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Posted on January 27 2011, 1:34pm by Mark Esper in Local News category
KSJC — Silverton Community Radio,  and the Silverton Jamboree Committee put on a fundraiser at the Villa DallaValle on Saturday night to raise money for the 2011 Jamboree, scheduled for Aug. 27.
Local talent provided the music. Photo by Melanie Bergolc
Enchilada dinner Friday to benefit 
high school field trip
Silverton high school students are offering an enchilada dinner Friday, Jan. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Pride of the West.
It’s a benefit to help the students raise money for their fieldwork in Seattle. Cost is $8 each.
Silverton Avalanche School plans movie, speaker this weekend
Silverton Avalanche School will be presenting a free movie for the public on Friday, Jan. 28 starting at 7 p.m.
“A Dozen More Turns” will be presented at Town Hall.
On Saturday, the Winter Speaker Series continues with “Riding Colorado’s Highest,” a side show presentation by Jarrett Luttrell.
He is the first person to snowboard all of Colorado’s 14ers. His talk will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan 29, at Silverton Town Hall, with a $2 general admission and sponsor giveaways. The avalanche school is raffling off a Venture Splitboard along with other items from its sponsors.
Search on for ‘Idol Talent’ in Silverton
Silverton’s got Idol Talent. 
And a talent show set for Sunday, Feb. 13, as part of the Snowscape celebration will either prove or disprove that statement.
All acts welcome — talent not required. Please call 387-5857 to sign up to perform.
The talent show will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, at Kendall Mountain Community Center.
All proceeds will benefit the Silverton Youth Center and the Silverton School Booster Club.
Silverton Ski Team home race Feb. 12
The Silverton Ski Team’s home race will be on Saturday, Feb. 12 at Kendall Mountain Ski Area.
The race is free with the purchase of a ticket or season pass. 
Registration begins at 8 a.m.  Races begin at 9 a.m., with the youngest racers first.  
Kicksled Rodeo gets kicking on Feb. 19
Silverton Mountain School is sponsoring the Silverton Kicksled Rodeo this year on Saturday, Feb. 19.
The event starts at 10 a.m. on Blair Street, in front of the Avalanche Cafe. All participants will be awarded trophies.
Free avalanche safety class Feb. 5 at Molas
The Silverton Snowmobile Club, along with the San Juan County Sledders, is hosting a free avalanche safety class on Saturday, Feb. 5, at Molas Lake Park.
This one-day class will be presented by Colorado State Parks. If you are interested in attending this class please e-mail lauradp58@msn.com so the snowmobile club can get a head count for the class and send you more details as they become available.
If you are interested in a more detailed Avalanche Safety Class the Silverton Avalanche School is holding a 3-day avalanche class for snowmobile riders. 
This level 1 avalanche class for snowmobilers will be held on Feb. 18-20 at a cost of $279. The Silverton Avalanche School can be looked up online or the contact number is (970) 903-7039 
Klinke, Rich returned to Planning Commission
Fritz Klinke was re-elected chairman of the San Juan Regional Planning Commission and Bev Rich was re-elected treasurer.
Klinke has served on the panel for at least 39 years. 
Planning Commission donates to SJDA, Blair Street Historic District
The San Juan Regional Planning Commission voted Monday to donate $1,000 to the San Juan Development agency and another $300 to the Blair Street Historic District Association.
Rainbow Ball Express to roll down Kendall Mtn. on Feb. 12
The Silverton Youth Center is selling tickets for the Rainbow Ball Express which will be launched at Kendall Mountain sledding hill at about 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12.
Purchase a numbered, colored ball from the SYC for $2 or get three for $5.
The numbered balls will be launched from the top of the sledding hill and the first ball through the chute wins a $50 grand prize.
The first ball of each color will win the purchaser a local gift certificate and the last ball through the chute wins as well.
A maximum of 300 tickets will be sold.
Tickets are available at the Silverton Youth Center or call 759-0521 for delivery.
A Theatre Group plans reading of “The Diaries of Adam and Eve”
A Theatre Group is planning to conduct a staged reading of Mark Twain’s “The Diaries of Adam and Eve,” edited and adopted for stage by David Birney.
Tentative plans are for the performance to be next Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 3-5.
More details will be in next week’s newspaper.
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