Mark Esper

Position: Silverton Standard

Is a ghost haunting the Grand Imperial in Silverton?

When construction crews went to work on restoring the 133-year-old Grand Imperial Hotel this summer, they found more than the usual structural and plumbing problems. They also report encountering...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA report: $14 million spent on spill so far

The Environmental Protection Agency has so far spent more than $14 million in its response to the Aug. 5 Gold King Mine blowout, according to an internal document. And an Oct. 6 weekly Situation...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Intrigue surrounds Silverton-area plane crash

Authorities are investigating an intriguing mystery behind the Sept. 5 plane crash in western San Juan County that killed four people, seeking answers as to why the small plane had gone so far off...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pilots of crashed plane encountered bad weather

The plane that crashed Sept. 5 in western San Juan County encountered “instrument flying conditions” over western Colorado, but neither of the two pilots aboard were qualified to fly in such bad...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

DeKay wins seat on council

SILVERTON – Tiffany deKay defeated Beccy Rhoades in a special election Tuesday to fill a Silverton Town Council vacancy. DeKay won 244 to 150 (62 percent to 38 percent), according to Town Clerk...

DATE: May 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA wants to test Silverton’s soil

SILVERTON – The Environmental Protection Agency is asking Silverton for permission to test the soil in the town’s parks, streets and schoolyard to determine if the small town suffers from...

DATE: March 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

You can help save Silverton’s own ‘Castle in the Sky’

SILVERTON – The iconic Old Hundred Boarding House, high up on Galena Mountain four miles northeast of Silverton, needs help. During a climb to the site last summer, a contingent of San Juan County...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court date set for man charged in death

An arraignment has been scheduled Dec. 12 for Michael Allen McFarland of Silverton on charges related to the June 6 death of his wife, Jessica McFarland, 32, at their Mineral Street home. In a...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voters OK pot sales, ATVs in Silverton

Silverton voters opened the town to marijuana businesses and off-highway vehicles in Tuesday’s election, putting to rest a couple of the most divisive issues facing the town in recent years. By a...

DATE: April 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Leaders consider rules for pot sales

SILVERTON – San Juan County commissioners have gotten their first look at a draft ordinance that would allow marijuana-related businesses to operate in the county under rules similar to bars and...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Report: Weather a role in plane crash

A rapid change in weather over Silverton early on the afternoon of Dec. 3, 2011, likely contributed to the crash of a small passenger plane that left four Durango residents dead, according to a...

DATE: March 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM may ban snowmobiles by Molas Lake Park

Nearly 1,000 acres of Bureau of Land Management acreage adjacent to Molas Lake Park that has been used as a snowmobile playground for decades may soon be off limits to all motorized use.Jeffrey...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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