Progress of Repairs


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 were 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!

There are many things that need fixing: routine maintenance (always high on an 1885 structure), 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 these endeavors, can recommend someone who does, have time to volunteer, or have a wish to help us financially, please email Marti Anderson: mmasalina@msn.com

1. Rebuild historic rock retaining wall; severely damaged in 2013 flood. [$8,000-10,000.]  DONE!
2. Repair 1885 outhouse; damaged in the flood.  [$1,200]
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).   [waiting for an estimate]
6. Purchase storm windows to protect windows and improve heating.  [waiting for 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.  [$1,100]
10. Rake out excess silt that was washed in during flood.  [$300]  DONE BY VOLUNTEERS!
11. Move bottom sandstone step to the playground back into place. It was dislodged during the flood or early flood recovery.  [$200]
12. Clean the chimney, inspect, and insert a liner.  [$950]

Reservations

2014

OCTOBER 11th (Saturday) CONCERT
Round Mountain 
7:30 p.m.
Contact Allison for more information
ahybertson@gmail.com

OCTOBER 15th (Wednesday) COMMUNITY
Neighborhood & Community Preparedness
6:30-9:00 p.m.

OCTOBER 18th (Saturday) FILM
Four Mile Film Society
6:30 p.m doors open.
7:00 p.m. film begins

OCTOBER 19th (Sunday) SLIDESHOW
Culture, Landscapes and Community Development in Nepal
Join Cyndra Dietz to share her adventures in the Kathmandu, Ilam and Pokhara regions of Nepal. She was sent there in 2013 by the US Dept. of State to work on environmental programs. Her slides will feature colorful temples, world heritage sites, spectacular mountain landscapes, ethnic festivals and tea plantations, along with some of the environmental initiatives happening in those communities.
 (Please bring snacks to share at the break)
7:00 p.m.

OCTOBER 27th (Monday) YOGA
Yoga with Carly
8:45 to 10:15 a.m.
Contact Justine for more information
justysanchez@gmail.com

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NOVEMBER 1st (Saturday) FILM
Four Mile Film Society
6:30 p.m doors open.
7:00 p.m. film begins

NOVEMBER 5th (Wednesday) DANCE
Greek Glendi
Potluck followed by music & dancing
6:00 to 9:30 p.m.

ahybertson@gmail.com

NOVEMBER 17th (Monday) YOGA
Yoga with Carly
8:45 to 10:15 a.m.
Contact Justine for more information
justysanchez@gmail.com

NOVEMBER 22nd (Saturday) CONCERT
 Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore
7:30 p.m.
Contact Allison for more information 

ahybertson@gmail.com


NOVEMBER 24th (Monday) YOGA
Yoga with
8:45 to 10:15 a.m.
Contact Justine for more information
justysanchez@gmail.com

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DECEMBER 1st (Monday) YOGA
Yoga with Justine
8:45 to 10:15 a.m.
Contact Justine for more information
justysanchez@gmail.com 

DECEMBER 3rd (Wednesday) DANCE
Greek Glendi
Potluck followed by music & dancing
6:00 to 9:30 p.m.

DECEMBER 5th (Saturday) FILM
Four Mile Film Society
6:30 p.m doors open.
7:00 p.m. film begins

DECEMBER 8th (Monday) YOGA
Yoga with Justine
8:45 to 10:15 a.m.
Contact Justine for more information
justysanchez@gmail.com

DECEMBER 15th (Monday) YOGA
Yoga with Justine
8:45 to 10:15 a.m.
Contact Justine for more information
justysanchez@gmail.com

DECEMBER 19th (Saturday) FILM
Four Mile Film Society
6:30 p.m doors open.
7:00 p.m. film begins

DECEMBER 22nd (Monday) YOGA
Yoga with Justine
8:45 to 10:15 a.m.
Contact Justine for more information
justysanchez@gmail.com

DECEMBER 29th (Monday) YOGA
Yoga with Justine
8:45 to 10:15 a.m.
Contact Justine for more information
justysanchez@gmail.com



September 2013 Flood Damage

APRIL 2014:  As the people of Salina work on their personal repairs, come to grips with the enormity of the damage through the community, and wait for the road, creek, and debris removal work to be done by the County, efforts continue to find enough time and money to get the schoolhouse back in shape.

