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Four mines leak 300 million gallons of tainted water a year
Posted on August 20 2015, 1:16pm by Mark Esper in Local News
Compared to Aug. 5 spill of 3 million gallons from the Gold King
EPA's temporary treatment facility in avalanche zone
Posted on August 20 2015, 1:13pm by Mark Esper in Local News
It's also in a creek bed but EPA officials say they plan to dismantle it soon.
Western Movie Festival set for Labor Day Weekend
Posted on August 20 2015, 1:09pm by Mark Esper in Local News
'A Ticket to Tomahawk" and 'Denver and Rio Grande" to be featured
Disaster at the Gold King
Posted on August 13 2015, 1:48pm by Mark Esper in Local News
Blowout sends toxic plume down Animas; river water quality now back to normal; Silverton municipal water not affected
Yes, that letter to the editor about the EPA was published
Posted on August 12 2015, 1:17pm by Mark Esper in Local News
It went viral and I wanted to verify that it was published in the Standard on July 30, 2015.
Local officials visit Gold King Mine site
Posted on August 10 2015, 6:41pm by Mark Esper in Local News
They discuss the situation with EPA officials
Town, county declare emergency
Posted on August 09 2015, 6:16pm by Mark Esper in Local News
Both the Town of Silverton and San Juan County have declared an emergency due to the huge spill of mine waste at the Gold King Mine above Gladstone
County warns public to avoid contact with river
Posted on August 06 2015, 8:33pm by Mark Esper in Local News
Release of mine waste raises concerns
EPA statement on mine waste release
Posted on August 05 2015, 10:38pm by Mark Esper in Local News
The EPA released the following statement late Wednesday, Aug. 5
Breaking news: Mine waste floods creek
Posted on August 05 2015, 5:10pm by Mark Esper in Local News
Mud, rocks and trees roar down Cement Creek from the Gold King