Wildfire burning west of Silverton grows to 320 acres

A wildfire that broke out Monday west of Silverton in the San Juan Mountains, trapping about 20 hikers near the popular Ice Lakes trailhead, quickly grew to an estimated 320 acres by the end of the...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Following GPS route, 30-foot box truck becomes stuck on Engineer Pass

GPS is useful tool for navigation, but it shouldn’t be followed blindly. That appears to be what happened Friday when a 30-foot box truck became stuck near the top of a rugged mountain road north...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local group buys Silverton Standard & the Miner newspaper

A group of locals, led by Aaron Brill, co-owner of Silverton Mountain ski area, has purchased the Silverton Standard & the Miner from the San Juan County Historical Society in an effort to keep...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain bike park, controversial dirt bike route approved in Silverton

About 30 miles of new trails in Silverton geared at mountain biking were approved Monday, along with a controversial route for dirt bikes through the San Juan Mountains. Since June 2019, the Bureau...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Off-road vehicle rolls north of Silverton, sending six to hospital

An off-highway vehicle that rolled 100 yards down a steep embankment Wednesday north of Silverton resulted in one child having to be taken by helicopter to Mercy Regional Medical Center. DeAnne...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass fully reopens after Monday morning crash

Red Mountain Pass was closed or partially blocked for about three hours Monday for a rollover truck crash north of the summit. The closure occurred about 8:25 a.m. near mile marker 89 on U.S....

DATE: Sept. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

September snow doesn’t faze Southwest Coloradans

From hot summer days to a wave of wildfire smoke and a cold blast from Canada, the past week has brought topsy-turvy weather to Southwest Colorado and thoughts of ski season. The state was enjoying...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Temperatures plunge as cold front sweeps over Southwest Colorado

An unusual late-summer rain and snowstorm arrived in Southwest Colorado on Tuesday afternoon, highlighting a topsy-turvy few days for weather in the region. Although record high temperatures...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

30 people contacted in Silverton COVID-19 case

As of Sunday, more than 30 people had been interviewed, 16 people tested, 17 people quarantined and four people tested positive based on the contact tracing done after a COVID-19 outbreak in a...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 outbreak reported at Silverton business

San Juan County reported its first outbreak of COVID-19 on Friday at a Silverton business, but local health officials have declined to say where it occurred. DeAnne Gallegos, spokeswoman for the...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Mountains take beating this summer from off-roading

With trips to the backcountry increasing this year, in part because of the COVID-19 pandemic making the outdoors a popular destination, more people are illegally driving off-road, damaging fragile...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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