Position: Editorial Assistant

Email: [email protected]

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: “A movement for the beautifying of Durango by the planting of home gardens received strong impetus, when the committee of home gardens met to discuss plans for encouraging all...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: “100 head of cattle have been bought from the Dunham Ranch at Dolores and will be shipped to the Miller Ranch at Tiffany where they will be fattened for market. Livestock feeding and...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: “Some of the largest California oranges ever seen in this city are now offered for sale. By the way, no orange that ever grew can surpass in real toothsomeness of a San Juan Basin...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: “The clerks at Graden’s have been on the jump waiting on the Christmas trade for several days. Santa Claus will probably bring each one a pair of fine roller skates, so they can move...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: “A motion for a new trial in the case of Vol Anderson, who was convicted a few days ago by a jury for stealing chickens from Mrs. Grace Sullivan, was overruled by Judge Searcy....

DATE: Dec. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: “The past couple of weeks of fine weather attracted several prospectors to the mountain sides in search of tungsten leads, which resulted in the discovery of some new veins and the...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: “The local Elks Lodge has erected a new electric sign at the entrance to the Redmen building. The new sign is diamond shaped, a border of electric lights surrounding an elk’s head.”...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: “Edward Leonard and Tom Foley, the two tramps who stole a mackinaw coat from the Stroebel & Hutchinson Cigar Store a month ago, were released from jail. They served 30 days in jail....

DATE: Dec. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: “All local roads are reported in bad condition on account of snow.” 75 years ago: “Captain Art Hook, a world-famous deep-sea diver, appeared before students of the Durango schools in...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: “J.E. Fitzpatrick of the Florida Mesa lost a wagon load of coal when a team of horses which he was driving became frightened and tumbled with the wagon down a high embankment about...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: “Miss Genevieve Titus of Denver has taken a position behind the candy counter in the grocery department at Graden’s. Business seemed to be rushing in the sweets department.” 75 years...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

And the West is History

100 years ago: “A queer animal believed to be either a doodle bug or the germ which causes pip is on display at Graden’s in the grocery department. The strange monstrosity was found in the potato...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: And the West is History

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