U.S. District Judge Brian Morris is presiding over a Thursday hearing on whether the moratorium should be reinstated.
Instead of a ghost town with an abandoned Main Street, you could find one that's nothing more than a barren stretch of land.
The mines are a legacy of the region's prospecting past, when almost anyone could dig a mine and then walk away, with little cleanup required.
Westmoreland Coal Co. has more than $1.4 billion in debt amid declining demand for the fuel.
All of the domestic uranium used in the Manhattan Project—about 14 percent—came from Grand Junction. The rest came from foreign countries.
Tin Cup in Gunnison County looks like so many other mining communities-turned-ghost towns, but the locals want you to know it's very much alive.
Author Gregory Crouch explores his rags-to-riches life in his new book, "The Bonanza King."
The EPA says it won't release public comments on its interim cleanup plan for mines in southwest Colorado, until a full plan is released.
The Center for Space Resources will train students on the skills and technology for the asteroid mining jobs of the future.
The EPA said this week it is making progress on reviewing about 380 claims for lost income, fallen property values and other losses.