A former mining camp is converting into a boutique getaway, sparking hope in Montrose County’s West End
With luxury cabins and an emphasis on art, Naturita looks to the past and seeks to rebuild its economy around tourism and outdoor recreation.
A federal court ruled a coal company couldn’t build a road on public land near Paonia. The company did it anyway.By Jason Blevins Energy 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
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
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
Bestselling author of “Born to Run” rescued a mistreated donkey. It led him to Colorado’s tribe of pack-burro racers.
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.
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
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
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
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.