Environmental politics

Larry Perino, one of the last Sunnyside Gold employees, announces retirement

Larry Perino, a Silverton native and one the last remaining Sunnyside Gold Corp. employees based in the former mining town, announced he will retire at the end of April, capping a nearly 40-year...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Cory Gardner touts environmental record ahead of 2020 election

Clear blue skies and rotating wind turbines dominate the scene. Cory Gardner, then campaigning to be Colorado’s next senator in 2014, steps into the frame. “So what’s a Republican like me doing at...

DATE: March 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Inspiration for Hayduke speaks at Animas High School

Doug Peacock, the real-life inspiration for the character George Hayduke in Edward Abbey’s novel “The Monkey Wrench Gang,” discussed his work studying and filming grizzly bears with the sophomore...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Mountains protection bill gets another chance

An effort to protect an estimated 52,000 acres of the San Juan Mountains in Southwest Colorado appears to have new life. U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo.,...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet urges Senate to pick up San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act

Sen. Michael Bennet on Tuesday urged the U.S. Senate leadership to include the San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act in the end-of-year public lands legislation currently being negotiated. In a letter...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can wild bighorns, domestic sheep coexist in Weminuche Wilderness?

For more than six years, the U.S. Forest Service has wrestled with whether to continue to allow domestic sheep grazing in the Weminuche Wilderness, despite the risk it poses to the wild bighorn....

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Gardner, Tipton introduce mine-cleanup bill

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton on Thursday introduced the latest attempt to pass a “good Samaritan” bill that would allow groups to do cleanup work on abandoned mines without...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

In twist, Utah ranchers take Fifth in cattle gate case against Durangoan

The key witnesses in San Juan County’s felony case against the husband of a prominent environmental activist may not testify after all. The reason: The ranchers themselves face a criminal...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

BLM advisory group returns, updated with Trump goals

It appears the Bureau of Land Management’s Southwest Resource Advisory Council is back, this time with a new look after being overhauled by the Trump administration. The Southwest RAC is a citizen...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trump administration officials dismissed benefits of national monuments

In a quest to shrink national monuments last year, senior Interior Department officials dismissed evidence that these public lands boosted tourism and spurred archaeological discoveries, according...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Prosecutors to drop charges against Durango environmentalist Rose Chilcoat

The Utah Attorney General’s Office said Monday there is not enough evidence against Durango environmentalist Rose Chilcoat to bring her case to trial. “This means the charges against her will be...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scandal-plagued EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigns

WASHINGTON – Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned Thursday amid ethics investigations of outsized security spending, first-class flights and a sweetheart condo lease....

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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