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The Decade in Review
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Posted on December 31 2009, 11:34am by Mark Esper in Local News category
A look back at the first decade of the 21st century in Silverton, Colo.
The Buffalo Boy tram partially collapsed in 1998, damaging a cabin and blocking Stony Pass briefly.
Photo by Bruce Conrad/
April — The San Juan County Historical Society unveiled plans for its new museum building. Groundbreaking will be next month
May — Republicans nominated Rich Perino and Wiley Carmack as candidates for county commissioners, and Vern Stankewitz was nominated for Sheriff.
John Jacobs retired from the Silverton School District after 28 years of service.
June — David Mullings of Ouray purchases the Silverton Standard and the Miner.
The Mayflower Mill celebrated its 70th birthday with a gift from Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt — official status as a National Historic Landmark.
July — A Farmington Air Care helicopter took a wrong turn on its way to Telluride and landed in Silverton instead, looking for the Texaco station.
John Wright lived-trapped over 50 chipmunks raiding Samantha’s garden. John released them all at undisclosed locations around town.
September — The Silverton Town Board of Trustees appointed Mike Maxfield as its newest member, replacing Trustee Chris Nute, who has resigned.
October — The Silverton Standard & the Miner marked its 125th anniversary.
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