Environmental issue

Great Old Broads tackle weeds at Boggy Draw near Dolores

Thanks to the Montezuma County Chapter of Great Old Broads for Wilderness, there are fewer noxious weeds on Maverick Trail in the Boggy Draw area above Dolores. For the past two years, the group...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Community

EPA finalizes action plan for Silverton-area Superfund

The Environmental Protection Agency’s quick-action plan to clean up mine sites in the Superfund area around Silverton in the next five years was approved and finalized Thursday, and work is...

DATE: May 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

BP fined for 3 spills in La Plata County, will pay $12.5M to fix pipelines

BP America Production Co. has been fined $68,000 for three spills in La Plata County and will pay an estimated $12.5 million to fix pipeline issues in Southwest Colorado. The spills, according to...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

In beetle kill forests, there are winners and losers

When it comes to how wildlife adjust to living in forests ravaged by the beetle outbreak in Colorado, there are winners and losers, according to new research. The mountain pine and spruce beetle...

DATE: May 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Tri-State lobbying group that fought Clean Air Act dissolves

A lobbying firm that fought environmental protections and received funding from large utilities, such as Tri-State Generation and Transmission, plans to dissolve. Tri-State provides power to...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

With industry shifts, La Plata County reaches out to oil and gas companies

It’s good to know your neighbors, at least that’s the approach La Plata County is taking with oil and gas companies operating in Southwest Colorado. La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday...

DATE: May 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

McPhee Dam release will benefit ecology of Dolores River

A whitewater release from McPhee Dam this month will provide boating fun on the Dolores River, but it also will have ecological benefits. Aquatic biologist Jim White with Colorado Parks and...

DATE: May 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Is Durango doing enough to conserve its water?

Durango enjoys the luxury of being just miles away from its water source in the San Juan Mountains. But as prolonged drought becomes an increasing threat in Southwest Colorado, is the community...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Catamount Energy offers $5,000 to Ignacio-area residents to waive county well regulations

A Denver-based energy company is offering a handful of Ignacio-area residents $5,000 to forgo their protections under La Plata County’s oil and gas regulations as the company seeks to drill a new...

DATE: May 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County hit with ‘F’ score for ozone levels

For the second consecutive year, the American Lung Association has hit La Plata County with a failing grade for unsafe ozone levels. The yearly report, called the “State of the Air ,” also shows...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango attorney to lead state’s oil and gas commission

A Durango attorney has been tapped to lead the state’s top agency that regulates oil and gas at a time of sweeping change for the industry in Colorado. Earlier this year, the Colorado Legislature...

DATE: April 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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