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Headwaters Campaign gets grant to support its work

Headwaters Campaign gets grant to support its work

The Methow Headwaters Campaign, launched earlier this year to fight possible copper mining in Mazama, has received a grant from the Conservation Alliance — an organization of outdoor industry companies — to help build support for the anti-mining campaign.
Local coalition forms to oppose long-term industrial mining in the Methow Valley

Local coalition forms to oppose long-term industrial mining in the Methow Valley

As the U.S. Forest Service nears a decision on permitting exploratory drilling for copper in Mazama, the possibility of “full-scale mining” has prompted local business owners to come together in a campaign opposing any future mining.
Flagg Mountain cabin soon to be on the move

Flagg Mountain cabin soon to be on the move

New site less visible from valley floor By Don Nelson The complicated process of moving a small cabin on Flagg Mountain to a less-visible site on the owners’ property was well underway this week, after more than a month of preparation. The cabin had been boarded up for relocation and a large crane was on...
No decision yet on Mazama-area copper mining proposal

No decision yet on Mazama-area copper mining proposal

A decision on the Mazama Copper Project is not expected until near the end of this year at the earliest, a U.S. Forest Service official said this week. The project proposes drilling exploratory holes on Forest Service land near Flagg Mountain in Mazama to determine …
USFS decision on Flagg Mountain copper drilling proposal due in November

USFS decision on Flagg Mountain copper drilling proposal due in November

Wildfires have once again delayed completion of a U.S. Forest Service environmental study of a proposal to conduct exploratory drilling for copper on Forest Service land near Flagg Mountain in Mazama. Forest Service staff have been busy dealing with summer wildfires and their aftermath, pushing the anticipated completion of a decision …
Winthrop won’t sell its town water for copper mine exploration work

Winthrop won’t sell its town water for copper mine exploration work

The Winthrop Town Council decided last week that the town won’t agree to supply water from its wells to be used for exploratory drilling at a potential copper mine site near Mazama. In a 3-2 vote, the council declined to approve a state Department of Ecology (DOE) “application for change/transfer of a water right” that would...
Copper exploration near Mazama concerns Farm Bureau

Copper exploration near Mazama concerns Farm Bureau

The Okanogan County Farm Bureau has expressed concern about proposed exploration for copper by Blue River Resources Ltd. on U.S. Forest Service land in Mazama. In a letter sent recently to Okanogan …
From Back Issues: July 1, 2015

From Back Issues: July 1, 2015

20 years ago, June 29, 1995  30 years ago, June 27, 1985 Mining corp plans exploration on Flagg Mountain Quintana Minerals Corporation has filed their 1985 plan of operations with the Okanogan National Forest. They plan to continue ongoing exploration of their claims by drilling test holes for mineral values on Flagg Mountain in the...
Decision on exploratory copper drilling expected in July

Decision on exploratory copper drilling expected in July

A decision on whether to permit exploratory drilling for copper near Mazama is expected by mid-July, according to U.S. Forest Service officials conducting an environmental analysis of the proposal. The proposed drilling project has been studied by the Forest Service for more than a year, …
Exploratory copper drilling speculation ‘overly optimistic,’ USFS says

Exploratory copper drilling speculation ‘overly optimistic,’ USFS says

By Ann McCreary
The Canadian mining company that plans exploratory drilling for copper on U.S. Forest Service land in Mazama said it expects to receive the required permit in the first quarter of 2015, a prediction that is “overly optimistic,” according to a Forest Service official.