By tracing its roots to the La Plata Miner, established in 1875, the Silverton Standard and Miner claims to be the oldest continuously published newspaper in western Colorado. This small clapboard building houses a cylinder press (R. Hoe and Company, New York, 1830), once used to publish Ouray's Solid Muldoon as well as the Standard and Miner. Opened as a saloon, the building later saw stints as a dry goods, a cafe, a tailor shop, and a barbershop before the newspaper moved in, along with a bookstore, in 1952.
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