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Tag Archives: Telluride

News Poetry PSA: Mark Fischer Poetry Prize

Fans of The Colorado Independent’s news poetry series will be interested to know that a $1,000 award out of Telluride is currently accepting submissions by West-of-the-Mississippi poets....

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March 12, 2015 News Poetry
San Juan Wilderness Act reaches committee

San Juan Wilderness Act reaches committee

A plan to protect more than 60,000 acres in southwestern Colorado reached the Public Lands and Forests Subcommittee last week where U.S. Sen. Mark Udall emphasized how public lands can be a boon to the economy...

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March 27, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

DOE gets an earful on uranium mine leasing program near Telluride, Montrose

Depends where you were last week when the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) took feedback on its uranium mine leasing program in southwest Colorado. In some places like Telluride, according to media reports, the feds met with stiff resistance. Others,...

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August 17, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Uranium mill opponents blast rosy new economic report on nuclear power

A Canadian company hoping to revive the long-dormant uranium mining hotbed of southwestern Colorado is touting an economic report prepared for Montrose County showing world uranium demand is expected to double in coming year, according to the Telluride Daily...

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July 18, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Ranked voting will be on the ballot in Fort Collins

Advocates from across the political spectrum officially launched a campaign this week to radically change how Fort Collins elects city officials....

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February 18, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
Gold, silver mining plan makes Ouray County commissioners nervous

Gold, silver mining plan makes Ouray County commissioners nervous

Ouray County commissioners are wary of a plan to conduct exploratory gold and silver drilling in one of the most scenic areas of Colorado – […]...

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January 15, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
State to begin uranium mill review despite lack of enviro feedback

State to begin uranium mill review despite lack of enviro feedback

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment late last week deemed complete a uranium mill application by Ontario-based Energy Fuels, starting what will be […]...

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December 22, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Ex-eBay CEO Whitman called a lib in sheep’s clothing for Telluride land grab

Ex-eBay CEO Whitman called a lib in sheep’s clothing for Telluride land grab

Telluride second-home owner and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman is having her conservative street cred questioned for doing something that’s apparently a big no-no in […]...

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November 23, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Montrose County faces divisive uranium mill permit decision

Montrose County faces divisive uranium mill permit decision

MONTROSE — Actress and environmental activist Daryl Hannah says all the heated rhetoric over who should have the most say about the proposed Piñon Ridge uranium mill — western Montrose County mining families or affluent residents of Telluride and surrounding...

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September 30, 2009 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Proposed uranium mill deeply divides southwestern Colorado communities

Proposed uranium mill deeply divides southwestern Colorado communities

MONTROSE — Montrose County commissioners delayed a decision on a controversial uranium mill proposal Wednesday after nearly six hours of public testimony that underscored deep divisions between longtime mining families and residents of neighboring Telluride and San Miguel County....

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September 10, 2009 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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