Position: Editorial Assistant

Email: herald@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4566

About: Sarah Silvernail was raised on a cattle ranch near Allison, Colorado. She left the area to attend Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, Colorado, where she majored in English and minored in journalism. Silvernail returned to the area to be near her family and after doing freelance writing for several years, she joined the Herald's staff in 2008. Read More Hide

and the west is history

100 years ago: “Manager J.R. Richter Jr. of the Silverton Northern Railroad company began work last week in opening the Gladstone railroad, and a good sized crew of men are not at work here. One...

DATE: April 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

and the west is history

100 years ago: “Sunnyside raises wages 25 cents a day and all three La Plata producers open May 1. The California mining district in the La Platas will be roaring with activity and burning...

DATE: April 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: “The Fort Lewis school opened April 17 for its first term under the new plan. The enrollment, while under that of last winter, is good, considering the change that has been made,...

DATE: April 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: “Game Warden Cummings returned from a trip to the head of the Western Colorado Power Company flume in the Cascade section. He found four feet of snow on the ground.” 75 years ago: ...

DATE: April 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: “There are at this time many newcomers from distant states looking over the various sections of the great San Juan Basin with a view of either buying or taking up land. To these, as...

DATE: April 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: “Elaborate programs inspired by the Easter-tide were rendered at the churches. The day was ideal and the services were more largely attended than for many months. In the afternoon,...

DATE: April 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: “A trio of Mancos men who snowshoed to the top of the La Platas a few days ago for the purpose of relocating some claims, found the snow so deep only the tops of trees protruded...

DATE: April 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: “The valuable team of work horses stolen from the Paul Ritter ranch at Ignacio was recovered at the mouth of the Florida by Sheriff Fassbinder. Evidently fearing the officers were...

DATE: April 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: “A number of men in our town are wearing that uncomfortable look that suggests that domestic upheaval known as housekeeping is still in progress.” 75 years ago: “J.R. Cheney, 844...

DATE: April 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: “Last night’s Eastern was delayed six hours near Cumbres by the heavy drifts of snow that blocked the road. Twelve inches of new snow fell, and the wind blew a gale, filling the...

DATE: April 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: “The stocking of the San Juan Basin streams with trout fry is being well taken care of by the state hatchery here, and also by the National Forest Service and the Durango Exchange.”...

DATE: April 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: “Sheep shearing is the order of the day in nearly every flock in the San Juan Basin. The returns from the wool shipments will bring a deluge of prosperity to the owners.” 75 years...

DATE: April 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: And the West is History