Position: Editorial Assistant

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Phone Number: (970) 375-4566

About: Sarah Silvernail was raised on a cattle ranch near Allison, Colorado. She left the area to attend Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, Colorado, where she majored in English and minored in journalism. Silvernail returned to the area to be near her family and after doing freelance writing for several years, she joined the Herald's staff in 2008. Read More

And the West is History

100 years ago: Sunnyside – “About 3 inches of snow fell, which improves the sleighing to quite an extent, as the last snow is beginning to melt very fast in some places, leaving the roads bare.” 75...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: “The output of the San Juan Creamery recently has reached proportions that enables it to not only supply the local trade but to make several large shipments to Denver and other...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: “The new year was ushered in, in this thriving metrop by the usual amount of noise – bells, whistles, guns and horns. Some gun went off about 12:30 that is likely to cause a lot of...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: “Newt Barton, delivery man for the Otis-McGirr Mercantile Company, was out with the aid of a cane for the first time in a couple of weeks since he tried to lift his team and wagon...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: “The Kittimac expects to start work shortly and it looks as if it will be a big producer. The company has underway a cyanide mill, which will be the first built in this county.” 75...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: “Bob P. Hott, the prosperous cattleman of up the line, blew in to make his proper New Year’s celebration in a regular town. He hails usually from Tiffany, but explained that lots of...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: “W.R. Malloy, a prominent rancher of Bayfield, visited with friends in the city. He said the farmers are starting to feed their stock on account of the heavy snow. But this is rather...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: “The directors of School District No. 9, La Plata County, have issued an official statement in which they set for the facts with regard to existing school conditions, for the purpose...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: “The Durango police received word from Silverton authorities to keep on the lookout for Angelo Jairado, who is charged with having shot Joseph Dalla in the leg as the latter was...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: “As the first step in the replacing of the wooden pipeline of the city water system with steel pipe, City Manager A.F. Hood announced that within the next year, 1,000 feet of the...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: “That Santa Clause remembered to stuff the stocking of the La Plata mining district with good things for this Christmas became apparent when great excitement was caused among the...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: “A.K. Berkey has resigned as mayor of Eureka because he does not care to be known as the official boss of a ‘dry’ town, according to advices received in Durango by long distance...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

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