Uranium mill


  • Pinion Ridge Uranium Mill is in limbo
  • Colorado unemployment numbers released
  • Cracked bridge closes highway
  • New County Manager for Montrose County appointed 
  • Vice President Joe Biden visits Denver


  • State Lawmakers to Review Bills on Water, Wildfire, & Poverty
  • Ruptured Pipe Leaks Contaminated Water at Cañon City Uranium Mill
  • Pitkin County Tracking Changes to Forests
  • Republican Lawmakers Criticize Patagonia's Involvement in Fracking Debate
Nathan Rice

A hearing officer is making no recommendation about whether to approve or deny a license for the Pinyon Ridge uranium mill in western Montrose County. Instead, he's leaving the decision to state regulators. Retired judge Richard Dana submitted his six-page ruling to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment yesterday. From KOTO in Telluride, Stephen Barrett reports.


  • Colorado snowpack very low despite December storms
  • Search continues for missing teenager in Southwest Colorado
  • Canadian mining company builds assets, hopes for Montrose expansion
  • Over 50 Colorado hospitals start construction over last three years

Uranium Mill Hearings Conclude

Nov 15, 2012

The state health department is deciding—again—whether or not to allow a new uranium mill in Southwest Colorado. It would be the first licensed in the country in more than twenty-five years. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment approved the project last year—but a judge threw it out, and called for more public hearings. Those were held in Nucla over the last week. They’re the latest in the larger debate about whether or not to revive the uranium industry here. Reporter Elise Thatcher has the story.


  • Pinon Ridge Uranium Mill Hearings Completed
  • Grand Valley Police and Sheriff Adjusting To Legalized Pot
  • Governor's TBD Initiative Calls For Constitutional Reform
  • KVNF Sports Report


  • CO Dems Select 1st Openly Gay Man as Speaker of State House
  • USFS Upholds West Elk Mine Expansion
  • Montrose City Attorney Retires
  • Cañon City Residents Concerned about Piñon Ridge Uranium Mill
  • CPW Cites Med Pilot For Harrassing Elk
  • Ouray Ice Park Adds Climbing Tower
  • Rim Rock Drive Closed Saturday for Marathon
  • State Offices Closed Monday

The Watch Report: 11/2/12

Nov 2, 2012

In this week's Watch report: Anticipation builds for Pinon Ridge Uranium mill hearing, Survey of Montrose School District finds drop in achievement, Ridgway seeks community input on streetscape plan.

KVNF has teamed up with the Watch newspapers to bring you stories from Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel Counties. Managing editor Gus Jarvis has with this week’s report.