Features

WAYBACK

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115 Years Ago From the September 30, 1905 edition of the Silverton Standard: WRECK ON THE RIO GRANDE SOUTHERN. On Tuesday afternoon of this week on the Rio Grande Southern railroad, near Glencoe, between Mancos and Dolores, there occurred the most serious wreck in the history of the line.

IN BRIEF

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Staged gunfights are back on Blair Street You can watch the cast of Old West characters as they chase each other with (fake) bullets this Thursday-Saturday. The performance will be on the corner of 12th and Blair Street starting at 5:30 p.m.

Who should get tested?

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Who should get tested for COVID-19? People with COVID-19 symptoms and those notified of exposure by SJCPH or another public health agency. Medium-priority testing: People with no symptoms or identified exposure but who live or work with high risk populations such as: • Residents or employees of congregate living or high-risk work settings (first responders, longterm facilities, detention facilities • People experiencing homelessness • Employees of high-risk workplaces monitored by public health When: Testing is available Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.

Town is circulating a quality-of-life survey

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As the Town of Silverton works to set goals and lay plans for the community in the next decade and beyond, Town Hall is circulating a survey of Silverton residents about their needs, desires, and concerns.

Community first: The foundation for a sustainable future

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Greetings Silverton, It’s been more than four months since the election and I am proud of the progress the Town of Silverton Staff and Board of Trustees are making. We are working hard to empower our community and acknowledge all perspectives, we are increasing the transparency of Town decisions, and we are building a roadmap for the town to thrive into the future.

The bears are back

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The lack of moisture this summer means fewer natural food sources for our local bear population, and bear activity in town is on the rise.

COVID testing in San Juan County

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To date, since May 4, San Juan County Public Health has performed 28 PCR diagnostic tests and 25 point of care antigen tests, (quick test result that has less validity and each test is sent to the state to confirm a negative result) for those with symptoms.