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From Silverton Standard, the place where you can write!
Posted on October 22 2009, 11:19am by Mark Esper in Local News category
The Silverton Lakes Campground is pictured, with the Lackwanna Mill
in the background on the left. The campground could be the future home
for Mountain Studies Institute. MSI is inviting the public to tour the facility
on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. to learn more about the proposed
10-acre campus for MSI.
 
MSI tours of proposed new campus Saturday
Mountain Studies Institute is offering a public tour Saturday, Oct. 24 of the Silverton Lakes Campground which it hopes to purchase and convert into a Silverton campus.
Saturday’s event will also be an opportunity to review the master plan for the proposed 10-acre campus. The event will be from 1-4 p.m. at Silverton Lake Campground.
MSI encourages anyone who has an interest in education, science, and incorporating knowledge into the local decision-making process to participate in the tour. Join the staff and board for hot cider, cocoa, and snacks and hear about MSI’s vision for bringing research and education to the San Juan Mountains.
On the Web:
www.mountainstudies.org
 
‘Rocky Horror’ show is Saturday night
A Theatre Group is presenting a screening of   “A Rocky Horror Picture Show,”  at 931 Greene Street at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24.
Wear a costume! It’s free! 
 
Valerie Kerr wins
drawing for quilt
The winner of the San Juan County Historical Society’s annual quilt drawing was Valerie Kerr from Silverton.
The quilt, “The Proud Colors of our Nation,” was created by Lorraine Whittington of Montrose. 
 
Montanya rum gets wider distribution
Montanya Distillers got news this week that its Silverton-made rum will be picked up by a New England distributor starting early in 2010.  
Horizon Beverage is the largest distributor in New England and plans to make the rum available in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  The New England market is three times the size of Colorado, so if all goes well, this could mean strong growth for the brand.   
 
Slash burning starts
The Columbine Ranger District will begin burning slash piles this fall left over from fuels-reduction projects on National Forest lands between Haviland and Electra lakes. 
Pile burning is expected to begin within the next two weeks, weather permitting, and will continue through the winter until access is blocked by deep snow.  
Several piles may be burned together at any one time, and smoke will be visible from U..S 550 North during operations. The slash piles will be ignited by firefighters using drip torches.  
 
 
 
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