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Silverton native receives lifetime environmental achievement award

A Silverton native with more than four decades working in the mining industry received a lifetime environmental achievement award this week from the National Mining Association. Larry Perino, who...

DATE: March 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. plans to open millions of acres of public land to drilling, cattle

The push for oil and gas development on Western public lands picked up momentum Thursday despite opposition from the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Colorado conservation organizations and Colorado...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Company to shut down inactive New Mexico uranium mine

GRANTS, N.M. – A Texas-based company won’t resume operations at an inactive uranium mine and instead plans to begin an estimated 16 months of closure activity to reclaim the site in western New...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata Canyon to be explored for mining potential

Years past their heyday, the mountains of La Plata Canyon will be reexamined for their mining potential. Canadian-based Metallic Minerals Corp. has entered an agreement with two private vendors to...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kayenta Coal Mine layoffs hit as Navajo Generating Station closure looms

WASHINGTON – The last 265 workers at Kayenta Coal Mine are being laid off as August comes to an end, another step toward the looming closure of the Navajo Generating Station that will bring the...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Mining proposal in Santa Fe National Forest draws opposition

PECOS, N.M. – A proposed exploratory mining operation on Santa Fe National Forest land is drawing fierce opposition from some northern New Mexico residents. Residents near the village of Pecos are...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Partisan bills compete to reform hard-rock mining laws

WASHINGTON – Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Congress agree that federal hard-rock mining regulations, which are governed by a 147-year-old law, need updating. But the partisan bills that...

DATE: May 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado coal production dips in 2018

GRAND JUNCTION – Production at Colorado coal mines dipped slightly last year from 2017 levels. The Daily Sentinel reports that the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety says the...

DATE: March 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

BLM provides roundup of regional projects

After at two-year hiatus, a citizen council that advises the Bureau of Land Management in Southwest Colorado has resumed work. The 15-member Southwest Resource Advisory Council met at the Dolores...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

State lawmakers consider tougher financial oversight on hard-rock mining

Colorado senators gave initial approval to a bill this week that would make Colorado the first western hard rock mining state to ban the practice of self-bonding, a controversial financial surety...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Billionaires are on the hunt for new underground cobalt

A coalition of billionaires led by Bill Gates has thrown its financial weight behind a startup hoping to build a “Google Maps for the earth’s crust” to hunt for new sources of cobalt. The startup,...

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Regulation of Colorado uranium mining awaits U.S. Supreme Court decision

A case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court is creating uncertainties about the authority of states like Colorado to regulate uranium mines, such as one being considered for Weld County on the...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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