User: flenvcenter Topic: Land-Regional
Category: Land Management :: Mining
Last updated: Jul 05 2015 13:00 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Molycorp path to bankruptcy ran through global politics, market shifts 5.7.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
It turns out rare earths — minerals needed for making cellphones, magnets and wind turbines — just aren't rare enough and that led Molycorp Inc.
Small wildfire tamed in Archuleta County 4.7.2015 Durango Herald
A crew has controlled a small wildfire burning on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation in southwestern Archuleta County.Lightning started the Torch Fire on Wednesday on a mesa one mile north of County Road 500 between Trail and Coal Mine canyons, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs is managing it, according to the Durango Interagency...
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Carroll: Hot air from WildEarth Guardians on Colowyo mine 3.7.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
Jeremy Nichols may not be the official stand-up comic of green activism, but he seems to be auditioning for the role.
The U.S.’s only rare-earth mine files for bankruptcy 30.6.2015 High Country News Most Recent
How plain old economics could end Molycorp’s Mountain Pass Mine in the Mojave Desert.
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Where the sage grouse roam: The future of conservation and development on the Western landscape 28.6.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Though the imminent threat of an endangered species listing is off the table, this September, a decision from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will mark the culmination of years — even decades — of conservation work that is changing the face of the West. At the root of it all is a puffy, quixotic bird known as the greater sage grouse, an ancient ground bird that takes up residence exclusively in the sagebrush. The bird has caused much consternation throughout Washington, D.C. and 11 western home states, including Colorado. Ranchers and energy and mining industry representatives have come to the table with scientists and local, state and federal government officials to figure out how to protect the bird and its disappearing habitat. The motivation behind the unprecedented collaboration across agencies, states and cultural boundaries (aside from pure conservation interests) is to keep the bird from landing on the endangered species list. A listing would put control of the bird’s fate — and the 165 ...
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Moffat County facing fate of the changing West 28.6.2015 Denver Post: Business
CRAIG — This tiny town was built on mining the rolling hills of northwest Colorado that surround it for coal and burning it to make electricity. Now, the community feels both its economic pillars under ...
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Tread of Pioneers Museum introduces new lineup for Brown Bag Lecture Series 26.6.2015 Steamboat Pilot
This summer, the Tread of Pioneers Brown Bag Lecture Series is venturing outside the museum walls. Now in its 17th consecutive year, the series offers locals and visitors the opportunity to hear the history and stories from those who lived it. “That really is the heartbeat of this series,” said Katie Adams, curator at the Tread of Pioneers Museum, who compiled this year’s Brown Bag Lecture Series lineup. What: Brown Bag Lecture Series The museum’s weekly, one-hour program will feature a lecture topic that reveals the unique history of our area presented by the locals who lived it. Bring a friend and bring a lunch. When: Noon to 1 p.m. every Friday (except July 10) Where: Across the street at the United Methodist Church, 8th and Oak St. This year, the series will explore the history and heritage of Northwest Colorado with professionals from neighboring museums who were invited to speak about their area of history. “Each museum is very unique, and each museum has a lot to offer, and that’s one of the ...
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And the West is History 23.6.2015 Durango Herald
100 years ago: “Charley Heathers, of the La Platas, spent the day in the city on a business- and supply-buying trip filling up at least one cash register with the good rural dinero.”75 years ago: “Though all outside work has been completed and the electricity has been hooked up at the golf shack on Reservoir Hill,...
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On lodestones and millstones 22.6.2015 Current Issue
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The scrappy effort to revive a former mining town 22.6.2015 Current Issue
In Butte, Montana, optimism is booming.
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A uranium mine is anything but a good neighbor 17.6.2015 High Country News Most Recent
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Why rare-earth mining in the West is a bust 16.6.2015 High Country News Most Recent
Forget the hype. In the global rush for energy-critical elements, our region can't compete.
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Molycorp delaying another interest payment 15.6.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
Molycorp Inc., the Greenwood Village-based miner of rare earth elements used in cell phones and cars, is skipping its second loan payment in two weeks, officials announced Monday.
Gravel pit on the mesa? 13.6.2015 Durango Herald
As the Colorado Department of Transportation moves forward with a long-planned realignment of U.S. Highway 550 and connection to the Bridge to Nowhere, a major private gravel pit is planned for the Bondad area.Crossfire Aggregate Services has applied to open a gravel mine and concrete production facility south of Bondad Hill and about a...
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Guest Commentary: Let's protect the source of our clean water 13.6.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
We come from different sides of the Continental Divide in Colorado, but both of us have chosen to live in headwaters counties.
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And the West is History 12.6.2015 Durango Herald
100 years ago: “Phil Dentenger, the old-time prospector and manager, who recently returned from old Mexico, has opened up his mine in the Needles, and already has about a carload of ore sacked at the tunnel mouth. It will begin shipping within a short time.”75 years ago: “The ranch owned by Mrs. Doris Shaw in the...
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CDPHE, EPA to clean toxic North Clear Creek, but town needs trump fish 30.5.2015 Denver Post: Local
They call it North Clear Creek, yet the water is so toxic, there are no fish. After years of delay, state and federal agencies this month confirmed they will clean the water by building a $15 million treatment plant — a project that had the goal of restoring fish ...
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Bush's busy role on corporate boards could become 2016 issue 28.5.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
WASHINGTON (AP) — During his transition from Florida governor to likely presidential candidate, Jeb Bush served on the boards or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits, a dizzying array of corporate connections that earned him millions of dollars and occasional headaches.
Rains bring incomplete drought relief to parts of Southwest 26.5.2015 High Country News Most Recent
Snowpack above normal in spots, but that doesn't make up for its lack earlier in the year.
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John Podesta: Legacy maker 25.5.2015 High Country News Most Recent
This Washington insider’s ‘hidden hand’ has guided the environmental achievements of presidents for two decades.
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