User: flenvcenter Topic: Land-Regional
Category: Land Management :: Mining
Last updated: Jul 23 2014 06:19 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Free on bail, “land defenders” face numerous charges in Utah 23.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
The 21 anti-tar sands “land defenders” arrested at a future mine site on the Uintah-Grand county line were released on bail Tuesday after spending a night in jail. They face possible charges of trespassing, interfering with an arrest and conspiracy to commit escape, said Uintah County Undersheriff John Laursen. Uintah and Grand county deputies arrested most of the activists after they scaled an 8-foot fenced enclosure and secured themselves to construction equipment on Monday. U.S. Oil Sands has...
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Hard days at the Hardrock: Pair of locals recount epic 100-mile race 23.7.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The Hardrock 100 Endurance Run isn’t something you do, Will Carlton said. It’s something you become. It’s a driving force behind his waking up at 5 a.m. every winter morning to skin up Mount Werner, behind his spring skiing treks to the top of 14ers and behind his long summer runs deep into the Routt County backcountry. “I think about it every day of my life,” he said. In that confession are the answers to all the questions that pour out of an examination of the trip of two locals to the annual 100-mile ultra-endurance trail running ultra-marathon. The race is based in Silverton and winds up and down through the San Juan Mountains. It’s as demanding a race as there is in the United States, with an average elevation above 11,000, climbing above 12,000 feet 13 different times and topping out at 14,048 feet, atop Handies Peak. It includes nearly 34,000 feet of climbing in all. Carlton and Amanda Grimes tackled the July 11 event this year, both coming away finishers. Their stories are harrowing, their ...
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What's being developed in Mesa? 22.7.2014 azcentral.com | news
Details on recent development projects that will bring new homes to new jobs in ...
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Hardrock 100 runner nearly struck by lightning on 14,048-foot Handies 16.7.2014 Denver Post: Outdoors
Even before runners step foot on the notoriously challenging Hardrock 100 course, they're warned in a mandatory briefing that the terrain they traverse is steep, high, remote and often exposed with no place for shelter - the kind difficult to reach in an emergency.
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Tales from the Tread: History with the locals 16.7.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The Tread of Pioneers Museum’s 2014 Brown Bag Summer Lecture Series is up and running and is sure to deepen your love of Routt County. Each lecture takes place at the Tread of Pioneers Museum (unless otherwise posted) at Eighth and Oak streets from noon to 1 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 29. We invite you to bring a friend and a lunch to these free events. What: Brown Bag Summer Lecture Series Where: Tread of Pioneers Museum When: Noon to 1 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 29 Cost: FREE The lecture series kicked off June 27 with author Flint Whitlock discussing his book, "Soldiers on Skis: A Pictorial Memoir of the 10th Mountain Division." Whitlock is a renowned expert on the 10th Mountain Division and travels the country speaking about the subject. This presentation expanded on the focus of our newest feature exhibit by the same name, “Soldiers on Skis: Colorado’s 10th Mountain Division.” We will continue our 10th Mountain Division focus on Aug. 15 when Nancy Kramer and other 10th Mountain Division descendants ...
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Museum of Northwest Colorado: ‘Dinkys’ handled a big coal job 11.7.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Coal production today in the Yampa Valley is carried out with oversized equipment that staggers the mind with its immensity. Colowyo Coal Co. south of Craig has huge haul trucks that dwarf the drivers and carry tons of coal in a single load. Trapper Mine, which serves the Tri-State power plant in Craig, manages its digging operations with massive draglines that can be seen from great distances as they crawl along the hillsides removing the overburden. Early area mines did not have the luxury of such incredible machinery to move the coal, but the coal got moved nevertheless. The first small mines of the region were referred to as wagon mines because the coal was hauled out in horse- or donkey-drawn wagons. The small operations supplied coal to local homes and businesses in the bitter winter months. Wagonloads of coal were a common sight as the driver delivered his product across town. In those early years, coal production was strictly a local business, as there was no means to transport it to larger urban ...
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Agua Fria mining dispute settled — for now 11.7.2014 azcentral.com | news
Youngtown wins concessions from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa sand-and-gravel mining ...
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Murray Energy accuses Illinois rival of double-cross 9.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
ST. LOUIS • One of the biggest U.S. coal-mining companies is accusing an Illinois rival of a double-cross. Ohio-based Murray Energy Corp. clams in a lawsuit that Williamson Energy LLC since 2009 has bought up parcels of southern Illinois land Murray wanted to expand its coal operations. Murray Energy argues Williamson did that using Murray Energy’s confidential information shared with Williamson during an ill-fated deal between the two companies. The lawsuit has been filed in southern Illinois’ ...
