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Heavy snow possible in San Juans, chain laws in effect on some passes

Up to a foot of snow is possible near Red Mountain Pass as a fast-moving Pacific storm started dropping snow on the San Juan Mountains and much of central Colorado on Monday afternoon, according to...

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

Report details last week’s massive avalanche north of Silverton

More details have emerged on the massive avalanche north of Silverton last week that caught two backcountry skiers and shut down Red Mountain Pass but miraculously caused no injuries. The Colorado...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton calls ‘make or break’ vote for Superfund

A “make or break” meeting has been called in Silverton as officials there approach a deadline on whether to pursue a Superfund listing this spring for the mining district north of town that...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Environmental Protection Agency inches closer to meeting Silverton demands

The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday sent a letter to Silverton officials proposing a Superfund site for the discharging mine district responsible for degrading water quality in the Animas...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Skijoring off and running in Silverton

SILVERTON – Hundreds of cheering spectators lined Blair Street on Saturday in historic Silverton to watch horses and riders pull skiers through a series of gates and jumps in a sprint for the...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango sends letter to Colorado governor in support of Superfund

As Silverton and San Juan County officials continue struggling with the terms of Superfund designation, Mayor Dean Brookie said the city of Durango sent a letter this week to Gov. John Hickenlooper...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango may move forward with Superfund support letter

Although Silverton and San Juan County officials last week delayed a decision on seeking Superfund status, Durango City Mayor Dean Brookie is considering sending a letter to Gov. John Hickenlooper...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County supports Superfund for Silverton area

The La Plata County Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution in support of Superfund designation to address mine pollution cleanup in the Silverton area. The measure stands as La...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Move to Silverton to reduce lung cancer risk?

One way to prevent lung cancer is to avoid smoking cigarettes. Another way may be to live at high elevations, for example, Silverton in San Juan County, elevation 9,308 feet. Durango’s neighbor to...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton cancels Thursday’s Superfund vote

Silverton officials have canceled a meeting on Thursday where they were expected to make a final decision on whether to pursue a Superfund designation, which could delay the issue until September....

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

Silverton officials hold Superfund hearing Tuesday ahead of Thursday vote

It’s going to be a busy and potentially landmark week for the town of Silverton as officials look to stamp a letter addressed to Gov. John Hickenlooper requesting Superfund status by Thursday. All...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cold has little impact on new water treatment plant north of Silverton

Ten miles north of Silverton, in a remote area known as Gladstone, more than 36 inches of snow covers the ground where the Environmental Protection Agency’s new water treatment plant operates even...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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