Metal and mineral

Storms stir up pollutants in Animas River

DENVER – Runoff from autumn storms kicked up the levels of some contaminants in the Animas River after a massive spill of toxic mine waste, but concentrations of other pollutants declined or didn’t...

DATE: April 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango may move forward with Superfund support letter

Although Silverton and San Juan County officials last week delayed a decision on seeking Superfund status, Durango City Mayor Dean Brookie is considering sending a letter to Gov. John Hickenlooper...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

D.C. lawmakers meet inside Colorado mine

IDAHO SPRINGS – The first-ever congressional hearing inside a mine was held Monday, offering a dramatic image of the impact the Gold King Mine spill has had on policy talks. The Subcommittee on...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water monitoring plans may bring Four Corners together

Agreeing that collaboration is key, New Mexico environmental officials extended a hand in partnership to La Plata County during a Wednesday meeting about long-term water monitoring plans. Four...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mixed views on Gold King/real estate correlation

A recent decline in real estate transactions has some La Plata County brokers questioning whether the residential sales slump in October has anything to do with the mine spill that occurred north...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

At Bullion Mine, project keeps waste under control

SILVERTON While Cement Creek continues to feed 585 gallons of acid mine drainage per minute into the Animas River, treatment to the mines above the river’s other tributary, Mineral Creek, have had...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mining reclamation may be a pipe dream

DENVER – Despite cries for a focus on reclamation following the Gold King Mine spill, restoring thousands of inactive mines across Colorado and the nation may prove difficult, if not logistically...

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

Plans to plug the Gold King Mine backfire

A million gallons of polluted water flowing down the Animas River started as a small trickle. The entrance to the Gold King Mine has long been collapsed, and the Environmental Protection Agency...

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

Mancos mercury hard to gauge

It is impossible to determine how much mercury exposure neighbors of an illegal gold mill near Mancos may have experienced while operating, according to a recent report by the state health...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Mancos mercury hard to gauge

It is impossible to determine how much mercury exposure neighbors of an illegal gold mill near Mancos may have experienced while operating, according to a recent report by the state health...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local artist honors cowboy legend

Family history and pride surrounding a Cowboy Hall of Fame member are enshrined in the latest brand bottle from local artist Cara Randolph. Sandblasted into the bottle are Phil Stadtler’s 20...

DATE: July 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Carrying the torch

When local community college students lay down their first line of molten metal, it may not be with a live torch next semester. For the first time at Southwest Colorado Community College, students...

DATE: March 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - Education