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From Silverton Standard, the place where you can write!
Posted on August 05 2010, 1:47pm by Mark Esper in Local News category
Hundreds of Jeeps parade through downtown Silverton on
Wednesday, Aug. 4, as part of the Mile-Hi Jeep Club’s
All For Fun rally in Silverton. 
Free historic walking tour to be offered through Saturday
A special presentation of a Historical Walking Tour of Silverton will be conducted Thursday though Saturday, Aug. 5-7, sponsored by the San Juan County Historical Society.
Paula Higgins will serve as tour guide.
The free event will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., with coffee provided. The tour starts at Old Town Square on Blair Street.
One llama located;
another is still loose
A suspected case of Grand Theft Llama turned out to instead be a case of two llamas on the loose, one of which has since been located.
The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office got a report that two llamas owned by Bill Redwood of Redwood Llamas came up missing from their pasture in Howardsville.
A small herd of llamas is kept there for use in  backcountry trekking. Most of the llamas are in a pen, but the two renegades were kept tethered to the ground outside the pen.
Initially Redwood thought it was a case of llama rustling.
The llamas were last seen Friday, July 30. They were reported missing on Monday, Aug. 2.
Later on Monday, one of the llamas, named Jothee, was found up Maggie Gulch.
But the other, C.C., remains on the loose.
Memorial service Aug. 14 for ‘Grandma Alva’
A  memorial service for Alva Gallegos (Grandma Alva) is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 14 in Silverton. Alva Gallegos died on Feb. 14, 2010.
The family invites friends to meet at Memorial Park at 1 p.m. for a potluck-style picnic
A memorial Mass with Father Nat will be conducted at 5 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
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