Animas River

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San Juan Citizens Alliance hires advocate for Animas River

The Durango-based San Juan Citizens Alliance has hired a full-time advocate for the Animas River. “We didn’t have someone who was limited exclusively to the Animas River,” said Mark Pearson,...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Algae bloom blossoms in Animas River south of Durango

A stretch of the Animas River south of Durango has turned fluorescent green from an algae bloom. The growth is most pronounced downstream of the South Durango Sanitation District treatment plant,...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango to hold first ever ‘Float to Work Day’

Expect morning traffic jams on the Animas River on Aug. 25 as Durango’s first ever “Float to Work Day” encourages river runners to commute down the waterway to their place of work. According to the...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Gold King spill, Superfund fail to poison economy

For more than 20 years, the town of Silverton resisted Superfund status, concerned about federal intervention, the potential loss of mining and a longstanding belief local efforts could clean up...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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City eyes two Animas River Trail improvements

The city could start two long-awaited Animas River Trail construction projects next year: replacing the asphalt behind River City Hall and extending the trail north to Oxbow Park. The city has...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Injured Animas River tuber dies Thursday

The man critically injured July 16 while tubing the Animas River Whitewater Park died Thursday, said La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. Smith said Manuel Gallegos, 31, of Albuquerque was taken off...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Animas River tuber injured Sunday identified, in critical condition

A man who required rescue while tubing the Animas River Whitewater Park on Sunday remained in critical condition Tuesday morning, according to a spokesman with Mercy Regional Medical Center. A...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Photo: Floating down the Animas River

DATE: July 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ebike trial approved by Durango City Council

A one-year trial period for electric bikes was approved by the Durango City Council Tuesday. Three city advisory boards spent about nine months holding meetings and crafting rules to govern...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Local officials travel to D.C. to plead for Superfund money

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Officials from La Plata and San Juan counties and Durango were assured last week during meetings in the nation’s Capitol that funding for the Superfund site near Silverton would...

DATE: June 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Gold King Mine spill conference set in Farmington

Since the August 2015 Gold King Mine spill, scientists from universities and state and federal agencies have studied the watershed of the two rivers impacted by the spill. The latest findings will...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News