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Economic adviser will help Silverton through mine cleanup

A federal grant will fund an economic development coordinator to help Silverton and San Juan County businesses during the potential Superfund cleanup of historic mines. “They are totally reliant on...

DATE: May 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Railroad narrators take riders back to Victorian era

It’s not every day that a history buff can relive the era that fascinates them most. That is, unless you’re a Victorian narrator on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad . “This is the best...

DATE: May 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton’s Grand Imperial restored to opulence

The Grand Imperial reopened with elegant fanfare Saturday, and the force behind the revitalization, the Harper family, believes the hotel will draw more tourists to Silverton. Despite blustery...

DATE: May 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Despite initial frenzy, Superfund proposal comments scarce

Halfway through a public comment period, a mere five short responses have been posted regarding the proposed Superfund designation for the mining district north of Silverton. On Aug. 5, 2015, the...

DATE: May 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bandora Mine poses threat to South Mineral Campground

The Bandora Mine is just one of an undetermined number of inactive mines in San Juan County at risk of a blowout. Yet what makes the danger of this collapsed portal particularly of concern: a...

DATE: May 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Restored Grand Imperial will be unveiled Saturday

As the first train of the year steams into Silverton Saturday, the Grand Imperial Hotel in Silverton will reopen, restored to its former glory and charm, and a full day of festive fanfare is...

DATE: May 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Metal loading into Upper Animas River remains a mystery

With much of the recent focus on the Cement Creek drainage, the major sources for metal loading into the reaches of the Upper Animas River remain a bit of a mystery for researchers. Yet Sunnyside...

DATE: April 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Making a hotel grand again

DATE: April 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton Mountain land swap meeting will be Tuesday

The Bureau of Land Management will meet in Silverton on Tuesday over a hotly contested request from the owners of Silverton Mountain to swap backcountry terrain for its heli-skiing operation. In...

DATE: April 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge prepares for Grand Imperial, a replacement for Railfest

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is heading into a year of expansion with the reopening of the Grand Imperial Hotel, a new general manager and a fresh event to replace Railfest. D&SNG...

DATE: March 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA appoints Gold King Mine Superfund manager

Water sampling and community coordination will be the first items of business for Rebecca Thomas, the Environmental Protection Agency’s newly appointed remedial project manager for the Bonita Peak...

DATE: March 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton, San Juan County say yes to Superfund

SILVERTON – A watershed moment was registered in Silverton on Monday evening as the Silverton Board of Trustees and San Juan County Commission unanimously supported Superfund status for the mining...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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