turns to the president writing executive orders outside his constitutional authority, and to a spineless congress which stands by and let's him do so.

When coal is pushed out for cleaner AND CHEAPER power which improves peoples lives I'll support the change. So long as people are getting hosed into more expensive power which will lower living standards, I'm against it. It has NOTHING to do with the jobs in Craig, to me. Let what's best for the consumer prevail and the jobs will take care of themselves every time.


mark hartless 1 year, 11 months ago

One needn't look far on the inner-tube to see the future of the wind and solar landscape. These things ugly up the desert of California and elsewhere. over 14,000 abandoned wind turbines already ugly up the landscape.

There is something kind of cool about a spinning windmill; knowing that it's generating clean power.

But do we understand the vast amount of area which will be ruined in order to replace fossil fuel?

Do we want all of America's heartland to look like the California deserts? Do the jolly green giants care about the birds, about the view, about raising peoples power bills and lowering their living standards?? No, they don't.

I believe the American people are being lied to and misled about the capabilities of renewables, and about the significant negative impacts on the environment. I believe if Americans were shown an artists rendering of a wind and solar landscape required to close down coal and keep the same amount of power going, they would be horrified at what it would look like.


james Patterson 1 year, 11 months ago

Let me see, the ugliness of rigs or windmills….. I'll take the windmills. Recently took a trip thru Calif. windmills around Ontario….. Ontario aside, I thought the windmills were beautiful. (just my taste, not for everyone, I assume) Same with the ones along I-76 in Iowa. A whole lot better than the rigs in my home area and the water trucks going by constantly….. 5 yrs after the rig competed it's drill. I have never seen you address the water use/waste/disposal invovled with every rig that drills. (millions of gallons per rig) Do you consider that in your "cost analysis" of NG/oil being "cheaper"? Another question….. do you know anyone that does or has done rig work or fracking? Just curious. If you don't, I would love to have you talk with my son. He's done both in the great ND wasteland. Fortunately, he got out with his life….. his health may be another matter.


jerry carlton 1 year, 11 months ago

James I am confused? You are the social worker who helped at risk kids? Did you do that in a little mountain town? Rick Perry showed he was stupid. Hillary showed she is callous and has no regard for American lives. Better get to liking her. She is our next president.


james Patterson 1 year, 11 months ago

I never said I was a social worker and yes, I worked with at risk youth (hate that term they're all "at risk") in a little mtn town…. for 25 yrs. I also did a stint overseas with DOD, thus my experience with terrorist bombings, anti-American protest, etc in a foreign land. I agree R Perry lacks in the intelligence dept and IMHO most, if not all, politicians are callous and heartless. Hillary's callousness only came out in 4 killed, unlike Viet Nam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and on and on. To send someone else's child in harms way (instead of your own) takes a level of callousness I could never have nor would ever want. IMHO, the first to go to war should be the children of those that authorized it and of those that will profit from it. In the first ground wave…….


jerry carlton 1 year, 11 months ago

Robert I agree with what you said, however did you ever hear Bush say "what difference does it make?" about American Soldiers deaths. Bush was just stupid. Hillary is evil.


james Patterson 1 year, 11 months ago

He didn't have to…..the surge was enough of an expression of how he felt. (indifferent) Stupid is different than "evil" how?? The true axis of evil-Chaney, Rumsfeld, Ashcroft. I do agree Bush was a pawn and not the brightest bulb in the drawer. Since when is stupid a valid excuse?


