Animas River

Parks and Wildlife saves 300 fish from 416 Fire’s deadly runoff

About 300 fish in the Animas River were saved Wednesday from the deadly runoff from the 416 Fire that in recent days has killed thousands of fish in the stretch north of Durango down to the New...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man drowns in storm drainage along Animas River

A local man died by drowning Saturday afternoon along the Animas River. Police received a call at 3:15 p.m. about a man facedown in a storm drainage on the west side of the Animas River, near the...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ash blamed for fish kill in Animas River

An ash flow likely caused a small fish kill in the Animas River north of Durango, and it is likely more fish will die as ash flows into the river from the 416 Fire burn scar. Leah Espinosa and her...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Decision to haul Gold King Mine sludge raises questions

Could the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to haul waste from the Gold King Mine to the banks of the upper Animas River put undue stress on a fishery already struggling to survive? That’s the...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Anglers asked to pick right time of day to avoid stressing fish

Fish in streams and rivers across Southwest Colorado are likely stressed as water levels dwindle. Low flows and high temperatures lead to lower dissolved oxygen levels in the water, which can be...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal agency corrects data error for Animas River flow

A U.S. Geological Survey river gauge in Farmington that recorded the Animas River flowing at nearly non-existent levels was the result of human error, the scientific agency said Friday. Fletcher...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River reduced to a trickle in Farmington

Editor’s note: After this story published, the U.S. Geological Survey said it erroneously reported the Animas River flowing at 0 cubic feet per second this week in Farmington. The river was...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: A day on the river

DATE: June 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango puts finishing touches on whitewater park

Finishing touches to the whitewater park on the Animas River in Durango are complete, and as boating season begins to ramp up, river runners are heralding the changes. “We’re really excited about...

DATE: May 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA creates partnership to study long-term water quality

The Environmental Protection Agency announced almost $3.6 million in funds and a partnership program to conduct long-term water quality monitoring for the San Juan River watershed. The partnership...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River color will change with runoff

San Juan Basin Public Health is reminding residents that the Animas River may change color as this year’s winter snowpack melts. “Every spring, runoff transports naturally occurring sediments...

DATE: April 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local author Jonathan Thompson says Gold King spill fits into familiar narrative

Local author Jonathan Thompson is starting to realize that his new book about the Gold King Mine spill, which simultaneously delves into the region’s dirty extractive history, may have the side...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News