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IN BRIEF

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Ice Lakes Trail needs volunteers to educate visitors to leave no trace.

Nonprofits encouraged to apply for grants

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San Juan County nonprofit organizations are encouraged to apply to the San Juan County Community Fund for the 2020 grant cycle, now open. Western Colorado Community Foundation and Citizens State Bank partner to support this local community fund.

Officials warn of radon risk

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) recommends that Coloradans test their homes for radon as more Coloradans stay home for longer periods of time. The Surgeon General lists radon exposure as the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States behind tobacco smoke.

Homes selling fast in Silverton

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As COVID-19 draws urban dwellers to more rural areas and mountain communities, those housing markets are seeing a major boom this year, including in Silverton. With just over 40 closings so far in 2020, the number of property sales is average for Silverton and San Juan County, but, for the first time, homes are selling within days, and often for above list price.

Town adopts new rental-unit regs

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With no discussion, the Silverton Town Board of Trustees on Monday approved a second and final reading of an ordinance revising local regulations on accessory dwelling units.