Robert Huron 1 year, 11 months ago

I'm not a Clinton fan, Hillary or Bill but what happened in Iraq was criminal. Just 2 days ago Rumsfeld said that they knew before they invaded that Democracy was impossible in Iraq yet they went ahead anyway. Why? WMD's-NO. The answer is OIL plus there is big money to be made in war by a few and companies like Halliburton laughed all the way to the bank while the families of our military went to the cemetery.


james Patterson 1 year, 11 months ago

I'm trying to understand so let me rephrase to make sure I got it right. It's okay to destroy lives, towns and cities; to take advantage of poor folks in countries that don't have labor protections/environmental regulations, all in the name of higher profits (not simply profits because most, if not all companies that fled were already profitable), BUT, it's not okay if it is an attempt to have a cleaner country/world. Did I get that right? When you talk about coal being cheaper are you including the increase in medical expenses due to lung issues? The impact of burning coal on the atmosphere? The oceans? Claiming that industry moves that cost jobs raised the standard of living by providing cheaper items is, at best, difficult to see. It doesn't matter how low something cost if one lost their job and/or had their income significant reduced. Isn't that the issue from Craig? Lost/reduced income? The loss of income for the middle class in America is not offset (IMHO) by lower the cost of poorly made products from undeveloped countries. Cheaper is not always better (actually rarely is) and not including "hidden" cost is not giving a true picture. Check Bejing's air quality for an example of the "hidden" cost of burning coal. Lastly, let's ask the folks/towns/cities that were destroyed by companies going overseas if the jobs took care of themselves. Considering the drop in income of the middle class, I suspect I can guess what their answer would be. Anyway, thanks for the answer. I suspect I will never be a "free market capitalist"…… at least the way it now works.


mark hartless 1 year, 11 months ago

Nobody held a gun to your sons head. He worked there of his own volition. And I'd guess from your tone that he was well versed in his rights to call in OSHA whenever he had the slightest gripe.

What do you expect income to do in this country other than drop?? Our gubbamint is importing slave labor as fast as it can and nobody in government is pushing that harder than Obama. Where do you expect jobs to go, except AWAY?? We have the highest corporate tax rate in the developed world, some of the worst regulations, and unions demanding only more. What do you expect to happen to jobs when energy rates, in the aspirational words of our president, "necessarily skyrocket"??? What, exactly do you expect???

We can get energy for the entire country on an oil rig patch that is microscopic in size compared to the land that will need to be covered to do the same with windmills. You know this, James.

Also, with "climate change" which genius is even able to predict future wind?? What if part of "climate change"is decreasing winds in the great plains, and there we went and built all those windmills?? Any "climate changer" want to address THAT??? Nope.

I think if you ask the people in those "poor third-world countries" they would mostly (not all but mostly) that they'd rather work for what YOU deem insufficient wages, than go back to scrounging at the landfill for scraps from their two-bit tin-horn dictators tables. Therefore, their lives have not been "destroyed" they have been enriched... just not to YOUR standards.

We DID "drill our way out". All the way down to $42.50/ bbl oil prices. Something else religious environmentalists said falsely could not e done. We CAN have clean coal power and cheap coal power, but religious environmentalists do not want that. They do not want growth. They do not want business, jobs or better living standards. They worship the earth and, like molec, mother earth calls for sacrificing our children to the fire. All else is secondary.


james Patterson 1 year, 11 months ago

You bet he worked there of his own choice…. a hard lesson learned. Doesn't matter what the tax rate is if most don't pay anywhere near it. As far as regulation, the House makes sure there isn't adequate funding to enforce most of them and it you want to see an example of little/no environmental regs….again, see Bejing air/water/soil quality. Sorry, on a rig site OSHA doesn't exist. Get hurt, lose your job. See safety issues and report it, lose your job. That's the reality. As I've said to you before, nobody is forcing the capitalist to hire these "imported illegals" except their own greed, no loyalty to the country or it's citizens. Profit above all else. The size of the patch doesn't matter, it's the destruction it causes……. and the resources it uses….. water, water, water. You can assume what you want about what the workers in those third world countries think, but when you are held prisoner to your job, work in toxic, unsafe environments and have absolutely no rights, sounds like slave labor to me. Instead of using our infuence to "raise all boats", we allow these countries to use their citizens as "bic lighters" to be disposed of when no longer able to make them a profit. I suspect Saudi's willingness to continue production levels despite a drop in demand had a lot to do with the current oil prices. What's the rig count now campared to 2 yrs ago? Growth does not require destruction. Just because folks (myself included) have priorities different from YOU does not mean they are anti-growth, religious environmentalist or whatever box you want to put them in. Maybe they simply want their children and grand children to have a habitable planet….. just maybe. To capitalist like yourself, maximized profit at all cost. All else is secondary. Always educational chatting with you.


