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Posted on November 04 2010, 3:04pm by Mark Esper in Local News category
A cat puts a quarter into a Silverton Standard newspaper
vending machine staffed by an unidentified Standard employee
Saturday night. The vending machine won third place in the
Pride of the West’s Halloween costume contest.
 
 
Calling all girls!
An effort is under way to form a Girl Scout troop in Silverton. 
“We’d like to make San Juan County the first county in the United States where every single girl is a Girl Scout,” said Karen Rose of Durango.
The first step, she said, is to find troop leaders.
“We provide all the training. And there’s no need to come to Durango. We will bring training to Silverton,” Rose said. “The Girl Scouts are basically about building leaders. It would be a great community service to the town as well.
“In order to have girls become scouts, we need to have leaders,” Rose said. “That’s kind of the first step.”
Sahara Mendez of Durango noted that “you don’t even have anyone in Silverton who sells Girl Scout cookies! That’s a problem!”
Mendez said Girl Scouts offer “a good opportunity to get out and explore. ”
If you want to be a Girl Scout leader or scout, call Karen Rose, 375-7913.
 
Preschool to celebrate 
its 5th anniversary at new building today
The Silverton Family Learning Center will celebrate five years in its state-of-the-art school building in Silverton today,  Thursday, Nov. 4, with an open house from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  
SFLC hopes the general public will take this unique opportunity to come inside and see the school in action. Artist-in-residence Cheryl Foley has been creating a changing seasonal mural with the preschool students.  
The tree-themed installation will be depicting fall changing to winter during the open house.  
School director Natalie Rieboldt, incoming board President Holly Pratz, and members of the board of directors will be on hand to answer questions about the Reggio Emilia-inspired philosophy of the school and the Emergent Curriculum.  
The students will show visitors their learning inquiries and projects. Hors d’oeuevres and beverages will be served. 
 
Town attorney says cost of probe will 
be about $5,000
Town Attorney Jeff Robbins said last week that he is still working on the bill, but he expects his investigation regarding the grievance filed by Public Works Director Gilbert Archuleta will cost the town  around $5,000.
     
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