The proposed re-opening of the San Juan Ridge Mine continues to receive local, statewide and national press coverage.
The SJRTA board of directors presented outgoing SYRCL executive director Caleb Dardick with a gift in appreciation of Caleb and SYRCL’s campaign to keep the San Juan Ridge Mine from re-opening. A print of Michael Killigrew’s painting “Bald Mountain Shekina” was presented to Caleb at SYRCL’s annual river clean-up volunteer picnic on September 16, 2017, at Pioneer Park.
County closes San Juan Ridge Mine permit application: The Nevada County Planning Department has CLOSED the application for a use permit for the San Juan Ridge Mine. On March 14, 2016, Planning Department Director Brian Foss issued a letter to San Juan Mining Corporation CEO Timothy Callaway informing him of the closure, viewable here. Many thanks to our wonderful community for contributing so much to this effort for the past four years.
Spring Newsletter 2016 – Vol 5, Issue 1
NSJ Mine Future in Limbo
The Mountain Messenger, March 25, 2016
Nevada County ends application process for reopening San Juan Ridge Gold Mine
The Union, March 17, 2016
Locals Celebrate as County Cancels Controversial Mine Plan (South Yuba River Citizens League, Keeping Current, 3/16/16)
Blue Lead Gold Mine gets go-ahead from Nevada County Board of Supervisors
The Union, April 29, 2015
Jenny Warden: A flourishing economy grows on the Ridge
The Union, February 28, 2015
Gold mine lands on tap for workshop Sunday at Wild & Scenic Film Fest
The Union, January 12, 2015
Science for the greater good
The Union, December 6, 2014
San Juan Ridge Mine group says Nevada County’s abandoned mines need rethinking
The Union, November 28, 2014
Water for Gold
On October 4, The Union covered the SJR Mine and how the surrounding community and businesses feel about the potential for the Mine to reopen.
The Union, October 4, 2014
View from the ridge
New Internationalist, NI 475 September, 2014
Efforts to Revive Rich California Mine Hit Strong Resistance
New York Times, August 22, 2014
Application to reopen San Juan Ridge Mine put on hold
The Union, June 3, 2014
Locals rally against reopening the San Juan Ridge Mine
The Union, February 26, 2014
Big turnout to voice concerns about proposed San Juan Ridge Mine
Yubanet.com, February 25, 2014
Will the gold stay buried in North San Juan
Mountain Messenger, February 19, 2014
Proposed mine threatens wells stressed by drought
The Union, February 19, 2014
Press Release 8/29/13 – Supervisors Increase Budget for Mine Impact Study
2000 Mile Ride Highlights Water Needs
The Union, August 19, 2013
San Juan Mine Creeps Toward Reopening
The Mountain Messenger, June 28, 2013
New Gold Rush Has Little Luster For Some In The Golden State
National Public Radio, All Things Considered, January 28, 2013
Sitting on a Gold Mine, Residents Fear for Their Water
Capital Public Radio, January 7, 2013
San Juan Ridge Taxpayers Association: Mine contaminated school’s water
Opinion piece by SJRTA, December 18, 2012
Community shows up to oppose San Juan Ridge Mine
About 120 people, many of whom wore “Don’t mine our water” buttons on their shirts, showed up to the Eric Rood Administrative Center Wednesday night to demonstrate opposition to the re-opening of the San Juan Ridge Mine…
December 6, 2012
San Juan mine owner: Well failures misconstrued
The owner of the San Juan Mining Corporation who is seeking to reopen a gold mine north of Nevada City is attempting to clarify what he believes are mischaracterizations of widespread well failures that occurred in the mid-1990s.
December 5, 2012
San Juan Ridge Mine and the history of the Grizzly Hill school wells
Opinion piece by Tim Callaway, CEO of San Juan Mining Corp., December 4, 2012
San Juan Ridge Mine re-opening review process begins
The Nevada County Planning Department has issued a Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report for the proposed re-opening of the San Juan Ridge Mine by the San Juan Mining Corporation.
November 10, 2012
Ridge residents make presence felt in mine discussion
The opening salvo in what figures to be a long engagement between owners of a gold mine, nearby residents and county officials arrived on a cordial note Tuesday.
October 23, 2012
Proposed reopening of mine unearths old concerns
It will be more than a year before San Juan Mining Corp. CEO Tim Callaway could potentially get approval to reopen the San Juan Ridge Mine – and another year and a half of rehabilitation before any gold mining actually takes place. But concerned residents aren’t waiting around.
March 20, 2012