A string of vehicles enjoying the peace and quiet serenity of the backcountry on Saturday, July 18. Here they are heading toward Hurricane Pass. Ray Dileo/Silverton Standard
Several out-of-state campers set up camp along the Animas River at the south end of Silverton over the weekend, on land owned by the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. They were told to find another place to camp. Criss Furman/Silverton Standard
After a federal judge last week denied the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s request to resume two projects along its tracks that the U.S. Forest Service ordered to stop, it remains unclear when the train will be able to return to Silverton. The issue began this spring when the…
140 YEARS AGO From the July 24, 1880 edition of the (Rico) Dolores News: LABORERS WANTED. 1,000 men to work on the construction of the Denver and Rio Grande railway from Alamosa to Silverton and from Conejos to Albuquerque. Apply for further information to J.A. McMurtrie, chief engineer, Alamosa…
Five Years Ago July 23, 2015 The Silverton Northern Railroad Committee is working towards placing up to 300 feet of track this summer on the recently constructed grade near the Powerhouse. This stretch of track will serve as an interpretive center for the historic line. But committee Chairman…
Thursday, July 23 • Silver Lake Story Map presentation, 6:30 p.m., on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2783679183?p-wd=NXZEVnlqWHkyc2l2V2x-qdHZSN1Urdz09 Monday, July 27 • Silverton Town Board, 7 p.m., Town Hall. Ongoing Silverton Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, July-September, Columbine…
San Juan County Public Health Director Becky Joyce told the Silverton Town Board on Monday that she was “shocked and dismayed” that many businesses in Silverton are not in compliance with guidelines for COVID-19 safety, estimating that a third of 30 businesses are not in compliance, with some, for…
Town Board rejects a one-way street system downtown With the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad not expected to send passenger trains to Silverton for 8 to 16 weeks, the Silverton Town Board on Monday considered implementing a oneway street system for downtown Silverton to circulate…
Ballots mailed out for primary election The San Juan County Clerk’s Office reports that it has mailed out ballots for the June 30 primary election. County Clerk Ladonna Jaramillo reported that she has mailed out ballots to 157 Democrats, 110 Republicans and 17 Libertarians for the primary…
San Juan County Historical Society photo Best-known-to-exist view of Sunnyside Mine facilities at Eureka in 1919.
130 YEARS AGO From the June 28, 1890 edition of the Silverton Standard: ‘HIS BURROSHIP' RETIRES AFTER 600-FOOT FALL. Louis Wyman has the curiosity of the San Juan in the shape of a burro who has fallen over a six hundred foot precipice and is alive today. Last week as the train was going around…
Several out-of-state campers set up camp along the Animas River at the south end of Silverton over…
After a federal judge last week denied the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s request…
San Juan County Public Health Director Becky Joyce told the Silverton Town Board on Monday that she…
A string of vehicles enjoying the peace and quiet serenity of the backcountry on Saturday, July 18. Here they are heading toward Hurricane Pass.
Beginning in mid-July 2020, EPA will start the Red and Bonita Mine bulkhead test, the agency has announced. The Red and Bonita bulkhead was constructed in…
May 18 — Performed a civil standby. May 19 — Issued a verbal warning for speeding. Red-tagged a snowmobile left on the road to Andrew’s Lake. Issued a verbal…
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has opened for the season, but trains are not yet running to Silverton. Starting on June 23, the railroad…
Thursday, July 23 • Silver Lake Story Map presentation, 6:30 p.m., on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2783679183?p-wd=NXZEVnlqWHkyc2l2V2x-qdHZSN1Urdz09…
Five Years Ago July 23, 2015 The Silverton Northern Railroad Committee is working towards placing up to 300 feet of track this summer on the recently…
140 YEARS AGO From the July 24, 1880 edition of the (Rico) Dolores News: LABORERS WANTED. 1,000 men to work on the construction of the Denver and Rio Grande…
We are facing unsettling times right now, but I don’t have to tell you that. When the 416 fire happened a few years ago, as a community, we lost a big chunk…
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