The Lisbon Valley Copper Mine hopes to add a quarter-century of life to the troubled operation roughly 40 miles southeast of Moab by using an experimental extraction method that calls for pumping water and sulfuric acid into the ground through a ring of injection wells. The acid would dissolve copper from rock and then the solution would be pumped back to the surface where it would be separated.
New Year’s Eve started early for Grand County firefighters who responded to a tractor-trailer fire on Interstate 70 at milepost 187. The incident occurred just before 2:30 a.m. Dec. 31, said Thompson Springs Fire Chief Mark Marcum in an email.
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Grand County Council Administrator Ruth Dillon Monday announced the selection of Andrew “Andy” Solsvig to be the new airport director at Canyonlands Field.
An increase in tourism to Cedar Mesa in Bears Ears National Monument has taken a toll on the cultural resources in the area, according to the Bureau of Land Management, which will double fees to hikers and campers Jan. 1.
The Moab Chamber of Commerce honored the late Don Knowles with the Citizen of the Year Award for 2019 during its annual banquet in November. A further tribute to Knowles happened at a luncheon Dec. 17.
Effective Jan. 1, 2020, the State of Utah will no longer honor off-highway vehicle registrations from any other states.
Some retired senior Bureau of Land Management leaders are stepping up their efforts to prevent the agency from relocating its headquarters and hundreds of senior positions to Grand Junction, Colorado. A coalition of people has been visiting with congressional leaders and their staffs this week in Washington, D.C. to raise objections to the move.
Following a formal and written request from President J. Stuart Adams and Speaker Brad Wilson, Gov. Gary Herbert has issued a call for a special session of the Utah Legislature. The session will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, according to a statement from the Governor’s Office.
Two people died after falling near Delicate Arch in Arches National Park early in the morning Nov. 29. They have been identified as Torrance, California residents Toshiaki Amimoto, 65, and 60-year-old Etoko Amimoto, according to the Grand County Sheriff’s Office.
In separate incidents on consecutive days last week, first responders made air rescues for two climbers who sustained injuries while climbing in the same area near Professor Valley, both requiring a helicopter for extraction.
Former San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman is representing himself in a $10 million lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management, claiming collusion between the BLM, the media, the U.S. Attorney’s office, and special interest groups harmed his business and professional relationship.