WINTER 2019. Dave Chamberlain fabricated storm windows to help preserve the fragile old multi-pane windows and help keep the heating costs down. We received a major donation from Colorado State Glass & Mirror (at Hover Crossing in Longmont) - $1,000.00 worth of glass!!! J.D. Clayborn, the president, stated that he has benefited from sales in Fourmile Canyon and wanted to give back to our community. If you need glass, please give him a call at 303-774-8775.
FALL 2019. Colorado Custom Paintworks painted the schoolhouse, outhouses, and coal shed. We are very pleased with the results and would highly recommend them to others. (Dean Ioppolo: email@example.com 303-472-2430)
SPRING 2019. Last fall, the roofer let us down which held up the painting and then the cold weather arrived. The plan is to have the school (and church) painted in the next few months.
SUMMER/FALL 2018. The weather damaged schoolhouse doors were beautifully repaired by Dave Chamberlain of Fourmile Canyon. Peter Brady is doing repairs to the coal shed in anticipation of the painting to be done by Colorado Custom Paintworks in late summer. We are impatiently waiting for all the dirt and rock work to be finished by the County beforehand. We received approval from the Boulder County Commissioners for a $4,576.00 Historic Landmark Rehabilitation Grant to help pay for the painting.
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 raise 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) from the Boulder County Commissioners
through a Historic Landmark Rehabilitation Grant 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.)