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The historic ‘Silverton Standard and the Miner’ newspaper is a lifeline in San Juan County

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Silverton, in San Juan County, in a 1901 image.

Silverton is home to the oldest newspaper on the Western Slope. The "Standard and the Miner" became a historic site in journalism in 2012, an honor from the Society of Professional Journalists. At the time, Ryan spoke with the paper's then-editor and publisher Mark Esper.