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2023 Excellence in Mine Health & Safety Recognition Awards OUTSTANDING SAFETY PERFORMANCE Trapper Mining Inc. OUTSTANDING SAFETY PERFORMANCE West Elk Mine, Mountain Coal Company, LLC INNOVATIVE SAFETY TECHNOLOGY Water Fill Access Bridge John Clawson & Crew: Doug Griffis, Nathan Head, Butch Lange, Pete Milner, Michael Peretti, Rodger Polson, Dan Simpson, Ernie Velasquez West Elk Mine, Mountain Coal Company, LLC INNOVATIVE SAFETY TECHNOLOGY Rock-Its Roof Extensometers Bob Munz West Elk Mine, Mountain...
The legislative session came to a close on May 8 and despite a wide range of challenges raised for the regulated community, the session was relatively productive for the mining industry. Among the most significant legislation passed this year was Colorado’s first dredge and fill program established by HB24-1379, signed into law earlier this week. CMA engaged heavily in...
The 74th General Assembly adjourned sine die around 8 pm on May 8. They will return as a body on January 8, 2025, with some new faces following the November elections. The session seemed busier than usual, with 705 bills introduced plus additional resolutions and procedural measures. Of those, only 180 were killed outright or allowed to die “on the...
The Colorado Mining Association Education Foundation is excited for our summer workshops! We have almost 60 teachers from across the state enrolled in our three courses. They come from rural areas, mining towns and big cities. The teachers encompass the entire gamut of education from pre-kindergarten to seniors in high school along with a college professor. We have also...
With only two weeks remaining in the 2024 legislative session, significant legislation impacting the mining industry is in the final stages of consideration. The financial and administrative aspects of two pieces of legislation offered for the regulation of dredge and fill activities in Colorado, HB24-1379 and SB24-127, are now under review, as members of the House and Senate consider...
Since the Rockies opened their season just over two weeks ago, a baseball analogy seems appropriate. With only three weeks to go before adjournment sine die, the legislature is now not only running hearings into the evening hours, but also met Sunday (April 14) in an effort to complete its work. Over 700 bills have been introduced to date,...
March has been a busy month with increased activity at the State Capitol as more legislation impacting mining has been introduced and several high-profile pieces of legislation have been introduced and are scheduled to advance through the committee hearing process. Among those is the recently introduced HB 1379, introduced by Speaker Julie McCluskie with Senator Dylan Roberts serving as the...
Last weekend we hit legislative day 60, halfway to the final day of the 120 day legislative session. In that time over 600 legislative proposals, resolutions, memorials, and procedural matters have been introduced at the Capitol! Many of those are on the Governor’s TO DO list as a top priority, including expanding Colorado’s Affordable Housing stock. Instead of an...
The 2024 legislative session is quickly picking up speed with significant legislation impacting the mining industry and our industry partners beginning to take shape and be introduced. Among the top priorities for CMA members are two pieces of legislation being offered to establish a regulatory program for dredge and fill activities in the state—one by Senator Barb Kirkmeyer (SB24-127)...