How often does a community show genuine affection for its newspaper?
Seldom. Public comments usually reflect discontent with news coverage and editorials. But for a small weekly in southwest Colorado, the answer is a remarkable statement of true support.
That's one reason for the longevity of the Silverton Standard & the Miner and why the newspaper was named a National Historic Site in Journalism by the Society of Professional Journalists. The dedication ceremony will be May 5, the date of the first Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train trip of the summer tourist season.