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Silt burns today

March 17, 2015

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Fun Facts: According to an email from town staff dated 3/13/15:  “The Town would like to burn the cattails in order to reduce the size of the wetlands, clean out the drainage ditches, and reduce the mosquito population. The burn will not kill the cattails and will also help the remaining wetlands by adding nutrients […]

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Controlled cattail burn rescheduled for March 17

March 13, 2015

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There will be fireworks of a different sort on St. Patrick’s Day in Silt. Come hell or high water — I’m betting on hell — the town is going to burn those damn cattails. Here is the latest update from Chief Burris: Peggy, following yesterday’s meeting and conference call with the State Division of Wild […]

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Controlled cattail burn delayed

March 11, 2015

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The controlled cattail burn in Silt will not happen today. I couldn’t find anything about road closures in the Post Independent this morning. And I hadn’t heard anything from Chief Burris so I sent an email asking if the controlled cattail burn would be going on as scheduled for today. Chief Burris replied: Peggy, No […]

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Ursa in Action!

March 9, 2015

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      Guest post by Fiona Lloyd RSPN organizer and Silt Mesa resident   Ursa in action was the take home message from Monday night’s Ursa Community Meeting held at the Silt Fire House. Jeff Powers (Landman) took center stage, keeping the Ursa big guns in reserve at the back of the hall. He […]

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Silt violates town burning ordinance

March 6, 2015

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The Town of Silt issued a burn permit to a resident for a burn that violates the town’s burning regulations. On Friday afternoon (3/6), Tod Tibbetts took these photos of an illegal outdoor burn that occurred inside city limits. This property is located on the south side of the I-70 overpass – the property containing […]

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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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