San Juan County

Gov. John Hickenlooper drinks from the Animas River (credit: Durango Herald)

With Animas River Back Open, Durango Hoping Visitors Will Flock Back

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.


Greater sage grouse (credit:

Federal Grants Help Grouse Habitat In Colorado, Washington

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced about $828,000 in grants to preserve habitat for dwindling species including the greater sage grouse and Gunnison sage grouse in Washington state and Colorado.


(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 Reaches New Mexico

A yellow sludge spilling from a shuttered gold mine into a southwestern Colorado river has reached northern New Mexico, a state official said Saturday.


Animas River (credit: La Plata County)

EPA: Wastewater Spill In Animas River Contains Heavy Metals

More water is being released into the Animas River in an attempt to flush out the one million gallons of wastewater from a San Juan County mine spilling into the water. The EPA also released a statement about what happened.


The Animas River (credit: CBS)

Wastewater Continues Spilling Into Now-Orange Animas River

One million gallons of wastewater from a San Juan County mine are spilling into the Animas River.


The spill in the Animas River (credit: The Durango Herald)

1 Million Gallons Of Wastewater Spilling Into Animas River Near Silverton

One million gallons of wastewater from a San Juan County mine are spilling into the Animas River.


(credit: CBS)

Mother Of 2 Stabbed To Death In Silverton

Deputies in San Juan County are investigating the murder of a 32-year-old woman.



Colorado College Students Get Stranded In Utah Wilderness

Five college students are said to be in good condition Monday after they were found stranded in the snow in the Utah wilderness.


Gunnison sage grouse (credit:

10 Counties Unite To Protect Gunnison Sage-Grouse

Ten Western Colorado area counties have united to maintain local control of conservation efforts of a rare bird that was classified as a species in 2000.



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