mining

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Newly discovered “Witches’ Pantry” cave above Glenwood Springs could further complicate mine expansion

The cave news comes as Rocky Mountain Resources CEO retires and the company reports monthly losses of $830,000 and cumulative losses of more than $35 million

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

County suspends new mining permit applications, blocking expansion of limestone mine near Glenwood Springs

The moratorium imposed in Garfield County means Rocky Mountain Resources Industrials cannot make changes to its special use permit for a limestone mine north of Glenwood

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Glenwood Springs is spending $1.2M in tax money on a public affairs campaign to fight a mine above town

The city is assembling a war chest to ward off an "existential crisis" stemming from a politically connected company, Rocky Mountain Resources, that wants to expand a limestone mine just above Glenwood Springs' famous hot springs

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Chris McDougall takes another run at extreme athletics, this time running with burros

Bestselling author of “Born to Run” rescued a mistreated donkey. It led him to Colorado’s tribe of pack-burro racers.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Court upholds Trump move to drop mine pollution rule forcing companies to show their clean-up ability

The mining industry has a legacy of bankrupt companies abandoning polluted sites and leaving taxpayers to cover cleanup costs.

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Trump administration says its decision to lift moratorium on coal sales from public lands won’t increase emissions

About 40% of coal burned in the U.S. comes from federal leases, primarily in Western states including Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Montana and New Mexico

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

The politically connected owner of a Glenwood Springs quarry wants a massive expansion. Residents are preparing for a fight.

Rocky Mountain Resources' connection to the powerful Denver-based Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck lobbying firm — and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, a former Brownstein lobbyist — have residents worried about a fair outcome with the Mid-Continent Quarry

Book Excerpts Primary category in which blog post is published

The legacy of Colorado’s historic abandoned mines includes new, and critical, habitat for opportunistic bats

In "Gold!" the author journeys to an old mining spot in the Sangre de Cristos to witness the creatures' massive nightly exodus

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

50 million gallons of polluted water pours daily from mine sites across the U.S., including Colorado

That torrent is poisoning aquatic life and tainting water supplies in Montana, California, Colorado, Oklahoma and at least five other states.