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EPA stops field work at all nation’s mines

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy on Wednesday ordered all the agency’s regions to stop field work in mines across the country in the wake of the Gold King Mine blowout...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA chief confirms Animas is recovering

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday confirmed what Colorado officials already knew, that readings of the Animas River show a return to pre-contamination conditions. Gina...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper: Threat lessens on Animas River

State officials reported Tuesday that the Animas River appears to be back to pre-event conditions after seemingly catastrophic contamination. The latest water samples – taken Friday after a...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

3 million, not 1 million, gallons of contaminated water rushed from mine, EPA says

The Environmental Protection Agency on Sunday tripled its estimate of how much contaminated water gushed out of Gold King Mine and slipped into the Animas River in Wednesday’s blowout – up to 3...

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

Fair judges placed in a pickle

Outside the La Plata County Fair on Thursday, children walked around in cowboy boots, rejoicing about their victories in the ring while people with Gideons International handed out free New...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can life survive in the Animas River?

As about 1 million gallons of toxic sludge makes its way from Gold King Mine down the Animas River, scientists, politicians and Durango residents are bracing for the environmental fallout. At a...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Catastrophe on the Animas

Acidic wastewater from an abandoned mine above Silverton coursed its way through La Plata County on Thursday, turning the Animas River orange-brown, forcing the city of Durango to stop pumping raw...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Youth-offender system works, sometimes

Public perception holds that compared with serving time in a Department of Corrections prison, youth-offender programs are a cakewalk. Yet weeks after Bayfield’s Logan Griffith, 20, was sentenced...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Despite the rain, Youthfest fundraiser shines brightly

As festival-goers poured into Rotary Park for “Youthfest” on Sunday afternoon, Tiospaye, the event’s nonprofit organizer, looked well on its way to accomplishing its ambitious goal: Raising $30,000...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flash-flood watch in effect through early Monday

On Sunday afternoon, the National Weather Service placed a good portion of Western Colorado on a flash-flood watch that will remain in effect until 3 a.m. Monday morning. Andrew Lyons, an intern...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weather-watchers prophesize downpours

Anyone who’s been praying for rain will soon have reason to rejoice: The heavens are poised to unleash a great deal of moisture on Durango before Monday, according to the National Weather Service....

DATE: July 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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