416 Fire did not burn at as high intensity as thought

A new study of the 416 Fire burn scar found the fire, which ripped through the San Juan National Forest this summer, did not burn at such a high severity as previously thought. In July, the U.S....

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

Which was worse for water quality: Gold King Mine spill or 416 Fire floods?

A new report shows that runoff from the 416 Fire burn scar this summer dumped higher concentrations of potentially toxic metals into the Animas River than the Gold King Mine spill three years ago....

DATE: Nov. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Company that hoped to bring mining back to Silverton files for bankruptcy

Colorado Goldfields, the Denver-based company that attempted to revive mining in Silverton, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Colorado Goldfields was forced into an involuntary chapter 7...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Citizen scientists enlisted to research monarch butterfly mystery

There’s a mystery surrounding the embattled monarch butterfly’s ways in Southwest Colorado, and researchers across the country are asking residents here to help solve it. Each fall, millions of...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Public Lands Day to celebrate outdoor spaces

Multiple events are scheduled for the second annual Colorado Public Lands Day to be held Saturday. The goal of the events is to give back to the environment and promote public lands for all to use....

DATE: May 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Trees are terrific

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

For warmth, some households still burn coal

Monte Miller shovels a load of coal into a bucket and makes the short journey from his storage shed to his home on the edge of Bayfield, joking aloud that his wife likes to keep the temperature at...

DATE: March 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Bird Count spots near-record 81 species

Results are in from the latest Cortez Bird Count, and they reveal some surprises about the feathered folk of Montezuma County. On Dec. 30 in Cortez and the surrounding area, about 30 bird-watching...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Durango woman protects horned owl habitat in her backyard

If you live on the grid in downtown Durango, it’s likely you’ve heard the late-night hooting of an owl off in the distance. And thanks to one Durango resident, those bird calls might be here to...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Groups appeal dismissal of Southwest coal plant lawsuit

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Environmental groups are appealing a federal judge’s dismissal of their lawsuit aimed at shutting down a coal-fired power plant and adjacent mine near the Arizona-New Mexico...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Battle against Russian olive trees waged for second year

Mountain Studies Institute and Southwest Conservation Corps continue to wage war against the Russian olive, an invasive species that chokes out native trees and degrades the quality of the...

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

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