Environmental issue

Presentation on Climate Reality Project is planned

The Journal A presentation on the Climate Reality Project will be given on Saturday, July 8, at 10 a.m. at the Cortez Cultural Center in Cortez, 25 N. Main St. The mission of the Climate Reality...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Commissioners vote to restrict Sage Hen road access

Montezuma County commissioners voted on Monday to continue the temporary closure of County Road X in the Sage Hen area until Nov. 30. The closure of Road X and side roads to McPhee Reservoir is to...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Blanding, Ute tribe debate uranium mill

A lively public hearing regarding a license renewal for the controversial White Mesa uranium mill drew supporters and detractors last week on the University of Utah campus. Thirty-three speakers...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez council OKs letter supporting unchanged Canyons monument

The Cortez city council voted Tuesday to send a letter to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior asking that no changes be made to the national monument designation of Canyons of the Ancients. The...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Use of dust-control product put on hold

A Naturita company that supplies a road-dust suppressant to Montezuma County produced from oil and gas drilling has fallen out of compliance with the Colorado Department of Health and Environment....

DATE: June 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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San Juan Forest proposes prescribed burn plan

The Dolores District of the San Juan National Forest is proposing a robust plan for prescribed fires to reduce overgrown forests brought on by a century of ill-advised fire-suppression management....

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Meet Jane, a climate scientist who fled the government

The day after President Donald Trump’s unexpected victory, Jane Zelikova was “crying her eyes out” in her office at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. As a scientist researching how...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Future of Western Excelsior's Mancos mill is unclear

The future of Western Excelsior’s Mancos facility is still undecided, according to plant manager Keith Van Pelt.Company representatives are still considering the investigation and working with the...

DATE: May 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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How it happened: The firefight at Western Excelsior

Fire officials and dispatches paint a picture of a fast and intense fire at the Western Excelsior plant that smoldered unnoticed in an attic, overwhelmed first responders and strained water...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Reports: Climate is shrinking West water supply

Picture a snowflake drifting down from a frigid February sky in western Colorado and settling high in the Rocky Mountains. By mid-April, the alpine snowpack is likely at its peak. Warming...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ute protesters march to Utah uranium mill

White Mesa, Utah – About 80 protesters opposed to the White Mesa uranium mill in southeast Utah marched three miles along U.S. Highway 191 to the mill’s entrance Saturday. The protest was organized...

DATE: May 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Group holds rally against uranium mill

An activist group from the Ute Mountain reservation town of White Mesa, Utah, will hold a rally and protest march May 13 at 11 a.m. to raise awareness of environmental issues at the White Mesa...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News