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Controlled cattail burn update — March 4

March 4, 2015

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This morning I sent an email to Silt Police Chief Levy Burris, Town Administrator Pamela Woods, and Mayor Rick Aluise: Regarding the controlled cattail burn, according to Amy Hadden Marsh’s report on KDNK last week “officials will meet again in two weeks to decide whether a burn will occur this spring.” However according to a […]

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Marijuana businesses are good for the local economy

March 3, 2015

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**UPDATE** On Tuesday, March 3, the Silt Planning & Zoning Committee unanimously approved Aurum Peak’s application for a Retail Marijuana Cultivation facility at 670 Front Street.  Guest post by Marco Dehm and Doug Stahl, co-owners of Aurum Peak, LLC As owners of a small company, in a small town, you never really know where the […]

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Controlled cattail burn story on KDNK

February 26, 2015

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On Wednesday after the controlled cattail burn in Silt was cancelled, I agreed to an interview with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh. Marsh also interviewed Mayor Rick Aluise. So for the first time since the Town of Silt announced the proposed controlled cattail burn you will hear some of the reasons behind it from Mr. Mayor […]

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BREAKING: Controlled burn cancelled today in Silt

February 25, 2015

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The word from Silt Town Hall this morning is the controlled cattail burn has been cancelled for today and  has not yet been re-scheduled. It’s snowing! Welcome back, Winter!  

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Controlled cattail burn to proceed — town will take no more questions

February 24, 2015

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This afternoon about 3:00 p.m. while I was out walking my dogs, Silt Police Chief Levy Burris left a message on my answering machine. Burris said that the test burn went as planned today and the controlled cattail burn will proceed Wednesday — tomorrow — as planned. Burris described this schedule: 10:00 a.m. — Briefing […]

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Controlled cattail burn will happen on Wednesday – or not

February 24, 2015

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According to the update at Monday’s SiltBOTs meeting, the controlled cattail burn will happen on Wednesday, February 25. From noon to 4:00 p.m., one lane of I-70 westbound will be shut down and Hwy 6 (Main Street) will also be closed. Firefighters from Colorado River Fire Rescue will start a test burn at noon Tuesday […]

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Insanity in Silt

February 18, 2015

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In an email on Tuesday, the Town of Silt announced they are contemplating a controlled burn of the cattails in the wetlands along Hwy 6 (Main Street) between Kum & Go and Inter-Mountain storage units, across from the Red River Inn. There is no public hearing scheduled to address this. The Town of Silt is […]

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Mob rule in Silt

January 17, 2015

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So. As the marijuana burns in Silt, it turns out that the SiltBOTs denied not one but two applications for marijuana cultivation operations at last Monday’s meeting. The fired up residents who opposed the marijuana cultivation and manufacturing plant above the Eagle’s View and Stoney Ridge subdivisions got their way and then some but they’re […]

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How much water is too much?

January 13, 2015

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On Monday night the SiltBOTs voted unanimously to reject the application for a marijuana cultivation and manufacturing facility which would have been located on vacant land between Eagle’s View and Stoney Ridge subdivision. Read all about it here: Silt rejects pot growing operation During the hearing a big stink was made about the amount of […]

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Cognitive dissonance in Silt

January 7, 2015

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A group of residents in Silt object to a plan for a “20,000-square-foot marijuana cultivation and manufacturing plant and four 3,000-square-foot greenhouses” to be built on vacant land between Eagle’s View and Stoney Ridge subdivisions. The plant might look something like this. This Three Siblings well pad site is located less than a half mile from […]

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