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STANDARD
Volume 139, issue 29
ilverton
Weekly Miner
established 1875
IN BRIEF
Snowmobile Club
of fers class Jan. 18
at Molas Lake Park
The Silverton Snowmobile
Club is presenting a State
Parks Certified Snowmobile
Safety Course on Saturday,
Jan. 18 at Molas Lake Park.
This is a free safety course
designed for riders ages 10
through 16 to earn their
Snowmobile Safety Certificate.
“We will be spending time
in the classroom and on the
snow,” said Dean Des Palmes
of the Silverton Snowmobile
Club.
“We will provide the snowmobile. Bring some warm
clothes. This class starts at 10
a.m.”
If there are any questions
please call Dean Des Palmes,
(970) 744-1876.
SILVERTON’S PIONEER NEWSPAPER SINCE 1875
See BRIEFS, Page 4
Silverton Standard
established 1889
By Mark Esper
Fundraiser Jan. 21 to
help Caleb Greenfield
The Silverton Standard’’s
2014 calendar has arrived,
with many spectacular historic
photos of Silverton, the San
Juans and trains.
The calendar is an important fundraiser for the Silverton
Standard newspaper, which is
owned by the San Juan
MINER
Pass closed as boulders crash down from 900 feet above U.S. 550
Elevation Outdoors magazine
has honored Silverton
Mountain ski area as the Most
Extreme in its Best of
Colorado Experience poll.
“The competition was fierce
in this category,” the magazine reported, “but, in the
end, readers came down on
the side of the mountain that
was created for expert skiers
only.”
The guided terrain is
enough to get you as puckered
as you want to be,” the magazine stated. “But even better
has been the addition of heliskiing. Don’t have $999 to
pony up for a full day? Single
ride tickets cost just $159.”
Runner up in the competition was Crested Butte.
The Standard’s 2014
calendar now on sale
& the
50¢
‘Raining rocks’ on Red Mtn.
Silver ton Mtn. named
most extreme by
Elevation Outdoors
A fundraiser will be held
Tuesday, Jan. 21 for the benefit of Caleb Greenfield, son of
Silverton Word of Life
Fellowship Pastor Jim
Greenfield.
Caleb was injured in a skiing accident at Telluride
Mountain Ski Resort.
Navajo taco and drink for
$7 at Mattie and Maud’s
Restaurant, from 4 to 7 p.m.
For more information, contact Sheri Pohlman, (970) 3821000
Januar y 16, 2014
Photo courtesy of CDOT
U.S. 550, at the bottom of the photo, remains closed indefinitely as rocks continue to crash down on the highway
near Ruby Falls, two miles south of Ouray.
U.S. 550 over Red Mountain
Pass will remain closed at least
through the weekend, highway
officials say, due to continuous
rockfall and the risk of more
around mile marker 90, two
miles south of Ouray.
The
“The debris
trouble
is 8 to 10
began at
about 7:30 feet high in
p.m. on
some areas,
Sunday, as a
and that’s
large number of rocks just the stuff
began
that stayed
crashing
on the roaddown on
way.”
the highway near
Nancy
the Ruby
Shanks,
Falls, just
CDOT
south of
spokesperson
Bear Creek
Falls.
The highway was closed until
after 9 p.m. Boulders as big as 2
feet in diameter piled as deep as
eight feet. The rocks, falling from
some 900 feet above the highway, took out a power line that
cut off electricity to the Riverside
Slide snow shed and a CDOT
weather station.
On Monday, more rocks came
down, breaking a couple of
windshields and causing a
motorist to get a flat tire before
the highway was again closed at
12:40 p.m.
On Wednesday a San Miguel
Power Association crew was
working to remove a downed
power pole and loose wire, even
as rocks continued to “rain
down” from hundreds of feet
above, according to CDOT officials.
Today and Friday, rockfall
contractor Yenter Companies of
Arvada plans to drop a crew by
helicopter to scale loose rock off.
But highway officials say there is
currently no estimate for reopen-
See ROCKS, Page 8
Action urged on Cement Creek
Frustration building
over perceived lack
of progress in cleanup
Mark Esper
San Juan County commissioners have expressed concern that
the Animas River Stakeholders
Group is not making enough
progress in addressing the mine
waste that is contaminating
Cement Creek.
And a former BLM representa-
“How long do you allow this to
continue before you say enough is
enough? We need a solution.”
County Commissioner Scott Fetchenhier
tive to the stakeholders group has
been circulating a petition urging
state and federal officials to
“undertake more effective action
in restoring the health of the
Animas River.”
“How long is this going to go
on?” asked San Juan County
Commissioner Scott Fetchenhier
at a board meeting last month.
“The levels (of heavy metals) are
going back up and it is affecting
fish and what the invertebrates
they feed on. How long do you
allow this to continue before you
say enough is enough? We need a
solution.”
County Board Chairman Ernie
Kuhlman worried that all he is
seeing is “more studies and more
studies” as the “quality of water
is coming down on Cement
Creek.”
And County Commissioner
Pete McKay said “it’s getting
harder to explain when asked
what we’re doing.”
Peter Butler of Durango, a cocoordinator of the stakeholders
See CLEANUP, Page 6
Page 2-Thursday, January 16, 2014
SILVERTON STANDARD
OPINION
In need of ‘concrete’ solutions
for Cement Creek’s problems
By Mark Esper
Silverton Standard
& the Miner
A National Historic
Site in Journalism
It was back in April 2012, in
a packed Silverton Town Hall
assembly room, when the EPA’s
Denver regional office director
announced that the agency was
“going to set aside” its pursuit
of so-called Superfund listing
for a cluster of dormant mines
in Upper Cement Creek.
Instead, buoyed by news
that Sunnyside Gold Corp. had
pledged up to $6.5 million for
a collaborative effort to address
the water quality problems —
and facing widespread local
opposition to CERCLA
EDITOR’S OPINION
If some solutions are
not seen soon for
Cement Cr eek, the
EPA and the Colorado
Depar tment of Public
Health and the
Environment will be
back, insisting on a
more robust ef for t.
(Comprehensive
Environmental Response,
Compensation and Liability
Act) designation — the agency
agreed to remain at the table
with the Animas River
Stakeholders Group.
It was at that very same meeting when stakeholders’ coordinators expressed hope that in the
summer of 2012 they could start
testing some new technologies
on Cement Creek. And, that
with a bit of luck, a treatment
plant could be in operation in
three to five years.
Nearly two years have gone
by. There has been no testing
of new technologies on
Cement Creek and a treatment
plant appears if anything more
See EDITOR, Page 4
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Silverton, Colo., and the surrounding San Juan Mountains
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Silverton and the San Juans as it
brings you the issues, characters, landscapes, and the talent
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© 2014, Silverton Standard
& the Miner.
Snow plumes in alpine glow
By Freddie Canfield
WEATHER AND OBSERVATIONS
Meteorological disturbances are our favorite
kind. Those waves of snow-bearing moisture went
from promise to productivity during our second
weather — and calendar — week of January 2014.
Snow accumulation didn’t overwhelm us with
opportunity on the valley floor, yet occurred consistently yet variably between Wednesday morning
and late Sunday evening. The results were 9.5 inches all told, including 1.4 inches from last week. Add
that to our previous seasonal total and we are now
up to 93.3 inches here in Silverton.
Saturday’s 42.9 degrees was a reprieve for all of
us who were determined to wear out that fresh
powder. Sunday’s high at 8 a.m. was 30 above.
Wind and snow all morning and less powerful
gusts in the afternoon as the temperature continued to drop all day. Monday morning, 6.6 below.
High Low
Precip., conditions
Date
Jan. 8 32
-1
0.6”, mostlly clear
Jan. 9 29
-1
.14wc, 2.4”, overcast
Jan. 10 25
1
.09, 2.0”, clear
1
.8”, overcast
Jan. 11 43
-7
2.3 clear
Jan. 12 31
Jan. 13 34
-8
Clear
-8
Clear
Jan. 14 31
Season total: 93.3 inches of snow
Tuesday at 7 a.m. we were at minus 8.
Six days in a row shoveling snow was not the
conclusion of mucking out activity for my son,
Mark, or myself. Thanks to a highly athletic and
energetic and intelligent canid of large proportions
our previous endeavor was merely a warm up. Nalla
See WEATHER, Page 8
FROM THE STANDARD
MAIL CAR
Go Miners! Thanks to
those who brought our
basketball team back
Editor;
I want to thank coaches Dan
Salazar, Larry Gallegos, and
Willie Tookey for the fine job
they are doing with the
Silverton Miners basketball
team. I also want to thank
Jessica Gallegos for her work
with the Silverton Junior Pep
Squad, and the many other
folks who are helping out with
these two groups.
Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 the
Silverton Miners completed their
third home game and were victorious over the Dolores Bears, 4821. I have had the privilege of
watching all three home games
and it has been a pleasure watching each basketball team player
mature, become more assertive
and confident, and increase their
scoring ability.
The halftime show put on by
the K-5 young ladies has been
very entertaining to watch and
these gals change up each performance so you’d better be there
to see what they'll try next.
If you have not attended a
Miners basketball game you
don’t know what you're missing.
I want to encourage residents to
take the time from their busy
schedules, as they are able, and
watch a complete basketball
game. It is well worth your time
and you will be thoroughly
entertained.
Again, thank you to everyone
who has put a great deal of time
and energy into bringing Miners
basketball back to Silverton.
— Kevin E. Baldwin, Silverton
Editor’s note: The Miners’ final
home games of the season will be
Saturday, Feb. 1. against Cap Rock
(Grand Junction).
Snow or no snow?
What’s the poor
Lord to do?
Editor;
Hi Folks. Last week Freddie
was praying for snow. I ,who
hates snow, was praying for no
snow. What’s the the poor Lord
to do? In Cedar City, Utah, buds
are already on the trees.
