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Animas River Days still a go, organizers say

Event organizers say Animas River Days intends to carry on this June, though the annual whitewater paddling festival in Durango will be pushed back a week from its originally planned weekend as a...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango completes work above Whitewater Park

The city of Durango has completed work on the Whitewater Park intended to fix dangerous human-made rapids, and now it’s time to see what high water brings during spring runoff. “That’s kind of the...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

City replaces boulders near Durango Whitewater Park

Heavy machines in the Animas River this month are working to replace boulders dislodged last year by sustained high water that blasted the Durango Whitewater Park and caused dangerous conditions...

DATE: March 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Owner of Gold King Mine not happy with proposed cleanup solution

Todd Hennis, owner of the Gold King Mine, is not happy about the proposed Superfund cleanup around Silverton, saying the suggestion to plug more mines only redistributes potentially toxic water and...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bureau of Reclamation begins yearlong project in Animas River

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation this week will start a yearlong project to fix the intake structure that pumps water from the Animas River to Lake Nighthorse, which officials say was bringing in too...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango plans temporary fix for dangerous rapids at Whitewater Park

The city of Durango plans to get back into the Animas River this winter to fix human-made rapids at the Whitewater Park that drew criticism for posing too great a risk to boaters during high water...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM removes mine waste leaching into Animas River

The Bureau of Land Management has cleaned up mine tailings north of Silverton that were leaching heavy metals into the Animas River. Brant Porter, a BLM spokesman, said the contaminated mine waste...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rain delay called for pipeline project in west La Plata County

Residents in southwest La Plata County have waited years for a hook up to central water, and it appears they will have to hold out a few more months after rains caused a delay in a pipeline project...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA looks to develop road map for mine cleanup around Silverton

How should the Environmental Protection Agency start the massive cleanup of mines leaching heavy metals into the headwaters of the Animas River around Silverton? That’s what the agency wants to...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Autumn fishing under the sun

DATE: Oct. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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