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Category: River Systems :: San Juan River
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Group wants grizzly bears restored to Colorado, other U.S. states 28.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Wildlife advocates are seeking a court order that would force U.S. officials to consider if grizzly bears should be restored to more Western states following the animals' resurgence in the Northern Rockies.
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Indiana woman killed in San Juan River rafting accident identified 28.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Authorities have released the name of a woman who died in a rafting accident on a guided trip on the San Juan River in southwest Colorado.
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Soothe your aching back in Colorado on a weekend escape to Pagosa Springs 27.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Hope springs eternal, and I was hoping for some relief for my aching back in Pagosa Springs. The small town in southwest Colorado is surrounded by the San Juan Mountains and forests and is known for its hunting, fishing and hot springs. Fishing or hunting were not on the radar for this trip, but...

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Death toll on Colorado rivers is rising because of heavy spring snowmelt 25.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The deaths of two women in the Gunnison River on Friday brought the death toll in state waterways to five, and officials across the state are warning people to take caution when in the water because of heavy spring runoff.
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Firefighter uses YouTube duck calls to rescue ducklings in Littleton 22.6.2019 Denver Post: Local
A flock of ducklings is safe in suburban Denver after a firefighter used a recording of duck calls to coax some of them from a storm drain.
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Tubing banned on St. Vrain River in Boulder County; swift waters cause safety concerns 22.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Swift, hard-running waters, primed by rain and high country snowmelt, has resulted in a tubing ban on the Saint Vrain River, and its creeks, in Boulder County.
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Road trip: Hike, fish and explore historic sites in Colorado 20.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The route: From downtown Durango, Colo., take Main Avenue to West College Drive. Turn left onto U.S. 550 south to U.S. 160 east to Pagosa Springs, Colo.

Miles: Durango to Pagosa Springs is about 60 miles; scenic detours will add 40 or more miles.

Best time: Summers can be warm; spring and fall...

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Colorado snowpack poised for drought recovery, officials say 16.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Officials say Colorado’s snowpack this year could recover the state’s hydrological system following last year’s drought.
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'Miracle': No deaths or serious injuries after plane slides into Florida river 4.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A charter plane carrying 143 people and traveling from Cuba to north Florida ended up in a river at the end of a runway Friday night, though no critical injuries or deaths were reported, officials said.
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Colorado mountain snowpack still lags, at 72 percent of the norm 26.3.2018 Denver Post: Local
Colorado mountain snowpack still lags, at 72 percent of the norm, and federal forecasters project drought will persist across much of the southwestern United States, threatening agricultural producers.
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UN court: Nicaragua must pay Costa Rica environmental costs 2.2.2018 Washington Post: World
The International Court of Justice has ordered Nicaragua to compensate Costa Rica for damage Nicaragua caused with unlawful construction work near the mouth of the San Juan River, in the court’s first foray into assessing costs for environmental damage.
Barrier put in mine that sent toxic water into 3 states 20.9.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is installing a barrier and valve inside an inactive Colorado mine to prevent another surge of wastewater like a 2015 blowout that contaminated rivers in three states. The 12-inch (30-centimeter) valve will regulate wastewater pouring from the Gold King Mine in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern […]
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Costa Rica, Nicaragua battle over sea boundary at UN court 3.7.2017 Washington Post: World
The International Court of Justice has begun hearings in a maritime and land boundary dispute between Costa Rica and Nicaragua involving their Pacific and Caribbean borders.
Inspector general clears EPA in investigation of Gold King Mine disaster 13.6.2017 Denver Post: Local
The Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general says no wrongdoing led to the Gold King Mine disaster, but that the EPA had no rules for dealing with blowout-prone toxic mines.
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APNewsBreak: Losses from mine spill may be less than feared 3.4.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

DENVER (AP) — Economic damage from a Colorado mine waste spill caused by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may be far less than originally feared after attorneys drastically reduced some of the larger claims, The Associated Press has learned. Farmers, business owners, residents and others initially said they suffered a staggering $1.2 billion in lost […]
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Final EPA analysis on Gold King Mine spill says there were no long-term water quality effects 7.1.2017 Denver Post: Local
The Gold King Mine spill did not have a long-term impact on the water quality of the Animas and San Juan rivers, a final Environmental Protection Agency analysis of the disaster's effect released Friday has found, adding that aquatic life does not appear to have been immediately effected.
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What is Bears Ears? Take a look inside Utah's new national monument 29.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Before an inter-tribal coalition attached the name Bears Ears to what has become the most debated national monument proposal in a generation, not many used that name for the archaeological sandstone wonderland bounded by the San Juan and Colorado rivers west of Blanding. Read the full story about today’s announcement, and see how Utahns are reacting. <freeform>Nominally speaking, the Bears Ears are the twin buttes rising from Elk Ridge as it climbs from Cedar Mesa, so named for their re...
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National Park Service features Hovenweep 10.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Hovenweep National Monument is one of those out of the way destinations that is easy to miss, especially in the midst of southeastern Utah where national parks such as Canyonlands and Arches, Monument Valley, the San Juan River and Cedar Mesa offer a myriad of recreational options. Located partly in Utah and partially in Colorado, the monument preserves some wonderful ancient ruins in an out-of-the-way beautiful place. Its small campground is seldom crowded and the monument is so far from any ci...
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Navajo Nation files $160 M claim with EPA over mine spill 6.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Window Rock, Ariz. • The Navajo Nation has submitted a claim of more than $160 million in damages to the federal government over last year’s mine waste spill that fouled rivers in three western states. A cleanup team led by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency triggered the August 2015 spill while working at the Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado. The 3-million-gallon blowout tainted rivers in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah with tons of toxic heavy metals including arsenic, mercury and l...
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Durango to get all winter water from Animas River 21.11.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
The Animas River will be the sole source of winter water for the city of Durango because of work at Lemon Dam.
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