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Posted on January 27 2012, 11:16am by Mark Esper in Local News category
Four feral kittens — and their mom —  
captured and ‘fixed’
Four feral kittens — along with their mom — were captured Saturday morning on Blair Street by Silverton resident Melanie Bergolc.
The felines were then taken to Silverton veterinarian Caylie McClure who spayed and neutered the critters. On Sunday, the wild cats were again let loose on Blair Street.
It’s all part of an effort Bergolc has launched to spay and neuter the feral kittens in town.  
“We have eight kittens plus a half dozen adults wandering around Blair,” Bergolc said.  
If interested in helping reduce the feral cat population you can send a donation to Melanie Bergolc, P.O. Box 563, Silverton, CO 81433 ) with “kitties” written in the memo of the check. Or you can find her feeding and playing with the kittens on Blair Street, or at work at the Silverton Standard office.  
If you know of a colony of kittens or adult cats and would like them spayed/neutered contact Melanie at the Silverton Standard and we can set up a trapping date to correspond with Caylie being in town.  
 
 
 
 
River Protection Workgroup for the Animas meets Jan. 30
The River Protection Workgroup for the Animas River is scheduled to meet again on Monday, Jan. 30, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Silverton Town Hall. 
This will be the eighth meeting of the group and everyone is invited to participate. 
The agenda for the meeting is to do detailed work on the Information Sheet, and to begin to look in-depth at two specific segments: Mineral and South Mineral Creeks. The workgroup will talk about current protections and whether additional protections are desired or necessary to be studied. No final recommendations are being made at this meeting. 
The purpose of this Workgroup is to make recommendations about how to protect values on the Animas River upstream of Baker’s Bridge including several tributaries while allowing for suitable water development to continue. The Workgroup kicked off in June, 2011 and is advisory in nature, and it will conclude in late spring 2012 after 11 to 12 meetings. The Web Site is: http://ocs.fortlewis.edu/riverprotection/. For more information, contact the Southwestern Water Conservation District, 247-1302 or water@frontier.net; the local representative on the RPW Steering Committee, Steve Fearn, at 946-9243; or Wendy McDermott at the San Juan Citizens Alliance at 259-3583; or the Workgroup facilitator, Marsha Porter-Norton, 759-3110 or porternorton@bresnan.net.
 
 
 
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