mark hartless 1 year, 11 months ago

" nobody is forcing the capitalist to hire these "imported illegals" except their own greed..." So it isn't wrong to bring them here, but don't hire them? So they begin life in America as a welfare citizen with voting rights? Sounds real smart. Right out of the Democrat playbook??

"..Doesn't matter what the tax rate is if most don't pay anywhere near it..." That's why they leave for greener pastures overseas. Your idea that a company should stick around and get shook down by gubbamint, unions and the Rev. Sharptons of the world is laughable.


mark hartless 1 year, 11 months ago

"...far as regulation, the House makes sure there isn't adequate funding to enforce most of them..." FALSE. The House is ONE of THREE branches who TOGETHER voted to give OSHA $553 MILLION in 2015. The EPA got just a weeeeeeee bit more in their FY '14 budget... $9.8 BILLION... that's billion with a "B". The Department of labor got $11+ Billion and has over 17,000 employees... but yet NOBODY could come help your poor son fend of the XOM guys who had him chained to an oil rig in ND??? BULL CRAP! And losing a job that's dangerous enough to get him killed??? Is that a PROBLEM?? One would expect he would WANT to lose such a job, especially with all the other jobs available in this wonderful Obama economy, right


james Patterson 1 year, 11 months ago

Insults towards me are one thing…. towards my son and you are quickly approaching very dangerous ground. My son asked no one to fend for him, never needed anyone to fend for him and he is far from poor in any way. He did not lose his job, he left it for a better option. He worked the patch for 5+ yrs, that's all. YOU, however are a jerk and a rude, crude excuse for a human being. I have tried to have reasonable discussions with you and all you do is rant. Well rant on……...


mark hartless 1 year, 11 months ago

"...Instead of using our infuence to "raise all boats", we allow these countries to use their citizens as "bic lighters" to be disposed of when no longer able to make them a profit..." You mean "our government" does that??? So we should make our government bigger, right?? THAT would solve that problem HOW??? Maybe we should "nation build" them into America?? Right??? How?? Military?? Oh hell no!... Capitalism?? Oh hell no!... Hand them some money or invite them over here??? Why not?? And since we still have plenty of ink at the federal reserve that should be no problem, right??

"...The size of the patch doesn't matter, it's the destruction it causes……. and the resources it uses….. water, water, water..." The EPA, certainly no friend or ally of us capitalist pigs, just released its findings that fracking causes NO problems with water water water. The New York Times, certainly no big defender of us capitalist pigs either, called the EPA's findings "The Obama administration equivalent of finding no WMD in Iraq" ... Even with the almost $10 billion and a healthy desire to squash fracking the EPA couldn't find any deleterious effects to groundwater from fracking!!!


mark hartless 1 year, 11 months ago

What good is a habitable planet??? Your kids are already condemned to be slaves of corporations and government. Instead of chaining them to oil rigs they are being chained to the World Bank. They will work on windmills just like your son worked on the oil rig.

Nobody who supports a government willing to plunge its citizens into $20 TRILLION of debt should have the audacity to claim they give a hoot about their kids or grand kids. That's laughable.


jerry carlton 1 year, 11 months ago

I grew up in Houston. There are a few wells, refineries, and chemical plants in that part of the world. Not always the best air in the world but if I had only two choices, I would take Houston over Los Angeles. James, I apologize. I guess I just assumed you were a social worker when you told about working with youth. My bet is that teenagers in Denver and any other major city are more at risk than the ones in he mountains. Here the dropout rate is 1 or 2%. Some inner city schools are 30 or 40%. I agree with your thoughts on war but remember, JFK and LBJ took us into Vietnam. Republicans and Democrats are equally guilty. One reason I voted for Obama the first term was he said he would get us out of Iraq. Still have advisers there 6 plus years later.


