San Juan County Colorado

Couple requires rescue after becoming stuck in Animas River

A Florida couple who recently moved to Durango required rescue this week after becoming stuck while attempting to cross the Animas River in Silverton. San Juan County Sheriff Bruce Conrad said the...

DATE: July 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Vehicle allows faster rescue in backcountry north of Durango

Search and rescue crews in Southwest Colorado have a new toy to aid missions deep in the backcountry, and this one is tailored to ride on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad tracks. As...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest nonprofits face millions in financial losses because of COVID-19

Nonprofits in Southwest Colorado face millions in financial losses and an uncertain future because of the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. Nonprofits expect to lose more than $8...

DATE: June 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

D&SNG receives green light to resume rides, with limited service

After months of being shut down, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is set to ride again, though with a much-altered look to adhere to social-distancing guidelines put in place because...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Armed man arrested after 50-mile chase north of Durango

An armed man has been arrested on suspicion of leading law enforcement on a 50-mile chase over two mountain passes from Silverton to Hermosa with speeds reaching 97 mph. After eluding two sets of...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pandemic pushed hundreds of hospitality workers into unemployment

Dave Woodruff says laying off his employees was one of the hardest things he’s ever done. The general manager of El Moro Bar & Tavern, Woodruff is also serving as a leader in recovery efforts for...

DATE: June 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

With arrival of Durango train, Silverton says it’s open to visitors

SILVERTON – In a sign of strange times, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad didn’t take passengers Thursday through the San Juan Mountains to the town of Silverton; rather, the locomotive...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton woman arrested for allegedly shooting at boyfriend

A 54-year-old Silverton woman was arrested this week after allegedly shooting at her boyfriend in a campground just outside of town. San Juan County Sheriff Bruce Conrad said the woman was arrested...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton cancels its famed Fourth of July celebration

Silverton has canceled its famed Fourth of July celebration, event organizers announced Friday. DeAnne Gallegos, director of the Silverton Area Chamber of Commerce, said financial difficulties led...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan County issues three tickets, back-to-back, to recreationists

Three people back-to-back were cited Sunday on suspicion of illegally driving onto a closed road in San Juan County to recreate in the San Juan Mountains, with suspects going so far as to throw...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan County reports its first confirmed COVID-19 case

Colorado’s San Juan County has reported its first confirmed case of COVID-19. San Juan County Public Health Director Becky Joyce said a resident was tested late last week for IgM antibodies....

DATE: May 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton eases coronavirus restrictions, but county remains closed to visitors

San Juan County is transitioning to Gov. Jared Polis’ more relaxed “safer-at-home” measures Friday, but that doesn’t mean the backcountry around Silverton or the town itself will be open to...

DATE: April 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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