Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad tracks near the Elk Creek headwaters. The train is not expected to Silverton for eight to i6 weeks, railroad officials now say. Criss Furman/Silverton Standard
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…
Five Years Ago June 15, 2015 A 19-year-old Durango man died on Saturday after falling into a stream that flows beneath a snow field he was walking on near Chattanooga, just below Red Mountain Pass. “The man walked up the snow field and slipped on an incline into water underneath. His dog went in…
The San Juan National Forest is extending its availability of free permits for personal-use firewood cutting to the general public through Sept. 30, 2020. In addition to its extension of the free-use firewood permits, the Forest is also allowing visitors to prudently collect up to 250 pounds of…
Though state funding took a major hit due to the coronavirus pandemic, the coming school year doesn’t look as grim as initially expected for Silverton Public Schools, thanks to grants, reserves and COVID-19 emergency relief funding. On Tuesday, the Board of Education adopted a total budget of $3…
Children in the Silverton School Summer PEAK gardening program. Jerry Lyle/Silverton Standard
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 resumed operations. “The D&SNG remains committed to the health and safety of our guests, employees, partners, and local community.…
San Juan County Public Health Director Becky Joyce told the Silverton Town Board on Monday that she…
Town Board rejects a one-way street system downtown With the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge…
After leading local deputies on a 53-mile, high-speed car chase that began in Silverton, an armed…
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad tracks near the Elk Creek headwaters. The train is not expected to Silverton for eight to i6 weeks, railroad officials now say. Criss Furman/Silverton Standard
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…
Saturday, June 27 • San Juan County Historical Society “Just Us” Cemetery Work Day, 10 a.m., Hillside Cemetery. July 11-12 The Kendall Mountain Run &…
Five Years Ago June 15, 2015 A 19-year-old Durango man died on Saturday after falling into a stream that flows beneath a snow field he was walking on near…
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…
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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