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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

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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

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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

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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 14, 2017 | 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: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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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

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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

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Silverton calling for federal mine funding

Local officials in Silverton are urging Congress to provide funding to address the long-term acid mine drainage from the many mines above the town. But they aren’t necessarily looking for Superfund...

DATE: March 6, 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: March 1, 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. 27, 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