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Posted on April 19 2012, 11:47am by Mark Esper in Local News category
Melanie Bergolc of Silverton scrapes mud and gravel off of the
sidewalk on 12th Street near Greene on Tuesday evening, April 17.
She said she was tired of having to walk through the mud downtown.
Town Cleanup Day is scheduled for Sunday, April 22. Volunteers will
meet at Kendall Mountain Recreation Area at 10 a.m.
Still waiting for air
date for ‘Today Show’
story on the Standard
Ian Wenger, producer for the NBC “Today Show,” said Wednesday afternoon, April 18, that “everything is done on the story. We are just waiting for an air date.”
Bob Dotson, NBC reporter for the “Today Show,” and a film crew was here in March to tape a story on the community effort to save the Silverton Standard newspaper.
Wenger said he suspects it will be broadcast “at the end of April or early May.”
Students to give tour of the Animas Trail 
project on Friday
This year, the entire student body of Silverton School has worked to help develop the proposed Animas River Trail through Silverton.
Each grade adopted service projects to tackle all aspects of trail development including construction, wetland restoration, interpretive sign design, and the creation of adventure passport brochures!
On Friday, April 20, Silverton students will celebrate Global Youth Service Day here, by leading trail tours for parents and community members to highlight many exciting projects. 
It’s an opportunity to walk along the Animas River and see how students are turning the Animas River Trail into a reality — and to learn about other upcoming trail opportunities this summer.
The event is scheduled from 12:45 to 3 p.m., starting at Kendall Mountain Recreation Area 
For more information please contact Whitney Gaskill at: vista@mountainstudies.org or (970) 387-5161.
Town Cleanup Day
is set for Sunday
The Silverton “celebration” formerly known as PoopFest” is scheduled for Sunday, April 22, Earth Day.
But this year the event will simply be known as the second annual Silverton Town Cleanup.
Volunteers will meet at Kendall Mountain Recreation Area at 10 a.m.
After breaking into groups to help clean up the town, a complementary lunch will be accompanied by music from Silverton musicians.
For Information or to Sponsor/Donate Raffle Items Call Dave Michaelson, Town Planner 387-5522
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