Fort Lewis College professor tapped for UN study about climate change

A Fort Lewis College professor has been selected to take part in a United Nations report that seeks to assess the impacts of climate change, focusing on how less snow is expected to alter the...

DATE: April 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Larry Perino, one of the last Sunnyside Gold employees, announces retirement

Larry Perino, a Silverton native and one the last remaining Sunnyside Gold Corp. employees based in the former mining town, announced he will retire at the end of April, capping a nearly 40-year...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Golden eagle hit by a car released back into the wild

A golden eagle hit by a car last summer was released back into the wild east of Durango after being rehabbed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff for almost a year. CPW spokesman Joe Lewandowski...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

County wildlife board explores wolf reintroduction to Colorado

Should La Plata County take a stance on the reintroduction of wolves in Colorado? That’s the question now being asked by the county’s all-volunteer wildlife advisory board. The prospect of...

DATE: April 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Next water manager up against drought, climate change

The challenges facing Southwest Colorado’s next water manager are not light undertakings – drought, climate change and a demand on water that isn’t going anywhere. Last month, Bruce Whitehead...

DATE: April 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man accused of trying to kill cattle signs plea agreement

Exactly two years to the day, the saga of a Durango man accused of trying to kill cattle after he closed the gate to a corral in southeastern Utah has reached a resolution. Mark Franklin, 63, faced...

DATE: April 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Cory Gardner touts environmental record ahead of 2020 election

Clear blue skies and rotating wind turbines dominate the scene. Cory Gardner, then campaigning to be Colorado’s next senator in 2014, steps into the frame. “So what’s a Republican like me doing at...

DATE: March 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man to stand trial for allegedly trying to kill cattle in Utah

Durango resident Mark Franklin – husband of prominent local environmentalist Rose Chilcoat – will stand trial April 1 for allegedly trying to kill cattle two years ago after he closed a corral gate...

DATE: March 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College student proposes simple change to increase recycling

Eliminating stand-alone trash cans and creating centralized locations to recycle or dump trash has proved effective at increasing how much people chose to recycle, according to a study done by a...

DATE: March 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter weather forces closure of Gold King Mine treatment plant

The water treatment plant built to reduce contamination from the Gold King Mine into the headwaters of the Animas River has stopped operations because of the extreme winter weather in the San Juan...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. eases land restrictions meant to protect bird in West

BILLINGS, Mont. – The Trump administration on Friday finalized changes to sweeping federal land use plans for Western States to ease energy industry restrictions in a way officials say will protect...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

What are the ultimate goals for Superfund cleanup around Silverton?

For the past few years, a question has loomed over the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund site of mines polluting the Animas River headwaters around Silverton: What exactly does the...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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