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Under New Proposal, Century-Old Structures to Be Razed

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Lacking the resources to properly maintain all of its historic properties, the Ashley National Forest is proposing to get rid of its two oldest structures, both dating back nearly to the birth of the U.S....


Government OKs Road at Colorado Ski Resort

DENVER (AP) The U.S. Forest Service approved construction of a road across public land to reach private property where a developer plans to build condos and restaurants at a remote Colorado ski area. The decision was the latest milestone in a three-decade battle between the developer and environmentalists over the proposed Village at Wolf Creek in the southwestern corner of the state....


Hudbay Receives Rosemont Permit

Hudbay Minerals Inc. announced March 8 that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a Section 404 Water Permit for Hudbay's Rosemont Project. Rosemont has already received the Final Record of Decision from the U.S....


Arizona Set to Open First New Copper Mine in Decade

Mining is part of Arizona's economic and cultural heritage dating back hundreds of years to when Native Americans plinked for turquoise and coal. Spanish explorers invaded the region in the 1600s looking for silver and gold to carry back across the Atlantic....


WYDOT Completes Temporary Repairs on Chief Joe Slide

A private contractor and Wyoming Department of Transportation personnel are continuing temporary repairs of new cracks in WYO 296 on the switchback above the Chief Joe Slide area. The contractor, Geological Stabilization Inc., (GSI) of Grand Junction, Colo., completed repairs May 1 on the Chief Joe Slide....


Oregon Plans to Cut Trees Due to 2015 Forest Fire

In an announcement that indicates how a natural disaster can affect roadways for years, the Oregon Department of Transportation told the public to be ready for two weeks of delays on U.S. 395 south of Canyon City for special tree-clearing work....


Feds Approve Expansion of La Sal Mining Complex

Energy Fuels Inc., a producer of uranium in the United States, announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) for the expansion of its 100 percent-owned La Sal Complex of uranium/vanadium mines (the La Sal Complex)....


Montana Mining Complex's $47.2M Clean Up

Upper Blackfoot Mining Complex (UMBC) officials are reflecting on work already completed as part of the $47.2 million effort. The project's main goal is to remove roughly 1 million cu. yds. of tailings and mine waste to protect human health and the environment by minimizing direct contact with contaminants....


DOE Approves Presidential Permit for Northern Pass

Eversource Energy and Northern Pass Transmission LLC (NPT), a subsidiary of Eversource Energy, announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Record of Decision (ROD) and approved the Presidential Permit for the Northern Pass hydroelectric transmission project that will allow NPT to construct transmission facilities at the U.S./Canada border in Pittsburg, N.H....


Cellulose-Infused Concrete Is One Step Closer to Reality

On a sunny summer day at Oregon State University, before an audience of researchers and representatives from the construction industry, a Knife River-owned ready-mix cement truck poured a batch of concrete....






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