2020: A year marked by plague, protest and triumph in Southwest Colorado

Almost universally, 2020 will be a year folks will be eager to put in the history books, like 1918, the year of the Spanish flu. Just about every event – not only in Durango, but across the planet...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

What does The Polar Express look like under Level Red?

The Polar Express rolled out of Durango for the first time this season Nov. 20, with new coronavirus safety precautions in tow. Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad said this week that San...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trial accusing Durango railroad of starting 416 Fire to take place in Denver

A federal judge has ruled that a trial in which the U.S. government seeks to recover an estimated $25 million from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for fighting the 416 Fire will take...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango railroad names its first female conductor

Meet Kylah Thompson, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s first female conductor in the historic railway’s long and storied history. “It’s almost unreal,” Thompson said. “It’s cool to...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Durango train races to fix bridge at Elk Creek

Crews are hard at work, racing to fix the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s bridge near Elk Creek before winter sets in. Garrett Bonds, project manager of the Durango-based Bonds...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango train receives $2 million grant to replace bridge

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has received nearly $2 million from a federal rail safety program to help pay for the replacement of a bridge over the Animas River, just south of...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Downtown raptor center may relocate to D&SNG Museum

A small education center about birds of prey opened in downtown this summer by Raptors Wild will close at the end of September, but the nonprofit is looking to reopen next year perhaps at the...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango train extends service to Cascade, cancels chance of trips to Silverton

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad on Friday ruled out the possibility of making it to Silverton this year, but announced it will continue its limited trips to the Cascade station for...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton enters uncharted territory with no D&SNG trains this summer

SILVERTON – Over the years, Silverton has weathered many a storm – fires, avalanches, the collapse of mining – but never before has the small mountain town been without the Durango & Silverton...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge denies request by Durango train to resume fire mitigation, bridge repair

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s plea to a federal judge for permission to resume a fire mitigation project along its tracks, as well as a separate project to repair a damaged...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man who drove into Durango train depot sentenced to 21 days in jail

A 28-year-old Monticello, Utah, man who crashed into the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad depot while driving drunk was sentenced Friday to 21 days in jail and three years’ probation....

DATE: July 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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