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Posted on August 19 2010, 5:13pm by Mark Esper in Local News category
Cemetery tour Saturday; back-to-school time for Silverton students.
San Juan County Historical Society chairman Bev Rich, right, leads a group of archaeologists on a tour of Hillside Cemetery on Sunday morning, Aug. 15. The archaeologists were in town for the Pecos Conference. The Victorian Aid Society of Durango will provide a tour of the cemetery for the public on Saturday, Aug. 21, at 9:30 a.m. Donations will be accepted for the historical society.
 
 
Hillside Cemetery tour scheduled for Aug. 21
The Victorian Aid Society will provide a tour of Hillside Cemetery on Saturday, Aug. 21, at 9:30 a.m. 
Costumed members of the society will give first-person presentations on the lives of some of the area’s pioneers who are interred in the cemetery. There is no charge for the tour, however, donations will be gratefully accepted and all monies received will be donated to the San Juan Historical Society.
 
Back-to-school time for Silverton children
Registration day for the 2010-11 school year at Silverton School is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. to noon at the school gym.
The first day of school is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 7, starting at 8 a.m.
             
History tour of Alpine Loop set for Aug. 24
A history tour of the Alpine Loop is planned for Tuesday, Aug. 24, Alpine Loop Mining History Tour from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Jump in your 4-wheel drive vehicle and drive the Alpine Loop Back Country Byway for a day of fun and informative interpretation of historic mining in the San Juan Mountains. 
 Interpreters will be posted at eight historic mining sites between Lake City and Silverton, Colorado.  
Stop at the Silverton and Lake City chambers of commerce or the Bureau of Land Management Public Lands Centers for a map. 
The event is sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management and San Juan Mountain Association Site Steward Program. 
 
Brass quintet at First Church on Sunday
First Church is going to have a brass quintet from the Great Western Rocky Mountain Brass Band playing for their worship service this Sunday, Aug. 22.  Join us for a joyful and musical experience. 
All are welcome. Worship is at 9 a.m.
 
 
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