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EPA-contracted company uses mine waste to pave county road in Silverton

The same Environmental Protection Agency crew that caused the Gold King Mine spill is again catching flak for using potentially toxic material from a mine waste pile to improve a road north of...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango’s utilities director resigns abruptly

City Utilities Director Steve Salka resigned from his post on Thursday, effective immediately. He cited a disagreement with City Manager Ron LeBlanc as the reason for leaving his position. Salka...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Septic systems could see more inspections

Regulations for private septic systems will change in the next 12 months and some possible rules could help protect groundwater and give homeowners more design options. The state recently released...

DATE: June 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma County Landfill opens Upcycle Store

It’s amazing what people will throw out, and nobody knows that better than workers at the landfill. Montezuma County Landfill manager Shak Powers couldn’t stand watching his bulldozers crush and...

DATE: May 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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EPA agrees to review regulations on oil and gas waste

The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to review its regulations on how companies should dispose of oil and gas waste, a result of a lawsuit brought on by several environmental groups in...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Phoenix Recycling aims to be regional hub

More materials could be kept out of regional landfills, now that Phoenix Recycling has opened a new plant. The facility on County Road 307 opened in July, and it could process all residential...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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City of Durango trash, recycling rates may rise

The rates for trash and recycling may increase next year to help pay for a new recycling center that could be built in 2021. As more people move to Three Springs and Twin Buttes, the city will...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Details of sewage plant design emerge

Refined designs for the sewage-treatment plant may leave room for a basketball court in Santa Rita Park. But there is not enough space to leave room for the volleyball court that will be displaced...

DATE: June 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Sewer plant costs up

The estimated cost of the sewer plant remodel has increased from $58 million to about $60.8 million, city staff members told Durango city councilors on Tuesday. Labor costs, material disposal and...

DATE: May 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Sewer plant designs unveiled to Durango City Council

The landscaping and design around the new administration building for the sewer plant will draw people down to the Durango Whitewater Park, consultants promised the Durango City Council Tuesday. ...

DATE: April 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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City of Durango seeks feedback on sewer plant designs

Residents will have their first opportunity on Wednesday to see preliminary designs of the new administration building for the sewer treatment plant. In November, Durango voters approved $68...

DATE: April 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Nonprofit asks Mancos, Dolores to fund recycling

The Four Corners Recycling Initiative in Montezuma County is running out of money. Without additional revenue by November, the nonprofit won’t have the funds to pay for recycling bins in Mancos and...

DATE: March 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News