Animas River

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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 | UPDATED: 2 days 9 hours ago | 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

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Measures to be taken to improve safety of Animas River Trail

It’s that time of year when the 7-mile-long Animas River Trail can get crowded – with people walking, pets, cyclists, strollers, roller-bladers and the like. And, as in any crowded public places,...

DATE: June 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Groups partner to clean up Animas Watershed

The Florida River starts in the pristine waters of the high country of the Weminuche Wilderness, but throughout its nearly 62-mile-long journey to the Animas River, it picks up enough E. coli to...

DATE: May 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Don Coram passes resolution pushing for lawsuit against EPA

DENVER – Lawmakers from Southwest Colorado have not forgotten about the EPA’s January decision that it was not liable for damages to private entities as a result of the 2015 Gold King Mine spill....

DATE: May 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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EPA proposes 40 actions on about 30 mine sites near Silverton

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing 40 early actions on about 30 mining sites over the next five years as the agency continues long-term investigations on the best way to improve water...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News