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Owners of gold mine above Nederland warn town officials to stop defaming it for water quality violations

Owners of the Cross and Caribou mine above Nederland have warned town officials to stop disparaging the longtime gold operation for water quality violations or face $500 million in slander damages. The mine owners’ claims of disparagement by Nederland come as state reclamation officials hold a hearing Wednesday to decide fines and cleanup steps for […]

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On the Navajo Nation, “putting seeds in the ground is our greatest act of resistance,” Fort Lewis students learn

SHIPROCK, NEW MEXICO — From foraging sweet berries in slickrock canyons to harvesting corn and fresh veggies from manicured fields and gardens, Kayla Yazzie learned about land from her great-grandmothers. Her childhood memories span the eastern portion of the Navajo Nation, from Tocito and Shiprock in New Mexico with her mother’s family, to St. Michaels, […]

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New Mexico seeks restoration ideas after southwestern Colorado’s 2015 Gold King Mine spill

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico officials are looking for ideas for restoration projects to repair damage caused by a 2015 spill that fouled rivers in three western states with a bright-yellow plume of arsenic, lead and other heavy metals. The state Office of the Natural Resources Trustee said Wednesday that the projects would be […]