I look forward to seeing
Silverton this summer when the
temperatures don’t have minuses.
Cheers.
— Robert M. Stiles. Cedar City
Utah and Silverton
2014 Legislative Session: My preview
By Mike McLachlan
The 2014 legislative session
began on Jan. 8 and as the session really begins to get under
way I wanted to highlight what
my colleagues and I will be
working on until the conclusion of the session in early May.
Natural disasters plagued
many parts of Colorado in
2013. Throughout the summer
we suffered many wildfires
across the state including in
IN THE LEGISLATURE
I am excited about the prospect of increasing broadband access for all of rural
Colorado and bringing internet access to
all of our school districts, especially the
Ridgway and Silverton school districts
which have been underserved for years.
Pagosa, Vallecito and the
Southfork fire in southwestern
Colorado.
Shortly after wildfire season
we had the most destructive
flood in state history sweep the
northern Front Range in
September. While there has
been incredible progress made
to help these communities
recover there is still significant
work to be done to ensure these
communities make the fullest
possible recovery. The first bills
that were introduced in the
House this session are designed
to speed and assist the ongoing
recovery efforts. I am looking
forward to supporting these
See McLACHLAN, Page 8
SILVERTON STANDARD
Page 3-Thursday, January 16, 2014
The Silverton
Standard
& the Miner
A NATIONAL
HISTORIC
SITE IN
JOURNALISM
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UPCOMING
EVENTS:
Ski Race Team
action starts
Thursday
at Kendall!
All-school ski program
starts Friday!
SATURDAY, JAN 18.:
Basketball at Dolores
2pm @ Dolores Boys JV
Upcoming games:
Cokie Berenyi and her daughter, Helen, 9, of Silverton on the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro on Friday, Jan. 10.
Silverton girl, 9, conquers
Africa’s Mt. Kilimanjaro
Four th-grader may be
the youngest girl in
Colorado to summit
famed 19,340-foot peak
Helen Simons “HS” Berenyi,
9-year-old Silverton resident
and a fourth grader at Silverton
School, summited Mount
Kilimanjaro on Friday, Jan. 10
at 10:08 a.m, Tanzanian time.
“HS,” just six days short of
her 10th birthday was one of
four climbers who successfully
summited with She Climbs, a
nonprofit organization whose
mission is to build and
strengthen the self-esteem of
female individuals of all ages,
one mountain climb at a time.
This is Berenyi’s first time
climbing and living on a mountain for seven days.
“I want all 10-year-olds out
there to know that you can do
just about anything you want
to,” Helen said at the summit.
While fact-checking is still
underway, HS appears to be the
youngest Colorado resident,
and potentially the youngest
American female to ever sum-
“I want all 10-yearolds out there to
know that you can
do just about anything you want
to.”
Helen Berenyi,
Silverton 9 (going
on 10)-year-old
mit Mount Kilimanjaro, the
tallest peak on the African continent, topping out at 5,895
meters or 19,340 feet above sea
level.
Kilimanjaro is one of the
famous “Seven Summits” of the
world.
Alexis, “Lexi” Peats, age 11 of
Perrysburg, Ohio, also summited with her mother, Suzanne
Peats.
“These two are amongst the
youngest kids in my 371 summits of Kilimanjaro, said Lead
Climbing Guide, “Raj” Rajabu
Hasan of KCB, a local
Tanzanian climbing outfitter.
“They were strong from the first
day to the last day, with no
signs of AMS (Acute Mountain
Sickness). The girls made it to
the summit in 7-1/2 hours.
Some of my climbers have
taken 12 hours in the past,”
said Hasan.
Dubbed the “Binti Group” by
Hasan, (Binti in Swahili means
daughter), the girls are amongst
She Climbs’ first organized trip.
“As we launch She Climbs it
only seemed natural that we
form mother-daughter teams
from my personal sphere of
climbers that I have previously
climbed with” said Cokie
Berenyi, Helen Berenyi’s mom
and founder of She Climbs and
investment firm,
Alphavest.com.
Despite this being She
Climbs’ first trip, the organization and mission have been
evolving since 2006 shortly
after Berenyi gave birth to her
second daughter.
“As a new mother of two
girls I was terrified of all that
could go wrong with raising
girls,” Berenyi said. “It was very
See CLIMBER, Page 8
Hardrock Hundred may grow
The Silverton-based Hardrock
Hundred Endurance Run has
now grown into one of the elite
ultra-marathon events in the
world, according to race director
Dale Garland.
Garland told the Silverton
Town Council that some 1,200
applicants applied for the 140
coveted race positions for the July
2014 100-mile run through the
San Juans.
The Hardrock Hundred is
working on an environmental
assessment with the Forest
Service and BLM to expand the
number of runners.
The EA will examine the
impact of a 250-person race,
though Garland said it’s unlikely
that big of an expansion will
occur all at once.
“What may come out of this is
possibly increasing the number of
runners,” Garland said. But it will
never get to 1,000.”
Garland said the intent is to
secure a 5-year or 10-year permit
for the event.
“This is a worldwide event
now,” Garland said. The race has
gotten great publicity in Europe,
Japan and Australia.
“We’ll probably be drawing a
lot more media than in the past,”
Garland said. The 21st Hardrock
Hundred Endurance Run starts at
6 a.m. July 11 at the Silverton
School Gym.
Skijoring Festival
expects more media
Silverton Skijoring Festival
organizers Pete Maisel and Laura
Des Palmes told the Silverton
Town Council on Monday that
this year’s event is ready to go.
A new website, skijoringsilverton.com, is up, and Des Palmes
said she expects more media this
year, with possible live radio
broadcasts and a film being produced about the event.
Maisel said more than 20
teams will be on hand.
“We’ve got great sponsors,
great purse money and great
exposure,” Maisel said. “We need
to just keep making this bigger
and fine tune it.”
Des Palmes said the event
could always use more volunteers, with at least 25 needed
each day to secure the Blair Street
course.
“The more volunteers we have
the better,” she said.
Ambulance update
The Silverton Ambulance
Service is days away from providing 24-hour a day paramedic coverage for the Silverton area,
according to Kimmett Holland,
ambulance association director.
“The staffing part is coming
along really well,” he said. But he
said the ambulance service hopes
to recruit more volunteers and
drivers.
WINTER
HOURS:
Tues-Fri,
4-close
Sat-Sun,
noon to close
Silverton, Colorado
Montanya
1309 Greene St. (970) 387-9904
[email protected]
Jan. 25 — 1:30 p.m., at
Caprock Academy (Grand
Junction) Boys
Jan. 25 — 3 p.m., at Caprock
Academy (G.J.) Girls
Feb. 1— 1 p.m., Home v
Caprock Academy (G.J.) Boys
Feb. 1 — 3 p.m. Home v
Caprock Academy. (G.J.) Girls
Climbing Competition
in Ridgway Saturday!
Contact
Paul Joyce:
[email protected],
or 387-5544, or stop by the
STREAM office at the school
for more information and
to get signed up!
Science, Technology, Math
A program for Silverton
School made possible by a
grant from the 21st Century
The 6th Judicial District announces new hours for
the Self Help desk at the San Juan County
Courthouse. The Self Represented Litigant
Coordinator, Lindsay Patterson will be available in
person to assist self-represented parties with their
cases the last Tuesday of every month (WEATHER
PERMITTING) from 9am-4pm at the San Juan
County Courthouse located at 1557 Green St.
Please call to 970-387-5790 to schedule an appointment. Lindsay is also available by phone at 970385-6179 M-F from 8am-1pm and 2pm-4pm. The
Self Represented Litigant Coordinator can help with
forms, court processes and procedure. In the event
of inclement weather please call the San Juan
County Courthouse (970-387-5790) for the availability of the Self Represented Litigant Coordinator.
SILVERTON STANDARD
Page 4-Thursday, January 16, 2014
FOR THE RECORD
San Juan County
Sherif f’s Of fice blotter
Jan. 6 — Routine patrol and
office work.
Jan. 7 — Routine patrol and
office work.
Jan. 8 — Three overdue hikers were reported and they
returned on their own.
Jan. 9 — A 2-vehicle traffic
accident was investigated at
13th and Reese streets. A lost
dog was reported. A stuck tractor trailer driver was assisted in
town.
Jan. 10 — A theft was
reported. A motorist was assisted. An improper parking warn-
ing was issued. A report was
received of a semi without
chains; when the officer located the semi, the driver was
chaining up.
Jan. 11 — A one-vehicle
accident was investigated at
mile marker 55.5. A warning
was issued for disregard of a
stop sign. A noise complaint
was received; a warning was
issued. A dog at large was
returned to the owner.
Jan. 12 — A warning was
issued for faulty tail lights.
Assisted CDOT with a road closure due to an avalanche. Two
motorists were assisted.
MOUNTAIN HAPPENINGS
Friday, Jan. 17
• Silver ton Snowmobile
Club, 7 p.m., Brown Bear.
Saturday, Jan. 18
• Silverton Snowmobile
Club free safety certification
class for riders ages 10-16, 10
a.m., Molas Lake Park.
• Silverton Miners basket ball game at Cap Rock (Grand
Junction), 2 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 20
• Silverton Ar ea Chamber
of Commerce, 9:30 a.m.,
American Legion Hall.
Wednesday, Jan. 22
Youths invited to
enter art contest for
Snowscape 2014
2014 Silverton Snowscape
requests submissions of art
from young people aged 5 to 17
(if 18 must be in high school or
equivalent). Submissions
should be suitable for hanging
on a wall. Photographs, paintings, drawings, and collages are
all acceptable.