james Patterson 1 year, 11 months ago

It is a residential program located in a town of 375 pop. My first few years we pulled from anywhere west of the MIssissippi. Then we went to CO only with only very special exceptions The students lived with us 24/7/365 for up to 2 1/2 yrs. I was part of the management team for 22 of the 25 yrs. Even had a few kids from SBS and quite a few from Craig/Meeker. I would not say city are more at risk, but the risks are different from rural kids. The poverty in rural CO is pretty high and wherever there is a high amt of poverty, there is substantial risk. I'm not a Dem or a Rep. As Treebeard said in LOR…."I'm not on anybody's side altogether because no one is altogether on my side." Hope is a critical element to any type of success and I tried to help instill it in young folks for most my life. I am trying to stop the "crusader" role, but it's been quite a difficult journey for me. After 6+ yrs I still slip into it and for that I apologize. That being said, I will never apologize for having hope, for everyone on this merry-a-go-round. (I do, however, loose hope on individuals, such as certain posters on these forums)


Chris Hadlock 1 year, 11 months ago

Good Luck James. Debating with Mark is like playing Tennis against a brick wall. The hard right Conservative give us the line that Corporate Profit and a complete lack of regulation will free us from the evils of Gov't.

I believe that a more balanced approach is required where the Gov't sets the rules of the game and has the teeth to monitor and enforce compliance. Especially when it comes to environmental issues, the private sector will "ALWAYS" find the cheaper solution and expecting them to "Do the Right Thing" has proven to be a failed strategy.

Yes, the current system is broken, and there is plenty of blame to go around on all sides. Our leaders and our citizens need to start listening to each other instead of constantly telling us how bad everyone else is.


james Patterson 1 year, 11 months ago

Thanks. I think I give up trying. I agree with the balanced approach, but I also have a glimmer of hope for something else. I firmly believe societies and culture choose what they want as guiding principles. We have chosen as one of ours unrestricted profit at any cost and have influenced the rest of the world in following that. We have also chosen guiding principles that are very positive-hard work, loyalty, compassion, and many more. It is the greed, however, that is the powerful driver of our culture. I think it is a very small number in our country/world, but we allow them to have all the power. I believe we can choose a different driver. One based on planet, people, profit. If we did this, I also believe the rest of the world would follow. That is my hope.


mark hartless 1 year, 11 months ago


Conservatives do not advocate a "complete lack of regulation". I know of no person who advocates zero regulation. That's a lie.


Chris Hadlock 1 year, 11 months ago

Conservative representatives that currently hold elected office are calling for the elimination of: EPA, OSHA, BLM, DOE, HHS etc. That sounds like a call to eliminate regulation to me.

Just because you misrepresent your views when called "On the Carpet" does not change the actual fact that conservatives are calling for most if not all environmental regulation to be removed in the interest of jobs and profit.

Who is telling the lies now Mark?


Tom Willman 1 year, 11 months ago

James... "government" is "The Farmers Of Humans"! That's it.

The die is cast...a "habitable planet"? Really? Do you believe in "Agenda 21"?

Oh I know...this is being asked by an "American Individualist Anarchist" but take less than 7 min's and learn what they (the globalists) have planned for your kids!




james Patterson 1 year, 11 months ago

Paranoia strikes deep. No I don't believe in Agenda 21 or the UN's ability to pull it off even if it was a possibility. You do realize that government, with all it's faults, is probably the only reason you and I are alive? Every game needs referees, rules, procedures, etc. Altho our present government has been corrupted, that doesn't mean the idea should be totally tossed. If I were "king" my first act would be a constitutional convention to get our government in the right century. My second would be anyone attempting to influence a government official or any gov't official appearing to be influenced is exiled with no assets…. or executed. I'd even give them a choice. Take the power out of money…..


mark hartless 1 year, 11 months ago

The question, George is what good is a clean planet if everyone is shackled to $20 trillion in debt??? Instead of mocking and ridicule, why not answer that???


