Mining

(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.

Mine Spill Into Animas River 3 Times Larger Than Believed, Feds Say

The yellow plume of contaminated wastewater that spilled from an abandoned Colorado mine and flowed downstream toward two other states is three times larger than originally estimated, federal officials say.

08/10/2015

Animas River (credit: La Plata County)

Durango Businesses Dealt Blow By Animas River Spill

Business owners in Durango will meet on Monday to discuss the impact of the Animas River spill.

08/09/2015

Animas River (credit: La Plata County)

Thousands Of Mines With Toxic Water Lie Under The West

Beneath the western United States lie thousands of old mining tunnels filled with the same toxic stew that spilled into a Colorado river last week, turning it into a nauseating yellow concoction and stoking alarm about contamination of drinking water.

08/09/2015

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Execs From Montana’s Largest Mining Company Moving To Denver

Top executives from Montana’s largest mining company are relocating to Denver and plan to close its corporate offices in Billings.

03/26/2015

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Lawsuits Seek To Stop Work At Mines In 3 States, Including Colorado

Coal industry representatives say lawsuits against mines in three Western states could have consequences across the U.S. as environmentalists seek changes in how mining is approved on federally owned reserves.

07/06/2014

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Study Estimates Costs For Proposed US Potash Mine

A Denver-based company hoping to mine potash in northeast Arizona estimates such a project could have average annual production of about 1.3 million tons over the 26-year life of the mine.

07/16/2013

Stranded

Littleton Man, 76, Survives After Being Stranded In Nevada For 10 Days

A Colorado man survived 10 days in the remote Nevada desert by melting snow and using skills he learned as a Boy Scout, but the Nevada man he was traveling with has been found dead.

03/29/2012

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Heritage Pass Offers Discounted Tour Of Silverton’s Mining History

The residents of Silverton want tourists to stick around by offering the Silverton Heritage Pass. It’s a discounted admission to three places that tell the story of mining in Silverton.

07/07/2011

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