Art should celebrate Kendall
Mountain Recreation Area and
its history. If they wish, contestants may price their pieces
to be sold. Artwork will be
shown at Kendall Mountain
Recreation Area during the winter of 2014, then returned to
the owner or buyer. The contest will be judged by local
artists.
Deadline for submissions is
Feb. 5, and winners will be
announced on Saturday, Feb. 8,
2014, at 4 p.m.
Though there is no entry fee
for the contest, a voluntary
EDITOR, from Page 2
distant than three to five years
out from now.
Meanwhile, water quality in
Cement Creek continues to
deteriorate and has already led
to the disappearance of some
fish species in the upper
Animas.
San Juan County commissioners and others are justifiably concerned about the lack
of progress.
While there are worries that
a so-called Superfund designation would give Silverton a
black eye and harm our tourism
industry, the ongoing deterioration in water quality with no
perceivable action to address
the problem, year after year, is
not giving the community the
greatest image either.
The Animas River
Stakeholders Group has done a
lot to address water quality
problems in the basin and is
continuing to do so. But the
clock is ticking and if some
concrete solutions are not seen
soon for Cement Creek, the EPA
and the Colorado Department
of Public Health and the
Environment will be back,
donation of $5 or more will be
used to defray the cost of prizes
and possibly provide cash prizes
for First, Second and Third
Place Winners.
Checks can be made out to
Margot Early. Contestants, sign
your work.
Please attach the registration
form to your entry and deliver
your submission to the box in
the Silverton School office or to
Margot Early’s house, 1725
Cement Street. There is a box
on the table in the mudroom
for that purpose. (The dog cannot enter that part of the mudroom.)
• Submission deadline:
February 5, 2014
• Winners announced:
February 8, 2014 at 4 p.m.
• To get registration forms or
for more information, call
Margot Early at (970)387-0664
or (970)316-1887.
insisting on a more robust
effort.
SILVER TON’S ANNUAL
Snowscape Festival has for years
been pretty much just a sleepy
small-town celebration of winter at Kendall Mountain — a
few holes of snow golf, the
cardboard contraptions hurdling down the sled run, and
maybe some night skiing.
This year the town is stepping things up a notch, in
honor of Kendall Mountain Ski
Area’s 50th birthday.
We’re going back to 1964
lift-ticket prices — $2 for adults
and $1 for children.
An aggressive marketing
campaign is in the works and I
think this has real potential.
When a family in Durango
or Farmington, Montrose or
Grand Junction hears that they
can take the whole family skiing for the day for six bucks,
they might just load up the
SUV and head on up here.
And with regular prices so
low they just might be back.
Mark Esper is editor and publisher of the Silverton Standard &
the Miner.
• San Juan County Board
of Commissioners, 6:30 p.m.,
County Courthouse.
Saturday, Jan. 25
• Silverton Miners basket ball game vs. Cap Rock (Grand
Junction), 2 p.m., Silverton
School gym.
Monday, Jan. 27
• Silver ton Town Council,
7:30 p.m., Town Hall.
Friday, Jan. 24
• Free whooping cough
vaccination clinic, Silverton
School Gym, 2-6 p.m.
Feb. 7-9
• Snowscape Winter
Festival, Kendall Mountain Ski
Area. 1964 prices! Lift tickets
$2 for adults, $12 for kids.
Feb. 15-16
Fifth Annual Skijoring
Festival, Blair Street.
Ongoing
• San Juan County
Historical Society Archive —
BRIEFS, from Page 1
County Historical Society.
They are $9.95 each, plus $3
shipping. Send checks to
Silverton Standard, P.O. Box 8,
Silverton, CO 81433.
Or call us at (970) 387-5477
and we can take orders over the
phone.
The Silverton Standard is operated by the San Juan County
Historical Society.
Dogs — and cats —
need town licenses
The town of Silverton is
reminding residents that it is
time to get their dog —or cat
— properly licensed for 2014.
Fees are $5 per year for
spayed/neutered pets, and $10
per year for au-natural.
Evidence of rabies vaccination is
required for first-time license
purchasers.
Tags are required to be worn
on the pets’ collars.
Town officials remind dog
owners to please: Keep their
dogs on a leash. Clean up after
their dogs. Monitor and prevent, or at least promptly put a
stop to, excessive barking. These
things are prohibited by ordinance, and offenders will be
cited, town officials say.
In 2013 the town issued 62
dog and cat tags, down from 72
in 2012.
Business licenses
ar e up for r enewal
Officials at Town Hall are
Regular hours on Fridays, 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. (starting Nov. 8).
• Silver ton Movement
Center: Mondays — Pilates,
8:30 a.m.; full body workout,
5:15 p.m.;; Tuesdays — Yoga
with Elizabeth, 8:30 a.m.; Belly
Dance III, 6 p.m., Kendall
Mountain Community Center;
Wednesdays — All Level
Kettlebells, 8:30 a.m.; Core
Fitness Roller (limited to 10
students), 5:15 p.m.;
Thursdays — Yoga with Katie,
5:30 a.m.; Pilates, 8:30 a.m.,
Belly Dance Troupe, 7:25 p.m.;
Fridays — Kettlebell etc. workout, 8:15 a.m.
• Blair Street Historic
District Association, 10 a.m.,
first Wednesday of each
month, Empire Street
Bunkhouse.
• Alcoholics Anonymous
meets in Silverton every
Wednesday at 7 p.m. For locations, questions or help, call
(888) 333-9649.
• American Legion meet ings, 7 p.m. first Thursday of
the month, Legion Post.
Silver ton Youth
Center activities
Winter schedule:
Monday-Thursday, 5-9 p.m.;
Friday-Saturday, 4-10 p.m.;
Sunday 3-9; Thursday, 6 p.m.
— elementary movie night
Spiritual events
• Church of Christ,
Sundays: Bible class, 8 a.m.;
service, 9 a.m.; and Sunday
Bible discussion, 5 p.m., (970)
reminding Silverton business
owners to apply for 2014 business licenses.
All persons or entities receiving revenues for goods and/or
services within the Town of
Silverton must obtain a Town
business license, which must be
renewed each year. Nonprofit
entities must also obtain a business license, however no fees
apply.
The deadline for year-round
businesses to obtain licenses is
Jan. 31.
The deadline for seasonal
businesses is May 1.
In 2013 the town issued 174
business licenses, up from 164
in 2012.
Commodities to be
distributed Jan. 28
Commodities distribution
will occur on Jan. 28, from 1-3
p.m. in the basement of the
Miners Union Hospital.
Eligibility for this service
must be determined prior to
receiving the commodities.
Any interested family needing an eligibility determination
may stop by the Social Services
office at the courthouse from 9
a.m. to noon on Jan. 28. Call
Deanna Jaramillo at 387-5631
for more information.
(In accordance with Federal
law and U.S. Deparment of
Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race,
color, national origin, sex, age,
or disability.)
946-7648.
• St. Patrick’s Catholic
Church, Father Nat Foshage,
Mass, 5 p.m. Saturdays and
Wednesdays, 1005 Reese St.,
325-4373.
• Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints, President
Duane Eggett, Sunday services:
9 a.m. priesthood, 10 a.m.;
sacrament, 11 a.m. Sunday
school, 727 Greene St., 3875338.
• First Congr egational
Church of Silver ton, Sue
Kurtz, moderator. Sunday service 9 a.m. All are welcome.
1070 Reese St. (970) 387-5759.
e-mail: [email protected]
Website: silvertonchurch.org
Look for us on Facebook!
• Silver ton Church on the
Hill, 11th and Snowden, Pastor
Mark Lawson, (970) 387-5215.
Sunday KSJC (92.5 FM) 8-10
a.m., Christian music, devotional and sermon; Bible study,
9 a.m.; Children’s Sunday
School at 10:15; 10:15 a.m. regular service; Wednesday night
prayer/fellowship, 7 p.m.
• Wor d of Life Fellowship,
Pastor Jim Greenfield, Sunday
service starts at 9 a.m., 1706
Empire St. 387-5893.
What’s happening?
Got somethin’ goin’ on?
Contact the Standard.
Phone 387-5477 or e-mail
[email protected]
silvertonstandard.com
Help available to
pay heating bills
The LEAP Program started on
11/1/13 and runs through
4/30/14, applications are available at the Social Service Office.
Residents must meet eligibility
criteria for this program which
are available with the applications.
Anyone interested in this
program may come by the
Social Services Office or call
Deanna Jaramillo at 387-5631
with questions.
Energy Outreach Colorado
has awarded San Juan County
with a $16,000 grant to help
cover costs of coal, electric, firewood, natural gas, oil, propane,
and solid fuel pellets.
Residents must meet the eligibility criteria to be considered
for this program, which
includes applying for the Lowincome Energy Assistance
Program first if you are LEAP
eligible.
If you are not LEAP eligible
you can just apply for the EOC
grant.
This program runs through
Sept. 30. Anyone interested in
this program may come by the
Social Services office or call
Deanna Jaramillo at 387-5631
to get an application.
Ran out of room
The Silverton Standard editor
reported late Wednesday that
there was no room for another
brief in this space.
SILVERTON STANDARD
Page 5-Thursday, January 16, 2014
Silverton players put up
some shots against the
Dolores Bears on Saturday
afternoon in the Silverton
School Gym.
LEFT: Sophomore Talitha
Gallegos shoots.
CENTER: Sophomore
Ernesto Saldana shoots.
RIGHT: Sophomore
Martin Torres struggles to
put up a shot.
Miners
defeat
Dolores
Bears
Will Custer with the ball.
Levi Lokey shoots.
The Silverton Miners co-ed high
school basketball team fell to the Mancos
Bluejays JV team on Saturday morning,
Jan. 11, but defeated the Dolores Bears
before a large crowd at the Silverton
School Gym later in the afternoon.
For the Miners it was their second win
of the season. The Silverton players again
demonstrated growing confidence and
improvement in Saturday’s games.