Robert Huron 1 year, 11 months ago

Mark, the debt was $5 Trillion with a $250 Billion surplus a year in 2001 when the Conservatives took total control of our Gov't. When they left in 2009 the debt was $11 Trillion with a yearly $1.1 Trillion deficit and we were saddled with a Great Recession, 2 unpaid for wars, 2 massive tax cuts for our so called "Job Creators" and a $780 Billion Wall St. Bailout.
The question is how do you turn around that mess no matter who is in charge. We may never totally recover from that 8 years and what I'm hearing from the GOP Presidential hopefuls is that all we need is more tax cuts for the "Job Creators" and sending our troops back into Iraq. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result.


Ben Tiffany 1 year, 11 months ago

Guess I'll have to drink Budweiser when I'm in Craig.


mark hartless 1 year, 11 months ago

"Insults towards me are one thing…. towards my son and you are quickly approaching very dangerous ground. "

Almost sounds like threats, no?

"YOU, however are a jerk and a rude, crude excuse for a human being".

Hmmmm? Is that the "tolerant" James or the" open-minded" James talking???

I understand, James. If I had your feeble positions to defend I'd be scrambling for any bs excuse to defame the other party too.


Tom Willman 1 year, 11 months ago

James writes... "Paranoia strikes deep" No "Paranoia" here, with this little back duck! What you call "Paranoia", I call "awareness".

You are a "Statist"...you believe in "government", I believe in "Free Association". You believe in the "inherent right" of one individual "ruling over another"...I DO NOT! You even can imagine yourself as "KING"...WOW!

"government" is "FORCE"..."FORCE" is aggression, and that is completely in direct violation of "The Non-Aggression Principle".

If you really are that naive to believe that the "elite globalists" DO NOT have a "plan" for you and your children's, children's, children, then you are asleep!

Here's another little cutie...brought to you by me, in order to enlighten you to real dangers of "Agenda 21" thinking. It's less than 2 minutes...enjoy! :-( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xsr6VcFBi4



Dan Kuechenmeister 1 year, 11 months ago

Will somebody please wake up Robert H. (aka Rip Van Winkle) and let him know a Democratic administration has been in charge of the White House since Jan. 2009. According to Robert the US deficit has increased from approximately $5T to approximately $20T since 2001. I believe those numbers are reasonably correct. Best I can remember there have been periods of time when the Republicans have had the presidency, the House and the Senate. There have also been times when the Democrats had all three and there have been times when it was a mixed bag. The constant is that the deficit has continued to rise, approximately $6T from 2001 until 2009 and then an approximately $9T more since 2009, as Robert pointed out. It looks to me like this is a bipartisan problem. "If something cannot go on forever, it will stop." (Attributed to Herbert Stein)


Robert Huron 1 year, 11 months ago

Dan, to be factual the National Debt is not $20T it is $18T. When Ronald Reagan took office in 1981 it was $900 Billion when he left office it was $3 Trillion. When Clinton left office it was $5Trillion and declining by $250 Billion a year. When G.W. Bush left office it was $11 Trillion and increasing by $1.1 Trillion a year. Right now it is $18 Trillion increasing by $600 Billion a year. I doubt we will get a balanced budget by increasing defense spending (invading Iran and Iraq) and more tax cuts which is what is being proposed. Trickle down economics did not work for Reagan or Bush and it still does not work today.


mark hartless 1 year, 11 months ago

Claiming the high ground on "caring for future generations" by blabbing incessantly about the environment, while ignoring $20 Trillion in liens attached to that high ground somehow just rings hollow with me.


jerry carlton 1 year, 11 months ago

Republicans and Democrats stink. Need a "Fiscal Responsibility Party". We will spend less than we take in and in about 1000 years we can pay off the federal debt. And I saw a Unicorn flying over the rainbow just now.


rhys jones 1 year, 11 months ago

Jerry -- You want Bernie Sanders. Independent Senator from Vermont; he is challenging Hillary for the Democratic nomination, and making somewhat of a splash. Outspoken critic of big government, big business, and tax loopholes, he is also critical of the Federal Reserve, and will hopefully do away with them, if they don't snuff him first. That crazy old coot is the freshest breath of air this country has seen in a long time.


