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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.


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:


Animas River (credit: La Plata County)

Wastewater From Colorado Mine Flows Toward New Mexico, Utah

An eerie yellow sludge that poured out of a shuttered gold mine and into a southwestern Colorado river was inching its way downstream toward New Mexico and Utah.


Animas River (credit: CBS)

Orange Waste From Mine Creeps Toward State Line

A plume of orange muck that spilled from a Colorado mine has drifted about 55 miles downriver and is closing in on New Mexico.


Andrea Lucero  (credit: Denver Police)

Abducted New Mexico Teen Found Alive In Indiana

An Amber Alert has been issued for a 16-year-old girl from New Mexico believed to now be in the Denver area.


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Colorado Man Sentenced For 2012 Bank Robbery In New Mexico

A Colorado man has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for robbing a bank in New Mexico in 2012.


Damien Ramirez (credit: Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office)

Sheriff: Man Killed By Deputy Near Strasburg Had Threatened Violence

A man who was fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy near Strasburg was a sex offender who, investigators say, recently commented that he would kill as many people as possible if there was the possibility of going back to jail.


(credit: CBS)

2 From Florida Dead After Chase From Colorado To New Mexico

New Mexico authorities say a Florida man and his 14-year-old niece were found dead with gunshot wounds to the head after a car chase across the Southwest.




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