San Juan County Government
Jluy 26, 2012
SILVERTON - The effort to reactivate the Pride of the West Mill in Howardsville has taken a “gigantic” step forward, according to officials with Colorado Goldfields Inc., the dormant mill’s owner.
June 1, 2012
SILVERTON – The word “cemetery” typically conjures images of rolling green lawns criss-crossed by neatly manicured pathways. Not so at Silverton’s Hillside Cemetery. Here, the ground is sloped and uneven, the landscaping is “au naturel” and the history is colorful.
Stage Set for Anvil Mountain
The Silverton Town Council has unanimously approved an amended intergovernmental agreement regarding the Anvil Mountain workforce housing subdivision, setting the stage for the project to get under way this summer. The primary change involved the county complying with a town request to install an automatic flushing system on the proposed dead-end water main to the subdivision at the former Walsh Smelter site at the south end of town. Town officials were concerned about possible freezing of the water line or the sewer lines, particularly in the early phases of the project when just a handful of homes may be built in the proposed 32-lot subdivision on 14 acres of county-owned land.
Silverton School Dist. Recieves Grant
The School received word that their grant proposal to the Colorado Department of Education for 21st Century Learning Center funds has been approved. Over the next five years, the 21st Century funds will provide over $500,000 to support student academic support services and create new learning and enrichment opportunities for students and their families. This project represents an effort to increase the academic performance and growth of its students, while simultaneously creating an engaging and appealing after-school enrichment program that supports learning, encourages character development, and contributes to drug prevention efforts. Academic support activities will focus on reading, writing and math support in the form of tutoring and summer learning labs. Enrichment activities will include a partnership with the Silverton Summer Youth Program and MSI to expand offerings and open gym nights for students and families with physical activities such as volleyball, soccer, climbing, badminton, and basketball. In addition, mini-courses will be offered in 6-8 week slots to provide instruction in the arts, music, and other areas of interest. These courses will be taught by local experts and sponsors. The school will begin programming this summer and will hire a Coordinator this spring to begin planning for 2012 activities and beyond. The School is very excited about the opportunities this program will provide for our rural, isolated kids. With the renovation of the school building and gym, we will have a wonderful facility that will support a wide variety of exciting and educational activity.
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