Talk about Town: Beercat to make stop at Silverton Mountain

It looks like Silverton earned itself a spot on 10 Barrel Brewing Co.’s first-ever Beercat tour. But first, what’s a Beercat? “Think snowcat + beer = Beercat,” said Lauren Haber, a spokeswoman for...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA’s lead in Superfund around Silverton announces retirement

The Environmental Protection Agency’s lead manager for the Superfund cleanup of mining sites around Silverton has announced she will retire March 21, wrapping up more than 30 years working for the...

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sunnyside Gold says EPA should be recused from leading Silverton Superfund cleanup

Is it a conflict of interest for the Environmental Protection Agency, responsible for the Gold King Mine spill, to lead the Superfund cleanup of mine pollution around Silverton? The last company to...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass to close at noon Monday

U.S. Highway 550 on Red Mountain Pass will be closed starting at noon Monday as crews conduct avalanche control work and clear snow from the road. The Colorado Department of Transportation sent out...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

People trampled at skijoring event in 2017 file lawsuit

Three people trampled by a horse at a 2017 skijoring event in Silverton have filed a lawsuit blaming the drone operator and event coordinator for their injuries. The plaintiffs, Glenn and Christina...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton Skijoring races return despite storms

SILVERTON – Skijoring races in Silverton on Saturday drew skiers, riders and eager observers despite low temperatures and snowy roads. As icy winds blew, riders on horseback raced down Blair Street...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tiny Silverton prepares for big Whiteout and Snowscape winter festival Saturday

Herald Staff Report Fat tire enthusiasts who enjoy pushing through packed and unpacked deep powder will give their quads a workout Saturday during the Silverton Whiteout , a 10-hour fat bike race...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Close call for 2 backcountry skiers caught in avalanche near Silverton

It was a close call for a couple of backcountry skiers caught in an avalanche last month outside Silverton. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center posted a preliminary report Thursday with...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm expected to arrive Thursday night in Southwest Colorado

Get ready for another round of snow. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory, set to take effect 9 p.m. Thursday and last until noon Friday. During this time, in lower...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton dog sled race will be moved to Molas Lake Park

Event organizers of a dog sled race planned for this weekend have changed the location of the competition. The first Silverton Flying Sled Dog Races were originally planned to be held on the north...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sled dog racers hope third time is a charm for Silverton race

For the past two years, the Silverton Flying Sled Dog Races hasn’t been able to catch a break, but event organizers are confident conditions will be just right this winter to hold the competition...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Can Kendall Mountain become a regional hub for outdoor recreation?

Can Silverton’s Kendall Mountain become a regional outdoor hub, beefed up with more chairlifts and skiable terrain, night skiing and expanded cross-country trails, and even mountain biking trails...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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