San Juan County Colorado

Sunnyside Gold may face fines, litigation for refusing EPA work order

Sunnyside Gold Corp. may face fines and possible litigation for its refusal to carry out work in the Superfund site of mines around Silverton. The Environmental Protection Agency said this week ...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan County sheriff cracks down on illegal off-roading

San Juan County’s sheriff is cracking down on illegal off-roading in the high country around Silverton. “If you can’t properly use your toys in San Juan County, we’re going to take your toys away...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Climber injured at Cascade Falls north of Durango

A climber was seriously injured Friday afternoon after falling 30 feet in Cascade Falls, according to La Plata County Search and Rescue. The man fell about 1:30 p.m., and crews were getting ready...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan County closes County Road 2

San Juan County closed County Road 2 near Eureka Campground on Sunday because the road has become unstable after it was washed out by an avalanche debris flow near the Animas River. The road is...

DATE: June 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Search underway for person swept away in high alpine creek

A search and rescue mission remained underway late Friday in the San Juan Mountains outside Silverton for someone who was swept away in a high-alpine creek while Jeep touring the backcountry....

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man dies after car goes off road, into Animas River north of Silverton

A 45-year-old Silverton man died earlier this week after his car went off the road and into the upper Animas River. San Juan County Coroner Keri Metzler said Gerardo Acosta went for a drive Sunday...

DATE: June 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman found dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound

A 65-year-old woman was found dead Tuesday in the parking lot of Andrews Lake, near the top of Molas Pass north of Durango, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. San Juan County Sheriff Bruce Conrad...

DATE: June 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

High-speed internet finally arrives to village north of Purgatory Resort

The arrival of high-speed internet has been less than speedy for some residents in Southwest Colorado, including a small village near the La Plata-San Juan county line. But residents and businesses...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is EPA protecting mining history around Superfund site?

Colorado’s top office for ensuring historic preservation is concerned about the Environmental Protection Agency’s impacts to mine sites around Silverton as the agency embarks on a massive Superfund...

DATE: June 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM proposes 30 miles of new mountain bike trails in Silverton

Efforts to put Silverton on the map as a mountain biking destination got one step closer Wednesday: The Bureau of Land Management has proposed creating 30 miles of new singletrack trails just...

DATE: June 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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