Silverton

Silverton gets its first avalanche dog in decades

SILVERTON Meet Ed, Silverton avalanche rescue team’s first avalanche rescue dog in training in nearly five decades. With an increasing number of people taking to the backcountry, the addition of...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton cancels next year’s skijoring event

The annual skijoring race in Silverton has been canceled because of an unsettled lawsuit stemming from last year’s event where three people were run over by a horse spooked by a low-flying drone....

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA-contracted company uses mine waste to resurface county road in Silverton

The same Environmental Protection Agency crew that caused the Gold King Mine spill is again catching flak for using potentially toxic material from a mine waste pile to improve a road north of...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

EPA seeks public comments on Gold King Mine project

If you have an opinion on the Environmental Protection Agency’s plans to prevent another blowout at the Gold King Mine, now is your chance to comment. The EPA on Tuesday announced that proposed...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA: No review of mine spill claims from tribe, New Mexico

DENVER — Days after the Environmental Protection Agency pledged to reconsider damage claims it previously rejected after a mine spill, the agency said Monday it could not review multimillion-dollar...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Train offers new round-trip tickets from Silverton

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad plans to make a train trip more convenient for travelers coming from the north this summer. As of June 1, travelers can ride the train from Silverton...

DATE: June 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Heli-ski terrain expansion near Silverton approved

A controversial expansion of helicopter skiing terrain near Silverton was approved Wednesday by the Bureau of Land Management. The BLM announced in its Final Environmental Assessment that it...

DATE: May 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Luxury RV resort near Purgatory on hold after contract dispute

A proposed 157-lot luxury RV resort is on hold because of a contract dispute between the landowner and would-be developers, according to San Juan County administrator Willy Tookey. The proposed...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

FOIA request filed for comments on Silverton Mountain’s heli-skiing expansion

After being denied access to public comments made on the proposed heli-ski expansion near Silverton, the San Juan Citizens Alliance has filed a request to force their release. “In ten years of...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA adds Bonita Peak Mining District to Superfund list

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday it would formally designate the district of leaking mines around Silverton as a Superfund. In a news release, the EPA said the “Bonita Peak...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

State disputes key part of EPA’s Gold King report

DENVER – Colorado officials say they didn’t endorse an Environmental Protection Agency cleanup operation that caused a massive spill of toxic wastewater from an inactive mine, disputing a key claim...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News