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Photo: Running hot and high

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Whitewater construction on Animas River faces uncertain timeline

Work to make the Durango Whitewater Park safer may not be completed this spring because of rising runoff in the Animas River. The city started construction in late February to widen and lower some...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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EPA reimburses another $90,000 for Gold King Mine spill costs

More than $90,000 in additional reimbursements for costs associated with the Gold King Mine spill in 2015 was awarded to five entities in Colorado and Utah, the Environmental Protection Agency...

DATE: March 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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City of Durango to replace water pipe under Animas River

The city of Durango is replacing a water line beneath the Animas River after the line cracked about a month ago. Work on the pipe near the intersection of Camino del Rio and 12th Street behind...

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Gold King Mine spill highlighted in D.C. Twitter spat

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Gold King Mine spill was highlighted this week in a Twitter spat on Capitol Hill. On Valentine’s Day, members of the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources took to social...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Animas River Trail construction on north extension to begin this summer

Change is coming to the Animas River Trail this year to make it safer and extend it north. Construction is expected to start this summer on a trail extension that will run from Animas City Park to...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Feds seek to dismiss New Mexico’s claims over Gold King Mine spill

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Attorneys with the U.S. Justice Department are asking a federal judge to dismiss claims by New Mexico and the Navajo Nation that stem from the 2015 Gold King Mine waste spill...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional news

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Durango Planning Commission clears sewage plant plan

Upgrades to the city’s sewage-treatment plant were unanimously approved by the Durango Planning Commission on Tuesday night. “I think the design of this is awesome. I hope this sets the standard...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Tipton: Silverton Superfund site dodges EPA freeze

It appears President Donald Trump’s freeze on some Environmental Protection Agency funding will not impact the Superfund site around Silverton. “We have received confirmation from the White House...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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EPA nominee says he would review dismissal of Gold King Mine spill claims

Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt, President Trump’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, pledged last week that, if nominated, he would review the EPA’s decision to not pay for...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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EPA rejects $1.2B in claims from Gold King Mine spill

No private businesses or individuals will be reimbursed for claims of damages from the Gold King Mine spill, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday. In total, 73 claims totaling $1.2...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Orthodox priest blesses Animas River

A group of about 20 or so followers of Durango’s Holy Prophet Elijah Orthodox Mission braved Sunday’s snowstorm to take part in a blessing of the Animas River along the banks at Santa Rita Park....

DATE: Jan. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news