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Warm weather, scattered storms predicted this weekend

Those planning to make it outside this weekend are in store for warm weather with scattered storms. For the weekend, the National Weather Service in Grand Junction said Southwest Colorado can...

DATE: June 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Has it peaked? Animas River may reach 7,500 cfs Saturday

Warm temperatures in the San Juan Mountains accelerated spring runoff this week, leading to raging waterways across Southwest Colorado, including the Animas River, which was flowing at nearly 7,000...

DATE: June 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Swiftwater rescue team enters its busy season

Waterways are running at near-peak levels this week after the San Juan Mountains received above-average snowfall this winter. The high water can be an allure to river users, but also a danger for...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flood advisory in effect for Animas, Los Pinos and La Plata rivers

Flood advisories for the Animas, La Plata and Los Pinos rivers are in effect until further notice, according to the National Weather Service. Minor lowland flooding and flooding along the Animas...

DATE: June 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is EPA protecting mining history around Superfund site?

Colorado’s top office for ensuring historic preservation is concerned about the Environmental Protection Agency’s impacts to mine sites around Silverton as the agency embarks on a massive Superfund...

DATE: June 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA to tackle one of most vexing polluters in Animas River basin

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday it intends to undergo a major effort this summer to understand one of the most vexing polluters in the upper Animas River watershed. In July,...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Fish Hatchery rebounds after nerve-wracking drought year

Colorado’s second oldest fish hatchery is finally recovering from last year’s drought conditions. “Last year was a very nervous situation with how low the water levels got,” said Toby Mourning,...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

As temperatures warm, Animas River swells, prompting flooding concerns

Get ready for some high flows, and potential flooding, on the streams and rivers around Southwest Colorado as temperatures heat up. After one of the largest snowpacks in recent history this winter...

DATE: June 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA finalizes action plan for Silverton-area Superfund

The Environmental Protection Agency’s quick-action plan to clean up mine sites in the Superfund area around Silverton in the next five years was approved and finalized Thursday, and work is...

DATE: May 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

BP fined for 3 spills in La Plata County, will pay $12.5M to fix pipelines

BP America Production Co. has been fined $68,000 for three spills in La Plata County and will pay an estimated $12.5 million to fix pipeline issues in Southwest Colorado. The spills, according to...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Galloping Goose to make two Cascade Canyon runs in May

The Galloping Goose No. 5 is based in Dolores but has been in Durango waiting to make springtime trips up the Animas Valley on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Because of avalanche...

DATE: May 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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