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News Briefs: May 19, 2011
From Silverton Standard, the place where you can write!
Posted on May 19 2011, 12:57am by Mark Esper in Local News category

Timbers from the Lackawanna Bridge over the Animas River at the
northeast side of Silverton go up in flames on Wednesday morning,
May 18. The San Juan County road crew is dismantling the bridge
this spring. It was condemned last year after a Colorado Department
of Transportation inspection. County officials found a grant to replace
the bridge, but they say they can’t come up with matching funds.
Fire Dept. WON'T wash Greene Street Friday
The Silverton San Juan Volunteer Fire Department HAS POSTPONED its annual Greene Street splash down that was set for Friday, May 20, due to the snow.
A Theatre Group’s
summer youth 
registration June 5
A Theatre Group’s summer youth program will run from June 7 to July 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Pre-registration is scheduled for Sunday, June 5, from 5-7 p.m at the school modular unit at the corner of 11th and Snowden.
U.S. 550 closed from Silverton to DMR on morning of May 28
U.S. 550 from Silverton to Durango Mountain Resort will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, for the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic.
Gold mine tour open, 
museum opens May 28, mill opens ... later
The Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour is now open.
The Heritage Museum will open on Saturday, May 28.
The Mayflower Mill Tour opening will be delayed for several weeks. Due to this delay in opening, Heritage Passes will not be available for sale.
For more information, see Attractions on www.silvertoncolorado.com. 
Public Lands Center
open in Silverton
The Silverton Public Lands Center office at 1428 Greene Street is open to help residents and visitors with any questions they may have. Really!
The office is a visitors center and administrative field office under the management of the San Juan National Forest and Bureau of Land Management.
It is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Beginning Memorial Day weekend it will be open on weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Stop in and visit with Ron, Barry or Bob, and please send in friends, family and visitors for area information.
Information is available on 4-wheeling, camping, hiking, wilderness excursions, fishing, boating, photography, hiking, geology and area wildlife.
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