Tipton visits old, leaky mines

SILVERTON – Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, toured an old mining area in the San Juan Mountains on Wednesday to familiarize himself with issues involving toxic mine drainage.Tipton spent three hours...

DATE: June 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton newspaper still going strong

How often does a community show genuine affection for its newspaper?Seldom. Public comments usually reflect discontent with news coverage and editorials or headlines and copy editing. But for a...

DATE: April 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Board candidates to help decide future of fire authority

Ballots have been mailed to active voters in the Animas Fire Protection District, which is holding an election to fill three open seats on its board of directors.The May 8 election could serve as a...

DATE: April 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Today Show films in Silverton

DATE: March 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local man sentenced in sexual-contact case

SILVERTON – A Durango man was sentenced Tuesday to four years probation and must register as a sex offender after a jury convicted him late last year of unlawful sexual contact.Keith Harper was...

DATE: March 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ai-oh, Silverton!

Horses stomping upward of 40 mph with a skier or boarder in tow, will be seen leaping over 6-foot jumps this weekend in Silverton for the third annual Skijoring Event.Registration for the race will...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Documentary about Silverton Standard to air

A documentary about the Silverton Standard & the Miner newspaper and the San Juan County Historical Society’s project to save the historic newspaper is scheduled to be aired on HDnet’s “World...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

ATV accident kills Louisiana man

A Louisiana man died Tuesday in an all-terrain vehicle accident north of Silverton.The victim was identified as Cecil McCoy, 59, of Greensburg, La.The accident occurred shortly before 2 p.m. at the...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Qwest beats Silverton in Round 1 over fiber optics

A judge for the Colorado Public Utilities Commission has ruled against Silverton in its bid to force Qwest Communications to complete a 16-mile fiber-optic linkup to the small mountain town north...

DATE: May 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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