It’s the only active quarry in Colorado that mines the state stone — white marble — and it’s about to get bigger.
The Bureau of Land Management will sell rights to mine coal in Gunnison County’s Elk Creek region next month.
Firefighters in Gunnison County are working to contain a third wildfire in the past two days.
A 100-acre wildfire north of Gunnison prompted evacuations of almost 40 homes in windy, warm weather Friday, and sheriff’s officials said residents near a 10-acre fire west of Gunnison could start preparing to leave just in case.
The Bureau of Land Management is proposing several measures to protect the environment on North Fork Valley parcels scheduled to be offered at an oil and natural gas lease auction in August.
Two parcels that the Bureau of Land Management plans to offer at its next Colorado oil and gas lease auction in February are for geothermal energy development.
Communities outside the Front Range are feeling the foreclosure pain despite a 27 percent drop in foreclosure filings in Colorado.
Colorado oil and natural gas regulators have signed off on an agreement with Gunnison County on their intent to delegate some monitoring and inspection of the industry to the county.
An escaped murder suspect is back in custody after slipping out of his handcuffs, overpowering a sheriff’s deputy and fleeing in the deputy’s patrol car.
Federal inspectors have closed the West Elk coal mine near Somerset after a 53-year-old man died from a fall.