Dan Kuechenmeister 1 year, 11 months ago

Hey Robert, Thanks for correcting your numbers. You seem quite certain that the rising deficit should be pinned on one party. Pull your head out of the sand. As I said before this is a bipartisan problem. You are entitled to your own opinion, you are not entitled to your own "facts".


Robert Huron 1 year, 11 months ago

Dan, I'm sorry but those are the facts and you can interpret them anyway you want. You are correct it is the fault of both parties which is why I would not give you 2 cents for either party. That is why I quit the Republican Party in 2001 and became Independent. Neither Party is willing to sit down and work out our problems because the big money people and Corporations run this country and Citizen's United has proved that.


jerry carlton 1 year, 11 months ago

Rhys I have heard of Bernie but I want nothing to do with Socialism. I have just enough assets that he would be taking them from me and start giving them away to his supporters. He would never get the truly rich peoples money. They would buy him off just like the rest of the politicians who are bought and paid for. Ben Carson gets my vote on the outside shot he were to get the nomination. I figure he made enough money as a surgeon that maybe he would not line his pockets as a politician.


mark hartless 1 year, 11 months ago

I'd take the first 100 names out of a phone book over anyone we have now.


Chris Hadlock 1 year, 11 months ago

or the middle 100 or the last 100, or any 100 drawn randomly.


Tom Willman 1 year, 11 months ago

"Going to the candidates' debate Laugh about it, shout about it when you've got to choose Every way you look at it you lose"



Jeremy Johnston 1 year, 11 months ago

I drink New Belgium because they are trying to do beer in a responsible way. Their Ft. Collins plant is 100% renewable powered by panels on the roofs and an on site wind turbine. That is what the future of renewable looks like and it is beautiful. They buy offsets for transportation, are employee owned and treat their people right. They invest in clean water and community health. They have since day one focused on sustainability over profit. The result... they are now one of the most profitable micro-breweries in the world. Business 101: social responsibility is good for business. Intangibles often times are the key to success. We should be focusing on sequestering carbon not digging more of it up. If done right renewables don't have to scar the landscape and can create way more jobs than the fossil fuel extraction industry. Capitalism 24902! The B team!


mark hartless 1 year, 11 months ago

You can't "offset" transportation. Their beer is carried to Steamboat on fossil fuel burning trucks driving over petroleum based asphalt roads which were constructed and maintained with fossil fuels. No matter what they buy to "offset" that, the exhaust from the delivery trucks and everything upstream from there is in the air forever, period.

The panels on their roof, AND the roof itself, were manufactured using coal-fired power; ditto for their wind turbine.

The "clean water" they "invest" in is cleaned using petroleum based filtration and pumped to their facility in iron or petroleum based pipes, using fossil fuel power. Those pipes were buried using petroleum burning excavators.

The plant they use was built with materials like metal and concrete and wood. All of which were mined and harvested, milled and shaped, transported and unloaded at that site using fossil fuels.

The bottles they use are made from sand from "mother earth" or, if cans, highly energy intense aluminum which is the only thing really worthy of recycling.

If you do recycle those cans, watch closely and notice what kind of vehicle picks them up and transports them over what kinds of roads built with what kind of equipment built with what kind of materials mined with what kind of...

Keep believing that your beer choice will save the planet. I truly hope you never have to wake from such a detached dream. There are 7 billion other people who know that their lives are better because of fossil fuels.


