Sundown towns once drove out people of color or prohibited them from living within city limits. This practice started in the late 19th century, but the impact continues today. In Colorado, Chinese immigrants flocked to the state to find gold. They were tolerated in some mining camps and run out of others.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors in Las Vegas say two convicted felons face federal conspiracy, theft and explosives possession charges alleging they stole almost 90 pounds of explosives from a Las Vegas mining business.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. judge temporarily blocked the Trump administration from easing rules on mining, drilling and grazing across millions of acres in seven Western states, saying such activities left unchecked were likely to harm a struggling bird species.
LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved $600,000 in grants in northern Nevada to assess and clean up former mine sites and other potentially contaminated properties.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Four conservation groups have asked a judge to block a Trump administration plan allowing drilling, mining and other activities in seven western states they say will harm sage grouse.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has a new job: a more than $100,000-a-year post with a gold-mining firm that's pursuing project approvals involving the federal agency that Zinke left fewer than four months ago.