Mining company executives and industry leaders from around the West are in Denver for their annual meeting this week. Like many industries, mining has struggled during Colorado’s sluggish economic recovery; though some sectors are doing better than others due to volatile global energy prices.
The CEO of a Lakewood-based company that’s planning to build a uranium mill in southwest Colorado says he’s confident the facility will be built soon despite a lawsuit and the federal government’s recent reversal of a state-issued permit.
Spring is a key time for those watching wildfires because snow is melting and exposing dead vegetation. Add in some warm, windy and dry conditions and you get the fire that erupted in Eastern Colorado last weekend, which scorched 37 square miles.