How has San Juan County remained COVID-free?

San Juan County remains one of eight counties in Colorado that has not reported a single positive case of the coronavirus, in part because it limited access to the outside world. “Our reputation...

DATE: April 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire destroys home north of Silverton

A fire destroyed a home a few miles north of Silverton, displacing its owner amid the coronavirus outbreak. San Juan County Sheriff Bruce Conrad said emergency personnel were dispatched to the home...

DATE: April 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Iron Horse Bicycle Classic postponed because of coronavirus

Memorial Day weekend in Durango is synonymous with the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. It’s the symbolic start of summer tourism season, as thousands of cyclists line up in a 47-mile road race from...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Citing health order, San Juan County sheriff says he can close backcountry

It may not be a popular decision for backcountry skiers and snowmobilers feeling cooped up during the coronavirus outbreak, but it does appear San Juan County Sheriff Bruce Conrad has the legal...

DATE: March 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

San Juan County issues shelter-in-place order

San Juan County is calling for residents to shelter in place, leaving town only for essential errands, such as grocery shopping and to pick up medications as part of a public health order issued...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan County (Colorado) limits backcountry recreation to locals

San Juan County (Colorado) Sheriff Bruce Conrad has issued a “locals only” policy prohibiting backcountry recreation, including skiing and snowmobiling, on all lands within the county to minimize...

DATE: March 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton Mountain almost reopened despite ski resort closure

Silverton Mountain came close to being Colorado’s only operating ski area with plans to reopen Tuesday, but its owners ultimately decided it was not worth the risk of spreading the coronavirus. On...

DATE: March 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton native receives lifetime environmental achievement award

A Silverton native with more than four decades working in the mining industry received a lifetime environmental achievement award this week from the National Mining Association. Larry Perino, who...

DATE: March 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton to Dolores: Be wary of allowing OHVs on town streets

During a crowded forum in Dolores, panel of Silverton officials presented pros and cons of allowing off-highway vehicle use in town. Dolores voters will decide in the April 7 election whether to...

DATE: March 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Silverton opens Blair Street to Skijoring

SILVERTON – There’s not a whole lot of difference between skiers and cowboys, Tarah O’Connor said in Silverton. Both enjoy string music and drinking in the wilderness, she said: “We just wear...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Skijoring returns to Silverton this weekend

Skijoring followed by motorcycle racing will be featured this weekend in Silverton. Opening ceremonies for 2020 Silverton Skijoring will be held at noon Saturday and Sunday on Blair Street from...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango filmmaker explores Silverton in new documentary

When it comes to small towns, Silverton certainly fits the description with a population of about 694, according to the most recent census estimates. Of course, that number explodes in the summer...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

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