San Juan County Colorado

Durango woman safe after going missing on Grizzly Peak

A Durango woman spent the night under the stars after becoming separated from party about 1 p.m. Saturday in the Grizzly Peak area on the border between San Juan and Dolores counties. Ron Corkish...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Texas woman dies while off-roading outside Silverton

A Texas woman died Tuesday while riding an off-highway vehicle in the backcountry of the San Juan Mountains, north of Silverton. The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a post to social media...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman dies on Colorado Trail after tree falls on tent

A 56-year-old female hiker died on the Colorado Trail after a tree fell on her tent late Monday. San Juan County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a post to social media around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday that the...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trees brought down in avalanches can be collected for free

After a winter that brought down an onslaught of avalanches, the Bureau of Land Management has come up with a unique way to get it all cleaned up: free firewood collection permits. “It’s a win-win...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing woman’s body recovered from high-alpine waterway

The search for a missing Louisiana woman who was swept away in a high-alpine mountain stream outside Silverton more than a month ago came to an end last week. Authorities announced late Tuesday...

DATE: July 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man dies after vehicle rolls off road outside Silverton

An 83-year-old New Mexico man died this weekend after his vehicle went off a mountainous road outside Silverton. Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll identified the deceased man as Roland...

DATE: July 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Help has arrived for deteriorating Ice Lakes Trail

SILVERTON On any given day in the summer, more than 100 people set out on the Ice Lakes Trail in the San Juan Mountains, just outside the town of Silverton. The impact from these crowds, officials...

DATE: July 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can trees grow on mine waste rock piles?

SILVERTON – What happens when you plant trees in a pile of mine waste? We’re about to find out. The U.S. Forest Service has embarked on a bit of a science experiment this summer, to see if trees,...

DATE: July 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | 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

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