Senior Will Custer scored 21 points,
with sophomore Martin Torres adding 8
and freshman Hannah deKay scoring 4
in the Miners’ 33-58 loss to Mancos.
In the afternoon game against the
Dolores JV team, Custer scored 19
points, and Torres hit for 18 points en
route to the 48-21 win. Senior Levi
Lokey scored 5 points, sophomore
Ernesto Saldano contributed 4 and deKay
2.
The Silverton High School basketball
team was revived last year after a 10-year
ABOVE: Hannah
absence from the 64-student
deKay (number 11). school.
LEFT: The Silverton
Revised schedule
School Junior Pep
Squad during their
for Silverton Miners:
half-time performJan. 18 — 2 p.m., at Dolores
ance.
Boys JV
BELOW: Freshman
Jan. 25 — 1:30 p.m., at Caprock
Derrick Zanoni
Academy
(Grand Junction) Boys
brings the ball up
Jan. 25 — 3 p.m., at Caprock
court under presAcademy (G.J.) Girls
sure.
Feb. 1— 1 p.m., Home v
Caprock Academy (G.J.) Boys
Photos by
Feb. 1 — 3 p.m. Home v
David Emory/
Silverton Standard & Caprock Academy. (G.J.) Girls
the Miner
Alexis Gallegos on a fast break.
SILVERTON STANDARD
Page 6-Thursday, January 16, 2013
A labyrinth of tunnels
A vast system of tunnels comprise
the workings of the Gold King,
Sunnyside, Mogul, Red & Bonita
and Gold Prince mines. The
American Tunnel, some 10,000 feet
long, runs from Gladstone at the
lower left, to the Sunnyside complex
centered around where Lake Emma
once sat. The lake no longer exists.
Its floor collapsed into the Sunnyside
Mine in a 1978 disaster. Fortunately
no one was killed or injured. The 3
crosses along the American Tunnel
indicated bulkheads (plugs)
designed to contain water tainted
with heavy metals. Bulkheads are
also shown at the Mogul Mine, Terry
Tunnel and Gold Prince Mine. But
with the tunnels plugged, water levels in the area around Bonita Peak
have risen, and caused acid mine
drainage to leak from other portals.
CLEANUP, from Page 1
group, said he shares the frustration.
“I think we are all disappointed in the pace of coming up with
a solution for Cement Creek,”
Butler said .
IN NOVEMBER 2010 the EPA
announced it was conducting
studies of acid-mine drainage in
upper Cement Creek to see if the
problem was serious enough to
warrant listing under the CERCLA, the Comprehensive
Environmental Response,
Compensation and Liability Act,
commonly known as Superfund.
The agency subsequently reported that the contamination at
Gladstone on Cement Creek was
indeed bad enough to warrant
CERCLA listing.
But in April 2012, the EPA said
it was dropping its pursuit of
such listing, due to opposition
from the community.
Meanwhile Sunnyside Gold
Corp., a subsidiary of Kinross
Gold, announced it would offer
$6.5 million to help clean up
Cement Creek and operate a
water treatment plant.
A 2012 estimate by a consultant for Sunnyside Gold put the
cost of operating a treatment
plant on Cement Creek at nearly
a million dollars a year, so the
stakeholders have been researching technologies to cut those
expenses.
“We are actively seeking different technologies that might
reduce the costs of managing
metal loading to Cement Creek
and have a couple of initiatives
related to exploring new technologies that we are undertaking
this winter,” Butler said. But he
acknowledged the stakeholders’
group has limited resources.
“At this time, we do not have
a funding source to actually test
things out,” Butler said in an email on Jan. 10.
Butler said that because as of
yet there is no CERCLA action,
the EPA and the BLM are substantially limited in their own funding sources that can be dedicated
to Cement Creek.
But Butler suggested a CERCLA designation may not be as
effective in addressing the problem as some think.
“Even if there were a CERCLA
Ray Dileo/Silverton Standard & the Miner
The different color of water — and rocks — where Cement Creek joins the Animas River in Silverton can be explained by dissolved metals content at different
pH levels. Cement Creek, right, is laden with dissolved metals in low pH. The red-colored rocks at right indicate iron coming out of solution at a pH of about
3.5. The white rocks visible just downstream in the Animas indicate aluminum dropping out of solution at a pH of around 5.0. A few miles further downstream,
as the Animas becomes less acidic, copper drops out at a pH of 6.5, but there is not enough to color the rocks. Zinc remains in the water in dissolved form,
toxic to aquatic life. The above photo was taken May 23, 2013, during high runoff.
designation, government funding
and progress on a solution would
be slow,” Butler said. “Both
Superfund and the Department
of Interior fund are oversubscribed relative to the funding
available.”
Larry Perino, reclamation
manager for Sunnyside Gold, said
the company remains committed
to taking part in the cleanup of
Cement Creek.
“Sunnyside continues to work
closely with the ARSG and EPA,
and has every confidence that
the demonstrably effective ARSG
collaborative approach will result
in improvements to water quality, while a Superfund listing
would not,” Perino said in a Jan.
8 e-mail.
Company officials and the
EPA announced last summer that
they were in the process of pursuing a comprehensive settlement
outside of the Superfund framework.
“As far as I know there are no
substantial on-going discussions
between Sunnyside and EPA/BLM
at this time,” Butler said. “The
agencies and Sunnyside have
traded large amounts of records
and data, and they may still be
analyzing all the information.
“ARSG has analyzed a lot of
data,” Butler said. “We have a
pretty good understanding of the
metal concentrations and loading
at the four upper Animas gaging
stations and how those loadings
and concentrations have changed
over time.”
ROB ROBINSON, the former
BLM representative on the ARSG,
said that water quality is worsening in the upper Animas and he
cited studies to show it.
And he suggested that some
members of the stakeholders
group are actually trying to block
any effective solution to the
problem.
“The deferral of regulatory
action … is important among
some ARSG members. These
members fear enforcement of
environmental laws, particularly
Superfund.”
On Dec. 10, Robertson sent
petitions signed by 15 people to
the EPA regional office in
Denver, urging stronger action
to address the Cement Creek
contamination.
“The culprit seems to be the
bulkheads placed in the
American Tunnel to stop discharge of toxic water from the
Sunnyside Mine,” Robinson said.
“It appears that the bulkheads
backed up the mine water, to discharge instead, through permeable geologic structures, to other
neighboring mines and then out
their portals.”
Todd Hennis, owner of the
Gold King and Mogul mines, has
insisted Kinross Gold, owner of
the Sunnyside Mine, should “step
in and make things right.”
Hennis complained that “for
10 years I have tried to get the
Sunnyside Mine Pool on the
ARSG’s agenda. Every time I was
ignored and marginalized.”
Hennis said the “obvious
answer” at Gladstone is to “drain
down the mine pool ... and treat
the water from the American
Tunnel. No other course of action
will correct the problem.”
But Hennis said he opposes
CERCLA listing, insisting that
“there are much better federal
mechanisms to handle the
cleanup of the Sunnyside Mine
Pool” and that Superfund designation will make it harder for
future mining operations to start
here.
Hennis said that “the leadership of the ARSG appears to me
to be impeding any real progress
on getting Kinross to address the
problems they willingly bought
into.”
Robinson, in his letter to the
EPA, said the basic nature of the
problem is well known at this
point and what is lacking is effective means to deal with it.
“Effective mine reclamation
and/or water treatment should be
put in place with definitive milestones so that the current situation does not continue indefinitely and certainly not another two
decades,” Robinson said.
He pointed to other mine
cleanup efforts under CERCLA
and said fears of Superfund are
misplaced.
“Probably only Kinross Gold,
owners of the Sunnyside Mine,
need be concerned about any
cleanup liabilities,” Robinson
said. “Kinross last year had nearly
$1 billion of annual net earnings.
The cost of their possible cleanup
liabilities would be trivial in comparison to those earnings.”
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The San Juan County
Historical Society doesn’t have
nearly enough money to build
an actual railroad, but the
group plans to lay a hundred
feet of track or more by the
Powerhouse north of Silverton
this summer as an exhibition of
the old Silverton Northern line.
“Everybody agrees we need
to lay track this summer,” said
railroad president Fritz Klinke of
Silverton, who is heading the
Silverton Northern restoration
project for the historical society.
“The fill is there (on historical
society property near the
Powerhouse) to get at least a
couple of hundred feet laid.”
A committee met Friday, Jan.
10, at the Allen Nossaman
Archive Building and selected a
logo for the newly revived railroad (apparently the old
Silverton Northern never had
an actual logo). Efforts to get a
website launched are also under
way.
The group also heard reports
indicating nearly $7,000 in contributions to the project is on
hand, with possible donations
of materials also in the works.
Klinke acknowledged
fundraising for the Silverton
Northern project has been lagging. He expressed hope that
the laying of track this summer
will generate more interest.
Historical society president
Bev Rich said “it’s so much easier to raise money when you
have something on the ground”
to show for it.
Klinke reported that so far
the only expense the newly
formed railroad has faced is the
$99 paid to San Juan County
for the 99-year lease of the old
right of way between the
Powerhouse and Howardsville.
The short stretch of track to
be built this summer could be
incorporated into a future plan
to rebuild that stretch.
But committee members said
that at this point, the idea is to
at least get an exhibit in place
to honor the historic railroad.
“This is a display track,” said
Anthony Edwards of Silverton.
“We could call it the Silverton
Northern Interpretive Center.”
The railroad committee
hopes to get a survey done this
spring and get the track laid
within a few weeks after that.
Rail stock could then be displayed there this summer.
The original Silverton
Northern, built by Otto Mears,
operated from 1895 to 1942,
serving the mines between
Silverton and Animas Forks.
