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MOUNTAIN HAPPENINGS

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Ongoing • Monthly “Great Old Broads for Wilderness, Northern San Juans Group” Zoom meeting. Date: 12/07/20 Time: 1-3 PM Subject: Inside BLM Planning - Join guest Bruce Krickbaum, veteran BLM planner, for a presentation and discussion focussing on BLM’s NEPA process, grazing permitting, and recent e-bike decisions.

Community Assistance for San Juan County Residents

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Dear Silverton Families and Community Members, As COVID-19 continues to impact our community, we are excited to announce that additional assistance has become available for Silverton and San Juan County residents. This means that if you have been impacted financially by COVID-19 you can apply for help, even if you are not currently missing work.

“Silk or Wool?”

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Bailey from Amarillo, TX: “Socks. I just got some Mukluk brand socks, and I like them.” Colton Frasier: “Definitely my Big Agnes synthetic puffy hoodie.” Maddie Pierce: “My white pompom hat.” Cathy from Denver: “Long underwear.” What kind? “Wool.” Gilbert Archuleta: “Gloves.” Which ones? “These here.” Morgan Duff: “Patagonia R1.” What color? “Teal.” Teal is popular this year, as Jenny Brill models her fave: “This.” Cathy from Denver: “Long underwear.” What kind? “Wool.” Grady Ham: “My boots.

San Juan County COVID-19 Update

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In the past seven days San Juan County has had zero new cases of COVID-19. Locals stayed home when they were sick, rested and honored their quarantine guidelines after exposure, and socially distanced enough so there were no additional cases this week. We went from a large spike and have significantly slowed the spread of the virus.

How to Pray For Snow

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Gather ‘round devout snowprayer’s, winter-storm-warning-worshipers, and ten-day-forecast-followers. At this point in the season, we’ve done what is tradition, what is annual practice, to call in the snow. We’ve burned the skis, taken the shot-ski shots, put ice cubes in the toilet, cut our hair and burned it, and saved and spent our quarters on a car wash.

WAY BACK

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From the January 23, 1897 edition of the Silverton Standard: POWDER HOUSE POSES A DANGER. It is reported that in a long disused powder house up the creek, there are upwards of four tons of old giant powder lying around loose.

Looking Back

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10 Years ago January 20, 2011 San Juan County Sheriff’s Office blotter Jan. 12 — James Snyder, of Santa Barbara, Calif., was issued a citation for speeding; 46 in a 30- mph zone.

IN BRIEF

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All Winter Events Canceled Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all winter events like Flying Dog Sled Races, Snowscape, Silverton Whiteout, Ski Joring, Flurries & Flames and all Silverton Mountain special events have been officially canceled this year. Kendall Returns to Regular Operating Hours The chairlift has been fixed and Kendall Mountain will be open regular operating hours through the weekend, Friday through Sunday 11 am-4pm.