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Posted on May 27 2010, 12:51am by Mark Esper in Local News category
Veterinarian opens Silverton Clinic
Caylie McClure, DVM, a 2007 graduate of Texas A&M veterinary school, has opened Silverton Veterinary Services at the old Miners Union Hospital.
McClure said she will offer quality care for pets in Silverton, including preventive maintenance health care, medical treatment, diagnostics and after-hours emergency care.
Her office hours will be from Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.
She can be reached at 387-9881.
Legion gets ready
for Memorial Day
Silverton American Legion Post #14 is planning Memorial Day activities, which will be highlighted with the interment ceremony and feast in honor of the late John Ross.
Ross died on Sept. 11,. 2009.
Tim Black said Legion members will muster at the post at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 31.
A flag-raising ceremony will be conducted at Memorial Park at 11:30 a.m. The interment service at Hillside Cemetery for John Ross will be at 1 p.m., followed by a parade down Greene Street, and a 2 p.m. feast honoring John Ross at the Legion Post.
Museum scheduled to open on Saturday
The San Juan County Museum and Mining Heritage Center, housed in the old county jail and the adjacent building, is scheduled to open for the season on Saturday, May 29.
The opening follows a major renovation of the exterior of the old jail.
Bike Rodeo to ride 
on Saturday, June 5
Calling all kids! The annual Silverton Bike Rodeo and Summer Kickoff Picnic is planned for Saturday, June 5, at Kendall Mountain Recreation Area.
The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon.
It is sponsored by the Silverton Youth Center, Silverton Kids Independent of Drugs, the San Juan County Health Department, AmeriCorps, and the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office.
Sweet Spring Cleanup to sweep up June 4-5
The SWEET Spring Cleanup is planned for Friday and Saturday, June 4 and 5, as a fund-raiser for the Silverton summer youth soccer program and theater camp.
The clean sweep of the town is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Lunch will be provided for volunteers.
Cassandra Roof explained that SWEET is a group that raises money for scholarships to and gifts for women and girls in town.
The idea behind the fundraiser:
“It’s for businesses and residents to hire us, so to speak, to do any sort of yard cleanup — removing garbage, dandelion picking, moving rocks around, whatever,” Roof said. She said the volunteers can be “hired” for 1- or 2-hour increments.
For more information, contact Cassandra Roof at 769-6357.
Supporting your 
local gunfighters
The Silverton Gunfighters Association is holding an informational meeting at 5:30 p.m. today at the Villa DallaValla. 
Those aiming take part in the shows on Blair Street this summer are welcome. 
Back in town? Pick up your Caboose calendar
The year is not yet half over, giving you plenty of time to still order a Silverton Standard & Caboose 2010 calendar.
We do have a few of the popular calendars left, with beautiful historic photos of Silverton and the San Juans.
They are available at Fetch’s Mining & Mercantile, at the Standard’s office at the old Miners Union Hospital, and at the San Juan County Historical Museum.
The calendars are a fund-raiser for “Silverton Public Newspaper.” They are $9.95 each, plus $3 for shipping if needed.
Credit card orders accepted. Call (970) 387-5477, or send a check to Silverton Standard, P.O. Box 8, Silverton, CO 81433. 
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