San Juan County Colorado

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

EPA proposes work at 26 mine sites over next 5 years

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed cleanup work at 26 mining sites in the Superfund area around Silverton over the next five years while the agency comes up with a long-term plan for...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton cancels famed Fourth of July fireworks show

Silverton has canceled its famed Fourth of July fireworks show because of the extreme fire danger that persists in Southwest Colorado. San Juan County Sheriff Bruce Conrad announced the fireworks...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stolen fire equipment worth about $13,000 found near Silverton

Emergency equipment stolen in November from the Silverton-San Juan Fire and Rescue Authority was located this week near the bottom of a steep mountain. “It’s definitely a mystery,” said Mike...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton tow truck driver recounts plunge off mountain pass

It started out as a routine call for Donnie Curnow, owner of Animas Towing in Silverton. On Wednesday afternoon, May 2, a fierce spring storm hit the high San Juans and a motorist slid off U.S....

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Steve Fearn, co-founder of Animas River Stakeholders Group, dies at 74

Steve Fearn, one of the founders of the Animas River Stakeholders Group who was involved with multiple water boards, and who at one time owned the Gold King Mine, died last week at his home in...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton begins cataloging trail network

Silverton is taking a major step in getting its network of trails in order. Louis Fineberg, Silverton’s town manager, said Tuesday that the town hadn’t updated its travel plan since 2004, which...

DATE: April 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man recovering after 50-foot fall in Cascade Canyon

A 46-year-old Durango man injured in a climbing accident Saturday faces a long road to recovery. Andy Albosta was climbing with a partner in Cascade Canyon when he fell about 50 feet. He suffered...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News