Tag Archives: Utah

Dinosaur Turns 100

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Dinosaur Natinoal Monument celebrates its 100th anniversary this weekend. Activities start tonight at the monument and will take place on both the Utah and Colorado sides. The monument was designated in 1915, and expanded Continue reading

Judge Rules BLM has No Authority over Fracking

frackingYesterday, U.S. District Court of Wyoming Judge Scott Skavdahl granted a preliminary injunction of the BLM’s hydraulic fracturing rule, finding that, “Congress has not Continue reading

Senator Trying to get Compensation for Communities Affected by EPA Spill

EPA-300U.S. Senator Tom Udall is expected to announce legislation aimed at compensating communities affected by the torrent of toxic wastewater from a Colorado mine that fouled two Southwestern rivers. The New Mexico Democrat scheduled a conference call yesterday to discuss his plans. His office says the legislation would require water Continue reading

EPA to Build Wastewater Plant Near Gold King Mine

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency plans to build a wastewater treatment plant for an inactive Colorado gold mine after the agency triggered a 3-million-gallon spill of polluted water there last month. The EPA released documents yesterday outlining plans to quickly build the plant below the Gold King Mine near Silverton. An EPA-led Continue reading

State Changes Notification System After EPA Spill

EPA-300The EPA’s wastewater spill at a Colorado mine has prompted state officials to expand the list of downstream users they warn after such disasters. Colorado officials notified only agencies inside their state after the EPA dumped 3 million gallons of water tainted with heavy metals out of the Gold King mine August 5th, eventually reaching rivers Continue reading

Special Team to Look at Long Term Effects of EPA Spill

EPA-300New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez is forming a special team charged with monitoring the long-term effects of a massive toxic waste spill created by the Environmental Protection Agency at a Colorado mine. EPA Officials say federal contractors accidentally released more than 3 million gallons of wastewater laden with Continue reading

States Start Water Conservation Program

WATER CONSERVATIONThe states of Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico have begun a test program to shore up declining reservoir levels if the 15-year drought that has plagued the Colorado River continues into the future. On July 1st, the four states approved 10 projects that allow farmers, municipalities and other water users to Continue reading

State and Federal Officials Clash on Reopening of Animas River

EPA-300Colorado and federal officials are at odds over whether it’s safe to reopen the Animas River to recreation after the EPA spilled 3 million gallons of toxic mine water into it, while working at the Gold King Mine. The bright orange color is gone, and officials say tests show the concentration of metals in the water – including arsenic and lead – Continue reading

Motorcycle Crash in Wyoming Leaves Utah Man Dead

wyoming hpA fatal crash Monday resulted in the death of 64 year old Lynn Zingleman of South Jordan, Utah. The crash occurred just before noon on Interstate 80, within the city limits of Green River, Wyoming. Zingleman was on his motorcycle in a construction zone crossover on I-80. Traffic was reduced to one lane at the time. For unknown reasons, he crossed into oncoming traffic and Continue reading

Wyoming Residents Charged in Drug Bust

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A recent joint Wyoming law enforcement drug sweep resulted in multiple arrests and drug, money, and car seizures. Four search warrants were executed and four drug-related arrests were made. Seized in total was about four ounces of methamphetamine, 3.5 grams of heroin, over $3,500 in cash, and a car. 39 year old Michael Continue reading

Ecklund Fire Update

Eklund Fire AerialFire crews at Dinosaur National Monument continue suppression efforts on a lightning-caused fire in the Ecklund Draw area along the Green River’s Lodore Canyon.

The Ecklund Fire, located in Continue reading

Judge Stays Ruling on Fracking

frackingU.S. District Judge Skavdahl, of Wyoming, has granted a stay of the BLM’s Hydraulic Fracturing rule. The judge ruled that the states of Wyoming, North Dakota, Colorado, Utah and Independent Continue reading