Controversial trails plan for Silverton is open for public comment

Have an opinion about how trails and motorized routes should be handled around Silverton? Now is the time to voice it. The Bureau of Land Management has been re-evaluating its system of 45 miles of...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Owner of Gold King Mine not happy with proposed cleanup solution

Todd Hennis, owner of the Gold King Mine, is not happy about the proposed Superfund cleanup around Silverton, saying the suggestion to plug more mines only redistributes potentially toxic water and...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dogs and mushers fly through Silverton

SILVERTON – A cacophony of yips and yowls filled the bitter winter air Saturday, as racers and their dogs took their places at the starting line again and again during the Silverton Flying Sled Dog...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton fire takes out historic building, power, internet and cell service

It was a rough weekend for Silverton. A fire Saturday night destroyed a historic building on Greene Street, taking firefighters nearly 17 hours to douse and prevent it from spreading to adjacent...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton’s skijoring race is officially a go

Silverton’s 2020 skijoring race is officially a go. In November, event organizers said they needed to raise about $10,000 by Dec. 15 or there likely wouldn’t be an event this winter. Karen Sites,...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA looks to develop road map for mine cleanup around Silverton

How should the Environmental Protection Agency start the massive cleanup of mines leaching heavy metals into the headwaters of the Animas River around Silverton? That’s what the agency wants to...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton skijoring needs donations or faces cancellation

Organizers for Silverton’s annual skijoring race say they need to raise about $10,000 by Dec. 15 or there likely won’t be an event this winter. Every Presidents Day weekend in February, Silverton...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man who killed moose fined; can still hunt in Colorado

A Farmington man who shot and killed a moose that he mistook for an elk near Silverton last year has been fined $1,000 as a result of the incident, but state wildlife officials decided not to ban...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Last train to Silverton for the season

Last winter’s deep snow may have delayed Silverton’s summer, but as the last train from Durango rolled into the old mining town Saturday, it was easy for many to say 2019 has been first-rate. “I...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton man arrested after threatening police with knife

A Silverton man was arrested on suspicion of felony menacing after threatening a police officer with a knife. According to an arrest affidavit, San Juan County Sheriff Bruce Conrad responded to a...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dirt bike route proposed in ‘one of the last untouched’ places in Silverton

A new route for dirt bikes is being proposed in the San Juan Mountains, which some Silverton locals fear will compromise one of the last quiet, unmotorized places in the nearby backcountry. “Minnie...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

ATV crash outside Silverton prompts rescue mission

An off-highway vehicle rollover crash on a high mountain pass outside Silverton last week resulted in a search and rescue effort that required helicopter transport. DeAnne Gallegos, spokeswoman for...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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