In The News

September 9, 2015--Dolores Water Conservancy seeks mill levy (Dolores Star)

The Dolores Water Conservancy District board of directors is asking voters to set a permanent mill levy for the district. Ballot question 4A will appear on the November general election ballot, and would authorize DWCD to fix its operating mill levy at the current 0.483 mills and retain any additional income it receives. DWCD operates McPhee Reservoir and the Dolores Project.

September 7, 2015--Gold King spill stirs concerns about New Mexico’s old mines (Durango Herald)

The ongoing fallout in New Mexico from last month’s Colorado mine spill is a stark reminder that the “Land of Enchantment” has its own dangerous mines. While public officials continue to measure the damage wrought by the Gold King Mine spill, some say it’s a wake-up call to the staggering number of abandoned mines in New Mexico.

September 6, 2015--What went wrong? (Durango Herald)

Something caught San Juan Sheriff Bruce Conrad’s eye on Aug. 5 that compelled him to pull off on the side of County Road 110. He looked to the right, and there was Cement Creek as he knew it, murky and meandering. He then looked over his other shoulder and couldn’t believe what he saw.

September 5, 2015--A long road for mine cleanup (Durango Herald)

More questions than answers face those tasked with deciding the most efficient and feasible plan for cleaning up leaky mines above Silverton.

September 4, 2015--Why Silverton still doesn't want a Superfund site (High Country News)

Steve Fearn has spent 20 years fighting Superfund status in the mountains around Silverton, Colorado.