Our Be Respectful Campaign just got some coverage from the Durango Herald. Last year was a wake up call to the town of Silverton when a group of 100+ kids from a nearby town made their way up here and proceeded to trash the their campsite and, eventually, one of them had to be airlifted as he’d consumed too much alcohol and nearly died. This is part of the reason why the 4th of July Association was formed, to ensure we maintain the family friendly atmosphere our guests deserve.
Here is an excerpt from the article, for the full article click the link at the bottom.
“A nonprofit made up of business owners and community members, called Silverton Fourth of July Association, sought ways over the past year to increase a family atmosphere, as well as improve enforcement of drinking and drugs.
They believe changes to this year’s celebration will make that happen.
“Quite frankly, it’s no longer the Wild West up here,” Gallegos said. “This is no longer a drinking, booze-filled, out-of-control party. This is now for families.””