Two Crested Butte skiers plan a Red Lady protest ski to stir support for the final round of a decades-long fight to block molybdenum mining on Mount Emmons.
Massive rock slide halts operations at Glenwood Springs quarry. Mine opponents call for shut-down, investigation.
Federal and state mining regulators are investigating the rock slide at the quarry owned by Rocky Mountain Industrials, which is proposing a controversial mine expansion
Silver dream goes bust: Ouray mine faces lawsuits for $10M in unpaid bills
After big plans to revive the famed Revenue Mine, the current owners Ouray Silver Mines shut down and are in receivership after defaulting on $28 million loan
Echoes of a buried past carry from the pauper’s section of a Leadville cemetery all the way to Ireland’s shores
Denver history professor Jim Walsh sees his “life’s work,” with help from both sides of the Atlantic, lead to both memorial and reconnection .
How do you keep Colorado hikers from falling 300 feet down a mine shaft? Foam.
Since 1980, the Colorado division of mining and the Forest Service have gated and plugged more than 13,000 inactive mines, often using expanding foam
Hold my pickax: In a battle of the miners, men and women compete to see who’s the best, well, miner
OURAY — Before the million-dollar homes, ski hills and film festivals, Colorado’s high mountain towns were home to the first white settlers who came prospecting for gold, silver, and other precious metals. There is a saying, “if it’s not grown, it’s mined,” referring to all the minerals and metals that are used in our daily […]
Colorado mining board fines “illegal” operation in Jefferson County near Rocky Flats, keeps it closed
The Colorado mining board extended closure of an allegedly illegal mining and milling operation near Rocky Flats that inspectors say threatens Jefferson County watersheds, adding a fine up to $12,000 and ordering the owners to apply for a state permit and post cleanup funds. In a contentious hearing Wednesday in front of the Mined Land […]
Climate change is eroding work to clean up the Snake River. Is Summit County snowmaking making it worse?
KEYSTONE – The Snake River wends through this resort village, rushing streamside condos, beckoning anglers to cast after rainbow trout and, at some point in the year, funneling into equipment Keystone ski area uses to make snow. But a few miles upstream, the river is a braid of smaller streams that scour a mineral-rich basin […]
Zornio: Mine operators offer no proof in lawsuit threat against Nederland officials, but plenty of intimidation
Roughly two months after Cross and Caribou mine operators were issued a cease-and-desist order for alleged heavy metal water pollution, the company responded by slapping Nederland town officials with a cease-and-desist order of their own. The unorthodox move came as tensions flared between concerned locals and Grand Island Resources, the company that owns the Cross […]
Cleanup of abandoned mines could get boost under congressional infrastructure bill, relieving rivers
By Michael Phillis, The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Thousands of abandoned coal mines in the U.S. have been polluting rivers and streams for decades, in some cases harming fish and contaminating drinking water. Now efforts to finally clean up the sites could soon get a big boost. Tucked into the Senate-passed infrastructure bill is […]