It began at Silverton with
two miles of Silverton Railroad
track, and reached Eureka in
1896. It was extended up a 7
percent grade to Animas Forks
in 1904 for a total of 12.5 miles.
The branch up Cunningham
Gulch was built in 1905. A few
trains ran occasionally on the
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Powerhouse to
Howardsville.
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The preliminary design of the Silverton Northern Railroad logo.
Inter ested?
To donate to the Silverton
Northern Railroad restoration effort, send a check to
San Juan County Historical
Society, P.O. Box 154,
Silverton, CO 81433.
“It’s so much easier
to raise money
when you have
something on the
ground.”
Bev Rich, president,
San Juan County
Historical Society
Animas Forks section into the
1920s and regularly on the
lower section to Eureka until
1939, when the Sunnyside Mine
closed. The SN ceased in 1942
when the U.S. Army drafted
three SN locomotives to serve
its needs in World War II on the
White Pine & Yukon in Alaska.
The San Juan County
Historical Society announced its
ambitious plan to rebuild the 21/2-mile section of the old
Silverton Northern Railroad
from the Powerhouse Industrial
Park to Howardsville in August
2010.
Since then a lot of preliminary planning has been done as
well as rounding up possible
donors, sources of rail and ties,
and rail stock to be used on the
line.
Historical society officials
said the idea underling the
rebuilding effort is economic
development — to develop a
locally operated passengerexcursion train based in
Silverton.
The historical society owns
property at both ends of the
proposed line. It is developing
the Powerhouse Industrial Park
and five years ago it acquired
the Little Nations Mill in
Howardsville as a donation.
The San Juan County
Historical Society also is owner
of the Silverton Standard & the
Miner newspaper.
Colo.
officials
warn:
Whooping
Cough
(Pertussis)
is on the
rise!
GET EM VACCINATED!
From October to December 2013 there was more than a
WHAT:
500 percent increase in the number of whooping caugh cases
reported in Colorado.
WHO: All ages groups are at risk, especially children, the elderly and those who are caregivers for either children or elderly.
HOW:
GET A FREE VACCINATION!
WHEN/WHERE:
Friday, Jan. 24, from 2-6 PM at the
Silverton School Gym. For additional information, visit
www.cdc.gov./features/pertussis, or call (970) 387-0242.
SILVERTON STANDARD
Page 8-Thursday, January 16, 2013
McLACHLAN, from Page 2
bipartisan bills.
I will personally be carrying
a number of bills this session
in addition to supporting
these initiatives. One of my
bills will provide a tax exemption of up to $5,000 for an
agricultural producer who
donates their produce or livestock to a charitable organization. This will help make sure
that any surplus food is not
wasted, but instead used to
feed those who are hungry
and in need.
Another bipartisan bill I am
sponsoring with Rep. Don
Coram (R-Montrose) and Sen.
Ellen Roberts (R-Durango)
would clarify tax collection on
entities or joint ventures
owned by Native American
tribes to ensure that tax collection is enforced while also
respecting tribal sovereignty.
Another focus of this session will be on increasing the
economic security of all
Coloradans. We want to
encourage small businesses
across the state and I will support a bill to give small business owners a break on their
business personal property
taxes.
There will also be an
emphasis on expanding
advanced industries across the
state, following up on a bill I
sponsored in the 2013 session.
Future economic security is
tied to education and I am
proud to be involved in the
effort this session to increase
access to education. Rep.
Leroy Garcia (D-Pueblo) and I
will be the House sponsors of
Senate Bill One, which will
restore $100 million to higher
education this year.
Colorado’s education budget, especially the budget for
higher education, was one of
the hardest hit sectors during
the budget cuts that were
enacted as a result of the
recession. Restoring $100 million will help higher education institutions across the
state including Fort Lewis in
my district.
I have also been encour-
CLIMBER, from Page 3
clear to me that the key to
successfully raising them was
to do everything I could to
build their self-esteem and
confidence—this was when
the idea of She Climbs was
born.”
Cokie first summited
Mount Kilimanjaro in 2010,
which served as She Climbs
research effort.
“Reaching summits of this
altitude require great focus,
determination and persistence
and the personal satisfaction of
reaching the top is intoxicating
and motivating. It is a great
environment to test your mental and physical limits and grow
your confidence, all of which
which can be a powerful tool in
navigating life. Climbing is an
excellent venue to achieve the
goals of She Climbs” said
Suzanne Peats or “Mama Lexi”
to the Trip Guides and
Tanzanian support team.
Mandy Ramsden, principal
at QuestCo and Johannesburg,
South Africa resident, helped
in organizing the successful
Kilimanjaro summit trip.
aged by bipartisan talks surrounding parts of our education package from last year,
namely increasing transparency in schools and expanding
programs for English language
learners. I will also support
efforts to enhance teacher
training and increase access to
early childhood education.
I am excited about the
prospect of increasing broadband access for all of rural
Colorado and bringing internet access to all of our school
districts, especially the
Ridgway and Silverton school
districts which have been
underserved for years.
Rep. Angela Williams (DDenver) is working with a
bipartisan coalition on a piece
of legislation to help expand
broadband in rural parts of
our state and I plan to work
hard to ensure it benefits
underserved parts of my district.
Not only will this be a
boost to education by increasing access to information, but
it will also be a boost to economic development and
tourism by guaranteeing visitors to our great state are not
without internet.
Gov. John Hickenlooper
stated his commitment to this
issue in his State of the State
address. As a result of starting
the process early and involving all stakeholders this year, I
believe we will find a solution
that works for everyone.
As always I am honored to
serve as your elected representative in the capitol and am
committed to addressing problems that will move Colorado
forward.
I will continue to serve on
the Agriculture, Livestock, &
Natural Resources and
Judiciary Committees.
I always enjoy hearing from
constituents so please don’t
hesitate to contact my office
at (303) 866-2914 or
[email protected]
o.us.
State Rep. Mike McLachlan,
D-Durango, represents Silverton
in the Colorado Assembly.
Ramsden is South Africa’s
first woman to summit the “7
Summits” of the world and
serves on She Climbs’
Advisory Board.
“Cokie and I climbed
together in Bolivia in 2011.
She approached me then
about supporting She Climbs
and I have been thrilled to be
a part of supporting women of
all ages build, re-build and
find themselves on mountains,” said Ramsden.
Sheldon Kerr, a Colorado
resident, and professional
mountain guide who actively
guides on Kilimanjaro, Denali
and in the Cascades also assisted in the trip’s organization.
Kerr also serves on She
Climbs’ Board.
“I knew the girls could do
it. The key was whether or
not they wanted the summit
bad enough. Clearly they did!”
Kerr said.
Inter ested?
For more about She Climbs’
program and mission, visit
www.she-climbs.org or call
(843) 670-2622.
Photo courtesy of CDOT
A Colorado Department of Transportation crew works to remove rocks from U.S. 550 at mile marker 90 on
Sunday night, Jan. 12.
ROCKS, from Page 1
ing the pass beyond this weekend.
Colorado Department of
Transportation spokesperson
Nancy Shanks said the contractor
will rappel down and do some
hand scaling using pry bars.
They also may drill holes and
insert air bags to break off loose
rock.
“Various types of scaling are
planned,” Shanks said. “But it’s
way up there; it’s very tenuous on
those ledges. It remains to be
seen what kind of work they can
accomplish.”
Shanks said that “the hope is
they (Yenter Companies crew)
will start work tomorrow
(Thursday). Then we’ll know
much more about what lies in
store for the next week by
Friday.”
Shanks said a 200-foot stretch
of U.S. 550 is being pelted by
stones.
“The debris is 8 to 10 feet high
in some areas, and that’s just the
WEATHER, from Page 2
Evans and Jackson Evans are
Great Pyranees. Jackson is of such
huge proportions that we have
always referred to him as
“Behemoth.”
The younger and only slightly
less-huge “Behemoth” is his running buddy, Nalla. She is a serious instigator and trouble maker.
When Jackson becomes too comfortably complacent then it’s
time to steal the bone he is gnawing on. Moments later the mildmannered monster roars into
action.
Battling Behomoths at close
quarters is absolutely awesome.
Where is the video cam and
stereo mic, Mark?
Nalla, agile, hostile and
mobile is completely exhilarated
by the ferocity and intensity of
Jackson’s counterattack. Soon the
two tumbling combatants appear
to be about to beak out a living
room window and take their
fight inside, the opposite of the
time-honor tradition of “taking it
outside.”
Fortunately for Tommy and
Janey’s sake this horrific occurrence is narrowly averted — at
the last possible moment on the
snowbank. Jackson returns to his
bone of contention with his dig-
stuff that stayed on the roadway.
That rock material is coming
down with a great deal of energy.”
A 12-mile stretch of U.S. 550,
from mile marker 80, 10 miles
north of Silverton to mile marker
92 just south of Ouray, remains
closed.
Marv Voehringer, who hauls
Silverton’s mail from Montrose
every day, now faces a 220-mile
(each way) drive from Ridgway to
Silverton instead of the normal
33 miles. Motorists headed to
Durango from the north are
being routed over the Dallas
Divide and Lizard Head Pass to
Cortez.
Shanks said CDOT is doing
the best it can to reduce the hazard and get the highway back
open.
“We do not have easy alternate routes here in southwest
Colorado and there is a hardship
any time we close this pass,”
CDOT Region 5 Transportation
Director Kerrie Neet said. “It’s
important for travelers and surrounding communities to know
we don’t make these decisions
lightly; we base them on the safety of the traveling public, as well
as our workers.”
“We can minimize risk, but we
can’t prevent it,” Shanks said.
“That’s what we deal with in
Colorado — we have rocks and
mud and avalanches.”
nity restored and there is peace in
the valley once more.
Nalla has an important selfappointed job to accomplish —
jumping over the fence at will.
