Reservations

At the present time, we are not taking reservations 
for private non-Salina rentals. 

For concert reservation info, please email
Allison Hybertson
ahybertson@gmail.com 

The schoolhouse is reserved 
EVERY Monday 8:45-10:15 a.m. for Yoga


2017

JANUARY 19th (Thursday) 
Bluegrass pick
7:00-9:30 p.m

FEBRUARY 5th (Sunday)  OPEN CLASS
Feldenkrais/Dance
Instructor: Antoinette Vastenburg
4:00-5:30 p.m.
For more info: http://www.soweknowwecandance.com/

FEBRUARY 7th (Tuesday)  MUSIC/DANCE
Glendi
Neighbors, folk dancers, musicians, locals and visitors, families, friends and singles; all are welcome. Potluck at 6 (feed the musicians) then music from 7 till 9 pm with traditional folk dance music from around the world, usually Greek plus other Balkan flavors. Free dance lessons for beginners.
6:00-9:00 p.m.
For info: Biz@Bizhertzberg.com

MARCH 5th (Sunday)  OPEN CLASS
Feldenkrais/Dance
Instructor: Antoinette Vastenburg
4:00-5:30 p.m.
For more info: http://www.soweknowwecandance.com/

APRIL 2nd (Sunday)  OPEN CLASS
Feldenkrais/Dance
Instructor: Antoinette Vastenburg
4:00-5:30 p.m.
For more info: http://www.soweknowwecandance.com/


Progress of Repairs

FALL 2016.  We're still struggling to complete the work on the list below. Adriana Galue is doing some long overdue painting of the schoolhouse windows. Nearly every pane on the street side needed new glazing. Her work is wonderful! If you need a painter, I would highly recommend her.

WINTER 2014-2015.     Work is on hold. We need to find more money. The work on the wall and outhouse cost more than we expected.

NOVEMBER 2014.     Marion Reynolds worked on the restoration of the schoolhouse back in 1993, and he returned to restore the 1885 outhouse that fell on Darian's car during the flood. He made it square again, and reinforced it well so that it could be moved back to the place it sat for 129 years. Peter Brady and Ezequiel Quintana designed a way to move it safely using Ezequiel's skid loader and the cribbing material used to temporarily support the church. Marion will soon return to finish the restoration work.


OCTOBER 2014.    Ezequiel Quintana finished the wall and it is a beauty! The first time Ezequiel worked in Salina was in the fall of 1993 when he was recommended to the SCA as the best man to rebuild this same wall after many years of neglect. It's hard to believe that it has been 20 years since we received a grant from the Colorado Historical Society to restore our property and install a septic field. 

We once again have heat and bathroom facilities. The next job on the list is to repair the damaged 1885 outhouse and return it to its spot near the propane tank. If the weather cooperates, we'd also like to get the yard between the schoolhouse and outhouses raked out so that people won't trip on rocks and dirt mounds. Anyone interested in helping should contact Peter or Marti.



SEPTEMBER 2014.  Peter Brady cut down the precariously perched tree on the hillside; and Ezequiel Quintana is making great progress on rebuilding the wall. We hope to reconnect the tank this week!




JULY 2014.  We applied for, and received, matching funds ($6,000) through Boulder County's Historic Landmark Rehabilitation Grant program.  This has depleted our SCA funds, but should be enough to do the excavation, rebuild the rock wall, secure the propane tank, and repair the flood-damaged outhouse.

Rick Benson with RAM Excavating removed the propane tank and 1885 outhouse and began excavation on July 28th. (As a consequence, there currently is no heat in the schoolhouse except from the wood stove.)

We could use your help!

The schoolhouse is maintained and heated by DONATIONS of time and money, and by use fees. The management is VOLUNTEER. The work to maintain an 1885 building is endless and costly. In order to keep it available for canyon use, Salina needs your HELP.

There are many things that need fixing: routine maintenance, lingering fire-related repairs, and flood damage. We have compiled a work list below with estimates totaling approximately $20,000.

If you have expertise in any of the projects below, can recommend someone who does, have time to volunteer, or have a wish to help us financially, please
email Marti Anderson  mmasalina@msn.com  
or mail donations to the Salina Community Association, 175 Gold Run Road, Boulder, CO 80302.

