Coal industry representatives say lawsuits against mines in three Western states could have consequences across the U.S. as environmentalists seek changes in how mining is approved on federally owned reserves.
A Denver-based company hoping to mine potash in northeast Arizona estimates such a project could have average annual production of about 1.3 million tons over the 26-year life of the mine.
A Colorado man survived 10 days in the remote Nevada desert by melting snow and using skills he learned as a Boy Scout, but the Nevada man he was traveling with has been found dead.
The residents of Silverton want tourists to stick around by offering the Silverton Heritage Pass. It’s a discounted admission to three places that tell the story of mining in Silverton.