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Durango parent petition focuses on Santa Rita Park safety

Concerned parent Janae Roithmayr wants to make Santa Rita Park safer, especially for some of the smallest visitors. She is circulating a petition for an unobtrusive fence around the play area and...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Sunnyside seeks to have Superfund slashed

Sunnyside Gold Corp. is calling for the removal of 27 mining sites from the “illegal and overly massive” Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund near Silverton, a list that includes the company’s...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Goose nest in peril of rising Animas River waters

The water is rising and time is running out for a mother goose and her unhatched eggs precariously placed on an island in the middle of the Animas River. From atop the pedestrian bridge near Rotary...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Monitoring of Animas River ramps up as spring runoff increases

As flows rise on the Animas River with spring runoff, the water may look cloudy or change color because naturally occurring sediment is being carried downstream. Five monitoring stations along the...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Lawyers: Economic damage from Gold King Mine spill less than thought

DENVER — Economic damage from a Colorado mine waste spill caused by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may be far less than initially feared after attorneys drastically reduced some of the...

DATE: April 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Lemon Dam project expected to finish by end of April

Long overdue work on Lemon Dam is set to finish by the end of April, according to a spokeswoman with the Bureau of Reclamation. Justyn Liff, public affairs specialist for the Bureau’s office in...

DATE: April 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Photo: Running hot and high

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Whitewater construction on Animas River faces uncertain timeline

Work to make the Durango Whitewater Park safer may not be completed this spring because of rising runoff in the Animas River. The city started construction in late February to widen and lower some...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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EPA reimburses another $90,000 for Gold King Mine spill costs

More than $90,000 in additional reimbursements for costs associated with the Gold King Mine spill in 2015 was awarded to five entities in Colorado and Utah, the Environmental Protection Agency...

DATE: March 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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City of Durango to replace water pipe under Animas River

The city of Durango is replacing a water line beneath the Animas River after the line cracked about a month ago. Work on the pipe near the intersection of Camino del Rio and 12th Street behind...

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Gold King Mine spill highlighted in D.C. Twitter spat

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Gold King Mine spill was highlighted this week in a Twitter spat on Capitol Hill. On Valentine’s Day, members of the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources took to social...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Animas River Trail construction on north extension to begin this summer

Change is coming to the Animas River Trail this year to make it safer and extend it north. Construction is expected to start this summer on a trail extension that will run from Animas City Park to...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News