[January 2020 | San Juan Silver Stage] By Kathryn R. Burke, Publisher
New Year. New starts and new ideas. The Silver Stage has been on the trail again since March, and it’s time to broaden our routes. We’ll be heading north to Grand Junction, south to Durango and New Mexico, and west into Utah. We’ve been there before.
What’s New for 2020?
History. In 2020, follow along as we track the progress of two historic projects involving local schools: the expansion of Montrose Botanic Gardens with a new feature involving an old orchard, and the restoration of historic plantings, with the help of the Utes.
Our focus on history continues as we share the saga of a vintage structure in a different location each month. This month, it’s the Lathrop Building in Montrose. Watch for more stories from Marilyn Cox, Don Paulson, and others from local historical societies.
People. At our core, we are a lifestyles publication that focuses on community, and in Western Colorado, we are home to some amazing women who have been in business here for over a quarter century. Throughout the year, we will profile one of them each month. This area is also populated by an usually large number of talented people, the “Creatives,” we call them. Our music editor and art writers from Durango and Silverton, Ouray, Delta, and Montrose Counties, and the North Fork Valley will share their stories.
Arts & Entertainment. The Silver Stage began as a vehicle to follow Arts and Entertainment. A friend and I had a line of western clothing we made and sold at the summer arts and crafts fairs.