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Position: Reporter

Email: cmcallister@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: 970-375-4544

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High-altitude policing

SILVERTON Historically, law-enforcement officers are men of action, not letters. But in Silverton, where new San Juan County Sheriff Bruce Conrad writes for the Silverton Standard & the Miner,...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

Superfund listing divides Silverton residents

SILVERTON – The question of Superfund dominated the first meeting of the Animas River Stakeholders Group to take place since the Gold King Mine blowout, and the topic divided the hundred people...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Superfund issue may dominate Tuesday’s Animas River Stakeholders Group meeting

The Animas River Stakeholders Group – an un-elected volunteer group that for two decades has been at the center of the debate about how to address the pollution gushing out of Silverton’s defunct...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Sediment issues a big uncertainty

As communities along the Animas River continue to wonder about the long-term consequences of the Gold King Mine spill, one of the biggest questions remaining is the orange sediment lying along...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Social media was quick to convict Mark Redwine

Law enforcement’s announcement Wednesday that Mark Redwine is a person of interest in the death of his teenage son reignited social-media vigilantes who for three years have urged his arrest and,...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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A little magic never hurts

Even after a lifetime of regular checkups, for adults, visiting a doctor’s office can be fraught with anxiety, self-consciousness and irrational fear. The feeling of a cold stethoscope on your...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Health

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Western fires make a haze of local skies

A small fire is burning between Pagosa Springs and Bayfield, but fires in the Pacific Northwest are the source of the haze blurring the usually sharp silhouette of the San Juan Mountains. Locally,...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Dr. Ben Carson draws a big crowd in Durango

On Tuesday, GOP presidential contender Dr. Ben Carson made a lightning trip to Durango to decry the Environmental Protection Agency before a crowd of thousands at Rotary Park overlooking the...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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In spill’s wake, Tipton, GOP plan probe of EPA

Since 3 million gallons of orange sludge descended on Durango on Aug. 5, the levels of metals pollution in the Animas River around Durango looks to have returned to normal. But in terms of...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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What will it take to get Superfund status in Silverton?

SILVERTON Three million gallons of sludge rushed out of Gold King Mine last week, flooding the Animas River with higher levels of metals than usual, causing economic and environmental damage in...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Can life survive in the Animas River?

As about 1 million gallons of toxic sludge makes its way from Gold King Mine down the Animas River, scientists, politicians and Durango residents are bracing for the environmental fallout. At a...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

Congressmen appeal to Obama after Gold King disaster

Colorado and New Mexico lawmakers sent President Barack Obama a letter Wednesday urging him to direct federal resources toward addressing the Gold King Mine spill that unleashed 3 million gallons...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news