EPA names new lead for Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund site

The Environmental Protection Agency has selected a new lead for the Superfund cleanup of mines around Silverton that are contributing to degrading water quality in the Animas River. The “Bonita...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Where to store sludge? Sunnyside Gold offers site to the EPA

Sunnyside Gold Corp. has offered one of its waste storage sites north of Silverton as a permanent solution for a place to put the sludge generated from the water-treatment plant that was built...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Internet, cellphone service return after 24-hour outage in Silverton

A lightning strike took out internet service and cellphone coverage for about 24 hours in Silverton. The strike occurred Thursday afternoon and apparently hit or impacted a cell tower near the...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

A Grand Imperial melodrama

Fifty years ago, Gary Watkins was just a college kid looking for a summer job. Little did he know, 50 years later, he would be putting together a show to celebrate his past employment at the Grand...

DATE: July 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Man dies after vehicle rolls off road outside Silverton

An 83-year-old New Mexico man died this weekend after his vehicle went off a mountainous road outside Silverton. Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll identified the deceased man as Roland...

DATE: July 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can trees grow on mine waste rock piles?

SILVERTON – What happens when you plant trees in a pile of mine waste? We’re about to find out. The U.S. Forest Service has embarked on a bit of a science experiment this summer, to see if trees,...

DATE: July 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sunnyside Gold may face fines, litigation for refusing EPA work order

Sunnyside Gold Corp. may face fines and possible litigation for its refusal to carry out work in the Superfund site of mines around Silverton. The Environmental Protection Agency said this week ...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton’s Fourth of July out of control, officials say

After a chaotic and dangerous Fourth of July celebration, Silverton’s flagship event of the year must make drastic changes, event organizers say. San Juan County Sheriff Bruce Conrad said...

DATE: July 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan County sheriff cracks down on illegal off-roading

San Juan County’s sheriff is cracking down on illegal off-roading in the high country around Silverton. “If you can’t properly use your toys in San Juan County, we’re going to take your toys away...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Almost two weeks later, woman swept away in stream remains missing

Tuesday marked the 13th day since a Louisiana woman was swept away in a high-mountain stream outside Silverton. Search and rescue officials said Tuesday the woman remains missing. Tessie...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing woman swept away by high-alpine stream identified

Authorities this week released the name of a Louisiana woman who has been missing for six days after she was swept away in a high-alpine creek while Jeep touring in the backcountry outside...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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