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Local Briefs 29.7.2015 Durango Herald
Parks and rec director to address KiwanisThe Kiwanis Club of Durango will welcome Cathy Metz, director of Durango Parks & Recreation, to discuss current status and future park and recreation projects at noon Thursday at the Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave.Old Fort Farm Stand has veggies...
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Battle over heli-skiing plan divides Silverton community 26.7.2015 Durango Herald
SILVERTON – Inside an old courthouse in San Juan County, the adage “all politics is local” rings true.Sitting and standing shoulder-to-shoulder inside a small room in the county courthouse in Silverton, surrounded by historic wood-framed windows and doors, an energetic audience discussed a proposal by the owners of...
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Plans for state-run shooting recreation site underway near Palisade 25.7.2015 Denver Post: Local
The contaminated land around a razed coal-fired power plant along the Colorado River is on track to become a state-run sport-shooting complex that would include a walking rifle course and possibly bike ...
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Steamboat briefs: Tipton speaks about Colowyo on House floor 24.7.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Congressman Scott Tipton, R-Colorado, spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, July 22 to continue to pressure U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to take every action necessary to save the 220 jobs at the Colowyo Mine, according to a release from Tipton’s office. Tipton met with Secretary Jewell and Western Colorado leaders in Glenwood Springs last week to discuss the future of the mine.  “Closing the Colowyo Mine would jeopardize 220 direct jobs and millions in economic activity. … I hope the secretary realizes the decisions here in Washington have real lasting impacts on everyday working Americans,” Tipton said to lawmakers. “Communities, such as Craig, have expressed concerns that these proposed regulations will work to the detriment of their local economies by shutting down local power plants, negatively affect Colorado’s mining industry, and needlessly burden Coloradan families and businesses with higher energy costs.” On Wednesday, the House also passed ...
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Court OK's plan to finance Molycorp through reorganization 23.7.2015 Denver Post: Business
A U.S. bankruptcy court has OK'd a plan that gives Molycorp Inc. enough cash to see it through chapter 11 bankruptcy ...
Guest Commentary: Come clean on federal coal program 21.7.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
While President Obama and the EPA are courageously moving our nation forward to confront climate change, the Department of the Interior seems bent on sitting at the sidelines.
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And the West is History 20.7.2015 Durango Herald
100 years ago: “Paul Backinger who returned from a week’s camping and fishing trip on the upper Hermosa, reports significant signs indicating that someone has been using dynamite in Potato Lake. The lake situated between Engineer Mountain and the Animas River shows numbers of dead fish floating on the surface and the fishing is...
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Awards watch: Small town Creede Repertory set to get big Henry Award 17.7.2015 Denver Post: Entertainment
On a table at the Creede Hotel sat two books: "Colorado's Historic Hotels" and "Wild West Ghosts: An Amateur Ghost Hunting Guide for Haunted Hotels in Southwest Colorado." And it didn't take long for a first-time visitor to realize how fitting they were.
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Interior Secretary Jewell says 200 coal jobs lost throughout U.S. is "minor" 17.7.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell minimalized the impact a proposed rule intended to protect water in the proximity of coal mines would have on coal-reliant communities during a press conference Thursday. Jewell called the potential loss of approximately 200 jobs across coal country “relatively minor.” The proposed rule would adversely affect 460 jobs but at the same time account for an additional 250 jobs created under the restoration actions required by the plan, Jewell said. “The net impact is a couple of hundred jobs in coal country, specifically due to this rule,” she said. “So, it’s relatively minor.” Joseph Pizarchik, director of the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, expanded on the economic impacts of the surface and ground water rule. “In total, the analysis predicts an annualized decline in severance taxes of about $2.5 million across all coal producing states,” Pizarchik said, adding that the decline would be focused in West Virginia and Kentucky. In addition, the rule ...
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Idaho mining dispute raises questions about the future of wilderness 15.7.2015 High Country News Most Recent
A grandfathered mining claim has opened the doors to development.
