EPA faces criticism, praise at Silverton meeting

SILVERTON – On Monday night at a packed meeting of the Silverton Town Trustee Board, more than 40 Silverton residents gathered to talk with the EPA’s Martin Hestmark and toxicologist Deborah...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA to plug Silverton mine soon

SILVERTON – Mine remediation and greater monitoring above Silverton this summer will help ease the level of poisonous metals in the Animas River, at least at first. At the Red and Bonita Mine,...

DATE: June 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Summer mine mitigation planned

Cleanup efforts at a few Silverton mines are scheduled to get underway this summer, and there is a local push for federal legislation that would allow for more. Defunct Silverton mines are oozing...

DATE: June 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ouray silver mine improves safety after two deaths

After an incident that led to the deaths of two men and a ruling of a “pattern of violations,” operations at a silver mine near Ouray are now considered safer. The Mining Safety and Health...

DATE: May 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo Mine needs environmental analysis

A U.S. District of Colorado judge has told the Navajo Mine and the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement to consider more thoroughly the environmental impact of an expansion of the...

DATE: April 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA wants to test Silverton’s soil

SILVERTON – The Environmental Protection Agency is asking Silverton for permission to test the soil in the town’s parks, streets and schoolyard to determine if the small town suffers from...

DATE: March 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feds: Quray mine warned before accident

DENVER – Federal mine inspectors say operators were warned numerous times of potential danger at the Revenue-Virginius Mine days before two men died of carbon-monoxide poisoning in 2013. Mine...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Rock-solid history lesson

A collection of rocks gathered from early-day mines in the Junction Creek and La Plata Canyon drainages are scheduled for display at Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College. The rocks –...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bond for a Silverton mine seized

DENVER – A troubled Mancos gold-mining company was dealt another blow Wednesday, losing the bond for a mine it owns near Silverton. Red Arrow Gold Corp. already has been sanctioned for building an...

DATE: April 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Predictions for gold mine demise prove exaggerated

VICTOR (AP) – The Cresson Mine between Cripple Creek and Victor was expected to operate only six years when mining began in 1994. So much for predictions. Nearly 20 years later, the mine west of...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

A legacy that won't die

SILVERTON Just a few miles from the center of Silverton, where a series of mines – which once made the town's fortune – now lies abandoned by industry, the earth cannot heal. At Red and Bonita...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildcat Mining repairs proceed

The new owner of a controversial gold mine complex in La Plata Canyon is pressing ahead with repair work, although the company does not expect to start mining this year.Wildcat Mining Corp. got...

DATE: July 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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