Animas River

Is the Animas truly the ‘River of Lost Souls’?

By all historical accounts, there is no “River of Lost Souls” running through Durango. So how is it that over the years that’s become the adopted, dramatized name of the Animas River? “It’s just...

DATE: April 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

EPA may be overstating claims from Gold King Mine spill

DENVER – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has almost finished an overdue review of damage claims from the Gold King Mine spill that the agency accidentally triggered, but an...

DATE: March 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

The Animas River’s long ribbon of stories from Silverton to New Mexico

There is perhaps no one more suitable to tell the backstory of the Gold King Mine spill than Durango’s Jonathan Thompson. His book, River of Lost Souls: The Science, Politics and Greed Behind the...

DATE: March 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Historic lows recorded on the Animas River

The Animas River has been setting records this week, but not the kind of records you want to see for the waterway that cuts through the heart of Durango. According to a U.S. Geological Survey gauge...

DATE: March 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Oxbow Park brims with wildlife, including returning birds, study shows

Year after year, the same black-headed grosbeak returns from Mexico to the Oxbow Park and Preserve, where he’s been netted three times as part of a study of birds at the site near the northern city...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Fly-fishing on the Animas River

DATE: Nov. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Great Outdoors Colorado awards Durango $1.3 million for trail extension

Great Outdoors Colorado awarded the city of Durango a $1.3 million grant last week for its Animas River Trail expansion project. Plans to extend the trail north from Animas City Park to Oxbow Park,...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

City working to replace old water main under Animas River

City crews are working to finish replacing an old waterline below the Animas River near Camino del Rio and 12th Street. The crews started the work in March, but it had to come to a halt because of...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Citizens Alliance hires advocate for Animas River

The Durango-based San Juan Citizens Alliance has hired a full-time advocate for the Animas River. “We didn’t have someone who was limited exclusively to the Animas River,” said Mark Pearson,...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Algae bloom blossoms in Animas River south of Durango

A stretch of the Animas River south of Durango has turned fluorescent green from an algae bloom. The growth is most pronounced downstream of the South Durango Sanitation District treatment plant,...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango to hold first ever ‘Float to Work Day’

Expect morning traffic jams on the Animas River on Aug. 25 as Durango’s first ever “Float to Work Day” encourages river runners to commute down the waterway to their place of work. According to the...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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