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Town still waiting for a train

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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.

HEADING UP THE PASS

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A string of vehicles enjoying the peace and quiet serenity of the backcountry on Saturday, July 18. Here they are heading toward Hurricane Pass.

BANDIT CAMPING

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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

Silverton school board OKs a $2.3 million general fund

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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.