Animas River

Winter weather forces closure of Gold King Mine treatment plant

The water treatment plant built to reduce contamination from the Gold King Mine into the headwaters of the Animas River has stopped operations because of the extreme winter weather in the San Juan...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

What are the ultimate goals for Superfund cleanup around Silverton?

For the past few years, a question has loomed over the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund site of mines polluting the Animas River headwaters around Silverton: What exactly does the...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 46 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Preparations being made for spring runoff

Rain and abnormally warm temperatures this spring could cause serious flooding below the 416 Fire burn scar. “We will be watching that area closely,” said meteorologist Chris Cuoco with the...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flooding from runoff on 416 Fire a growing concern

It’s time to start thinking about the potential risks of flooding from spring runoff on the 416 Fire burn scar. This winter’s snow has been a welcome sight to drought-stricken Southwest Colorado....

DATE: Feb. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Citizens group for Superfund site to meet Thursday for first time

With most members set, a citizens group that aims to provide input on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund site of mining areas around Silverton will meet for the first time Thursday. In...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango plans to add small spur to Animas River Trail

The city of Durango has been given a strip of property to build a small addition to the Animas River Trail behind Natural Grocers in the 1100 block of Camino del Rio. The addition is proposed to...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plant treats Gold King Mine waste despite government shutdown

Despite the government shutdown, now in its fifth day, the water-treatment plant that cleans mine waste from the Gold King Mine will not cease operations, according to the Environmental Protection...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

After die-off, Animas River restocked with fish

The restoration of the Animas River has begun. Colorado Parks and Wildlife on Thursday stocked 1,500 rainbow trout in the Animas River at a few locations from the 32nd Street Bridge to the High...

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

EPA: Gold King Mine spill had no immediate, long-term impacts

A new report from the Environmental Protection Agency found the Gold King Mine spill had no immediate or lasting impacts, similar to findings with other organizations’ conclusions in recent weeks....

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

Community group forming to provide Superfund input

The Superfund cleanup of mines around the Animas River headwaters may take an untold number of years to complete, but a new citizens group intends to hang in there every step of the way. For years,...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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