Jeremy Johnston 1 year, 11 months ago

Not sure you get offsets. They invest in sequestration (ie. planting trees) that removes an equal amount of carbon from the air. Emissions don't stay in the air forever, that is ridiculous. Green house gasses flow to and from the earth in a cycle (ie. co2 used to be coal that used to be dinosaurs that used to be plants that used to be greenhouse gasses). The idea is to emit less than is being sequestered.

The roads are already there and not paved for the sole purpose of transporting beer their portion of those emissions is small.

Panels and turbines will eventually produce enough energy to offset their manufacture.

They "invest" in projects to help restore damaged watersheds and help keep rivers clean for all to enjoy. Accomplished mainly through manpower. But you knew that because you read the article.. or did you just show up to argue how hippies are destroying the world.

Packaging is certainly the largest portion of their emissions. It does take energy to recycle but much less than manufacturing from virgin materials so worth the emissions spent which they try to offset as well.

They try to use sustainable materials for building like bamboo and paulonia that are faster growing and much less energy intensive to process.

I'm not saying their business is 100% sustainable but they are more sustainable than the rest. I want to support that. I don't think my beer choice will save the world but if all businesses tried as hard it would make a difference and our planet would be a better place for it.


Tim Keenan 1 year, 11 months ago

Dan K, I didn't see you rebut Robert's revised data. Is it true or isn't it?


Dan Kuechenmeister 1 year, 11 months ago

Hey Tim, It doesn't matter. $18T, $19T, $20T. As the next POTUS had so eloquently stated. "At this point, what difference does it make." You are free to check Robert's numbers yourself if it matters to you. The fact is the deficit continues to grow regardless of which party is in power. At some point the growing deficit will matter. I am not smart enough to know what that number is. Are you? Or maybe you don't worry about it. I have 3 kids so I worry about it.


Tim Keenan 1 year, 11 months ago

Well, it certainly mattered to you enough to tell Robert to wake up. And if you're worried about your kids, I should think that knowing which party is responsible for the greatest increases in debt would be important to you. The differences seem fairly significant to me; the fact that somehow the republicans are known as fiscal conservatives when they're clearly not, even more so.


Dan Kuechenmeister 1 year, 11 months ago

Hey Tim, First on the hey wake up Robert. I have cut and pasted his comment I replied to below. My point was the rising deficit is a bipartisan problem. If you will notice, Robert blamed only one party for the problem. That is the reason for the wake up call. He is correct that the republicans have culpability. I also noticed that you place the blame on one party as well. Let's use Robert's numbers, close enough for me and I don't really want to find the actual numbers as these are gruesome enough. $5T in 2001, $11T "when they left", "Right now it is $18 Trillion" So it looks to me like 2001 - 2009 increase of $6T, 2009 - to "right now" (what ever that means) increase of $7T. So go ahead and blame the party you are ideologically opposed to, but from my perspective a pox on both parties.

Robert H said

"Mark, the debt was $5 Trillion with a $250 Billion surplus a year in 2001 when the Conservatives took total control of our Gov't. When they left in 2009 the debt was $11 Trillion with a yearly $1.1 Trillion deficit and we were saddled with a Great Recession, 2 unpaid for wars, 2 massive tax cuts for our so called "Job Creators" and a $780 Billion Wall St. Bailout. The question is how do you turn around that mess no matter who is in charge. We may never totally recover from that 8 years and what I'm hearing from the GOP Presidential hopefuls is that all we need is more tax cuts for the "Job Creators" and sending our troops back into Iraq. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result."

Tim said

" I should think that knowing which party is responsible for the greatest increases in debt would be important to you. The differences seem fairly significant to me; the fact that somehow the republicans are known as fiscal conservatives when they're clearly not, even more so."


Fred Duckels 1 year, 11 months ago

The boycott tactic has long been a mainstay for those on the left looking to silence free speech. If they can identify a political donor's list they move punish the contributors and dry up funds for opposition candidates. The Craig situation reverses the roles and this could have widespread repercussions. I like it!!


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