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Posted on September 02 2010, 11:30am by Mark Esper in Local News category
Standard gets new advertising director
Katey Fetchenhier is the new advertising director
for the Silverton Standard.
Gina Rosato is leaving her job as advertising director at the Silverton Standard.
Replacing her will be Katey Fetchenhier, a life-long Silverton resident with a bachelor’s of fine arts degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
She can be contacted at the Standard (387-5477), or by e-mailing silvertonads@gmail.com.
For billing questions, e-mail Claudia Moe at silvertonfinance@gmail.com.
Colorfest Quilt Show
to brighten things up in town Sept. 11-12
The fall foliage is not the only color coming to Silverton.
The Silverton Threads Quilting Club will put on its annual Colorfest Quilt Show Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11 and 12, at the Kendall Mountain Community Center.
The show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Hundreds of quilts, wall hangings and other decorative pieces from around the country will be on display, half of which are for sale. 
Unique vendors will present fabrics, kits, patterns, supplies, sewing machine attachments, books, appliqued work and art by local artists.
Bring your sewing machine and have it cleaned by an expert while you visit the show.
There will be an antique Yo Yo quilt charity drawing and hourly door prizes.
PUC plans hearing 
in Silverton on Qwest
The Colorado Public Utilities Commission is now planning to conduct a hearing in Silverton, probably near the end of October, on the complaint filed by the Town of Silverton and San Juan County against telecom giant Qwest.
The town and county say Qwest, in failing to connect Silverton to a fiber optics link to the outside world, has breached a contract with the state,
Town Trustee Pat Swonger said “the whole shebang will be here for two days.”
School of Mines gets $300,000 bequest from 
the estate of John Ross
The Colorado School of Mines has received a $300,000 bequest from the estate of John Ross to support the John Eddie Ross Endowed Scholarship Fund.
Ross, a longtime Silverton resident, and a columnist for the Silverton Standard, died on Sept. 11, 2009.
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