Animas River

Durango puts finishing touches on whitewater park

Finishing touches to the whitewater park on the Animas River in Durango are complete, and as boating season begins to ramp up, river runners are heralding the changes. “We’re really excited about...

DATE: May 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA creates partnership to study long-term water quality

The Environmental Protection Agency announced almost $3.6 million in funds and a partnership program to conduct long-term water quality monitoring for the San Juan River watershed. The partnership...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River color will change with runoff

San Juan Basin Public Health is reminding residents that the Animas River may change color as this year’s winter snowpack melts. “Every spring, runoff transports naturally occurring sediments...

DATE: April 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local author Jonathan Thompson says Gold King spill fits into familiar narrative

Local author Jonathan Thompson is starting to realize that his new book about the Gold King Mine spill, which simultaneously delves into the region’s dirty extractive history, may have the side...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA fires back at critics over Gold King Mine wastewater

DENVER – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fired back Thursday after a mining company accused the agency of failing to run a southwestern Colorado treatment plant at full capacity, letting...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Sunnyside says EPA is allowing wastewater to reach Animas River

DENVER – A mining company accused the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday of failing to operate a treatment plant at full capacity, allowing a huge volume of polluted mine wastewater...

DATE: April 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Water cycle key to Durango’s economy, parks and rec director says

The Missionary Ridge Fire in 2002 and the Gold King Mine spill in 2015 brought home just how painful disruptions in the water cycle from drought to human-made hazards can be. Cathy Metz, director...

DATE: April 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Groups push to increase boater access to Animas River south of Durango

Below Durango, the Animas River offers nearly 40 miles of runnable river for boaters, which passes through a pastoral landscape as the San Juan Mountains give way to the high desert terrain of...

DATE: April 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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

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