Animas River

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

Oxbow Park and Preserve closed because of flooding

The city of Durango announced Wednesday that Oxbow Park and Preserve will be closed indefinitely because of flooding as the Animas River rises. The city’s Parks and Recreation Department said the...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA wants to restore aquatic life in four stretches of waterways

The Environmental Protection Agency has named four areas in the Animas River basin where it plans to focus on improving water quality for aquatic life. The EPA recently released a study assessing...

DATE: April 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River in Farmington closed Thursday after raw sewage spill

The city of Farmington closed the Animas River to recreational use Thursday and warned residents to stay out of the water after raw sewage leaked into the river Wednesday. Steve Morse, public works...

DATE: April 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Larry Perino, one of the last Sunnyside Gold employees, announces retirement

Larry Perino, a Silverton native and one the last remaining Sunnyside Gold Corp. employees based in the former mining town, announced he will retire at the end of April, capping a nearly 40-year...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

When will 100-year floodplain be tested in Durango?

Butch Knowlton looks at a floodplain map of La Plata County, and his mind envisions the worst-case scenario: all those homes, all those people. As director of La Plata County’s Office of Emergency...

DATE: April 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Goose rests on a rising river

DATE: April 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River on the rise with warm temperatures

Spring runoff began in earnest this week as warm temperatures thawed area snowpack, causing creeks and rivers to swell. A water gauge on the Animas River near the Powerhouse Science Center saw...

DATE: March 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | 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 | 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

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