Durango train extends service to Cascade, cancels chance of trips to Silverton

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad on Friday ruled out the possibility of making it to Silverton this year, but announced it will continue its limited trips to the Cascade station for...

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

Silverton enters uncharted territory with no D&SNG trains this summer

SILVERTON – Over the years, Silverton has weathered many a storm – fires, avalanches, the collapse of mining – but never before has the small mountain town been without the Durango & Silverton...

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

Five years after Gold King Mine spill, water quality remains a concern

SILVERTON – Five years ago today, a breach at the Gold King Mine north of Silverton sent a deluge of water loaded with heavy metals into the Animas River, turning the waterway an electric-orange...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA proposes permanent mine waste dump site north of Silverton

It appears the Environmental Protection Agency has found a place for long-term storage of mine waste near Silverton. The EPA announced this week it is proposing a waste repository for the Bonita...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Texas woman crashes ATV, requires rescue outside Silverton

A Texas woman required an emergency helicopter rescue Wednesday after crashing an all-terrain vehicle on a backcountry road outside Silverton. San Juan County Sheriff Bruce Conrad said he ran into...

DATE: July 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Road work causes delays on U.S. Highway 550’s Molas Pass

Drivers should expect delays when traveling over Molas Pass on U.S. Highway 550 between Durango and Silverton for the next two days. Lisa Schwantes, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Couple requires rescue after becoming stuck in Animas River

A Florida couple who recently moved to Durango required rescue this week after becoming stuck while attempting to cross the Animas River in Silverton. San Juan County Sheriff Bruce Conrad said the...

DATE: July 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Washout cuts off Durango train from Silverton for eight to 16 weeks

A recent rainstorm has washed out a significant portion of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s tracks, effectively cutting off the railroad from Silverton for the next eight to 16...

DATE: June 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

D&SNG receives green light to resume rides, with limited service

After months of being shut down, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is set to ride again, though with a much-altered look to adhere to social-distancing guidelines put in place because...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Armed man arrested after 50-mile chase north of Durango

An armed man has been arrested on suspicion of leading law enforcement on a 50-mile chase over two mountain passes from Silverton to Hermosa with speeds reaching 97 mph. After eluding two sets of...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

June storm brings snow to San Juan Mountains

A rare June storm blanketed several inches of snow across Southwest Colorado, with both Silverton and Telluride reporting about a half-foot of snow accumulation. Mike Charnick, a meteorologist with...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

With arrival of Durango train, Silverton says it’s open to visitors

SILVERTON – In a sign of strange times, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad didn’t take passengers Thursday through the San Juan Mountains to the town of Silverton; rather, the locomotive...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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