Animas River

Companies agree to pay nearly $1M for Silverton Superfund cleanup

The current owners of a former smelting company are on the hook for nearly $1 million in the Superfund site cleanup of mines around Silverton, which seeks to improve water quality in the Animas...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

More questions than answers in BP’s spill into Animas River

BONDAD – A wastewater spill from a BP American Production Co . well site that reportedly seeped into the Animas River south of Durango was contained earlier this week, but it remained unknown...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

BP says wastewater spill into Animas River contained

A wastewater spill from a BP American Production well site that reportedly seeped into the Animas River on Sunday south of Durango has been contained, according to a company spokesman. But a...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Which was worse for water quality: Gold King Mine spill or 416 Fire floods?

A new report shows that runoff from the 416 Fire burn scar this summer dumped higher concentrations of potentially toxic metals into the Animas River than the Gold King Mine spill three years ago....

DATE: Nov. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow reaches Southwest Colorado; Wolf Creek Ski Area to open this weekend

After a summer of drought, fires and above-average temperatures, a welcomed sight has returned to Southwest Colorado: snow. And to top it off, Wolf Creek Ski Area plans to open this weekend. Across...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River appears to have hit all-time low

The Animas River appears to have hit an all-time low. For the past week or so, the river in Durango has registered the lowest flows ever recorded at a water-level gauge, which has been in operation...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Animas river runs low

DATE: Sept. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River Trail may grow soon

First it was 2017. Then it was 2018. Now, it’s looking more like 2019 before the city of Durango will make serious progress on construction of a northern extension to the Animas River Trail. ...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River Green Chile Festival to celebrate Southwest’s venerable pepper

You can find green chiles smothered on a burrito, on top of a burger and running through the veins of New Mexicans. Beans and chile are New Mexico’s official state veggies and the option for red or...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Fish count finds a severely depleted Animas River

A fish count in the Animas River on Tuesday found populations have been drastically affected by deadly runoff from the 416 Fire burn scar. Fish kills because of ash and dirt washing into the river...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Study finds no lasting impacts from Gold King Mine spill

A three-year water-quality study found no lasting impacts from the Gold King Mine spill in 2015. San Juan Basin Public Health said the study started the day after the spill Aug. 5, 2015, in...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Santa Rita wastewater-treatment plant releasing higher quality water

The quality of the water flowing into the Animas River from the wastewater-treatment plant in Santa Rita Park has improved this summer, a shift required by the state that can prevent harmful algae...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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