Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Co

Rocks rip apart rail line

Falling rock broke the rail of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, canceling runs to Silverton for an undetermined period of time. There’s a chance, however, that service could be...

DATE: May 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Harper seeks helicopter certification

Al Harper, owner of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, is seeking federal permission to allow his firefighting helicopter to battle blazes on federal lands near the railroad tracks....

DATE: May 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Full steam ahead

DATE: May 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grand Imperial to open in 2016

In spring 2016, it’ll be just like 1882. Almost. By the time renovations are complete at the Grand Imperial Hotel at 1219 Greene St. in Silverton, train passengers and hotel guests will step off...

DATE: April 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

D&SNG owner buys Grand Imperial

A company controlled by Al Harper, who owns the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, has completed the purchase of the 40-room Grand Imperial Hotel in Silverton for $1.6 million. Harper said...

DATE: April 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Railroad and scenery fans, rejoice!

The San Juan Skyway has enticed visitors to tour Southwest Colorado since 1989. Now, the Colorado Transportation Commission has voted to approve a new scenic and historic byway that may keep them...

DATE: April 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bigfoot sighted near Silverton?

Silverton, with a population of 629, is gaining attention for a possible 630th resident: Bigfoot. A recent episode of “Paranormal Central” on the Dark Matter Radio Network resurrected discussion...

DATE: March 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango and Telluride bookend Forbes’ list

Durangoans are going to be walking around with swollen heads if the accolades keep rolling in for our fair city. Forbes magazine named our fair city one of the “Top 10 Ski Towns in America,” with...

DATE: March 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Old rail cars to be bought, restored with grant

The Durango Railroad Historical Society has received an $84,799 state grant to preserve several rail cars that will be displayed in Silverton. The grant will help buy and restore several...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

15th Street repairs finished

With no fanfare or public announcement, 15th Street has reopened to through traffic. The well-used artery was closed for about a month for a number of improvements, including the replacement of 120...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

I’m dreaming ...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm drain project underway behind Northpoint Mall

The first phase of the city of Durango’s 13th Street Storm Drain project is underway, according to a Durango Business Improvement District news release. The project is taking place behind the...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News