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April 30th, 2016

April 30, 2016--Heller, Reid announce adoption of measure to dddress Western drought conditions (PoliticalNews.me)

U.S. Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Harry Reid (D-NV) released the following statement after the Senate adopted the Reid-Heller Water Management Amendment to the Energy and Water appropriations bill.


April 29, 2016--Superfund management team lays out plans for 2016 (Durango Herald)

Environmental Protection Agency officials say by next month they intend to provide La Plata and San Juan counties a list of tasks it expects to complete in 2016 at the proposed Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund site. “Next month, we could provide a more comprehensive briefing on 2016 activities, where we will collect data and figure out what questions that data will ans


April 28, 2016--EPA: La Plata County won’t get full reimbursement for Gold King (Durango Herald)

Environmental Protection Agency officials told dismayed La Plata County commissioners on Wednesday not to expect compensation for some Gold King Mine spill costs. For seven months, county staff has sunk several hundred hours into drafting a cooperative agreement asking the EPA to fund up to $2.4 million over 10 years for spill-related costs and preparation measures for future emergencies.&


April 27, 2016--Cadmium, lead, copper levels in Animas headwaters exceed Colorado limits (Denver Post)

Animas River headwaters contamination exceeds state standards for cadmium, copper, lead and other toxic acid metals draining from inactive mines, officials from the Environmental Protection Agency and Sunnyside Gold Corp. revealed Tuesday. Until now, federal pronouncements after the EPA-triggered Aug.


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April 26th

April 26, 2016--Colorado may need to put $100 million aside annually to do more with the same amount of water (Steamboat Pilot)

Would you be willing to pay an extra penny or two on every beverage container you purchase for the next 30 years or so, if it could assure Colorado will meet its future water needs? John Stulp, Gov.


April 26, 2016--Colorado senate passes abandoned mines cleanup bill (US)

Colorado’s Department of Natural Resources will soon be able to respond to emergency situations at more of the state’s abandoned mines. The Senate approved a bill Monday that allows the department to tackle situations threatening public safety or the environment at nearly any mine site. DNR’s Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety had been limited to si


April 25, 2016--EPA is coming to town (Durango Herald)

All this week, the Environmental Protection Agency will be dropping in on public meetings in communities affected by the Gold King Mine spill, providing an update on the recently declared Superfund district north of Silverton. At 3 p.m.


April 24, 2016--Denver Water exec: W. Slope is last resort (Aspen Journal)

Mike King, the new director of planning for Denver Water, said at a recent meeting that beyond additional transmountain diversions through the Moffatt Tunnel into an expanded Gross Reservoir near Boulder, Denver Water doesn’t have other Western Slope projects on its radar. King served as executive director of Colorado’s Department of Natural Resources from 2010 until January of


April 23, 2016--Lake Nighthorse road project moves forward (Durango Herald)

A project for a turning lane on County Road 210 accessing Lake Nighthorse is expected to go to bid next month. “This has been budgeted several years, but we didn’t want to get ahead of ourselves with Lake Nighthorse,” La Plata County Engineer and Public Works Director Jim Davis said. “The Bureau of Reclamation is going ahead with entrance construction.