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EPA adds Bonita Peak Mining District to Superfund list

It’s official: The Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday it will formally designate the district of leaking mines around Silverton as a Superfund site later this week. In a news...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver, passenger in Silverton car chase identified

The people who allegedly stole a van in Durango and led deputies on a high-speed chase near Silverton before driving off U.S. Highway 550 have been identified. James Lampley, 24, of Clovis, New...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two injured in crash after chase outside Silverton

A high-speed car chase Monday on U.S. Highway 550 just south of Silverton ended when the vehicle went off the roadway and crashed into a tree, the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office said. A post on...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton man passes out on courthouse steps, evades trial

A Silverton man who allegedly pepper-sprayed San Juan County Sheriff’s Office deputies in 2013 evaded trial for the fourth time Wednesday, this time, by passing out on the courthouse steps. “He put...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Heavy rains cause overflow at EPA’s water-treatment plant

Heavy rains Tuesday caused an overflow at the Environmental Protection Agency’s temporary treatment plant north of Silverton, releasing discolored water into Cement Creek. An internal alert was...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Condition of woman injured in ATV crash near Silverton improves

A man and a woman involved in an all-terrain vehicle crash earlier this week north of Silverton were in “serious” condition Friday, said a spokeswoman at St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood. That is...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

ATV passenger in critical condition, driver in serious

A passenger in a fatal all-terrain vehicle crash north of Silverton remained in critical condition Thursday, and her husband, the driver, was listed in serious condition. A spokeswoman at St....

DATE: Aug. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton’s Venture Snowboards back in business

Venture Snowboards is ready to ride for the 2016-17 season. The popular snowboard company based in Silverton shut down operations during the 2015-16 season, but it promised it wouldn’t be goodbye. ...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton man dies in rollover on Kendall Mountain

A small but somber procession on its way to Hood Mortuary passed through Durango on Wednesday, carrying the body of longtime area resident Bill Alsup, who died at 78 when a crane he was operating...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Superfund’s cleanup vs. Silverton’s heritage

SILVERTON When it appeared a Superfund designation would be sought in the days after the Gold King Mine spill, Beverly Rich, Silverton native and chairwoman for the San Juan Historical Society,...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

With cleanup, Silverton braces for other challenges

The jolting sight of a mustard-yellow river in the aftermath of the Gold King Mine spill was enough to incite the worst fears for Silverton’s future, mainly that the national headline-yielding...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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