Deserado donation…

Deserado Mine donated $2,000 to the Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation on Saturday night at the CNCC annual Foundation Dinner. The money is earmarked for scholarships at the college. From left to right are: CNCC Foundation Board member and scholarship committee chairman Sam Tolley; Foundation Board President Ann Brady; longtime board member Peggy Rector; Jeff […]

Rangely’s Deserado Mine wins safety competition

RANGELY I The Deserado Black Mine Rescue Team from Rangely captured first place after four days of mine safety competition running from June 15-18 in Price, Utah.

EPA issues operation permit for Bonanza plant production

RBC I Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Title V permit allowing Deseret Power Electric Cooperative’s (DPEC’s) Bonanza power plant to continue operating under existing emissions control requirements. The final permit will go into effect Jan. 7, 2015.

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…

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…

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.