County residents urged to support permit for endangered area mine

RBC I A committee of town and county officials, districts, business and private citizens plan to meet this week and discuss utilizing Grand Junction’s Natural Resources Group and EIS Solutions to take further steps to support the Deserado Mine, the Bonanza Power Plant and, more broadly, the region’s coal, oil and gas industries.

Environmental group files suit vs. Bonanza power plant

RBC I WildEarth Guardians, an environmental organization based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico, filed a lawsuit late last month to halt the continued operation of the Bonanza power plant in Utah unless it makes substantial technological upgrades.

BLM makes decision

MEEKER I The Bureau of Land Management has signed a final decision to offer 3,157 acres of federal coal reserves in Rio Blanco and Moffat counties in a future competitive coal lease sale.

Public hearing…

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Al Hibbard (right) mine manager of Deserado Mine in Rangely, smiles and shakes hands with business owner and Rangely Town trustee Brad Casto, pictured with fellow trustee Clayton Gohr and Rangely Town Manager Peter Brixius after a public hearing hosted by the Bureau of Land Management seeking public comment on the Environmental Assessment (EA) proposal […]

Deserado Mine celebrates record

RANGELY I The Deserado Mine reached a safety milestone Dec. 31, 2011, completing a full calendar year without a lost-time accident.

BLM accepting comments on coal lease application

MEEKER I The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a proposal to lease approximately 2,592 acres of federal coal reserves beneath BLM managed lands in Rio Blanco County, Colo., adjacent to the existing Deserado Mine.

Safety first…

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RANGELY I A celebration was held in front of the office building at Deserado Mine last Monday to honor the accomplishment of 365 days without a lost time accident.

BLM accepting RBC comments

RBC I The Bureau of Land Management has released an environmental assessment for public comment on an application for a coal exploration license northwest of the Deserado Mine in Rio Blanco County.