Four deaths, no births, 20 marriages in county in 2010
Four death certificates were issued in San Juan County in 2010, but none of the deceased were county residents.
On Jan. 11, a 43-year-old woman from Huntington Beach, Calif., died of hypothermia near Molas Lake. The woman had a history of bipolar disorder and suicidal tendencies.
On Jan. 16, a 50-year-old Denver woman drowned in upper Mineral Creek after trying to cross it on a snowboard and having her head trapped underwater.
On July 2, a 2-year-old Farmington boy died in a drowning accident on the Animas River in Silverton.
And on July 28, an 85-year-old man from Leesburg, Va., died of a heart attack in Silverton.
In 2009 four death certificates were issued, in 2008 there were six, and in 2007 there were seven.
For the fifth year in a row, no birth certificates were issued in 2010.
The San Juan County Clerk’s Office reports that issued 20 marriage licenses in 2010, up from 18 in 2009.
The county clerk’s office also reports that 979 vehicles were registered in San Juan County in 2010.
Silverton skiers do well at USSA event
Four youngsters from Silverton raced in the USSA Southern Series ski races at Purgatory this past weekend.
Among the more than 100 total racers, each of Silverton’s skiers placed 10th or better in their respective age groups for at least one race.
Elena Gober placed best, earning three silver medals and a gold. Willie Morris earned sixth- and seventh-place ribbons, Evan Donovan earned two seventh place ribbons, and Gavin Wrublik earned an eighth place ribbon.
All four will join their teammates today, Thursday, Jan. 6, at Kendall Mountain for the official start of Silverton Ski Team’s season.
Smilemakers Dental Care coming to town
Smilemakers Dental Care will be in Silverton on Friday, Jan. 14 from 8 a.m. to noon.
Smilemakers offers fee and reduced-price dental care to Silverton School students.
The paperwork was sent home with students this week,
Parents are urged to check your child’s backpack and return the permission slips by Monday, Jan. 10.
services for local pets
Silverton’s veterinarian, Caylie McClure, says she is now offering spaying and neutering services at her Silverton Veterinary Services clinic in the old Miners Union Hospital.
McClure also says she is offering discounts on pet examinations during January. The normal price of $36 has been reduced to $20.
For an appointment, call 387-9881.
offered for students
The Silverton Youth Center will now be offering after-school homework help and tutoring to all Silverton School students.
The programs starts on Monday, Jan. 10, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the third floor conference room at the Silverton Youth Center.
There is no cost for this program, thanks to a grant from the Victims Assistance and Law Enforcement Fund.
Homework help will be offered Mondays through Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. Hours will be adjusted as necessary to accommodate student schedules.
A computer, printer and Internet access is available for the students to use.