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Posted on November 11 2010, 10:45am by Mark Esper
in Local News
But judge defers fine for six months.
Brice and Karen Hoskin, owners of Montanya Distillers, display
the sign welcoming “rum hunters” and promoting an appearance
by the band Porchlights that was ruled illegal by town officials.
Montanya Distillers co-owner Karen Hoskin was convicted last week of four violations of the Silverton Town Code, related to the business’s use of an outdoor banner for advertising.
But the net penalty, after an all-day trial in municipal court that firmly established that “rum-hunting” is not an official holiday or an actual hunting season, was only $10 for court costs.
Municipal Judge Lyndon Skinner levied a fine of $800 against Hoskin, but deferred the penalty for six months, and the fine will be dropped if Hoskin manages to avoid any more run-ins with Town Hall officials.
The trial involved four witnesses and more than 40 exhibits, and delved into matters such as whether there is an official “Fresh Fudge Day” and the mysterious appearance — then disappearance of Bigfoot in town.
A half-dozen or so spectators were in the courtroom to watch the wheels of justice play out on Wednesday, Nov. 3, in a bench trial that lasted most of the day.
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