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Slow down, stamp around with a Yampatika snowshoe tour 12.1.2017 Steamboat Pilot
In a town where a decent percentage of the population rises before the sun to catch first gondola, filed by adrenaline, sometimes the best way to spend a few hours is to slow it all down. Local outdoor awareness and education organization Yampatika hosts snowshoe tours all winter long, which wind across the Yampa Valley at various lengths and levels of difficulty to meet the experience level of any and all snowshoers and snowshoers-to-be. “It’s not a lot of pointing and explaining,” Yampatika program director Kellie Gorman said. “(The snowshoe tour) is a process of discovery and curiosity. Whatever people are curious about, that’s what’s guiding our program. “Every single person who joins us comes away having learned something new, some really cool fact or information that they want to go share with others,” Gorman explained. These cool informational nuggets include everything from the subnivean zone of winter ecology — the animals that travel beneath the snow, such as mice, voles and shrews — to local ...
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Lynx caught on video walking across Colorado ski slope found dead 10.1.2017 Denver Post: Local
A rare Colorado lynx that became internet-famous when skiers captured video of it walking casually across a run at Purgatory Resort has been found dead, state wildlife officials said Monday.
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Bowie Resource abandons plan for coal-gasification plant in North Fork Valley 7.1.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Coal miner Bowie Resource Partners is abandoning its plan to convert coal waste into electricity and diesel fuel at its idled Bowie #2 mine near Paonia.
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“Gold Rush” reality TV series mine near Fairplay eyed by Colorado environmental regulators 6.1.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
A Colorado company linked to the Discovery Channel’s popular reality television show "Gold Rush" is facing scrutiny by state regulators for allegedly mining without a permit at a gravel pit near Fairplay along headwaters of the South Platte River.
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James Greiff: A Trump pick who says this land should stay your land 3.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
By almost every measure for the incoming Trump administration, Ryan Zinke, the president-elect’s pick to run the U.S. Department of Interior, has the perfect resume. He’s a former commander in the Navy’s Seal Team Six special-forces branch, which among other things took out Osama bin Laden. He’s the lone congressman from Montana, where the Interior Department figures large because it owns significant swaths of land used for grazing and mining. And Zinke is all for developing and exploiting resou...
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2016 year in review 1.1.2017 Steamboat Pilot
Scott Franz's top stories from 2016 City Council plagued by controversies The Steamboat Springs City Council hired a new city manager, advanced police station plans and spent many hours discussing the future of Howelsen Hill this year. But it was the council’s decision to call “dibs” on free Strings concert tickets and summer concert VIP lanyards that appeared to draw the strongest reaction from the community. Councilman Scott Ford even labeled the decision as “boneheaded.” After being strongly criticized for the decision, the council did one of its two revotes of the year and voted instead to adopt a new council policy that the city not accept free tickets to events it sponsors with taxpayer money. The initial story about the council’s dibs decision was Steamboat Today’s sixth most-read story of the year and the top-read story about city government. It was also only one of several stories about ethical controversies on the council. The council also found itself in hot water concerning potential ...
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Interior looks to put 10 million acres off limits to mining to protect sage grouse habitat 30.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The Interior Department is proposing to put 10 million acres in six Western states off limits to new mining in an effort to protect habitat for the sage grouse, a bird whose numbers have dwindled to the point that it was nearly listed as an endangered species last year. The planned action, announced Thursday, would prohibit new mining claims on about 233,000 acres in Rich County near Bear Lake and in the Goose Creek Mountains in the extreme northwestern corner of the state. It would do the same ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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U.S. considers mining limits in Utah, western states to save sage grouse 30.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Denver • The Obama administration will release five possible plans Thursday for limiting mining on federal land in the West to protect the vulnerable greater sage grouse, but it isn’t saying which it prefers. The options range from banning new mining activity on about 15,000 square miles for up to 20 years to imposing no additional restrictions on mine locations. The Associated Press obtained the outlines of the proposals in advance. The rules would affect sage grouse habitat on federal land in ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Obama plan would bar new mining to protect chest-puffing grouse 29.12.2016 Denver Post: Business
The Obama administration teed up plans to block hard-rock mining on as much as 10 million acres in the western U.S. to protect the greater sage grouse, setting up a test for President-elect Donald Trump on how he will weigh business interests and the environment.
Bears Ears a go — but here’s where Obama drew the line 29.12.2016 High Country News Most Recent
The designation’s concessions are unlikely to appease ardent opponents.