JANUARY 2014:  We now have water and a full tank of propane thanks to the RED CROSS! There is also gravel in the driveway, so tracking in dirt should be less of a problem. There are still many things to repair, but it is now safe and comfortable to use the schoolhouse.  Things are looking up!!! There will soon be a listing of all the people and organizations who donated time and money to make this happen - we truly could not have done it without their help.

DECEMBER 1st:  Very discouraged. We lost all the water in our cistern again.

NOVEMBER 6th:  During the flood, the pipes broke when the pressure tank fell over. The break has been repaired and water has been delivered.

OCTOBER 14th:  We had a backhoe remove the excess silt and rock. Volunteers dug dirt and lifted many boulders out of the way behind the historic outhouse, which was then righted so that the car could be removed. The outhouse restoration will have to wait until we have more time and money. The propane tank is now oriented correctly, but we will need to level a new place for it to sit before it can be hooked back up. There is no water in the cistern - we hope to have a water truck able to fill it soon.  In the meantime, people will need to bring wood for the woodstove, and use the porta-potty across the street.

SEPTEMBER 23rd:  Salina's 1885 schoolhouse was surrounded by mud. September 20-21, a narrow channel was dug around the building to keep the siding from rotting.



The 1885 historic outhouse that was damaged in the 2010 fire (and restored last year), was pushed over by a mudslide. It fell on a car parked in front. We think it can again be restored, and have been working on dirt and rock removal. The propane tank beside it was also pushed over.


The same rock and mud slide came down on the backside of our new bathroom, at far right. (One of the 1885 outhouses was "renovated" inside in 1993 with a Colorado State Historical Society grant by installing a flush toilet and sink. It burned in the 2010 fire, and was rebuilt in 2011 with local donations.) The interior of this new outhouse/bathroom seems okay. The rocks have not yet been dug out from behind, but we're working on it, and will soon know the extent of exterior damage.


We could sure use some help preserving out community building. If you would like to help with labor or money, please contact Marti Anderson. mmasalina@msn.com

Checks can be made out to the Salina Community Association, 175 Gold Run Road, Boulder, CO 80302. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Thank you.

September 2010 Fire Damage


The new outhouse (with a sink and flush toilet) has been finished!

The Salina Schoolhouse was saved by firefighters during the huge Four Mile Canyon Fire! We lost trees up the hillside, the picket fence on the edge of the playground, and one historic outhouse into which we had installed a flush toilet and sink. Burton Sloan finished rebuilding the bathroom in August 2011. The historic out-house (a 3-holer) that survived has a new roof, the rotted wood removed and replaced, the hole filled in, and is freshly painted.

Community use for public or private events














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

Another caterer to consider is Flatirons Barbeque. Visit their website: http://flatironsbbq.com/default.aspx


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


Private parties or meetings may be scheduled by people living outside the canyon on a limited basis: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and no Sunday reservations. In addition, the Boulder County Commissioners have limited the number of "outside rentals" to twelve per year, with a maximum of 300 people per year.

The only running water on the property is in the bathroom. All food preparation and cleanup will need to be done off site. No beer kegs are permitted. There are 4 long folding tables and 75 folding chairs (50 with colorful cushions and 25 with padded seats and high backs).

The charge for using the building for private parties serving food is $150 + $1/person. (If there are 50 people, the charge is $200.) To reserve a date, $50 of the $150 will hold it for you, and will be forfeited if you cancel.

In addition, there is a $100 refundable security and cleaning deposit. If you would like us to clean the building for you, the minimum charge would be $30. Additional cleaning time would be charged at $15/hour.

Very small meetings or classes may be held for a lesser fee.
For more information, contact Marti Anderson.
mmasalina@msn.com