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Citing health order, San Juan County sheriff says he can close backcountry

It may not be a popular decision for backcountry skiers and snowmobilers feeling cooped up during the coronavirus outbreak, but it does appear San Juan County Sheriff Bruce Conrad has the legal...

DATE: March 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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San Juan County issues shelter-in-place order

San Juan County is calling for residents to shelter in place, leaving town only for essential errands, such as grocery shopping and to pick up medications as part of a public health order issued...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spike in avalanches reported in San Juan Mountains

Dangerous snow conditions in the San Juan Mountains resulted in five separate avalanches triggered by skiers over the weekend, which caught six people, carried three and buried two. According to...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan County (Colorado) limits backcountry recreation to locals

San Juan County (Colorado) Sheriff Bruce Conrad has issued a “locals only” policy prohibiting backcountry recreation, including skiing and snowmobiling, on all lands within the county to minimize...

DATE: March 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fallen skier rescued near San Juan-San Miguel county line

A backcountry skier fell 200 feet and suffered serious injuries near Clear Lake sometime Wednesday morning or afternoon and was taken by helicopter and ambulance to Telluride. Jim Donovan,...

DATE: March 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado snow expected in two bursts from Sunday through Tuesday

Two systems are expected to bring snow to Southwest Colorado in succession, with the first storm expected to move in today in the late afternoon or evening and a second stronger storm cell expected...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Conservation Corps hiring students for largest summer yet

FARMINGTON – After more than 20 years in the area, the Southwest Conservation Corps is gearing up to hire one of its largest summer youth crews yet. The program plans to hire about 65 students,...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Possible Bigfoot sighting featured on History Channel

FARMINGTON – Jacob Chavez was fly-fishing in the cool San Juan River during harvest season with crows flying overhead when he heard the sound. It was a deep, guttural growl and could clearly be...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Two men escape after illegal activity on D&SNG tracks

The prospect of gold brought hardy settlers to the San Juan Mountains, and soon after, Silverton had its share of legendary shoot-outs, high-stakes holdups and daring bouts of bootlegging....

DATE: Jan. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton fire takes out historic building, power, internet and cell service

It was a rough weekend for Silverton. A fire Saturday night destroyed a historic building on Greene Street, taking firefighters nearly 17 hours to douse and prevent it from spreading to adjacent...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton man arrested after threatening police with knife

A Silverton man was arrested on suspicion of felony menacing after threatening a police officer with a knife. According to an arrest affidavit, San Juan County Sheriff Bruce Conrad responded to a...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

ATV crash outside Silverton prompts rescue mission

An off-highway vehicle rollover crash on a high mountain pass outside Silverton last week resulted in a search and rescue effort that required helicopter transport. DeAnne Gallegos, spokeswoman for...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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