Thursday, February 23, 2012

Holbrook potash website, public meetings announced

The Little Colorado RC&D has gone live with a "comprehensive new website on plans for potash mining in the Holbrook Basin The possibility of potash mining in the Holbrook Basin brings the likelihood of jobs and economic and community development, as well as challenges for preserving the water supply and other natural resources. To begin building a network of stakeholders and to build capacity to give the community a voice in decision-making, the RC&D has initiated the Holbrook Basin Horizons project and developed the On-line Guide to Potash. The RC&D’s goal is to be a catalyst for local engagement in planning for potash mining by supporting education and outreach and serving as an intermediary support organization (ISO). Utilizing the RC&D Council and its extensive network, the RC&D Board has authorized Project Coordination, enabling the RC&D to serve as a liaison to state and federal authorities as well as local stakeholders, with the objectives of making the most of opportunities and minimizing risks." [Right, exploration core drilling in the Holbrook basin. Credit, Passport Potash]

In addition, the RC&D announced a series of public meetings in eastern Arizona on Holbrook basin potash projects.

In St. Johns at the Northland Pioneer College St. Johns Center, 65 W. Third West, all meetings from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM:
  • Monday, March 19 - Overview
  • Monday, April 23 - Environmental Aspects
  • Monday, May 21- Economic Aspects
In Holbrook at the Northland Pioneer College Painted Desert Campus, 2251 E. Navajo Blvd, Room 143, Nizhoni Center, all meetings from 6:00 - 7:30 PM:
  • Tuesday, March 20 - Overview
  • Tuesday, April 24 - Environmental Aspects
  • Tuesday, May 22 - Economic Aspects
These meetings are designed for Public Education and Outreach. For more information, please contact the RC&D at 928.524.2912 or e-mail at


  1. Anonymous10:57 AM

    Hi this is Eric Garcia again, I was wondering if they have said when they are going to start hiring for this project? I have worked @ multiple power plants in the St. johns & surrounding areas but I am wanting to work @ this project. Any info will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  2. American West Potash and Passport Potash were each opening offices in Holbrook this spring. I believe they are answering questions about possible employment but I don't know that either one is hiring yet.

    AWP permitting is expected to take at least the rest of the year, with construction starting sometime in 2013, and mining to commence in 2014.