TV Clip (Channel 2 @ 9News)
 Map of Proposed Mining Zone

On Nov. 30, SOSPW08 and others met with a key member of Gov. Ridder staff.  Details of the meeting will posted as we draft a summary of said meeting.  We have positive expectation from the tenure of the meeting.

Meeting of SOSPW08 to provided updates on latest rule and regulation status of Mining Bills HB 1161 and SB 228 Mtg. Date - Sat., Sept 5th 2009, Hartsel Pavilion; 12 to 2 PM; Burgers / Dogs will be served.  (see poster)

Latest SOSPW08 News Letter (dated 11/20/09 can be viewed here)  Link

            SOSPW08 News Letter (dated 07/14/09 can be viewed here)  Link

            SOSPW08 News Letter (dated 05/12/09 can be viewed here)  Link

View the Sept. 16th 20o8 News letter emailed to our membership. (link)

A very important meeting initiated by SOSPW08 took place on Sept. 5th.  SOSPW08, TAC, CARD, Westen Mining Action Project,
Trout Unlimited, met with Harris Sherman the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resouces along with Rebecca Swanson, the Senior Policy Analyst representing Gov. Bill Ritter's office.  We presented our thoughts and concerns about the rules / regulations process that will define the implementation aspects in HB 1161.  Our involment was encouraged by the Director and He indicated that we would be kept informed on the scheduled events that are pending. The sense of the meeting was that this was going to be a though process and that it would require our upmost diligence to prevail.   

The Aug. 30th meeting was well attended and attendee's were given an update on what has transpired in the last two months and what is up coming.  The DVD was viewed and given a thumbs up review.  A voice over text feature will be added to the DVD as the first modification prior to its first release.  Other suggestions that were made will be incorporated later.   Minutes will be forthcoming.  Here is the link to order a SOSPW08 Tee Shirt.
has schedule a meeting to be held at the Hartsel Comm. Cntr. , Aug. 30th at 1:30PM.  The meeting will serve to give an update on recent activities during the summer.  Other information will also be provided.  Review of a DVD that is
being produced will also be shown to attendee's.
   See announcement - click here.

A meeting was held on Aug. 9th, at 1:30PM at the Hartsel Comm. Cntr. with the Park County Land and Water Trust Board.  The meeting  served to address the
mutual concerns and interest of Park County citizens, property owners and of the PCLWT.  Views were presented and requests made.  The specific requests were to be taken under advisement.


       View SOSPW08 letter on this meeting and Hartsel Days activity.  (Photos 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 )


Hartsel Days Activities took place on Aug. 2nd & 3rd.  SOSPW08 had an informational booth set up.  Folk came by and visited, chatted with us, picked up some literature such as our latest News Letter, our brochure, signed our petition to the PC Commissioners, etc.  


We held a meeting, July 25th, with two representatives from the Dept. of USGS to exchange information about proposed uranium mining in South Park and to give them a field tour of the area in South Park that has been staked.  We are seeking more definitive information on the geological and hydrological structure of the proposed mining area. They agreed to search out historical information that is currently on record and supply us witn information about same.


The minutes for the June 7th meeting are on line and the latest News Letter is posted also.  MinutesNewsletter


Uranium mining boom brings gloom - By Mark Jaffe  The Denver Post


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 New uranium mining halted at Grand Canyon   Link    


 Big Bad Boom

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The PCWPC met on 6/11/08 in Jefferson, Park County.  A copy of the newsletter that reports on the meeting's subjects of discussion and other items will be mailed to the SOSPW08 email list for this meeting.



The Fremont County Commissioners voted in favor of the Conditional Use Permit (CUP 08-001 Taylor Ranch Exploration/Black Range Minerals) that was requested by the mining company. This is a definite setback for the citizens trying to protect their water sources and property value.  Check details Link 


SOSPW08 Ltr. to the Fremont County Commissioners. Concern about their upcoming vote on a Conditional Use Permit being requested by a Uranium mining company. Link   

 County Commissioners Table Black Range Minerals CUP Link

SOSPW08 Ltr. to Director of

Colorado Department of Natural Resources

Division of Mined Land Reclamation and Safety.

 Uranium Claim Staked!    Press Article on Staking on Private Property

  Here are some industry reactions to HB 1161's passage:

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