Kinkaid: Take the Jackboot Off the Neck of America’s Miners

On his last day as Moffat County Commissioner this week, John Kinkaid had some thoughts to share on government regulation hurting his County and beyond. The U.S. Energy Information Administration released information Thursday stating that Colorado’s 2016 coal production was 11.4 million tons, down from 18.9 million in 2015. “It is my hope that our government will take its jackboot off the neck of America’s coal miners and railroad workers,” shares Kinkaid. “The jackboot of government over-regulation has been hurting our nation for decades. We have driven prosperity offshore and it was preventable.” Kinkaid also believes that the world needs a strong and prosperous United States. “We got off track and now it’s time to restore common sense and make common sense reform,” says the former Commissioner. “We are Americans. We do things, make things. We innovate and discover...We come to the aid of our friends. This is who we are.” Kinkaid has served as Moffat County Commissioner for the last four years. New Commissioners Ray Beck and Don Cook were sworn in on Tuesday, replacing Kinkaid and Chuck Grobe(Gro-Bee), and joining Commissioner Frank Moe who has two years remaining in his term. 


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.