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416 Fire leads to state of emergency
Posted on June 14 2018, 11:50am by Mark Esper in Local News
Evacuees from Cascade Village were returning to their homes and U.S. 550 between Molas Pass and Hermosa was reopening to escorted traffic on Wednesday, June 13, as the monstrous 416 Fire in La Plata County continued to burn, with more than 1,000 firefighters assigned to the 40-square-mile blaze.

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Town, county enact strict fire bans
Posted on June 03 2018, 8:16pm by Mark Esper in Local News
Smoking outside to be banned at midnight tonight. Fine of up to $1,000
Fire closes US 550 south of Purgatory
Posted on June 01 2018, 3:51pm by Mark Esper in Local News
The Colorado Department of Transportation has closed US Highway 550 north of Durango due to a wildfire, named by local authorities as the “416 Fire.” The highway closure is in place from mile points (MP) 34-48. Travelers in the area are being diverted onto La Plata County Road 250.
Lashley, Molina, Noel Barela win Town Board seats
Posted on April 03 2018, 10:10pm by Mark Esper in Local News
2018 Town Board election results are in
'The Mountains Were Angry'
Posted on February 01 2017, 10:39pm by Mark Esper in Outdoors
A skier needed an urgent rescue in the backcountry amid a howling storm, but could it be done?
Destination: Silverton
Posted on May 12 2012, 10:05am by Mark Esper in Travel
Our summer travel magazine! Distributed free regionally, or order a copy for just 5 bucks!
Relive the history of the Wild West each week
Posted on May 12 2012, 9:55am by Mark Esper in Business
The Silverton Standard devotes at least one full page to the history of this Wild West mining region each week!
VIDEO: The Silverton Standard rides again!
Posted on May 12 2012, 1:43pm by Mark Esper in History
Here are a few videos about the Silverton Standard newspaper and its struggle to survive, including a report from the NBC "Today Show."
Silverton Gunfighters Association
Posted on May 12 2012, 1:32pm by Mark Esper in History
They're gunning for a good cause. Their performances are free but donations go to local nonprofits and scholarships.
The Great Flood of 1911
Posted on October 20 2011, 12:20am by Mark Esper in History
The Silverton Standard & the Miner's Caboose page each week explores some fascinating events in the history of the San Juans.
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