Posts tagged Eagle Mine

New Developments on the Horizon for the Eagle Mine

Long-time residents of the Eagle Valley remember a time nearly 30 years ago when the Eagle River ran orange. Linda Jones, who worked at Battle Mountain High School, would pass by the river and its orange-stained rocks on her way to work, football games, and ski practices. Joe Macy and his colleagues at Vail Resorts […]

Eagle River has rebounded thanks to community support

Editor’s note: This is the second of two parts. Click here to read Part 1. As we all know, Colorado has a rich and fascinating history of mining that dates back to the late 1800s. Between 1991 and 1999, the Colorado Geological Survey inventoried abandoned and inactive mine sites on National Forest lands across the […]

Animas spill may stimulate watershed solutions

Editor’s note: This is the first of two parts. Click here to read Part 2. On Aug. 5, about 3 million gallons of contaminated water burst out of an abandoned mine above Silverton and sent a plume of cloudy, orange water down Cement Creek to the Animas River, through the heart of Durango, and on […]

Eagle Mine Cleanup Method May Change

Nothing about the Eagle Mine is simple — from who’s responsible for the property to the miles of plumbing associated with the cleanup. Changes to the cleanup are complicated, too, but those responsible for the process are starting to work to alter the way contaminated water from the mine is kept out of the Eagle […]

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