Environment

Rare trout will be protected in Southwest Colorado creek

A trout species thought to be extinct was discovered alive and well last year in a small stream in Southwest Colorado. Now, the waterway will be preserved to protect the fish. The Colorado Water...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 12 hours 28 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bonita Peak Superfund not affected by EPA shakeup

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a shakeup of the agency’s “Emphasis List” of Superfund sites across the country, but it appears the cleanup of mines leeching...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA drills into American Tunnel to unravel mine pollution mystery

SILVERTON – Deep down, hundreds of feet below the Earth’s surface, the Environmental Protection Agency is looking for answers to one of the biggest mysteries in the Superfund site of mines around...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA says it will carry out work Sunnyside Gold refuses to do

The Environmental Protection Agency says it will “ensure” cleanup activities will be accomplished that Sunnyside Gold Corp. refused to do, but it could result in fines and possible litigation...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango trees create city character, increase property values

Trees are more than trunks, leaves and roots. They filter the air we breathe, and they’re crucial to the character of the city. They provide shade, keeping homes and humans cool. They’re a pillar...

DATE: July 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan County sheriff cracks down on illegal off-roading

San Juan County’s sheriff is cracking down on illegal off-roading in the high country around Silverton. “If you can’t properly use your toys in San Juan County, we’re going to take your toys away...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sunnyside Gold says ‘no’ to EPA’s work order at Superfund

Sunnyside Gold Corp. is refusing to carry out work ordered by the Environmental Protection Agency as part of the Superfund cleanup of mines around Silverton. “Enough is enough,” Kevin Roach, with...

DATE: July 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Living with Wildlife Advisory Board wants to stick to facts in wolf discussion

As the discussion of whether wolves should be reintroduced into Colorado heats up, La Plata County’s Living with Wildlife Advisory Board wants to stay true to the facts in its executive summary to...

DATE: July 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public can comment on proposed expansion of La Plata County coal mine

A coal mine in La Plata County is one step closer to expanding operations for at least another 20 years. Preparing for its coal reserves to run out, GCC Energy, which has operated the King II coal...

DATE: July 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA finds low risk to human health at Superfund site near Silverton

A new study has found no serious risk to human health stemming from mines included in a Superfund site around Silverton, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. “This is a good news...

DATE: June 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is EPA protecting mining history around Superfund site?

Colorado’s top office for ensuring historic preservation is concerned about the Environmental Protection Agency’s impacts to mine sites around Silverton as the agency embarks on a massive Superfund...

DATE: June 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Fish Hatchery rebounds after nerve-wracking drought year

Colorado’s second oldest fish hatchery is finally recovering from last year’s drought conditions. “Last year was a very nervous situation with how low the water levels got,” said Toby Mourning,...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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