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U.S. considers mining limits to save sage grouse 29.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Denver • The Obama administration will release five possible plans Thursday for limiting mining on federal land in the West to protect the vulnerable greater sage grouse, but it isn’t saying which it prefers. The options range from banning new mining activity on about 15,000 square miles for up to 20 years to imposing no additional restrictions on mine locations. The Associated Press obtained the outlines of the proposals in advance. The rules would affect sage grouse habitat on federal land in ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Obama names Utah, Nevada monuments despite GOP opposition 29.12.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
President Barack Obama designated two national monuments Wednesday at sites in Utah and Nevada that have become key flashpoints over use of public land in the U.S. West, marking the administration's latest move to protect environmentally sensitive areas in its final days.
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The 5 biggest stories of 2016 28.12.2016 High Country News Most Recent
From Sagebrush Rebels, to spills and surprise wins.
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It's an open question if Trump can restore coal-country jobs -- but he's brought hope 27.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Price • The day after Donald Trump was elected president, Andy Urbanik was visiting businesses around Carbon and Emery counties, selling ads for KOAL and two other Castle Valley Radio stations. Everywhere he went, the fervent Trump supporter said, “it was like a weight was lifted off everybody’s shoulders. People had hope.” Hope is a word used frequently these days in Utah’s coal country. There’s no solid evidence Trump can revive the struggling coal industry after he takes office in January. Bu...
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Obama’s lasting legacies in the West 26.12.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Under the 44th president, the West re-examined its relationship to energy and the climate.
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Rationalizing coal production 26.12.2016 High Country News Most Recent
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Rocky Mountain Power says plant's 'research farm' is perfectly safe 25.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Just below the Huntington Power Plant, a coal-fired generating station at the mouth of the eponymous central Utah canyon, agricultural plots spread out along the right bank of Huntington Creek. For the past four decades, these bucolic 250 acres have been an integral part of plant operations, receiving wastewater to grow alfalfa, wheat and barley as part of scientific research aimed at developing low-cost ways of disposing of wastewater, according to published studies. Scientists and regulators h...
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Power plant's 'research farm' perfectly safe, utility says 25.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Just below the Huntington Power Plant, a coal-fired generating station at the mouth of the eponymous central Utah canyon, agricultural plots spread out along the right bank of Huntington Creek. For the past four decades, these bucolic 250 acres have been an integral part of plant operations, receiving wastewater to grow alfalfa, wheat and barley as part of scientific research aimed at developing low-cost ways of disposing of wastewater, according to published studies. Scientists and regulators h... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Steamboat briefs: Lodging report predicts 10,200 weekend visitors 23.12.2016 Steamboat Pilot
About 10,200 visitors are expected to be in town Saturday, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s lodging barometer released Wednesday. The figure represents 65 percent capacity at area lodging properties, with downtown occupancy at 56 percent. On the mountain, hotels are forecast at 80 percent capacity, and condos are expected to be 59 percent full. Lodging is expected to increase to 14,500 visitors by Wednesday. The chamber’s lodging barometer is based on survey data from local lodging properties. Its primary function is to help businesses determine staffing levels during the winter and summer tourism seasons. Actual lodging occupancy levels tend to increase from the forecast levels as a result of last-minute bookings. BLM releases decision on Twentymile Coal lease The Bureau of Land Management approved a coal lease modification that will allow Twentymile Coal to access an estimated 340,000 additional tons of federal coal from its existing underground Foidel Creek Mine, 20 ...
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Twentymile Coal modifies lease to mine additional 340,000 tons of coal 23.12.2016 Steamboat Pilot
A coal lease modification was approved by Bureau of Land Management this week, allowing Peabody Energy’s Twentymile Coal to access an estimated 340,000 additional tons of federal coal from Foidel Creek Mine, an underground longwall mine about 20 miles southwest of Steamboat Springs, according to a Thursday news release from BLM. The lease involves 310 acres underground in the existing mine, which has been utilized by Twentymile since 1983. Foidel Creek Mine is made up of six federal coal leases, private coal leases and state coal leases and currently produces about 7 million tons per year, according to the release. A BLM document — available online at http://bit.ly/2hB4oWv — for the determination of land use plan conformance and NEPA adequacy notes that Twentymile first submitted the lease modification in 2014 for the Wolf Creek coal seam. The Wolf Creek seam is below the Wadge seam, which the company completed mining in 2002. BLM personnel from the Little Snake Field Office in Craig including Field ...
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