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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.

After Fire, The Great Divide is Ready to Rebuild

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The Great Divide is a historic pink building on Greene St. that caught on fire last December causing a major power and cell phone outage. The fire did not spread to surrounding buildings, but they did have smoke damage. The Great Divide had extensive fire damage inside and outside.

Town Trustees Letter to the Community

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To the Citizens of Silverton, The safety and wellbeing of our community is the number one priority of the Silverton Town Board. The San Juan County Incident Management Team updated the Board and informed us that the COVID-19 pandemic is at a critical tipping point and that the next few months could be very difficult.

COVID-19 Testing Done After Thanksgiving Holiday

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San Juan County Public Health Agency held a COVID-19 test event at the Silverton Schools on Monday just after Thanksgiving week. With the holidays and locals traveling, Silverton School partnered with SJCPH and tested 104 people on November 30th. Although some tests are still pending San Juan County has only had 1 positive case in the last 14 days.

Public Input For Land Conveyance, Not For KMRA Development

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Public input is being sought for a land conveyance of approximately 93 acres. The goal is that the Town of Silverton will be granted ownership of these 93 acres and this process has been underway since 2001. This input is not intended to be about the possible expansion at Kendall Mountain or any of the work the advisory board has done thus far.

Thanksgiving at Gladstone

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November 1924. Four people seated alongside tarp-covered log cabin or shelter at Gladstone. They are posed for Thanksgiving at Gladstone. From left to right this photo shows Mr. and Mrs. Singleton, Louis W. Wyman, and Uncle Nap. San Juan Historical Society Photo

WAY BACK!

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EXTRACTS FROM THE GLADSTONE KIBOSH: The first cold snap of the season occurred last Wednesday night and the following morning the Angel of Rest and Haven of Rest sold their liquor by the chunk and that same evening holes had to be bored into the coal oil to place the lamp wick. If it don’t moderate soon the liquor business will suffer.