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How the Leadville 100 saved a town and created a community 25.8.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
When Ken Chlouber created the Leadville 100, Leadville was experiencing 25 percent unemployment and he was looking for something to attract visitors and generate some revenue for local businesses.
Latest: Feds warn states against letting more mining companies self-bond 25.8.2016 High Country News Most Recent
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Editorial: Tibble Fork sludge flow deserves full explanation 25.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
It’s not the 3 million gallons of bright yellow sludge that washed through the Four Corners area a year ago, but the Tibble Fork Reservoir sediment that blackened a creek in American Fork Canyon does share some similarities. In both cases, it’s a project involving the federal government, with a private contractor hired to carry out the work. And in both cases, those in charge didn’t anticipate well, and decades of toxic old mine waste came cascading down. So while Tibble Fork will never be the...
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Black sludge that's killing American Fork fish could contain toxic mine waste 24.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Some of the sediments that have turned American Fork River’s normally clear waters into a black soup could be loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals associated with historical mining operations at the scenic canyon’s headwaters. Officials from several local, federal and state agencies gathered at Tibble Fork Dam on Tuesday to figure out what to do about the sediment releases, which commenced sometime after the 10-acre lake began draining Saturday as part of $7.3 million project to upg... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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American Fork sludge contains toxic mine waste 24.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Some of the sediments that have turned American Fork River’s normally clear waters into a black soup could be loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals associated with historical mining operations at the scenic canyon’s headwaters. Officials from several local, federal and state agencies gathered at Tibble Fork Dam on Tuesday to figure out what to do about the sediment releases, which commenced sometime after the 10-acre lake began draining Saturday as part of $7.3 million project to upg...
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California court upholds ban on gold dredges 23.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
San Francisco • California’s ban on the use of suction dredges to extract gold from rivers is legal and not overridden by a 19th century federal law that allows mining on federal land, the California Supreme Court ruled Monday. The court’s unanimous decision was a victory for environmentalists and a blow to miners, who argued that the ban essentially stopped gold mining because doing it by hand is labor intensive and makes the enterprise unprofitable. Environmentalists say suction dredge mining ...
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Photos from rural America’s veteran heartland 22.8.2016 High Country News Most Recent
These Nevada counties outrank almost anywhere else in the country for per capita veteran populations.
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Regional fiction by Larry Watson, R.M. Kinder, Keith McCafferty and Scott Graham 21.8.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Calvin Sidey turned his back on civilization long ago and is working as a cowboy, living in a trailer, when his son, Bill, turns to him for help.  Bill’s wife is having an operation in a far-away town, and Bill wants his father to stay with his teenage children for a few days.
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Op-ed: Utahns want Bears Ears monument? Not the ones I surveyed 21.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A new poll shows that the majority of Utahns oppose the president naming Bears Ears region as a new national monument. Coincidence that this statement rings opposite as the statement published in the Salt Lake Tribune on August 11? The new survey was performed by me, a concerned native of San Juan County, who has no funds to hire a professional survey company, such as the Benenson Strategy Group (BSG). I ran my own survey to grasp what polls really entailed. The two surveys were managed by me, w...
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Obama's environmental legacy: Some 24 national monuments 16.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The race is on to win President Barack Obama’s attention as he puts some final touches on his environmental legacy. Conservation groups, American Indian tribes and federal lawmakers are urging his administration to preserve millions of acres as national monuments. Such a designation often prevents new drilling and mining on public lands, or the construction of new roads and utility lines. The flurry of activity is creating enthusiasm — and tensions — in several parts of the country.... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Christmas comes early for Colorado’s Emma Coburn, family with bronze medal in steeplechase 16.8.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Emma Coburn became the first American woman to win an Olympic medal in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, claiming bronze Monday morning while breaking her own American record.
EPA targets problem-plagued Colorado May Day project to revive mining 12.8.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado still harbors hopes of revived mining with state regulators backing a problem-plagued May Day project west of Durango that this week became the target of an Environmental Protection Agency lawsuit alleging desecration of mountain wetlands. If problems are fixed, the state natural resources officials said, Wildcat Mining Corp. of Florida could still move ahead with extraction of gold, silver and other minerals.
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Feds OK expansion of Idaho molybdenum mine 12.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Boise • Federal land managers on Thursday approved 10 more years of mining and a 500-acre expansion on public land in central Idaho for one of the world’s largest molybdenum mines. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service each issued decisions allowing the work at Thompson Creek Mine about 20 miles southwest of Challis. At a mile wide and half a mile deep, the open pit mine is the fourth-largest mine producing primarily molybdenum, though it falls a few notches when mines that ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Gold King Mine spill recovery better in some areas than others 5.8.2016 Durango Herald
The full impact of the Gold King Mine spill on Aug. 5, 2015, may not be known for years on any front, and recovery is far from over. And some of that isn’t environmental, governmental or economic – it’s healing invisible trauma in the people and communities affected.When 3 million gallons of toxic sludge poured out...
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Anniversary of Gold King spill a reminder of work still remaining 5.8.2016 Durango Herald
Resilient. It is a word that comes to mind to describe the natural and human communities in the Animas River watershed. It was the message delivered Wednesday night at the Animas River Celebration outside at the Powerhouse Science Center, next to the river. Bob Kunkel, executive director of the Durango Area Tourism Office, told the crowd...
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Pushing Denver’s buttons: Fans bring 500,000 buttons to town this weekend 4.8.2016 Denver Post: Entertainment
Thousands of button collectors from around the country are coming to Denver for the annual convention of the National Button Society Convention this weekend, and they'll be mining through mountains of buttons -- more than 500,000 buttons from 51 dealers.
Outdoor Retailer panel counters Utah mindset, says protected public lands good for politics, economy 4.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Some 143 million Americans recreated outdoors last year, many of them enjoying the West’s famous, publicly owned natural landscapes. That’s more than the number of people who voted in the 2012 presidential election and more than half the U.S. population — so political candidates who advocate reducing or eliminating protections on public lands do so at their peril. That was the key message at a panel discussion hosted Wednesday during the opening day of the Outdoor Retailer summer trade show in... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Colorado coal production down 42 percent for first six months of 2016, injuries up 20 percent 4.8.2016 Denver Post: Business
Coal production in Colorado dropped by 42 percent between the same period in 2015 and 2016 as crews dwindle. But injuries increased by 20 percent.
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EPA culpable but not alone in Gold King Mine mess 30.7.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
A year ago, the EPA wound up red-faced after the Gold King Mine blowout turned the Animas River orange. Blame for that lethargic progress, however, spreads beyond EPA.
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BLM set to approve expansion of inactive uranium mine in Utah 30.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The White Canyon mining district yielded thousands of tons of uranium ore during the Cold War, but the area west of Blanding has gone silent in recent years thanks to collapsing interest in nuclear power. But one company remains bullish on Utah’s uranium deposits and hopes to greatly expand its idled operations at a San Juan County mine that happens to be in the heart of the proposed Bears Ears National Monument. Energy Fuels Resources’ (EFR) Daneros Mine, located in a narrow canyon spilling of... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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