Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Co

Fallen soldiers honored in Silverton after train ride from Durango

After fighter jets roared over Silverton, solemn veterans and their family members gathered in Memorial Park to honor and remember those who died in war. “Today, we cherish all those young men and...

DATE: May 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Where did Tuba City get its name?

Traveling to Flagstaff across the northern Navajo Reservation, you go through Tuba City. Where did the name come from? Was John Phillips Sousa born in Tuba City? The Navajo people are exceptional...

DATE: May 15, 2016 | COLUMN: Action Line

Railroad narrators take riders back to Victorian era

It’s not every day that a history buff can relive the era that fascinates them most. That is, unless you’re a Victorian narrator on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad . “This is the best...

DATE: May 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Steamboat sinks Durango in ‘Best Town Ever’ poll

In a head-to-head battle, Steamboat Springs sunk Durango on Outside Magazine ’s Best Town Ever poll. It wasn’t easy. Steamboat Springs just slinked by Durango with a 4,469 to 4,389 vote in Round 3...

DATE: May 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton’s Grand Imperial restored to opulence

The Grand Imperial reopened with elegant fanfare Saturday, and the force behind the revitalization, the Harper family, believes the hotel will draw more tourists to Silverton. Despite blustery...

DATE: May 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Restored Grand Imperial will be unveiled Saturday

As the first train of the year steams into Silverton Saturday, the Grand Imperial Hotel in Silverton will reopen, restored to its former glory and charm, and a full day of festive fanfare is...

DATE: May 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Making a hotel grand again

DATE: April 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County: Cellphone tower could ruin view from train, house

A proposed cellphone tower in the Animas Valley comes with two promises: improved mobile phone reception, and to some, a blight that threatens historical surroundings. La Plata County officials...

DATE: April 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

County mulls limits on temporary permits

The La Plata County Planning Commission recently approved a temporary-use permit for the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad to conduct its annual summer activities, but the decision...

DATE: April 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Donors generous to Fort Lewis College

Fort Lewis College’s donors have been generous this year. For the fiscal year ending June 30, the college has received $3.8 million in cash, pledges and in-kind contributions, Vice President for...

DATE: April 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge prepares for Grand Imperial, a replacement for Railfest

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is heading into a year of expansion with the reopening of the Grand Imperial Hotel, a new general manager and a fresh event to replace Railfest. D&SNG...

DATE: March 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Travel Channel films Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge

In 1969, Paul Newman and Robert Redford jumped from rooftop to rooftop on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad cars after a train heist, before taking their notorious leap from Bakers...

DATE: March 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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