Special Gear May Have Saved Skier Who Got Buried In AvalancheA backcountry skier was both lucky and well prepared when he got buried in an avalanche this week near Silverton.
Colorado Man Dies In Flash Flood In Northern New MexicoAuthorities say a Colorado man who was a former New Mexico police officer has died trying to drive across a flooded wash.
Woman Falls To Her Death Near WaterfallA woman fell to her death at the Cascade Waterfall in southern Colorado on Sunday.
Hickenlooper Backs Superfund Cleanup For Leaking MinesGov. John Hickenlooper formally endorsed a Superfund cleanup for 48 old mining sites in the southwestern corner of the state on Monday, including one that sent a torrent of wastewater into New Mexico and Utah rivers last summer.
'It Hit Us Hard': Navajo Nation In New Mexico Still Suffering From Mine SpillShiprock, a volcanic plume frozen in time, is sacred to the Navajo people who live there. So too is the water that flows through this land. Last August that water, which brings life, brought trouble.
Silverton Unanimously Votes To Ask For Superfund Cleanup Due To Mine SpillThere's now a vote on whether to ask for a U. S. Environmental Protection Agency Superfund cleanup in the mountains around Silverton.
House Panel Issues Subpoenas On Gold King Mine Waste SpillThe Republican chairman of a House committee has issued subpoenas to the Obama administration seeking documents related to a review of 3-million-gallon wastewater spill from a Colorado mine last summer.
EPA: Local Officials To Get Role In Gold King Superfund SiteThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has promised to involve local officials as much as practical in any decisions about a possible Superfund cleanup around the site of a massive mine spill in southwestern Colorado.
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: