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Posted on September 23 2010, 4:33pm by Mark Esper in Local News category
 
From left, Ron Dewitz on guitar and Tim Black on violin
accompany State Sen. Bruce Whitehead during a jam session
Thursday night. Sept. 16 at Mobius Cafe. It was part of
the “Meet the Candidates” social event there. 
 
Shakespearean women highlighted in Sept. 23-26 shows
A Theatre Group is presenting “The Women of Shakespeare,” a unique look at the queens, ladies, wives and witches of Shakespeare, performed by Tate Reaves of Silverton.
The performances are scheduled for Sept. 23, 24, and 25 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. at the Grand Imperial Theatre.
For reservations, phone 387-5337. Or stop by The Lookout Shop on Blair Street.
 
Concert to benefit
school booster club
San Juan College Concert Band, under the direction of Keith Cochrane, will present a benefit concert on Saturday, Sept. 25, for the Silverton School Booster Club.
Songs that will be performed include: John Williams in Concert “H2Overture,” “Triple Treat,” “The Untitled March,” “The Cowboys,” “Just a Closer Walk,” “Capriccio Espagnol,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” and “Stars and Stripes.”
The concert is scheduled for  6 p.m. at First Congregational Church. There is no admission fee but donations will be graciously accepted. 
The booster club is a Silverton School parent and community organization which raises funds to help with expedition trips and other financial areas that support student needs. 
 
Standard, KSJC to sponsor Candidates’ Night Forum Oct. 19
A Candidates’ Night Forum for those running for county office in the Nov. 2 election is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m.
The event, sponsored by the Silverton Standard & the Miner and KSJC — Silverton Community Radio, will be held at Silverton Town Hall.
Candidates for county assessor, county clerk and county commissioner will be on hand to answer questions.
Questions may be submitted in advance to: Editor, Silverton Standard, P.O. Box 8, Silverton, CO 81433, or by e-mail at editor@silvertonstandard.com
Forms to submit questions will also be available on the night of the event.
The event will be broadcast live on KSJC, 92.5 FM.
 
Volunteers sought to work on town trail
Friday and Saturday
Volunteers are being sought to help out with improving the Lackawanna Trail Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24 and 25, conditions permitting.
It’s part of the Mountain Studies Institute Trails Project, led by Jeremy Yanko, and is being held in conjunction with  National Public Lands Day, which is Saturday, Sept. 25.
The work sessions are planned for Friday, Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. RSVP at 903-5809.
The project involves improving the trail for year-round use.
“Volunteer participation would be gratefully welcome,” Yanko said.
 
Sen. Bennet staffer to be in Silverton Monday
Staff for Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, will meet with constituents in San Juan County and help those needing assistance with a federal agency.
Bennet’s Four Corners Regional Representative Terra Anderson will be in the Commissioners’ Room of the San Juan County Courthouse from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 27, and available to meet one-on-one with members of the public who are experiencing difficulty with a federal agency.
Appointments are recommended. Please contact Bennet’s Four Corners Office at (970) 259-1710 to make an appointment.
 
Oct. 4 is deadline 
to register to vote 
in the Nov. 2 election
Time is running out for those not registered to vote, if they wish to take part in the Nov. 2 election.
The San Juan County Clerk’s Office says those not already registered must do so by the end of the business day on Monday, Oct. 4.
 
San Juan Public Lands info center in Silverton closing for the season
The San Juan Public Lands Visitor Information Center in Silverton will be closing for the season on Friday, Sept. 24.
The center, operated by the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management Columbine District, will reopen in May 2011.
The center is also seeking additional staff and volunteers for the summer of 2011.
For more information, contact Alan Peterson at the San Juan Mountains Association, (970) 385-1258.
 
Bordello Ball Oct. 2 
at the Grand Imperial
The 11th annual Bordello Ball, a benefit for Silverton youth organizations, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Grand Imperial Hotel from 7 p.m. till midnight.
The ball will feature ragtime piano music, new casino games and some of the finest saloon girls in the West.
To top it off, there are fabulous prizes to take home with all your casino winnings at the live auction. It’s an evening of enjoying Silverton's history, for a good cause.
Period costumes are admired by not required. Casino games will include roulette, black jack, Texas Hold ‘Em poker.
Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.
For more information, call 387-5527.
 
Crawl to the Ball to benefit Theatre Group
A Theatre Group’s Crawl to the Ball progressive dinner to the Grand Imperial will be held from 5-7 p.m., prior to the Bordello  Ball.
Tickets are $11 and may be purchased in advance at the Grand Imperial Hotel, Silverton Visitors Center or The Lookout Shop. 
Restaurants participating include: The Brown Bear, Silverton Brewery, Handlebars, Natalia’s, Jerky Safari, Avalanche Cafe, Kendall Mountain Cafe, Pride of the West, Stellar Bakery, Thee Pitt’s Again, The Bent Elbow, and Romero’s.
 
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