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Energy Fuels to sell Piñon Ridge uranium mill, mines for $2.05 million 9.7.2014 Denver Post: Business
Energy Fuels, the Canadian company that worked through the arduous licensing and permitting of the planned Piñon Ridge Uranium Mill in western Colorado's Paradox Valley, is selling ...
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Backlog hurts energy industry 8.7.2014 Durango Herald
SALT LAKE CITY – The federal agency tasked with approving natural-gas and oil projects on public lands is handicapping development in Utah and across the U.S. because it takes too long to review gas and oil proposals, a federal report finds.In Utah, the Bureau of Land Management’s Vernal office is now handling applications...
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Editorial: Uintah County draws the line at threat to water supply 8.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
“Whiskey is for drinking. Water is for fighting over.” — Mark Twain There probably is not a lot of whiskey in Utah’s Uintah County. But there’s not a whole lot of water, either. Which is why the good news from that neck of the woods is that local folks are not fighting, but coming together to protect their public water supply from what is, so far, only a possible threat. It sometimes seems that state and local officials are willing to befoul wildlife habitat, wild rivers, historic and prehi...
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7 West Valley businesses with staying power 8.7.2014 azcentral.com | Arizona Republic Front Page
What businesses have a long legacy in the West Valley? Here's six that have been around longer than 60 ...
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Phosphate mine could harm Vernal’s water source, residents fear 7.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Vernal • Fertilizer producers have long been interested in tapping phosphate deposits north of Vernal on the land around Taylor Mountain, particularly in the wake of price spikes five years ago that saw ore rich in phosphorous selling for more than $400 a ton. Such development is typically welcomed in Uintah County, which has hitched its economic future to abundant natural resources, which include oil and gas, oil shale and gilsonite. But it’s a different story when the minerals overlie the ke...
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Living History: Bingham was a happening place before the days of ore 6.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Before Utah Copper Co. (Kennecott) expanded the Bingham Canyon Mine into one of the world’s largest open-pit copper mines and consumed the ground beneath the towns and homes of the people who helped build it, Bingham Canyon was noisy, dusty, vital and full of life. In 1896, Salt Lake City entrepreneur Samuel Newhouse recognized copper’s future and shipped out the first copper sulfides from Highland Boy Mine in the Oquirrh Mountains. In 1906, Utah Copper mounted steam shovels on railroad tra...
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Mining company bringing 65 jobs to Mesa 1.7.2014 azcentral.com | news
International mining giant Metso broke ground on a service and repair station in ...
Wind and fire 1.7.2014 Durango Herald
In the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, 3 square miles burned, 300 people were killed and 100,000 were left homeless. In the Great San Francisco Fire of 1906, 80 percent of the city, about 490 city blocks, was destroyed, killing about 3,000 people.And in 1889, the fledgling city of Durango suffered its largest fire ever, burning more than six...
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Colorado coal mine mulls appeal after federal court climate ruling 1.7.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Arch Coal, operators of the West Elk mine, may fight a federal judge's ruling that blocks an expansion because government land managers failed to consider the impact on climate change.
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U.S. plans to join global treaty banning land mines 28.6.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
After two decades of waffling, the United States on Friday announced its intention to join an international treaty banning land mines, without setting a time frame while working through possible complications on the Korean Peninsula.
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Judge halts West Elk Mine expansion 28.6.2014 Denver Post: Business
A federal judge has blocked a coal mine expansion planned in Gunnison County, ruling that federal authorities wrongly ignored carbon costs when approving the expansion of Arch Coal Inc.'s West Elk ...
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Community Agriculture Alliance: Building the timeline of Routt County’s story 26.6.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Every community has its own story — a story that begins with something significant and continues along a progressive timeline uniquely special to that community. At Historic Routt County, our goal is to help our special places talk, so they can breathe added life into Routt County’s distinctive and compelling story. In response to an in-depth strategic retreat and numerous thoughtful discussions, the HRC Board of Directors is proud of its award-winning track record of preservation and is eager to embrace a proactive and focused approach for our work. Our aim is to preserve, restore, reconstruct and represent identified structures that best showcase significant milestones along Routt County’s unique timeline. We think that an inclusive and organized architectural legacy is important to show the breadth and depth of our county’s story. The storyline of Routt County has many chapters. The history of this region contains several distinct periods relevant to the more general history of the United States and ...
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