National Park Service

Students at Havasupai Elementary School in the bottom of the Grand Canyon have prepared handwritten letters to Donald Trump expressing concern about the fact that he may lift a ban on uranium-mining in the greater Grand Canyon area.

Elizabeth Haslam / Creative Commons

The leaders of Arizona’s northwestern-most county are asking Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to reconsider the current ban on uranium-mining near the Grand Canyon.

Alan Levine / Creative Commons

Cleaning up an abandoned mine near Silverton whose operator also left a toxic mess in Mancos will cost taxpayers about $10,000.

City of Cortez

The Cortez City Council agreed Tuesday to nominate the old City Hall at 210 East Main Street for listing on the City Register of Historic Structures.

  • Municipal elections in some southwest Colorado towns may be canceled if not necessary due to unopposed candidates.
  • A decision on Superfund status for mining pollution near Silverton may be delayed.