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WAY BACK!

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From the February 28, 1891 edition of the Silverton Standard: IDAHO SLIDE TAKES OUT TELEGRAPH POLE, BURIES THE Y. The Idaho slide came down on Monday night and ran bacross the park to a level with Blair street.

Looking Back

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10 years ago February 24, 2011 Ski area to host Cold Rush Top skiers to test skills in extreme terrain, March 14-18, 2011 Some of the world’s best skiers will be descending on Silverton Mountain next month for the Red Bull Cold Rush, billed as the world’s ultimate free-skiing competition. The skiers will compete for the title of the most versatile and best all-around skier, as judged first by the athletes themselves in a peer review and then by fans everywhere via a People’s Choice Award.

IN BRIEF

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Community Forum on OHVs The Town of Silverton will host a community forum to discuss plans for summer OHV management on Zoom on Wednesday, March 3rd from 6 – 8 pm. All perspectives are welcome.

Kendall Mountain Ski Area Expansion Committee is Accepting Public Comments

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At the Town Board meeting on Monday, it was announced that the Kendall Mountain Master Planning Committee has a draft ready of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Kendall Mountain Ski Area expansion project. Public comment is solicited by the Town but must be received before Tuesday March 9th. The draft RFP is available on the town website.

House Fire Breaks Out Tuesday Afternoon

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A home near Kendall Mountain Recreation Area caught fire around 4:00 pm on Tuesday. Neighbors who witnessed the blaze said it went from light smoke to a large fire in about fifteen minutes. The windows of the house exploded from heat before the fire department arrived. Luckily, the fire department was able to put it out before it got out of hand.

Quality of Life Survey Spurs OHV Debate

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The Town of Silverton put out a Quality of Life survey in August 2020 and shared the responses in Monday’s Town Board packet. Interim Administrator Anthony Edwards shared a comprehensive overview of responses at Monday’s meeting. Edwards noted that the survey was designed to be qualitative and gave open-ended feedback instead of data that was counted or tallied. Therefore, it took a while to “sift through” the answers in order to share results.

WAY BACK!

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From the February 19, 1880 edition of the (Ouray) Solid Muldoon: MAIL DUMPED DOWN CHIMNEY. Over at Silverton when the semi-monthly mail arrives it has to be dumped down through the chimney of the post office.

Looking Back

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10 Years ago February 17, 2011 Signs will point the way to Notorious Blair Street Visitors to Silverton should have an easier time finding their way to Notorious Blair Street this summer, with new street signs and directional signs showing the way. Silverton artist Ken Webb, who operates the Quiet Bear Art blacksmithing shop on Blair, is working on the decorative signs proposed by the Blair Street Historic District Association, and the Town Council on Monday night signaled its approval.

FROM THE STANDARD MAIL CAR

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Dear City of Silverton, This morning, one of my favorite local morning shows in Milwaukee, WI suggested writing a Valentine letter to your favorite city. What a GREAT idea.