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GREENE STREET MEETING

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A few county officials and a couple of business owners met on Greene Street on Monday morning, June 15, to discus the COVID-19 pandemic and reopening business in Silverton. From left are Pickle Barrel restaurant owner Paul Zimmeran, County Administrator Willy Tookey, San Juan County Emergency Manager Jim Donovan, County Public Health Director Becky Joyce, and Pickle Barrel owner Jim Donovan.

Mask order looms amid COVID worries

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San Juan County Public Health Director Becky Joyce is emphasizing the importance of wearing masks while venturing out in public, even if restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic may be easing.

Armed Man held after long pursuit

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After leading local deputies on a 53-mile, high-speed car chase that began in Silverton, an armed man was arrested Friday evening in La Plata County on suspicion of vehicular eluding, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief.

School district expects $2.3 million budget

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Silverton Public Schools anticipates an overall budget of about $2.3 million for the 2020-2021 school year, reflecting about an 8 percent decrease from this year owing to a shortfall in state funding from the coronavirus pandemic.

A suicide; road closures enforced; items on tracks; domestic violence

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May 11 — Found a lost dog and returned to the owner. Incident management team meeting. Administrative duties. COVID tactics meeting. Responded to a welfare check, resulting in a forceable entry into a residence and the unfortunate finding of a victim of a suicide. Our community morns the loss of a long-time Silvertonian. Town Hall meeting.