Mark and Freddie are there
mucking out a “Behemoth moat”
in order to keep her entertained,
not contained. She sneaks up
behind us and with a sudden
burst of speed tries to bowl me
over with a well-placed body
slam.
Next, it’s run, jump and paws
on each shoulder. I manage to
stand my ground and end up
with a slobber-covered beard anyway.
Jackson prefers to lean against
us. He, too, has our best interests
in mind. Pick mattock and steel
shovel, bone-jarring exertion,
hour after hour. This is how
those two show mercy on us. So
we are forced to take a break and
give them pets.
Progress is intermittent when
it is on Behemoth schedule. How
long before Nalla’s next escape?
We will likely be back busting out
ice and snow. When, not if. After
all, this is all her idea in the first
place.
After sunset behind Sultan,
Ninja and Sam, back at our place,
are also intent on keeping us
guys out of trouble.
So grab the sled and gear,
make up team and off we mush
in the growing chill. All dogs
need jobs and so do us two-legs.
Inter-species co-creativity
between canids and humans has
got to be tens of thousands of
years in the making. We all have
a lot of fun keeping each other
and ourselves out of trouble as a
result.
The intermountain west is due
for a high pressure ridge buildup
for a week — maybe more.
Days likely will warm up
above the freezing point. Nights
moderated with an actual low of
11 above at 7 a.m. Wednesday
morning. Wind valley floor may
abate. Those volcanic—looking
snow plumes catching early
morning or post-sundown alpine
glow likely will be “pretty as a
picture, wish you were here”
memories for us for a while.
So if you live up here year
round, keep living the dream. If
you are on the outside, come
visit us. The depths of our winter
deepens the soul.
If you have that vital quality
we call the pioneer spirit, you
will never regret coming up here
to discover where your real home
is: In Cool Silverton.
What to do:
Motorists are urged to stay
updated by going to
www.cotrip.org or signing up for
road condition messaging
through CDOT’s web site (see
below).
ALTERNATE ROUTE: The
alternate routes are the following: From Ouray to Durango (a
distance of 70 miles using U.S.
550) motorists will instead use
S.H. 62 from Ridgway over
Dallas Divide, S.H. 145 over
Lizard Head Pass, then U.S.
160, for a trip of 168 miles (a
98-mile detour). The average
daily traffic count on Red
Mountain Pass is 2,200.
SILVERTON STANDARD
Page 9 — Thursday, January 16, 2014
Outlaw Tours owner found guilty of illegal outfitting
A La Plata County man has
been found guilty in Federal
Magistrate’s
Court in
Durango of illegal outfitting
charges, stemming from his
operation of Jeep
tours on Forest
Service roads in San Juan County
last summer.
Keith Harper, 64, owner of
Outlaw Tours, was found guilty
on five of the six counts, according to FBI Special Agent Brenda
Schultz, after a daylong trial.
Harper faces up to six months
in jail and a $5,000 fine.
He was also convicted of violating his probation.
Harper was convicted in
October 2012 of providing a service without authorization for con-
ducting guided ATV tours on
Forest Service lands and lying to a
Forest Officer. He paid a fine, was
given a six-month suspended jail
sentence, banned from entering
Forest Service lands in Colorado,
and was put on one-year probation.
In July and August 2013, after
reports from a permitted outfitter
that Outlaw Tours was providing
guided Humvee tours near
Silverton, FBI agents installed surveillance cameras on the forest
road, put additional officers in
the area for a number of days,
and interviewed guides. Evidence
from the surveillance camera led
to Harper’s arrest on Aug. 14.
“We proved he and his business were providing guided
Humvee and Jeep tours on a
Forest Service road near Silverton
and from interviews from the
Classes
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School Gym.
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guides we proved he was directing his guides to retrieve wrecked
and broken down ATVs on other
Forest Service roads in the
Durango area,” Schultz said.
Sentencing on the five new
charges as well as on the probation violation is set for Feb. 12.
In late 2011, Harper was convicted of groping two women
during a snowmobile tour in the
Cascade Creek area.
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NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF
REAL ESTATE AT TAX SALE
AND OF APPLICATION FOR
ISSUANCE OF TREASURER’S
DEED
To Every Person in Actual
Possession or Occupancy of the
hereinafter Described land, Lot or
Premises, and to the Person in
Whose Name the same was
Specially Assessed, and to all
Persons having an Interest or
Title of Record in or to the said
Premises and To Whom It May
Concern, and more especially to
Lance Mac Donald
You and each of you are hereby
notified that on the 16th day of
November, 2010, the then county
Treasurer of the County of San
Juan, in the State of Colorado,
sold at public tax sale to San
Juan County the following
described real estate situate in
the County of San Juan, State of
Colorado, to-wit:
BLK 7 LOTS 3-4 & N 1/2 OF 5
San Juan County, State of
Colorado.
and said County Treasurer issued
certificates of purchase therefore
to San Juan County. That said tax
sale was made to satisfy the
delinquent taxes assessed
against said real estate for the
year 2009;
That said real estate was taxed or
specially assessed in the names
of Bonanza Gold Corp for the
year 2009;
That Vernon Bridgewater, the
present holder of said certificate
NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF
REAL ESTATE AT TAX SALE
AND OF APPLICATION FOR
ISSUANCE OF TREASURER’S
DEED
sold at public tax sale to San
Juan County the following
described real estate situate in
the County of San Juan, State of
Colorado, to-wit:
To Every Person in Actual
Possession or Occupancy of the
hereinafter Described land, Lot or
Premises, and to the Person in
Whose Name the same was
Specially Assessed, and to all
Persons having an Interest or
Title of Record in or to the said
Premises and To Whom It May
Concern, and more especially to
ASTOR NO 5 lode mining claim
U.S.M.S. -1202
EUREKA MNG DIST SAN JUAN
COUNTY, COLORADO;
Loren Cross
You and each of you are hereby
notified that on the 16th day of
November, 2010, the then county
Treasurer of the County of San
Juan, in the State of Colorado,
NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF
REAL ESTATE AT TAX SALE
AND OF APPLICATION FOR
ISSUANCE OF TREASURER’S
DEED
To Every Person in Actual
Possession or Occupancy of the
hereinafter Described land, Lot or
Premises, and to the Person in
Whose Name the same was
Specially Assessed, and to all
Persons having an Interest or
Title of Record in or to the said
Premises and To Whom It May
NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF
REAL ESTATE AT TAX SALE
AND OF APPLICATION FOR
ISSUANCE OF TREASURER’S
DEED
And said County Treasurer issued
certificates of purchase therefore
to San Juan County. That said tax
sale was made to satisfy the
delinquent taxes assessed
against said real estate for the
year 2009;
That said real estate was taxed or
specially assessed in the names
of Trust for Public Land for the
year 2009;
That Kent Taylor, the present
Concern, and more especially to
Joseph & Rhonda A Leath
You and each of you are hereby
notified that on the 16th day of
November, 2010, the then county
Treasurer of the County of San
Juan, in the State of Colorado,
sold at public tax sale to San
Juan County the following
described real estate situate in
the County of San Juan, State of
Colorado, to-wit:
Published in the Silverton
Standard & the Miner on Jan. 9,
Jan. 16, and Jan. 23, 2013.
holder of said certificate has
made a request upon said county
for a deed to said real estate;
That a Treasurer’s Deed will be
issued for said real estate to Kent
Taylor at 9:00 a.m. on the 12th
day of March, A.D. 2014, unless
the same has been redeemed.
Said property may be redeemed
from said sale at any time prior to
the actual execution of said
Treasurer’s Deed.
Witness my hand this 26th day of
December, 2013
Beverly E. Rich
County Treasurer of San Juan
County
EAGLE NEST lode mining claim
U.S.M.S.-18180, INTER OCEAN
lode mining claim U.S.M.S-18180
both situate in the ANIMAS MING
DIST, and the HEMATITE lode
mining claim U.S.M.S.-14634
EUREKA MING DIST San Juan
County Colorado
and said County Treasurer issued
certificates of purchase therefore
to San Juan County. That said tax
sale was made to satisfy the
delinquent taxes assessed
against said real estate for the
GIBRALTER 4853 UND 32.5%
EACH; 10% CARIBOU
RESOURCES LLC, F.BAUMGARTNER SURFACE RTS
UNCOMPAHGRE MNG DIST
Concern, and more especially to
BONANZA GOLD CORP
You and each of you are hereby
notified that on the 17th day of
November, 2009, the then county
Treasurer of the County of San
Juan, in the State of Colorado,
sold at public tax sale to San
Juan County the following
described real estate situate in
the County of San Juan, State of
Colorado, to-wit:
and said County Treasurer issued
certificates of purchase therefore
to San Juan County. That said tax
sale was made to satisfy the
delinquent taxes assessed
against said real estate for the
year 2008;
Undivided 25% interest in the
Gibralter lode mining claim,
U.S.M.S. 4853
situate in the Eureka Mining
District, San Juan County, State
of Colorado.
and said County Treasurer issued
certificates of purchase therefore
to San Juan County. That said tax
sale was made to satisfy the
delinquent taxes assessed
against said real estate for the
year 2008;
That said real estate was taxed or
Premises and To Whom It May
Concern, and more especially to
Colorado, to-wit:
Jeff Bischoff
BLK 36 LOT 5
TOWN OF SILVERTON SAN
JUAN COUNTY, COLORADO;
You and each of you are hereby
notified that on the 16th day of
November, 2010, the then county
Treasurer of the County of San
Juan, in the State of Colorado,
sold at public tax sale to San
Juan County the following
described real estate situate in
the County of San Juan, State of
DISTRICT COURT,
WATER DIVISION 7,
COLORADO
WATER RESUME
TO: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN WATER APPLICATIONS
IN SAID WATER DIVISION NO.
