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The color of dread: The Animas River runs yellow, again

It’s back – the color of dread. The mustard hue that triggered global headlines after last summer’s Gold King Mine spill has returned to parts...

Silverton’s Gold King reckoning

On the morning of Aug. 5, 2015, a deep pool of acidic, metal-laden water was backed up behind debris in the Level 7 adit of the Gold King Mine on the slope of Bonita Peak, roughly 10 miles north of Silverton, Colorado.

Gold King Mine owner says the EPA raped him, reports Durango...

Gold King Mine owner Todd Hennis told The Durango Herald that the Environmental Protection Agency committed “an act of rape” against him. Rape metaphors have...

Gold King Mine bleeds $100,000 daily; the leak’s still not fixed

The snow is beginning to fly in Silverton's high country, and a temporary water treatment plant has been completed –  in the nick of...

EPA releases videos of workers explaining Animas River disaster

The Environmental Protection Agency has released a series of videos – some in depth interviews, others short clips – from August 14, in which...

Animas River disaster: More lawmaker finger-pointing on tap, but little work...

Workers in the mountains above Silverton are racing to finish a patchwork of temporary fixes on leaking hard-rock mines above Silverton as Congress busies...

Homebrew: Sheriff’s deputies suspended for incompetence

Bad job Three sheriff’s deputies at the Denver jail have been suspended “with two of them erroneously releasing a prisoner, and the third missing the...

Silverton and San Juan County seek quick-fix government funding

The Town of Silverton and San Juan County plan to ask the federal government for quick-fix, disaster-relief funding to help counteract the impacts of...

Cynthia Coffman’s private-meeting invitation irks SW Colorado public officials

At the peak of the Animas River crisis, Cynthia Coffman reached out to the Durango City Council and La Plata County Commission and invited...

Reader’s view: Looking forward after the Gold King Mine spill

The recent disaster on the Animas River is news to no one at this point. Headlines across Colorado and national outlets have spread this...