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San Juan Mountains

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EPA Test Results Show Mine Spill Unleashed Highly Toxic Stew

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said its surface-water testing done before, during and after 3 million gallons of mine waste flowed through Colorado show very high levels of heavy metals.

08/13/2015

Animas River retention pools at the Gold King Mine (credit: CBS)

Damages In Mine Spill Will Take Years To Tabulate

The spill of toxic wastewater from an abandoned gold mine high in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains caused untold millions in economic disruptions and damages in three states.

08/13/2015

(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

Researchers examining a mother black bear (credit: CBS)

Lengthy Study Finds Most Black Bears Won’t Rely On Human Food

A groundbreaking study could change many of the things that are known about black bears. Researchers in the San Juan Mountains have been in close contact with 40 bears, going right into their dens during hibernation.

04/13/2015

Wolf Creek Ski Area (credit: Wolf Creek Ski Area)

Wolf Creek Gets More Than 4 Feet Of Snow From Storm

Snowfall from the latest storm to hit Colorado’s mountains has already surpassed 4 feet around Wolf Creek Pass.

03/03/2015

Snow piling up in Durango Saturday night (credit: CBS)

Forecasters Issue Blizzard Warning In Southern Colorado

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for Wolf Creek Pass as Pacific moisture brings heavy snow and strong winds to the Continental Divide through Monday.

03/01/2015

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Biologists Begin Long-Term Lynx Monitoring Program

Biologists have begun a long-term monitoring program to determine how lynx are faring in the southern Rockies.

01/20/2015

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Cumbres & Toltec Provides ‘Antique Railroading’ Experience

Colorado residents hankering to see the state in the days before automobiles and the Internet might find satisfaction in the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.

08/04/2014

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