Disaster Declaration

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Durango Mayor: Animas River Spill ‘Catastrophic For The Community’

The now notorious orange plume is clearing in Durango, but the problems the toxic sludge left behind go far beyond the yellow tinge on river rocks still visible from downtown.


Animas River (credit: La Plata County)

‘I Cannot Shower, I Cannot Cook, I Cannot Do Anything’ Says Woman Living On Animas River

The Animas River in southwestern Colorado will remain closed at least another week after millions of gallons of mine waste spilled into the river.


Flooding in El Paso County during the early summer of 2015 after weeks of heavy rain. (credit: CBS)

State Requests Aid From FEMA In Wake Of Flooding

If the state can get a “disaster declaration” it would free up grant money to pay for debris removal and repairs.


Flood damage at the Pueblo levee (credit: KKTV)

Pueblo County Seeks Disaster Declaration For Flood Damage

Officials in El Paso and Pueblo counties said they will ask Gov. John Hickenlooper for a disaster declaration after rain and flooding pounded the region over the past three weeks.


Gov. John Hickenlooper at the High Park Fire command post in June 2012. (credit: CBS)

Gov. Hickenlooper Signs Disaster Declaration For High Park Fire

Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed a disaster declaration allocating $20 million to help fight a fire that has killed one person and damaged more than 100 structures.


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