Tag Archives: Durango

State and Federal Officials Clash on Reopening of Animas River

EPA-300Colorado and federal officials are at odds over whether it’s safe to reopen the Animas River to recreation after the EPA spilled 3 million gallons of toxic mine water into it, while working at the Gold King Mine. The bright orange color is gone, and officials say tests show the concentration of metals in the water – including arsenic and lead – Continue reading

McCarthy to Visit Site of EPA Spill

mccarthyThe administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency will visit Durango today to observe the response efforts of crews working to cleanup last week’s mine waste spill that turned the Animas River orange, sparking an emergency declaration in two states. The EPA’s Gina McCarthy will also visit Farmington, New Continue reading

Farmers to be Compensated for Donated Food

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Farmers now have an incentive to donate produce to Colorado food banks.  Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill Friday that will give farmers a tax credit for a quarter of the wholesale market price of the food.  He held a signing ceremony on a truck bed at Adobe House Farm in Durango with farmers, ranchers and Continue reading