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Statetap: Future of Colorado teen contraceptive program uncertain

Officials say they'll need $5 million to keep the program going and, although everyone agrees the decline in unwanted pregnancy and abortion is a good thing, the new Republican-controlled state Senate may be reluctant to fund contraception.

Spill at Cotter Mill lets loose up to 9,000 gallons of...

No health department personnel have inspected the spill site, as yet, and no formal report has yet been filed. Cotter said it will let the contaminated ground dry before excavating and repairing the pipe.

Cotter legacy continues to linger over modern uranium mining, milling proposals

In the fall of 2009, a Cotter Corp. representative attended a Montrose County hearing on the proposed Piñon Ridge uranium mill in the Paradox Valley, asking officials to approve the facility so that mines his company still owns and operates in western Colorado will have a much closer processing facility.

Uranium mining, milling in Colorado boil down to water quality concerns

Water issues continue to dog uranium mining and milling operations around the state, with regulators losing patience with one company on Colorado’s Front Range and Colorado River officials still raising objections to a proposed mill in Montrose County.

Company that makes Predator Drones thwarted by wooden pallets over toxic...

Rather than seek an appropriate technological solution, managers of a decommissioned uranium processing mill near Cañon City want the state to let them stop testing a radioactive holding pond because wooden pallets used to cross the pond are sinking into the toxic mud.

Judge denies state, Cotter Corp. motion to dismiss CCAT lawsuit

Environmental groups battling to get the Cotter Mill uranium processing facility near Cañon City properly cleaned up applauded a decision late last week by a district court judge in Denver that allows their lawsuit to go forward.

Critics: foreign uranium companies ‘taking U.S. minerals for free’

The proposed purchase of a Canadian uranium mining company with Colorado interests by a Russian government-owned conglomerate has sparked more than just national security concerns. Some critics say the United States is getting fleeced by foreign mining companies extracting minerals from federal lands.

Cotter sues state for abusing discretion by ordering uranium mine cleanup

First the state in May respectfully asked Cotter Corp. to clean up an old uranium mine in Jefferson County with the potential to contaminate...

Group claims state broke new law with Cotter uranium cleanup deal

The grassroots citizen’s activist group Colorado Citizens Against Toxic Waste (CCATW) this week sued state radiation regulators for allegedly violating a new state law...

Cash-strapped Energy Fuels can pay for uranium mill but not for...

A Canadian company looking to build the first new uranium mill in the United States in nearly three decades is burning through cash at a rate that could leave it broke right about the time it hopes to secure its final approvals from Colorado public health officials.