San Juan County Colorado

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

Avalanche victim remembered as ultimate outdoorsman

A Durango man died in an avalanche Sunday between Silverton and Red Mountain Pass. The skier was identified as Abel Palmer, 27, according to the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. According to his...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sun shines on nation and state economies, partly cloudy in Four Corners

A happy and bright economic picture with only a few foreboding shadows was painted for the nation and the state at the 2018 SW Economic Outlook held Thursday at the Community Concert Hall at Fort...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police chase car-theft suspects from Silverton to Purgatory Resort

A man and a woman were in La Plata County Jail on Thursday after leading police on a high-speed chase that started Wednesday night in Silverton and reached speeds of 90 mph on U.S. Highway 550. The...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Glamping’ campground proposed near Silverton

Silverton, the once-gritty mining town home to Wild West-fabled gangs and shootings, rough-and-tumble miner bars and a legacy of men risking their lives to strike it rich, could soon be home to a...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA targets Superfund near Silverton for ‘immediate and intense attention’

The Environmental Protection Agency named the Bonita Peak Mining District near Silverton one of its top priorities among Superfund sites across the country Friday. “We understand that we have an...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News