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Rock-solid history lesson 17.9.2014 Durango Herald
A collection of rocks gathered from early-day mines in the Junction Creek and La Plata Canyon drainages are scheduled for display at Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College.The rocks – about 450 samples – were gathered by Olga Little, a mule skinner who delivered supplies to miners in the mountains, then, on the...
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US senator to ask Congress to suspend coal sales 17.9.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. senator said Tuesday he'll ask fellow lawmakers to halt coal sales on federal lands in the West after a senior Obama administration official declined to suspend the troubled government program.
Tales from the Tread: Partnership for preservation 16.9.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Allured by the prospect of gold, German immigrant Joseph Hahn (originally spelled Henn) settled in the area now known as Hahn's Peak in the early 1860s. The village of Hahn's Peak was the first settlement in Routt County and eventually became the first county seat. Though the “mother lode” of gold was never found, the area supported successful mining operations between 1860 and 1890. In 1905, lands surrounding the Hahn's Peak community, which included the closed and abandoned Hahn's Peak Gold Mine, were converted from private lands to public lands, with the establishment of the Park Range Forest Preserve, eventually the Routt National Forest. At an elevation of close to 11,000 feet, and one of the most prominent peaks in Routt County, the Forest Service selected Hahn's Peak as the location to construct the new administrative building for managing forest resources – the Hahn's Peak Fire Lookout. This original lookout was one of the first officially funded lookouts built in Colorado; construction start ...
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Rocky Mountain growth the fastest in the nation 16.9.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
The growth of the GDP in 2013 was led nationwide by the metropolitan areas in the Rocky Mountain Region, the U.
Phoenix leaders: Storm shows need for infrastructure funding 16.9.2014 | Arizona Republic Front Page
Many residents said the storm as well as monsoon floods this past summer have illustrated a need to improve the city's storm water ...
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Skyhawks can’t keep pace with Aggies 7.9.2014 Durango Herald
It all looked great for one quarter.When the second quarter began, a different kind of team emerged for the University of California-Davis, a Division I football team that was eager to beat up on Division II Fort Lewis College.FLC limited the UC-Davis Aggies (1-1) to just three points in the first quarter, but the Aggies...
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James Garcia: Oak Creek mine tours enrich newcomer's understanding of area 2.9.2014 Steamboat Pilot
I awoke Sunday morning, after another late night on the copy desk. My alarm sounded and my eyes opened, but my brain was still sleeping. Where was I? What was this strange place? I’d only been in Routt County — at nearly 7,000 feet —  for little more than a week, and my early morning mind hadn’t come to terms with those facts quite yet. But Labor Day weekend was upon us, and it was time to get acquainted with my new home. I live in Oak Creek, a tiny hamlet south of Steamboat Springs, which seems to be an enclave of laid-back folks, spanning multiple generations of people looking for a quieter life away from the hustle and bustle of larger cities. Perhaps one of the best ways to learn about a new place, especially one with such an obviously unique disposition as Oak Creek, is to immerse one’s self in the past — to investigate the humble beginnings of a place with such a rich history. Each year over the Labor Day weekend, the Historical Society of Oak Creek and Phippsburg offers free bus tours to take ...
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FLC golf picked back of the pack 29.8.2014 Durango Herald
In head coach Guy Begay and assistant coach Kermitt Barrett’s first season in that arrangement at Fort Lewis College, they’ll have a big hill to climb to reach the top of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The FLC men’s golf program was picked to finish eighth out of 10 teams.The FLC women’s...
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FLC is picked to finish middle of pack 28.8.2014 Durango Herald
While national powerhouses Adams State and Western State again are the head of the pack, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference coaches again picked Fort Lewis College to finish somewhere in the middle of the pack. Adams State, the two-time defending men’s national champion, received 13 first-place votes and 195 points overall to win...
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A better way to the geyser 23.8.2014 Durango Herald
A unique geologic and pungent attraction beckons visitors traveling up the West Dolores Road in the San Juan National Forest.The newly improved Geyser Spring Trail (No. 648) leads hikers through pine, spruce and aspen forests for 1.25 miles to a warm sulphur spring. It is located two miles south of Dunton, and 19 miles from Colorado...
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Adventure of the Week: Ambition taken to a whole new level 22.8.2014 Steamboat Pilot
• If at first you don’t succeed, try try again. • It’s all in the legs (I will never forget this tip). With climbing, we think a majority of the skill comes from the upper body, and a lot of the strength does, but the legs are the powerhouse that help get you to the top. • Trust your partner. Literally my life was in McGarity’s hands and his was in mine. In order to succeed at climbing, you have to establish clear communication and positive encouragement. • Don’t give up. Like in life, when things get tough, it’s easier to think of ways to get out of a situation or make up excuses to justify why giving up would be the best option. This experience taught me to not give up but to take a deep breath and trust that I could get up the wall. • It’s not always getting to the top that is the most important thing, it’s how you get there. Rock climbing is no small feat; it’s an undertaking. One that takes ambition, fearlessness and commitment to a whole new level. Seth Godin, an American author, entrepreneur, ...
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FLC faces its adversity for a 4th-place guess 20.8.2014 Durango Herald
After a maligned offseason where the Fort Lewis College women’s soccer program lost its star player to disciplinary action and its head coach to defection, the Skyhawks, in the coaches’ eyes, will finish fourth in this year’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. RMAC coaches picked FLC to finish fourth in the...
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Lipsher: Things are different in Montezuma 20.8.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
As you drive into the funky former mining town of Montezuma, you notice a cable stretched above the road holding what looks like a military bomb.
Marine's wife found dead in California mine shaft 19.8.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Deep in a mine shaft in the California desert, the body of a pregnant wife of a U.
Starting where they last left off 19.8.2014 Durango Herald
Up three spots in the preseason rankings from a year ago, the Fort Lewis College volleyball team will look to show improvement this season.The FLC Skyhawks enter the 2014 season ranked No. 8 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches Poll. FLC finished the 2013 season 10-18 and 10-9 in the RMAC, finishing with a winning...
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Tax dodgers' compound for sale after 2007 standoff 15.8.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire compound of a tax-evading couple convicted of amassing an arsenal of weapons and holding federal law enforcement officials at bay for months is being sold at auction — even as prospective buyers have been kept off the land because it could still be booby-trapped.
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Prep football preview: Cyprus Pirates 14.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
EDITOR’S NOTE • This is one in a series of previews of Utah’s high school football programs. They will run throughout the summer leading up to the 2014 regular season, which begins Aug. 21. Cyprus Pirates Third-year Cyprus football coach Scott Woolridge has come to love Magna’s community spirit and would like nothing better than to reward the old mining community at the base of the Oquirrh Mountains with a winning team. When the Pirates play, the large “C” at the top of the mountain that ove...
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Is Canada's massive mine waste spill a sign of things to come? 11.8.2014 From the Blogs
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Uranium from mines still a threat to Navajos 10.8.2014 | Arizona Elections
Decades after America's Cold War, the Colorado Plateau remains scarred, poisoning and frightening a people who still live with the radioactive residue of 521 abandoned mines scattered across their reservation's 17.2 million ...
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Goldwater Institute weighs in on Florence copper mine 9.8.2014 | business
The Phoenix-based Goldwater Institute has asked a court to dismiss an attempt by Florence to acquire a mine through eminent ...
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