The historic Climax molybdenum mine is back in operation after a 17-year hiatus. That’s good news for nearby Leadville, where the unemployment rate is about ten percent.
The possible return of uranium mining to southwestern Colorado is supported by some and despised by others. In economically depressed areas, many would welcome the jobs.
As lawmakers return to Capitol Hill and a new Republican House majority is sworn in this week, Colorado GOP Congressman Mike Coffman plans to introduce a bill to stimulate the U.S.