Gold King Mine spill

New Mexico sues EPA, Sunnyside Mine owners

New Mexico filed a lawsuit Monday in federal court against the Environmental Protection Agency , its contractor and two Colorado mine owners over the Gold King Mine spill’s impact on the state. The...

DATE: May 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico attorney general dissatisfied with mine spill response

ALBUQUERQUE – The federal government and Colorado have made little progress in remedying damage from the release of millions of gallons of wastewater last year from the Gold King Mine near...

DATE: May 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Interior Department not forthcoming with data, critics say

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Committee on Natural Resources held a hearing Thursday to examine deficiencies in transparency in the Department of the Interior. Led by chairman of the Subcommittee...

DATE: May 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Officials: New Mexico slighted in mine spill aftermath

FARMINGTON – On the second and final day of a mining conference in Farmington, a question borne out of mounting frustration was raised by a New Mexico representative: “Are we going to benefit from...

DATE: May 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Cory Gardner’s bill would force EPA to repay all Gold King spill costs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Republican Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner on Wednesday introduced a bill to require the Environmental Protection Agency to fully reimburse all communities for costs related to the...

DATE: May 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River alert system to use sensors, river spotters

New sensors and more human eyes on the Animas River are keys to a new plan to alert public officials about emergencies, such as flooding, landslides and major releases of pollution from historic...

DATE: May 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gold King Mine spill issues dissected at conference

FARMINGTON – About 130 people gathered for the first day of a mining conference aimed at better understanding the environmental conditions facing the Animas and San Juan rivers. Hosted by the New...

DATE: May 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

What can the American Dipper tell us about the Animas River?

It was John Muir ’s favorite bird. “He is the mountain streams’ own darling, the humming-bird of blooming waters, loving rocky ripple-slopes and sheets of foam as a bee loves flowers, as a lark...

DATE: May 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA gives La Plata County a check for another $63,000

In the ongoing quest that is pursuing reimbursement from the Environmental Protection Agency for Gold King Mine spill expenses, another $63,406 is coming to La Plata County. The funds are allocated...

DATE: May 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sediment monitoring along Animas River begins

Those who love to play in the Animas River can look forward in coming months to greater clarity about the concentration of heavy metals in their favorite recreational areas. U.S. Sen. Michael...

DATE: May 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Herald wins several awards in Society of Professional Journalists’ contest

The Durango Herald captured eight awards this week from the Society of Professional Journalists. The Top of the Rockies contest includes media organizations from Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and New...

DATE: May 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Despite initial frenzy, Superfund proposal comments scarce

Halfway through a public comment period, a mere five short responses have been posted regarding the proposed Superfund designation for the mining district north of Silverton. On Aug. 5, 2015, the...

DATE: May 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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