Silverton school board OKs a $2.3 million general fund

Though state funding took a major hit due to the coronavirus pandemic, the coming school year doesn’t look as grim as initially expected for Silverton Public Schools, thanks to grants, reserves and COVID-19 emergency relief funding.


Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad tracks near the Elk Creek headwaters. The train is not expected to Silverton for eight to i6 weeks, railroad officials now say. Criss Furman/Silverton Standard

Health officials warn of the virus

San Juan County Public Health Director Becky Joyce told the Silverton Town Board on Monday that she was “shocked and dismayed” that many businesses in Silverton are not in compliance with guidelines for COVID-19 safety, estimating that a third of 30 businesses are not in compliance, with some, for instance not offering hand sanitizer to customers.