1. More raking and shoveling after construction of the wall.   [$300]
2. Move bottom sandstone step to the playground back into place. It was dislodged during the flood or early flood recovery.  [$200]
3. Paint exterior. The back side paint blistered during the 2010 fire when one of the outhouses burned, and the paint is now peeling off in spots. [$4,200]
4. Roof repair.  [$350]
5. Restore 10 windows (prep, replace cracked panes, paint, and make them capable of opening for summer cooling).   [need an estimate]
6. Purchase storm windows to protect windows and improve heating.  [need an estimate]
7. Replace recessed panels on the exterior schoolhouse doors. The material used by the carpenter who fabricated the doors in 1994 deteriorates from moisture.  [$900]
8. Repair cracked plaster and paint interior.  [$1,650]
9. Improve foundation (eroded by time and flood) on the historic coal shed, repair shingles, and paint.  [$1,800]
10. Clean the chimney, inspect, and insert a liner.  [$1,650]

Three jobs were removed from the above list. Done!

a. Rebuild historic rock retaining wall; severely damaged in 2013 flood. [$8,000-10,000] +  
b. Move the 1885 flood-damaged outhouse, reinforce, square-up and move back in place. (The outhouse foundation and siding still need more work.)  [$1,200]
c. Rake out excess silt that was washed in during flood.  [$300]  
The first two were done at a cost of $14,345. 
($6,065 was reimbursed by a Boulder County Historic Landmark Rehabilitation Grant). 
The raking was done by volunteers. Thank you! 

Community use for public or private events

SCA Articles of Incorporation: The corporation will specifically own, maintain and manage the real property together with improvements and appurtenances commonly known as the "Salina Schoolhouse" located in the unincorporated Town of Salina, County of Boulder, State of Colorado, which Salina Schoolhouse shall be used and dedicated for such purposes as may be determined by the corporation's Board of Directors for the perpetual use and benefit of the community of the Town of Salina and the neighborhood and vicinity thereof; but in no event shall said Salina Schoolhouse be used for purposes other than religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary, recreational or educational purposes.

















The building may be reserved by members of the Four Mile Canyon community for private events, with use confined to the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and a maximum attendance of 75 people. Events open to the public may be hosted by local or non-local residents with the same hour and attendance limitations. The rental fee depends upon the size and type of use.
For more information, contact Marti Anderson. mmasalina@msn.com

















The building is 40 feet by 25 feet with a 14 foot high ceiling.

If you are planning a party and would like to serve food to your guests, Salina Catering by Anne Brady is convenient with delicious food. Anne operated the Salina Cafe across from the church to rave reviews, and today limits her culinary offerings to catered meals and buffets. annehbrady@comcast.net

There is one out-of-commission outhouse in the back yard that is carved with many initials (we believe it was the boy's) and contains three holes. The other outhouse (girl's) was converted from a two-holer to a modern facility with a flush toilet and sink in 1994. It burned to the ground during the Four Mile Canyon fire in September 2010, and has been rebuilt.

















The schoolhouse was restored in 1994 with a Colorado State Historical Fund grant.

If you would like to contribute to our never-ending maintenance and improvement projects, please mail your check to our community's non-profit corporation, the Salina Community Association, c/o Marti Anderson, 175 Gold Run Road, Boulder, CO 80302.
Every single penny adds up, so please consider making a donation of any size!

Non-community use for private events


No non-local reservations are being accepted at this time.

History



The new 1885 schoolhouse with Libby Lamb (teacher from New York) posed outside with her students. Interior view taken on May 19, 1912.


HISTORY: On December 31, 1885, a New Year's Eve Ball was held in the nearly completed Salina Schoolhouse. When it was finished in early 1886, at a cost of nearly $1,500, the Boulder County Herald proclaimed it "The Pride of Salina". Classes were held in the building until 1952. The owner of the mining claim on which the schoolhouse stood gave the building and some land around it to the residents of Salina.

In 1993, we received a grant from the Colorado State Historical Society to restore the schoolhouse and outhouses, to install a cistern and septic field, and to convert one of the outhouses into a modern convenience with a sink and toilet.

In September 2010, the bathroom burned in the Fourmile Canyon Fire, and was rebuilt in 2011.

In September 2013, the remaining 1885 outhouse tipped over in a mudslide during the flood. The outhouse was repaired and the large rock retaining wall behind it has been rebuilt.