After Peter Marshall died in an avalanche on Red Mountain Pass while participating in an avalanche course in 2019, his family is suing the guide, the school, and Search and Rescue. They are also suing Backcounty Access (BCA) claiming a “defective” Float Airbag. The lawsuit says it did not inflate…
The Sunnyside Gold Corporation (SGC) recently reached a nofault settlement with the Navajo Nation for $10 million and the State of New Mexico for $11 million. In 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) inadvertently triggered a release of 3 million gallons of water laden with heavy metals…
All Winter Events Canceled Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all winter events like Flying Dog Sled Races, Snowscape, Silverton Whiteout, Ski Joring, Flurries & Flames and all Silverton Mountain special events have been officially canceled this year. Kendall Returns to Regular Operating…
10 Years ago January 20, 2011 San Juan County Sheriff’s Office blotter Jan. 12 — James Snyder, of Santa Barbara, Calif., was issued a citation for speeding; 46 in a 30- mph zone. Alden Cooper, of Norwood, was issued a summons for careless driving and driving under restraint. A warning was…
From the January 23, 1897 edition of the Silverton Standard: POWDER HOUSE POSES A DANGER. It is reported that in a long disused powder house up the creek, there are upwards of four tons of old giant powder lying around loose. The door of the powder house is unlocked, thereby allowing anyone…
Gather ‘round devout snowprayer’s, winter-storm-warning-worshipers, and ten-day-forecast-followers. At this point in the season, we’ve done what is tradition, what is annual practice, to call in the snow. We’ve burned the skis, taken the shot-ski shots, put ice cubes in the toilet, cut our hair and…
Snowmobiling with Ice Pirates on Molas Pass Photo Credit - Emma Schaffrick
In the past seven days San Juan County has had zero new cases of COVID-19. Locals stayed home when they were sick, rested and honored their quarantine guidelines after exposure, and socially distanced enough so there were no additional cases this week. We went from a large spike and have…
Bailey from Amarillo, TX: “Socks. I just got some Mukluk brand socks, and I like them.” Colton Frasier: “Definitely my Big Agnes synthetic puffy hoodie.” Maddie Pierce: “My white pompom hat.” Cathy from Denver: “Long underwear.” What kind? “Wool.” Gilbert Archuleta: “Gloves.” Which ones? “These…
Dear Silverton Families and Community Members, As COVID-19 continues to impact our community, we are excited to announce that additional assistance has become available for Silverton and San Juan County residents. This means that if you have been impacted financially by COVID-19 you can apply for…
Ongoing • Monthly “Great Old Broads for Wilderness, Northern San Juans Group” Zoom meeting. Date: 12/07/20 Time: 1-3 PM Subject: Inside BLM Planning - Join guest Bruce Krickbaum, veteran BLM planner, for a presentation and discussion focussing on BLM’s NEPA process, grazing permitting, and…
The Sunnyside Gold Corporation (SGC) recently reached a nofault settlement with the Navajo Nation…
All Winter Events Canceled Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all winter events like Flying Dog…
Because Austin Lashley has been voted to serve on the San Juan County Board of County Commissioners…
After Peter Marshall died in an avalanche on Red Mountain Pass while participating in an avalanche course in 2019, his family is suing the guide, the school, and Search and Rescue. They are also suing Backcounty Access (BCA) claiming a “defective” Float Airbag. The lawsuit says it did not inflate after Marshall “attempted to trigger” the bag.
10 Years ago January 20, 2011 San Juan County Sheriff’s Office blotter Jan. 12 — James Snyder, of Santa Barbara, Calif., was issued a citation for speeding…
From the January 23, 1897 edition of the Silverton Standard: POWDER HOUSE POSES A DANGER. It is reported that in a long disused powder house up the creek,…
Gather ‘round devout snowprayer’s, winter-storm-warning-worshipers, and ten-day-forecast-followers. At this point in the season, we’ve done what is tradition,…
Swearing in of our County Commissioner. Photo Credit - Casie Lashley
Ongoing • Monthly “Great Old Broads for Wilderness, Northern San Juans Group” Zoom meeting. Date: 12/07/20 Time: 1-3 PM Subject: Inside BLM Planning -…
Photo Credit - Wes Berg
*This is Silverton Chamber of Commerce business members and there may be other eating establishments that are open. The SACC is a local non-profit that is…
According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 6.7 percent in August from 7.4 percent in July. During 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…