While going down a wormhole the other day, I stumbled across a variety of documents on the Gold King Mine … More
Alarm bells went off throughout the Animas and San Juan River drainages this weekend when big storms and the historically … More
The following is excerpted from River of Lost Souls: The Science, Politics, and Greed Behind the Gold King Mine Disaster. … More
Southwest Colorado is wracked by drought, and the Animas River, along with being sullied by ash and mud from debris … More
Passengers stepping off the old steam train in Silverton during the 1950s or ’60s would have been greeted by a gaudy, chaotic scene, part Western movie set, part third-world Medina. A truck kicks up dust on Blair Street, a loudspeaker affixed to the top blaring out advertisements. A giant cowboy cutout juts up from the facade of the Bent Elbow bar and restaurant where a white-hatted guy shoots a black-hatted guy off the balcony, the latter’s dying words a list of the lunch specials at the Bent. Effie Andreatta’s dog runs by, its fur painted—yes, painted—with an advertisement for the San Juan Cafe. And then a scuffle—this one real—as a merchant punches his competitor in the head.
UPDATE on 6/8/2018: As of the end of day 6/7, the 416 Fire had reached 5,100 acres and as of … More
The San Juan Basin in northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado has been a hydrocarbon extraction hotspot since the 1920s. … More