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Uranium mine permit process grinds forward

April 18, 2013 in The Daily Republic

SD Department of Environment and Natural Resources recommends mining permit be granted. Continue Reading

OPINION: Uranium mine too great a risk for SD

February 22, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Powertech (USA), Inc., a Canadian company with just 10 employees owned by a stock market hedge fund, is planning a massive uranium mining operation near Edgemont.
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SD regulators more authority in uranium mine regulation

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.
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7 SD libraries accredited in tiered system

January 11, 2013 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) State officials say seven South Dakota public libraries have been accredited in the past year under a new tiered system.
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US, state agencies review proposed 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.
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Edgemont residents under water restrictions

August 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

EDGEMONT (AP) Officials in the southwestern South Dakota town of Edgemont hope to lift water use restrictions by Monday.
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South Dakota’s charred landscape

July 6, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

This Friday photo shows the charred landscape caused by the White Draw Fire north of Edgemont, S.D. Continue Reading

White Draw Fire in South Dakota nearly contained

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

Black Hills tourism not affected by wildfires, yet

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.
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Fire near Edgemont fire slows, but toll includes tanker crash

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.
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