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Posted on April 08 2010, 11:19am by Mark Esper in Local News category
Greyhound bus service to Silverton ends; All-school reunion planned for June 25-27.
 
Phil Dodd and the Easter Bunny at the Brown Bear Cafe. Photo by Jerry Lyle
 
Greyhound ends 
service to Silverton
Those wanting to catch an outbound dog will now have to go to Durango or Montrose to get on the bus.
Greyhound bus service to Silverton (and Ouray) ended abruptly on March 31, with the Albuquerque to Salt Lake City route now going through Cortez and Telluride.
Greyhound spokesperson Bonnie Bastion said there were two reasons for the change.
“One is that we wanted to go to the Telluride market to provide service to the big ski area there,” Bastion said. “Also, we decided to reroute around U.S. 550 just because during certain times in inclement weather that route faces closures and delays. We felt this route, which is the Colorado Department of Transportation reroute for U.S. 550, would have less closures and delays.
“We’re sorry to leave Silverton,” Bastion said. “Hopefully passengers can make their way to Durango or Telluride and hop on the bus there.”
  
 
All-school reunion
planned June 25-27
The Silverton High School all-class reunion is scheduled for June 25 to 27, according to Sandra Voilleque Campuzano and her brother, Paul Voilleque, two of the alumni.
“This reunion takes place every years,” said Sandra. “We expect over 300  graduates to come home to celebrate, but we think there may be others out there we have missed. 
For more information, contact Sandra Voilleque Campuzano by e-mail at svcampuzano@gmail.com, or by phone, (970) 759-1708, or Paul Voilleque at   pgv@mindspring.com 
“Paul and I are making a special trip to Silverton on April 22  to work on the details,” Sandra said.
“So far we are planning a night at the museum and the Castles in the Sky film on the Friday evening. A picnic in the Park with the Brass Band on Saturday and a  banquet at Town Hall on Saturday evening. A Sunday brunch at a local  restaurant is also planned.
“Many more things are up in the air,” Sandra said.
 
Mobile veterinarian
to roll into town
Dr. Joe Alaimo of Ridgway will be bringing his mobile veterinary service to Silverton on Friday, April 16 at 9 a.m. (Saturday, April  17 if weather is sufficiently bad.)
They will be at the Canyon View Motel to give shots to animals and conduct surgeries, starting at 9 a.m. For an appointment, call (970) 626-3060.
 
Medical marijuana 
hearing is Monday
The Silverton Town Council will hold a public hearing on a proposed ordinance governing medical marijuana dispensaries at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Town Hall.
Copies of the draft ordinance are available at Town Hall.
 
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