The Silverton Standard & the Miner is again offering a calendar for sale as a fundraiser for Silverton Public Newspaper.
The Standard is owned by the San Juan County Historical Society.
“Due to the popularity of the 2010 calendar, we decided to do it again,” said Standard editor Mark Esper. “But we thought it might be a good idea to make it a calendar for the year 2011 this time.”
The calendar includes historic photos of the Silverton area, with an emphasis on trains.
It includes early photos of the Durango & Western Rio Grande Railroad, and the three branch lines built by Otto Mears to serve the mines north of Silverton — the Silverton Northern, Silverton Gladstone & Northerly, and the Silverton Railroad.
The calendar also includes hilarious extracts from the legendary Gladstone Kibosh newspaper for each month.
The calendar was designed by Katey Fetchenhier, advertising director for the Standard.
“It looks great,” Esper said. “Katey did a fantastic job.”
It makes a great holiday gift for only $10.95 each, plus $3 for shipping and handling, no matter how big the order (unless delivered to multiple locations)!
“The calendar has been sent to press and we expect to have them ready to ship out by the end of the month,” Esper said.
He noted that the 2010 calendar ended up being virtually sold out.
“And by our calculations, our new 2011 calendar will be perfectly useable in the year 2022 as well,” Esper said, “except for a few religious holidays.”
Pre-orders for the 2011 Silverton Standard calendar are now being accepted.
Call (970) 387-5477 with credit card information, or send a check to Silverton Standard, P.O. Box 8, Silverton, CO 81433.