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News Briefs: July 29, 2010
From Silverton Standard, the place where you can write!
Posted on July 22 2010, 7:06pm by Mark Esper in Local News category
Barbershop quartets and their fans descended on Silverton last
weekend for the annual Barbershop Quartet Festival. Above,
the festival chorus gives a concert under the tent at Kendall Mountain Recreation Area.
MSI hosts session 
on water sampling
Mountain Studies Institute is hosting a Water Sampling Workshop on the  ins and outs of surface water sampling, site characterization, and remediation on Saturday, July 24, at the Silverton Town Hall.  
The workshop is directed by David Borrok, professor at the University of Texas at El Paso and long-time partner with MSI, and features talks by several USGS employees.  
The workshop is free, but prior registration is appreciated, and we are requesting a small donation if possible to cover administration and morning coffee and tea.  
For registration, please e-mail finance@mountainstudies.org or call Debbie at (970) 247-7071.
Thompson brought on as town employee
The Silverton Town Council voted unanimously last week to hire Keith Thompson as a part-time town employee as code enforcer.
He had previously held the position as a contract worker.
Thompson was authorized to work an average of 20 hours per week over the course of a year, though the schedule will fluctuate depending on need throughout the seasons.
But the Town Council also agreed that come budget time, a review of employment levels at town government will be needed.
Lindaman apologizes
Town Councilman Jim Lindaman apologized to his fellow town trustees on Wednesday, July 14, for using profanity at the council meeting on Monday, July 12.
It’s time to sign up 
as a KSJC member
KSJC, Silverton Community Radio (92.5-FM), is conducting a membership drive July 24 and 25.
On-air volunteers and donations to be used as membership gifts are being sought.
Individual memberships are $25, and family memberships are $50, but there’s no need to stop there:
Sponsor : $100-$250?
Benefactor : $250-$500?
Guarantor : $500-$1000?
Hero: $1000+?
Donations and membership forms may be sent to KSJC, P.O. Box 925, Silverton, CO 81433.
For more information call 387-5752 or go to the radio station’s Web site, www.mountainradio.org
Railroad offering
family discounts
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has announced a new Family Discount on selected weekends this summer. Families who purchase at least one child’s ticket will receive a 20 percent discount on all Standard-Class, coach tickets purchased.  
 This offer is valid through August 8, on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays and is for the 8:15 a.m. train. The offer is good for round-trip Standard-Class coach tickets only and is not valid for special events or with the use of a season pass. Bus fares are not included. Offer is valid on new reservations only. Standard-Class tickets are $81 for adults (ages 12 and over) and $49 for children (ages 4-11).
 Seating for this offer is limited; early reservations are strongly recommended. 
Please call (888) 872-4607 for reservations. More information about this offer, schedules, packages, and events is available online at www.durangotrain.com. 
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