San Juan County Colorado

Snowboarder declines treatment after injury on Molas Pass

A rescue mission was called off Thursday after a snowboarder injured in the backcountry near Molas Pass refused care. Jim Donovan, director of San Juan County’s Office of Emergency Management, said...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police identify woman who died in high-speed car chase

Authorities have identified the female driver who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a high-speed car chase early Tuesday on U.S. Highway 550, just south of Silverton. Amanda Christine...

DATE: April 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Car chase north of Durango ends in woman’s death

A high-speed car chase that started in La Plata County ended early Tuesday with a woman’s death, according to the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office posted to its Facebook page...

DATE: April 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Power restored after nearly 5 hours in Silverton

The entire town of Silverton lost power for nearly five hours Thursday. Alex Shelley, spokesman for the San Miguel Power Association , said all 692 meters in Silverton lost power around 11 a.m....

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

High avalanche danger closes county roads near Silverton

The town of Silverton and San Juan County have closed all travel on county roads because of high avalanche danger and are strongly encouraging people to avoid recreating in the backcountry. In a...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado sees record avalanche activity

Avalanches are coming down at a historic rate across Colorado. In Southwest Colorado alone, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center has recorded nearly 170 slides since Dec. 1 – and that’s just...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow expected this week in San Juan Mountains

Snow is expected to return this week to the high country of the San Juan Mountains. Megan Stackhouse, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction , said a cold front is...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Texas man dies while hiking near Lower Ice Lakes

A man involved in a hiking accident died Tuesday in the Lower Ice Lake Basin. Robert Rader, a 72-year-old from Dallas, Texas, was hiking with family and friends when he tripped and fell 100 to 150...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small-business grant awarded to San Juan County

San Juan County has received a state grant for about $20,000 to help small businesses in Silverton. The Blueprint 2.0 grant will be used to create a Certified Small Business Community in...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Truck driver hauling sludge for EPA cited with careless driving

A truck driver who crashed into Cement Creek while contracted by the Environmental Protection Agency to haul sludge from the Gold King Mine was cited Monday with careless driving. Colorado State...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Decision to haul Gold King Mine sludge raises questions

Could the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to haul waste from the Gold King Mine to the banks of the upper Animas River put undue stress on a fishery already struggling to survive? That’s the...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Truck hauling Gold King Mine sludge crashes into Cement Creek

A truck hauling sludge from the Environmental Protection Agency’s water-treatment plant for the Gold King Mine went off the road Monday and crashed into Cement Creek. Colorado State Patrol Capt....

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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