Animas River

Silverton Superfund site to remain on high-priority list, EPA says

A Superfund that consists of nearly 50 mining sites around Silverton will remain on the Environmental Protection Agency’s high-priority list after public pressure mounted at the prospect of...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango train receives $2 million grant to replace bridge

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has received nearly $2 million from a federal rail safety program to help pay for the replacement of a bridge over the Animas River, just south of...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Voluntary fishing closures on Southwest Colorado rivers lifted

Voluntary fishing closures on the Animas River and other Southwest Colorado streams put in place in August because of dangerously high water temperatures that posed a risk to fish were lifted...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango opens its newest river access point at Oxbow Park

After a long wait, the city of Durango’s plan to extend the Animas River Trail north to a new river access at Oxbow Park and Preserve is ready to use – almost. Durangoans and visitors have been...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Highly invasive aquatic weed discovered in the Animas Valley

A highly invasive aquatic weed has been discovered in a number of ponds in the Animas Valley, putting the heat on to eradicate it before it enters the Animas River and, potentially, Lake...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Anglers asked to stop fishing at noon daily on several Southwest Colorado rivers

Low flows and warm water temperatures have led Colorado Parks and Wildlife to ask anglers to curtail activity during the heat of the day on several rivers in Southwest Colorado. Colorado Parks and...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three-part pedestrian bridge near 32nd Street receives nod, again

A controversial plan to connect two segments of the Animas River Trail in north Durango with a three-part pedestrian bridge appears to be back on the table. The city’s Parks and Recreation Advisory...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rising water temperatures threaten fish populations

With rising temperatures and prolonged drought, Southwest Colorado’s rivers and streams are increasingly running lower and warmer, creating an uncertain future for fish and other aquatic life....

DATE: Aug. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

EPA settles with Utah over Gold King Mine spill

SALT LAKE CITY – The U.S. government settled a lawsuit Wednesday brought by the state of Utah over a mine waste spill caused by federal workers that sent wastewater downstream to several states...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Five years after Gold King Mine spill, water quality remains a concern

SILVERTON – Five years ago today, a breach at the Gold King Mine north of Silverton sent a deluge of water loaded with heavy metals into the Animas River, turning the waterway an electric-orange...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA proposes permanent mine waste dump site north of Silverton

It appears the Environmental Protection Agency has found a place for long-term storage of mine waste near Silverton. The EPA announced this week it is proposing a waste repository for the Bonita...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA will temporarily plug ‘bad boy’ mine near Silverton

The Environmental Protection Agency will temporarily close a bulkhead at one of the worst polluting mines near Silverton as an experiment to better understand hydrology in the region. Bulkheads are...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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