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Carlton notches another Hardock finish 14.7.2015 Steamboat Pilot
There’s a place in the middle of the Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run, somewhere high in Southern Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, where Steamboat Springs ultramarathoner Will Carlton said a dark thought occurred. “I started telling myself, ‘Maybe I need a year off,’” he said Monday from Steamboat. It’s so difficult getting into the race that once a runner is selected, it’s nearly impossible to say "no," and against all odds, Carlton’s name was drawn from the runners’ lottery three consecutive years. He felt extremely lucky to get in once and even luckier to get in twice. When his name was chosen again this year? He was beside himself, even feeling bad for those who continue to apply, but don’t get a chance. Midway through the race, however, he was ready to give someone else an opportunity. It’s no wonder why. The Hardrock is about as tough as it gets when it comes to 100-mile ultramarathons. There is 33,392 feet of climbing on a trail that zigs and zags and climbs and descends through the steep, rocky, ...
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Rare-earth mining in the West: an interview with the reporter 13.7.2015 High Country News Most Recent
Listen to KDNK Radio speak with Tim Heffernan about the big bust.
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Spain’s Kilian Jornet becomes a ‘true Hardrocker’ with repeat victory 12.7.2015 Durango Herald
SILVERTONKilian Jornet can now call himself a true Hardrocker.One year after winning his first Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run in record-setting fashion, Jornet repeated his performance, but this time running the 100-mile race in the opposite direction. After his 2014 win, Jornet said he needed to return to the race and finish...
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Hardrock 100 builds a strong sense of family 12.7.2015 Durango Herald
SILVERTON – There’s no show in endurance running like the Hardrock 100.Dale Garland has put on the Super Bowl of the sport for 24 years now in Silverton. The Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run draws the biggest names in the world, but the superstars of running deflect all of their personal success in the race to the organizers...
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Lawmakers back coal mine, criticize Interior Department 11.7.2015 Durango Herald
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Several members of Colorado’s congressional delegation sent a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell this week expressing concerns surrounding the Colowyo Mine. Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit seeking to close the mine near Craig.“The Colowyo Coal Mine is a significant contributor to...
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Hardrock 100 about ‘being comfortable being uncomfortable’ 11.7.2015 Durango Herald
SILVERTONScott Jaime has started the Hardrock Hundred Endurance Race eight times and finished eight times. He hopes to make it 9-for-9 this year.But Jaime and the 151 other ultramarathon runners who departed Silverton on the 100-mile race, one of the toughest on the planet, are never at ease in the waning moments before the 6...
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Hardrock 100 pacers keep runners motivated, on target 11.7.2015 Durango Herald
SILVERTON – There may be 152 athletes competing in the Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run that starts and ends in Silverton, but it takes a whole team for one person to finish.Pace runners accompany the ultra marathon runners for the majority of the 100-mile race through the San Juan mountains. They carry supplies to the 13 aid...
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Old mines still plague Montana's Clark Fork 10.7.2015 High Country News Most Recent
Why one of the nation's largest Superfund river sites can't address pollution from abandoned mines.
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2015 Hardrock 100 Mile Endurance Run 10.7.2015 Durango Herald
SILVERTON – July is a busy month for the tiny mountain hamlet in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado. Tourists pour in off a historic railroad for a dose of the old west and it’s rugged surroundings. Most of them will eat, shop and gaze into vistas, maybe drive Jeep roads into the high country. But for 129 male...
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Historical marker roundup 8.7.2015 Steamboat Pilot
OK, we know road trips can get a tad boring. So spice yours up by stopping at historical markers surrounding Steamboat. One of the oldest such programs in the nation, Colorado’s commemorations date back to the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1907. Produced by the Colorado Historical Society and government transportation departments, these signs herald Colorado’s people, events and issues, helping you journey through the past while providing an excuse to stretch your legs. Following are a handful to to look for within a few hours of town. Hayden Rest Area Location: Hayden Rest Area, Mile marker 100.5 (7 miles northwest of Hayden, U.S. Highway 40) Topic: King Coal/Taylor Grazing Act/Farrington Carpenter/Hayden Surveys Year installed: 1965-1997 This four-panel marker calls attention to mining, grazing, surveyors and more, championing coal as the region’s king of minerals. While large-scale mining awaited the coming of the railroad in 1908, today, of Colorado's eight major coal regions, 13 mines in ...
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