Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Public forum in Holbrook on potash mining

Prospect Global Resources, the Denver parent company of American West Potash, is renting office space from the city of Holbrook in anticipation of developing an underground mine nearby. The Holbrook Tribune reports that "Company President Pat Avery approached the city looking for suitable office and storage space to house company geologists, provide a place for meetings, office space for management, and storage." [Right, bag of potash fertilizer. No relation to the companies operating in the Holbrook basin]

In related news, the Holbrook Business Development Group (HBDG) is hosting a "community forum on potash mining ... at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 29, at the George Gardner Performing Arts Center. The presidents of American West Potash and Passport Potash will make presentations about their respective projects and participate in a question and answer session with the audience during the event, which is open to the public and free of charge." I've been invited to attend and participate in the Q&A session. I'm looking forward to hearing both the company's updates and the community's questions.

Meanwhile, Little Colorado River Plateau RC & D officials are building a website to address potential impacts of potash mining, at, or Kathy Hemenway demonstrated a preliminary version of the site at the recent Winter Watershed Conference in Show Low.

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