A landowner agreed to let the EPA store the sludge at an existing mine waste pile a few miles from the plant.
More than 400 firefighters supported by six helicopters and two air tankers are fighting the fire.
"It's not gonna be one of those fires where they can just go out and we hammer it and it's out in two or three days,” official says.
The Durango City Council's action was opposed by some residents concerned the rule was targeting panhandlers and homeless residents.
Jonathan Thompson places the Gold King Mine spill within the long history of mining and pollution in Southwest Colorado.
Possibilities include Fort Lewis University -- or dropping "Fort Lewis" altogether.
Durango is considering moving an encampment in La Plata County onto city property. Meantime, the campers are learning to govern themselves and are torn about having to move.
Colorado needs teachers. Thousands of them. The crisis is most acute in rural Colorado, where turnover is high.
Health care, not the environment, was top of mind for many attendees at the crowded public meeting