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Silverton, Ute Mountain Utes receive housing grants

Much-need workforce housing in San Juan County just received a $305,430 boost from the state, which will go to developing the Anvil Mountain Apartments. The award is part of $9 million in grant...

DATE: July 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two people rescued from ravine near Gladstone

Officials with San Juan County confirmed late Wednesday that rescue operations for a woman and a man who suffered head injuries Wednesday in the Gladstone area have concluded. However, no further...

DATE: July 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fireworks in Silverton ignite tensions between town, firefighters

In the aftermath of a chaotic, and at times tragic, Fourth of July weekend in Silverton, longstanding tensions between the town’s administration and fire department have ignited. “It might come to...

DATE: July 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Underage drinking party in Silverton leads to overdose, citations

A massive party of underage drinkers, mostly from Durango, resulted in a 14-year-old boy being flown to the hospital with an extreme alcohol overdose during Silverton's Fourth of July celebration....

DATE: July 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Comments show overwhelming support for Superfund

The public comment period for the proposed Superfund designation north of Silverton closed June 13, and while it has taken a few weeks for responses to filter in, one thing is abundantly clear:...

DATE: July 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA weighs options for dumping treatment plant sludge

Environmental Protection Agency officials said Wednesday they are deciding where to haul sludge from the temporary water-treatment plant for Gold King Mine wastewater. The EPA periodically has...

DATE: June 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton aims to honor town marshal slain in 1880s

If it weren’t for the ink of Silverton’s only newspaper, the tragic story of the small town’s marshal, who was gunned down by an infamous outlaw gang in 1881, would likely fall into the deep annals...

DATE: June 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mining on the edge at the Old One Hundred high above Silverton

The first time I saw the Old One Hundred boardinghouse near Silverton I had been scanning Galena Mountain with binoculars. I was about to give up, and then, I found it. Who could possibly have...

DATE: June 8, 2016 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Silverton aims for a little fun on Gold King Mine spill anniversary

How will Silverton remember the first anniversary of the Gold King Mine spill? Apparently, with a cleverly named new event: Super FUNDays. “We know everyone is going to be discussing it, and it’s...

DATE: June 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fallen soldiers honored in Silverton after train ride from Durango

After fighter jets roared over Silverton, solemn veterans and their family members gathered in Memorial Park to honor and remember those who died in war. “Today, we cherish all those young men and...

DATE: May 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County to consider comments on Superfund

La Plata County commissioners will discuss submitting a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency voicing support for Superfund at a special meeting June 1. June 6 is the deadline to submit...

DATE: May 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton’s resident wolf-dog dies

Sad news struck Silverton on Sunday when the town’s longtime protector, official mascot and resident wolf-dog, Wolfie, died. For 11 years, the cross-breed – a hulking shock of fuzzy black fur with...

DATE: May 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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