Oil firm aims for fall startup

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Mining occurs in a test pit at a U.S. Oil Sands’ lease at the P.R. Spring tar sands deposit in eastern Utah.


Company intends to mine tar sands from site in eastern Utah

A Canadian company hopes to begin producing oil from tar sands in the Bookcliffs of eastern Utah this fall, while conservation groups challenge the project.
Calgary-based US Oil Sands Inc. is planning to operate the project on some 32,000 acres of Utah state trust lands at P.R. Spring north of Interstate 70, on the border of Uintah and Grand counties.

No charge for driver in fatal bus accident

A Grand Valley Transit bus driver didn’t see a toddler and his mother attempting to cross North Avenue outside of the crosswalk when he accidentally killed the child in May, Mesa County prosecutors have concluded.


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