Gold King Mine spill

EPA provides $600,000 for river warning system

An additional $600,000 has been set aside by the Environmental Protection Agency for a real-time warning system that will be installed in the Animas and San Juan rivers to alert local governments...

DATE: May 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Communities, state agencies await EPA reimbursement from Gold King spill

Since Aug. 5, state and local entities estimate they’ve spent hundreds of thousands on expenses associated with the Gold King Mine spill. While the Environmental Protection Agency has footed the...

DATE: April 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Superfund management team lays out plans for 2016

Environmental Protection Agency officials say by next month they intend to provide La Plata and San Juan counties a list of tasks it expects to complete in 2016 at the proposed Bonita Peak Mining...

DATE: April 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Politicians lash out at EPA over mine spill reimbursements

DENVER – Members of Colorado’s congressional delegation on Thursday expressed frustration with the Environmental Protection Agency after La Plata County officials learned the county may not be...

DATE: April 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Metal loading into Upper Animas River remains a mystery

With much of the recent focus on the Cement Creek drainage, the major sources for metal loading into the reaches of the Upper Animas River remain a bit of a mystery for researchers. Yet Sunnyside...

DATE: April 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA: La Plata County won’t get full reimbursement for Gold King

Environmental Protection Agency officials told dismayed La Plata County commissioners on Wednesday not to expect compensation for some Gold King Mine spill costs. For seven months, county staff has...

DATE: April 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA is coming to town

All this week, the Environmental Protection Agency will be dropping in on public meetings in communities affected by the Gold King Mine spill, providing an update on the recently proposed Superfund...

DATE: April 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Herald wins awards from Society of Professional Journalists

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: April 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senator calls for criminal probe of Gold King spill

PHOENIX – U.S. Sen. John McCain on Friday called for a criminal investigation into actions by the Environmental Protection Agency that led to a Colorado mine spill that polluted rivers in three...

DATE: April 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA checks for Gold King spill dribble in to county

La Plata County recently received $9,700 from the Environmental Protection Agency for costs related to the Gold King Mine spill, which county officials say is a fraction of what it is owed. Earlier...

DATE: April 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill to allow quick response to mine spills passes Colorado House

DENVER – The Colorado House on Thursday gave final approval to a measure that would allow a quick response to emergency mine spills, such as Gold King. The bill would authorize the use of emergency...

DATE: April 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Environmental Protection Agency proposes Superfund for San Juan County

DENVER – The Environmental Protection Agency has formally proposed a Superfund listing in San Juan County. The recommendation will be published in the Federal Register on Thursday, which sets off a...

DATE: April 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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