Animas River

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

Gold King spill, Superfund fail to poison economy

For more than 20 years, the town of Silverton resisted Superfund status, concerned about federal intervention, the potential loss of mining and a longstanding belief local efforts could clean up...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

City eyes two Animas River Trail improvements

The city could start two long-awaited Animas River Trail construction projects next year: replacing the asphalt behind River City Hall and extending the trail north to Oxbow Park. The city has...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Injured Animas River tuber dies Thursday

The man critically injured July 16 while tubing the Animas River Whitewater Park died Thursday, said La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. Smith said Manuel Gallegos, 31, of Albuquerque was taken off...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River tuber injured Sunday identified, in critical condition

A man who required rescue while tubing the Animas River Whitewater Park on Sunday remained in critical condition Tuesday morning, according to a spokesman with Mercy Regional Medical Center. A...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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