San Juan County

Silverton To Pursue Superfund Help After Mine SpillSouthwestern Colorado officials have voted to begin negotiating with state and federal agencies about a Superfund cleanup of old mines, including one that spewed millions of gallons of wastewater into rivers in August.
With Animas River Back Open, Durango Hoping Visitors Will Flock BackDurango 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.
Federal Grants Help Grouse Habitat In Colorado, WashingtonThe 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.
Gov. Hickenlooper Declares Emergency Over Mine Spill Into Animas RiverThe latest in the mine spill into the Animas River:
Wastewater From Colorado Mine Reaches New MexicoA yellow sludge spilling from a shuttered gold mine into a southwestern Colorado river has reached northern New Mexico, a state official said Saturday.
EPA: Wastewater Spill In Animas River Contains Heavy MetalsMore 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.
Wastewater Continues Spilling Into Now-Orange Animas RiverOne million gallons of wastewater from a San Juan County mine are spilling into the Animas River.
1 Million Gallons Of Wastewater Spilling Into Animas River Near SilvertonOne million gallons of wastewater from a San Juan County mine are spilling into the Animas River.
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 WildernessFive college students are said to be in good condition Monday after they were found stranded in the snow in the Utah wilderness.
10 Counties Unite To Protect Gunnison Sage-GrouseTen 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.
Backcountry Skier Dies In Avalanche Near SilvertonA backcountry skier was buried in about 5 feet of snow and died in an avalanche on Saturday near Silverton.

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