April 18, 2013 in The Daily Republic
SD Department of Environment and Natural Resources recommends mining permit be granted. Continue Reading
January 22, 2013 in The Daily Republic
RAPID CITY (AP) South Dakota environmental officials have asked the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission for more authority in regulating a proposed Powertech USA Inc. uranium mine near Edgemont.
November 19, 2012 in The Daily Republic
PIERRE(AP) Federal and state agencies are on the cusp of deciding the fate of a long-debated uranium mine in southwestern South Dakota that would produce about 1 million pounds of uranium oxide annually for the next two decades.
July 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic
EDGEMONT (AP) A wildfire that scorched nearly 9,000 acres in southwest South Dakota is now 95 percent contained, and some firefighters who battled the blaze are being dispatched to other Western fires. Continue Reading
July 5, 2012 in The Daily Republic
RAPID CITY (AP) Wildfires that have burned thousands of acres in western South Dakota’s Black Hills haven’t forced the closure of Mount Rushmore National Memorial or other popular attractions and don’t appear to be keeping visitors away, a state official said.
July 2, 2012 in The Daily Republic
EDGEMONT (AP) An overnight thunderstorm slowed the advance of a wildfire in southwest South Dakota, bringing a moment of respite just hours after an air tanker fighting the blaze crashed with six people aboard.