7
Pursuant to C.R.S. 37-92-302,
you are notified that the following
is a resume of all water right
applications filed in the Office of
the Water Clerk during the month
of December 2013, for San Juan
County.
13CW3040 Applicant: City of
Ouray, P.O. Box 468, Ouray,
Colorado 81427, by Kathryn M.
Sellars, Masters & Sellars, P.C.,
152 Colorado Avenue, Montrose,
Colorado 81401, 970-249-2622.
Application for Water Rights:
Surface water right; point of diversion north bank of Mineral Creek,
whence a monument on the top
of Red Mountain No. Three (3)
bears north 24° 25' east. Source:
Las Animas River. Appropriation
date: March 2, 2009. Amount:
3.0 c.f.s., trans-basin diversion,
into Division 4, for municipal, irrigation, recreation, hydropower,
evaporation, piscatorial, industrial,
commercial, stock, road (including dust control), geothermal,
mining, mining reclamation,
aquifer recharge, construction,
augmentation, substitution and
exchange, and storage. San
Juan County. (24 pages)
THE WATER RIGHTS CLAIMED
BY THE FOREGOING APPLICA-
TION(S) MAY AFFECT IN PRIORITY ANY WATER RIGHTS
CLAIMED OR HERETOFORE
ADJUDICATED WITHIN THIS
DIVISION AND OWNERS OF
AFFECTED RIGHTS MUST
APPEAR TO OBJECT AND
PROTEST WITHIN THE TIME
PROVIDED BY STATUTE, OR
BE FOREVER BARRED.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
THAT YOU HAVE until the last
day of February, 2014, to file with
the Water Clerk, a verified
Statement of Opposition, setting
forth facts as to why a certain
application should not be granted
or why it should be granted only
in part or on certain conditions. A
copy of such Statement of
Opposition must also be served
upon the applicant or the applicant’s attorney and an affidavit or
certificate of such service shall be
filed with the Water Clerk, as prescribed by Rule 5, CRCP.
(Filing fee: $158.00; Forms are
available through the Office of the
Water Clerk or on the Judicial site
at www.courts.state.co.us;
Danene M. Etz, Water Court
Specialist, 1060 E. 2nd Ave.,
Room 106, Durango, CO 813015157; 970-247-2304, Ext. 6181)
Published: before January 31,
2014
Original Signature on file
Danene M. Etz, Water Court
Specialist
Published in the Silverton
Standard & the Miner on January
16, 2014.
Published in the Silverton
Standard & the Miner on Jan. 9,
Jan. 16, and Jan. 23, 2013.
Osiris Gold, Sial Exploration Inc,
Frank W. Baumgartner, Caribou
Resources LLC
NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF
REAL ESTATE AT TAX SALE
AND OF APPLICATION FOR
ISSUANCE OF TREASURER’S
DEED
To Every Person in Actual
Possession or Occupancy of the
hereinafter Described land, Lot or
Premises, and to the Person in
Whose Name the same was
Specially Assessed, and to all
Persons having an Interest or
Title of Record in or to the said
Beverly E. Rich
County Treasurer of San Juan
County
Colorado, to-wit:
You and each of you are hereby
notified that on the 17th day of
November, 2009, the then county
Treasurer of the County of San
Juan, in the State of Colorado,
sold at public tax sale to San
Juan County the following
described real estate situate in
the County of San Juan, State of
NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF
REAL ESTATE AT TAX SALE
AND OF APPLICATION FOR
ISSUANCE OF TREASURER’S
DEED
Witness my hand this 30th day of
December 2013.
Concern, and more especially to
To Every Person in Actual
Possession or Occupancy of the
hereinafter Described land, Lot or
Premises, and to the Person in
Whose Name the same was
Specially Assessed, and to all
Persons having an Interest or
Title of Record in or to the said
Premises and To Whom It May
To Every Person in Actual
Possession or Occupancy of the
hereinafter Described land, Lot or
Premises, and to the Person in
Whose Name the same was
Specially Assessed, and to all
Persons having an Interest or
Title of Record in or to the said
Premises and To Whom It May
has made a request upon said
county for a deed to said real
estate;
That a Treasurer’s Deed will be
issued for said real estate to
Vernon Bridgewater at 9:00 a.m.
on the 12th day of March, A.D.
2014, unless the same has been
redeemed.
Said property may be redeemed
from said sale at any time prior to
the actual execution of said
Treasurer’s Deed.
And said County Treasurer issued
certificates of purchase therefore
to San Juan County. That said tax
sale was made to satisfy the
delinquent taxes assessed
against said real estate for the
year 2009;
That said real estate was taxed or
year 2009;
That said real estate was taxed or
specially assessed in the names
of Bonanza Gold Corp for the
year 2009;
That Terry Cummins, the present
holder of said certificate has
made a request upon said county
for a deed to said real estate;
That a Treasurer’s Deed will be
issued for said real estate to Terry
Cummins at 9:00 a.m. on the 12th
day of March, A.D. 2014, unless
the same has been redeemed.
That said real estate was taxed or
specially assessed in the names
of Bonanza Gold Corp for the
year 2008;
That Terry Cummins, the present
holder of said certificate has
made a request upon said county
for a deed to said real estate;
That a Treasurer’s Deed will be
issued for said real estate to Terry
Cummins at 9:00 a.m. on the 12th
day of March, A.D. 2014, unless
the same has been redeemed.
Said property may be redeemed
Said property may be redeemed
from said sale at any time prior to
the actual execution of said
Treasurer’s Deed.
Witness my hand this 30th day of
December 2013.
Beverly E. Rich
County Treasurer of San Juan
County
Published in the Silverton
Standard & the Miner Jan. 2, Jan.
9, and Jan. 16, 2014.
from said sale at any time prior to
the actual execution of said
Treasurer’s Deed.
Witness my hand this 30th day of
December 2013.
Beverly E. Rich
County Treasurer of San Juan
County
Published in the Silverton
Standard & the Miner Jan. 2, Jan.
9, and Jan. 16, 2014.
specially assessed in the names
of Bonanza Gold Corp for the
year 2008;
from said sale at any time prior to
the actual execution of said
Treasurer’s Deed.
That Terry Cummins, the present
holder of said certificate has
made a request upon said county
for a deed to said real estate;
That a Treasurer’s Deed will be
issued for said real estate to Terry
Cummins at 9:00 a.m. on the
12th day of March, A.D. 2014,
unless the same has been
redeemed.
Said property may be redeemed
Witness my hand this 30th day of
December 2013.
specially assessed in the names
of Trust for Public Land for the
year 2009;
from said sale at any time prior to
the actual execution of said
Treasurer’s Deed.
That Kent Taylor, the present
holder of said certificate has
made a request upon said county
for a deed to said real estate;
That a Treasurer’s Deed will be
issued for said real estate to Kent
Taylor at 9:00 a.m. on the 12th
day of March, A.D. 2014, unless
the same has been redeemed.
Said property may be redeemed
Witness my hand this 30th day of
December, 2013
Beverly E. Rich
County Treasurer of San Juan
County
Published in the Silverton
Standard & the Miner Jan. 2, Jan.
9, and Jan. 16, 2014.
Beverly E. Rich
County Treasurer of San Juan
County
Published in the Silverton
Standard & the Miner Jan. 2, Jan.
9, and Jan. 16, 2014.
SILVERTON STANDARD
OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT
Bullion King Mine Reclamation
San Juan National Forest
Columbine Ranger District
San Juan County, Colorado
The Columbine Ranger District is
requesting comments on a proposal to regrade, consolidate and
protect mining waste rock dumps
in the vicinity of the Bullion King
Mine to improve water quality.
The project is located in the
Porphyry Gulch area, T42N,
R8W, sections 21, 22, and 23,
about 7 miles northwest of
Silverton, Colorado.
CLASSIFIEDS
lating the comment period for this
analysis.
To be eligible to appeal the subsequent decision on this project,
an individual or group must provide comment or otherwise
express interest in the proposed
action during this comment period. Those individuals and organizations wishing to be eligible for
appeal must provide the information as stated in 36 CFR 215.6
(3).
A Comment Period Information
Document and map for this project is available for public review
and comment at:
http://www.fs.usda.gov/projects/s
anjuan/landmanagement/projects
Written comments must be
mailed to: District Ranger, PO
Box 439, Bayfield, CO 81122, or
hand-delivered to the Columbine
District Office at 367 Pearl Street
in Bayfield between 8:00 am –
4:30 pm, Monday through Friday,
excluding holidays. Comments
may be faxed to 970-884-2428.
How to Comment and Timeframe
Written, hand-delivered, facsimile,
and electronic comments concerning this action will be accepted for 30 calendar days following
the publication of a legal notice in
the Durango Herald, scheduled
for January 17, 2014. The publication date in the Durango Herald
is the exclusive means for calcu-
Electronic comments must be
submitted in a common format to
[email protected] In
cases where no identifiable name
is attached to an electronic message, a verification of identity will
be required for appeal eligibility. A
scanned signature is one way to
provide verification. For electroni-
cally mailed comments the
sender should normally receive
an automated acknowledgement
from the agency as a confirmation of receipt. If the sender does
not receive an automated
acknowledgement receipt of comments, it is the senders responbility to insure timely receipt by
other means.
Comments received in response
to this solicitation, including
names and addresses of those
who comment will be considered
part of the public record on this
proposed action and will be available for public inspection.
Comments submitted anonymously will be accepted and considered; however, those who only
submit anonymous comments will
not have standing to appeal the
subsequent decision.
For further information contact
Cam Hooley at 970-884-1414.
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The USDA Forest Service is an
Equal Opportunity Service
Provider.
