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News Briefs: June 3, 2010
From Silverton Standard, the place where you can write!
Posted on June 04 2010, 8:34am by Mark Esper in Local News category
 An honor guard from the American Legion Post #14 fires a salute to
John Eddie Ross on Memorial Day at Hillside Cemetery, during an
interment ceremony for the longtime Silverton resident who died
on Sept. 11, 2009 at age 72. Friends shared stories and song in
honor of John, who was a long-time Silverton resident, a miner,
teacher, thespian, and also wrote a column for the Silverton Standard
newspaper. A wake was then held at the Legion hall, attended by 100 or more.
 
Rockin’ Brews fest gets rolling June 12
Silverton’s first-ever Rockin’ Brews festival is coming up soon.
Tickets for the June 12 event at the Silverton ball field are available online by visiting RockinBrews.com. 
Some 10 breweries, five distilleries and some great music are lined up for the fund-raiser for Silverton’s preschool.
Ticket packages are also available through the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, including an option to ride up on the train in the morning and return on a bus that will depart for Durango late enough for visitors to have dinner after the festival’s conclusion. For more information on train tickets and packages, visit DurangoTrain.com.
All proceeds from Silverton Rockin’ Brews will go to support the Silverton Family Learning Center, the local Reggio Emilia-inspired preschool. For more information on the SFLC, please visit SilvertonFamilies.org. For further information on Silverton Rockin’ Brews, please visit RockinBrews.com.
 
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.
 
Hold on to your hats
for workshop Friday
A hat-making workshop will be conducted on Friday, June 4 at 1 p.m. at the Villa DallaValle at 13th and Blair streets, with a tea following at the Eureka Boarding House. 
Travel will be by car pool (the road is newly graveled and great to travel on), leaving around 3 or 3:15 p.m.
Ladies from the Mrs. Camp Victorian group out of Durango will be here to teach the workshop. Please bring a hat to decorate, along with lace, ribbon, feathers, flowers, or whatever to decorate with, and scissors and a glue gun if you have one. Information: Call Cindy at 387-5011.
 
Cemetery Volunteer Work Day June 19
The 17th annual Silverton Hillside Cemetery Volunteer Work Day will take place on Saturday, June 19, from 10 a.m. till noon. 
This is an opportunity to help the town of Silverton maintain, restore, and preserve its wonderful heritage. 
Suggested tools to bring: (put your name on them) limb loppers, hand-held clippers, shovels, rakes and pruning saws.
Following the work session, anecdotes of early pioneers buried in Hillside Cemetery will be shared. Bring a sack lunch, eat, and listen! 
If you are unable to attend but would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the Silverton Hillside Cemetery, send your contributions to:  
Hillside Cemetery Fund
P.O. Box 115
Silverton, CO  81433
The cemetery fund is part of the San Juan Historical Society, and is used solely for the maintenance and upkeep of Hillside Cemetery.  
For more information on the cemetery work day, contact: 
Freda Peterson, 387-5609 or Mary Beaber, 387-5360.
 
KSJC to train new D.J.’s
in June 7 studio session
Calling all music lovers! KSJC, Silverton Community Radio, is holding the next D.J. training on Monday, June 7, at 7 p.m. at the studio in the Visitors Center. 
All are welcome. For more information, call (970) 402-8836.    
The radio station can be heard at 92.5 FM throughout the metro-Silverton listening area.
 
Reception Monday for KSUT’s Beth Warren
Drop by the Stellar Bakery & Pizzeria on Monday, June 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to wish Beth Warren good luck and farewell.  
Beth, executive/community director for KSUT Public Radio, will be leaving the station after 18 years.  
She is responsible for bringing KSUT — Four Corners Public Radio, 91.5 FM, to Silverton in 2001 and also for working to improve the power output from .002 watts to 9 watts for coverage to all of Silverton in 2009.
 
Ranger Richardson 
to ride again 
San Juan County’s alpine ranger, Bill Richardson, is scheduled to arrive June 8 to start patrolling the county’s rugged backcountry, with an emphasis on upholding the county’s laws regarding off-road vehicle use.
Richardson also patrols adjacent counties in the Alpine Loop, which pitch in to share the cost  of the enforcement effort.

June 15 deadline
to file petitions to 
get  on the ballot
Tuesday, June 15 is the deadline for unaffiliated candidates to file petitions to get on the ballot for for the Nov. 2 election for county commissioner, county clerk, county treasurer, sheriff, coroner and assessor.
With San Juan County’s small population, eight signatures of registered voters in the county are enough to qualify.
Petitions are available at the county clerk’s office.
 
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