The town of Silverton is built on mining. At the Brown Bear Café, a photo of the Gold King Mine sits prominently as a testament to its proud past and unfortunate present.
Mark Redwine is filing a lawsuit against his son’s mother after being named the only person of interest in his death.
More than two weeks after a mine spill fouled waterways in several Western states, officials expressed concern Thursday over the long-term effects of contaminated river bottoms as the federal agency that triggered the accident downplayed the dangers.
CBS4 got the first look inside the source of the toxic spill on the Animas River, at the Gold King Mine where millions of gallons of contaminated water were released.
Durango locals and tourists alike welcomed the news that La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith opened the Animas River last Friday for recreational use after the devastating toxic mine spill.
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is visiting Colorado to see the aftermath of the mining wastewater spill in the Animas River.
Rafters and tubers as well as landlubbers are being invited to participate in a parade to celebrate the re-opening of the Animas River through Durango.
Federal officials say initial tests on sediments collected downstream of a mine waste spill show no risk to people using Colorado’s Animas River.
It will take many years and many millions of dollars simply to manage and not even remove the toxic wastewater from an abandoned mine that unleashed a 100-mile-long torrent of heavy metals into Western rivers and has likely reached Lake Powell, experts said.
The Animas River has reopened to the public for recreational use after the wastewater contamination from an abandoned mine last week.