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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

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Mine cleanup analysis stresses need for federal involvement

A conservation advocacy group recently determined it would cost about $21 billion to clean up the approximately 100,000 abandoned mines across 13 Western states, but what the study truly aims to...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Audit: Southwest Colorado has been lagging ‘way behind’ on recycling waste

A recently conducted trash audit of five Southwest Colorado counties showed the region is drastically lagging diversion rates of recycled materials compared with the state and the country. Last...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Water systems need TLC

The city’s pumps, pipes, valves and other pieces of water infrastructure need $4 million worth of upgrades. While it is not likely all the projects will make the city’s 2016 budget, Utilities...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Sewer plant proves vexing

The message from the Utilities Commission on Monday on finding a spot to locate a new sewer plant was mixed, and ultimately the commission didn’t give the Durango City Council any direction. City...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News