The Town of Silverton hereby
gives notice of a hearing to
receive public comment regarding
a Use Subject to Review application for a Vacation Rental proposed at
961 Bluff Street.
Applicant/owner is Gary and
Verda Rieder. The Board of
Trustees will conduct the public
hearing in the Board of Trustees
Meeting Room, 2nd Floor of
Town Hall, 1360 Greene Street,
Silverton, Colorado during a
meeting that begins at
7:30 PM on Monday, January 27,
2014.
NOTICE is further given that all
persons may appear and present
oral and written testimony concerning this proposal prior to, or
at the public hearing. Interested
persons may review the application at the Planning Department
in Town Hall, 1360 Greene
Street, Silverton, CO 81433 or by
calling Bob Nevins, Planning
Director at
970-387-5522, Ext. 16 during regular business hours.
Published in the Silverton
Standard & the Miner on Jan. 16,
2014.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Town of Silverton Board of
Trustees will hold a public hearing
7:30pm, Monday, January 23,
2014, to consider an application
for Special Events Beer and Wine
license at 1 Kendall Place,
Kendall Mountain Recreation
Center. At said time and place
any interested party may appear
to be heard either for or against
the granting of this application.
Written comment on the application should be filed with the office
of the Town Clerk by 5:00 p.m.,
Thursday, January 23, 2014. The
Town of Silverton is the license
applicant, and the license is being
requested in conjuction with the
annual Snowscape festival and
50th Anniversary celebration, to
be held on Saturday, February 8,
2014 from 5pm to 9pm.
Published in the Silverton
Standard & the Miner on Jan. 16,
2014.
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(RE: 1260 Blair St.)
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Published in the Silverton
Standard & the Miner on Jan. 16,
2014.
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
Town of Silverton
Board of Trustees
Vacation Rental-Use Subject to
Review Application
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Thursday, January 16, 2014, Silverton, Colorado
SHENANDOAH TRAIL
From the January 19, 1900
edition of the Silverton Standard:
12TH STREET OPIUM
JOINT RAIDED.
A Chinese opium joint over
the Saddle Rock restaurant on
Twelfth street was raided Monday
night by Marshal Lyle and Officer
Leonard and four Chinamen
were put under arrest.
From the January 19, 1918
edition of the Silverton Standard:
SCHOOL NOTES.
The enrollment of the Eureka
school up to date totals over forty
pupils. Nine grades are offered at
that place — the regular six
grades and the Junior High
School.
Miss Williams has been out of
school most of the week on
account of sickness. ...
A great many high schools in
Colorado are losing their seniors
on account of the great demand
for workers. Some schools are
running six days a week in order
to get out early in the spring. The
Silverton high school has lost a
few students for the same reason.
Unfortunately some are seniors
and their loss will cut down the
size of the graduating class. The
President of the United States has
been urgent in his plea that
young people remain in high
school to graduate and that as
many as possible go to college
and technical schools to fill the
ranks of the skilled workmen.
From the January 15, 1921
edition of the Silverton Standard &
the Miner:
SILVERTON NORTHERN
ASKS TO SHUT DOWN.
The Silverton Northern
Railroad, by Jas. B. Pitcher, Jr., its
General Manager, has filed with
the Public Utilities Commission
an application for permission to
discontinue operations of the railroad temporarily.
The reasons assigned are the
general lack of business and the
improbable improvement until
Photo courtesy of San Juan County Historical Society
A pack train on the Shenandoah Trail, with loaded ore sacks in this undated photo.
shipping is resumed by the
Sunnyside Mining & Milling
Company, or some of the other
shippers that have discontinued
operations until a more favorable
time.
An early hearing will be granted by the Public Utilities
Commission.
DURANGO AT IT AGAIN.
Durango is at it again. They
are not content, in that burg, to
let other people alone. The
annual agitation is being made
there to discontinue night train
services to Silverton. The reasons are obvious, five to seven
dollars of Silverton money for
each and every person that is
compelled to stay over night
there in order to get out on the
morning train.
80 YEARS AGO
From the January 13, 1934
edition of the Silverton Standard &
the Miner:
CLOSE CALL AT THE
PRIDE OF THE WEST.
Last Sunday “Tony”
Giacomelli drove a Circle Route
truck loaded with coal to the
Pride of the West mine. In
attempting a turn near the coal
bins and on a steep slope, slow
Z E = E Z ON YOU R WALLET:
+ New paint brush = 2 BUCKS
+ 24-pack of clothes pins = 2 BUCKS
+ Roll of Scotch brand tape = 2 BUCKS
+ SKIING ALL DAY AT KENDALL MTN., Feb. 7-9:
2 BUCKS!
S n o ws c a p e 2014 = 1964 p r i c e s a t K e n d a l l !
brakes let the truck slide over
cribbing, with Cunningham
creek, several hundred feet
below, the first point of landing.
Fortune smiled, however and
the truck came to rest with the
front wheels and transmission
out in thin air, with the entire
weight resting on the cribbing
and supported only by the running boards and steel bracing.
A wrecker from town coupled
with liberal use of blocks, tackle
and hard work, soon had the
truck and load back on the grade.
Jim Baudino was with Giacomelli
but out of the truck when the
trouble started.
60 YEARS AGO
From the January 15, 1954
edition of the Silverton Standard &
the Miner:
GROUP DISCUSSES
RAILROAD’S FUTURE.
Future of the D&RGW railroad
passenger train between Durango
and Silverton was discussed by a
Denver group Thursday, it was
learned here Saturday.
The group met at the home
of Carolyn Bancroft, Denver
and Colorado historian. They
discussed the means of acquiring the railroad as either a profit or non-profit organization.
Rocky Mountain Railroad Club
discussed means of saving the
line, which is now said to be
headed for abandonment.
(Please note that the story of
Maes’ wedding in Standard last
week was incorrect because of a
misunderstanding of names. It
was Albert that was married, not
Richard)
Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Maes
have announced the wedding of
their son, Sgt. Albert, to Miss
Melba Stewart of Levelland,
Texas. The marriage took place
December 30 at Portales, New
Mexico.
The many friends of Primo
Segrafredo will be happy to
learn that his brother,
Fortunato, of St. Louis, is gradually improving after being seriously ill.
Mrs. George Voilleque has a
badly sprained ankle received
while skating.
Mattie McDonald opened her
Arcade Cafe Thursday of this
week.
From the January 16, 1960
edition of the Silverton Standard &
the Miner:
KEEP OLD BUILDINGS
FOR TOURIST
ATTRACTION.
Stephen Porter writes from
Pottstown, Pa.: I visited
Silverton last summer in August
for about a week. I had a jeep
with me and camped in one of
the abandoned houses at
Eureka. I enjoyed most the
deserted houses at Eureka,
Animas Forks, and the numerous other mine buildings.
But now I understand that
many of these buildings are
being torn down by local people for firewood. The house I
slept in at Eureka is no longer
there, for example. I was wondering why the citizens of
Silverton, who do need the
tourist business, allow these
houses to be torn down.
50 YEARS AGO
From the January 10, 1964
edition of the Silverton Standard &
the Miner:
LUNCHEON AT G.I.
CELEBRATES NEW
KENDALL SKI TOW.
Next to a heavy snowstorm,
the best thing that happened
last Saturday was to see so
many Silverton people turn out
for the luncheon at the Grand
Imperial to help mark the official opening of the Kendall ski
tow.
It’s an asset of the town that
wouldn’t be there if it were not
for the efforts of two indefatigable men, George Bingel and
Ward Barlow. They had all kinds
of help from many other people, of course, but those two
deserve the thanks of the community for tackling a job that
seemed almost impossible, and
sticking with it.
Looking
Back ...
10 years Ago
January 16, 2004
Snowmobiles will be allowed
on County Road 2 to
Howardsville until an alternate
route is cleared, but the machines
will not be allowed on County
Road 110 between Silverton and
Gladstone. Those decisions were
made at the Jan. 14 meeting of
the San Juan County Board of
Commissioners.
Silverton’s Snowmobile Club
requested that both roads be
opened to the motorized sleds
and that snowmobilers be subject to the same rules governing
the vehicles on Silverton streets.
But with County Road
Supervisor Louis Girodo strongly
urging that CR 110 remain offlimits to snowmobiles, all three
commissioners agreed to open CR
2 only. And that road will only be
open to the unlicensed machines
until a mudslide is cleared from
the Lower River Road so that it
can be groomed.
15 years ago
January 14, 1999
John and Linda Robie will be
opening The Train Store in
Silverton in May at 1259 Greene
St.
20 years ago
January 13, 1994
Here are the results of last
Friday’s pool tournament at the
Miners Tavern: Ray Liljegren first,
Al Sarillo second, Gary Noah
third, Connie Sagrillo ladies consolation. There were 18 competitors.
25 years ago
January 12, 1989
School Board President Marvin
Blackmore expressed concern
about the status of junior high
basketball. The school did not
field a team this year due to lack
of interest. ... Blackmore was very
distressed. ... Coach John Jacobs
responded by explaining that students demonstrated little interest
in the program. ... Blackmore was
unmoved and repeated his complaint. ... Interested spectators
jumped to the defense of Jacobs,
trying to explain to Blackmore
that student apathy is often difficult to overcome. School nurse
Ruth Ward noted Jacobs’ long
commitment to student athletics
and led the audience in a warm
round of applause for Jacobs. ...
Blackmore insisted that there
could have been a team and
taunted the crowd, saying that
they will see he is right when he
organizes an informal team himself.
30 years ago
January 12, 1984
A new Durango doctor, Doug
Frye, has promised to begin a one
or two day practice in Silverton as
soon as his new car is available.
Police blotter: Susan Kannard
had the chains taken from her car
while it was parked in front of
her house on New Year’s eve.
Newly appointed Standard
Metals vice president Greg Sparks
says the outlook for the Silverton
Sunnyside Mining operation is
good for 1984. ...

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