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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 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Silverton to vote in April on ATV rules

The town of Silverton will decide the future use of all-terrain vehicles within town limits in an April special election. On April 25, the town will choose between three citizen petitions: One...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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EPA lays out plan for summer work at Superfund site

The Environmental Protection Agency has a “laundry list of activities” the agency would like to see completed this summer at the Superfund site near Silverton, including monitoring at several key...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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No charges for pilot who flew drone at Silverton skijoring race

The San Juan County sheriff said Wednesday he won’t file charges against the pilot of a drone that may have spooked a horse at Saturday’s skijoring competition in Silverton, causing the horse to...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Spooked horse runs into crowd at Silverton skijoring

SILVERTON – At least three people were run over by a horse that possibly became spooked by a low-flying drone Saturday at the start line of Silverton’s 8th Annual Skijoring Race. Two women were...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Feds seek to dismiss New Mexico’s claims over Gold King Mine spill

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Attorneys with the U.S. Justice Department are asking a federal judge to dismiss claims by New Mexico and the Navajo Nation that stem from the 2015 Gold King Mine waste spill...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: State nation world

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Report: Spruce beetle infestation crosses Continental Divide

The devastating spruce beetle infestation in the San Juan Mountains has crossed the Continental Divide, and within the next few years, will spread into the high country around Durango and...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Hotels in SW Colorado vie for Hunter S. Thompson movie

Hotels in Durango, Silverton and Telluride are vying for the chance to be featured in a new movie about Hunter S. Thompson that will be filmed next summer in Colorado.“They (the film’s production...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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EPA updates Durango on Superfund site

An Environmental Protection Agency public meeting Tuesday was a learning experience for residents further downstream of the Superfund site that targets mines around Silverton. The meeting, held at...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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High-speed internet slowly spreads through Silverton

Even though a fiber-optic line to Silverton was finished last winter, it has taken months for high-speed service to reach residents and businesses. Brainstorm and its parent company,...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Alias used by suspect in van theft, chase causes confusion

Some confusion arose on social media in recent days because a man arrested in connection to a vehicle theft and chase was using an alias. The man arrested last week after leading deputies on a...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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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: Sept. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business