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Gov. John Hickenlooper at a fish hatchery in Durango (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper On Mine Spill: ‘We Take This As A Catalyst’

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday personally inspected the Animas River after the massive spill of wastewater.


Animas River retention pools at the Gold King Mine (credit: CBS)

Top EPA Official Takes Responsibility For Mine Spill

Townspeople watching millions of gallons of orange-colored mine waste flow through their communities demanded clarity Tuesday about possible long-term threats to their water supply.


Gov. John Hickenlooper at the Animas River in Durango on Tuesday (credit: CBS)

Gov. Hickenlooper Goes To See Mine Spill Impact

Colorado’s governor is visiting a stretch of river contaminated by yellow wastewater that spilled from an abandoned mine.


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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.


(credit: Angie Wingerd/Ignited Imagery) The Animas River at Bakers Bridge on Sunday afternoon shows changes in the color of contaminated water from the Gold King Mine blowout near Silverton. The water is cleared up to an extent since Thursday, when it was a deeper orange color from metals. The plume of contaminants has moved into Utah.

Gov. Hickenlooper Declares Emergency Over Mine Spill Into Animas River

The latest in the mine spill into the Animas River:


Aurora theater gunman James Holmes in court during the sentencing of his trial on Aug. 7. (credit: CBS)

Theater Gunman’s Life Spared, Sentenced To Life In Prison

The jury in the Aurora theater shooting trial could not reach a unanimous decision on the death penalty so he will spend the rest of his life in prison.


Colorado's death chamber (credit: CBS)

Good Question: How Does The Death Penalty Work In Colorado?

How does the death penalty work in Colorado?


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Colorado’s New Felony DUI Bill Is Officially In Effect

Colorado now has tougher penalties for repeat drunk drivers.


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New Campus: ‘Google Isn’t Coming To Boulder, Google Is Staying In Boulder’

Work is underway on Google’s new campus in Boulder, and with it will come hundreds of jobs.




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