In The News

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.

September 3, 2015--Officials explore Superfund solution (Durango Herald)

The road to a Superfund designation can be long, local officials learned from Environmental Protection Agency representatives on Thursday. EPA officials came to Durango to talk with the Durango city councilors and La Plata County commissioners about funding for mine remediation through a National Priorities Listing.

September 2, 2015--Water taste is result of 'turn over' in Vallecito, Bayfield reservoirs (Pine River Times)

Yuck. That's been a frequent verdict on the taste of Bayfield's water for the past couple of weeks. It's had an off taste, verging on metallic. Some people have switched for now to bottled or filtered water.