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Posted on February 24 2011, 1:53pm by Mark Esper in Local News category
Peter Dever, left and Paul Beaber, with the radical hairdo, kicksled
up Blair Street on Saturday during the annual Kicksled Rodeo, this
year sponsored by Colorado Mountain School.
Photo by David Emory
The Standard wins 8 awards from Colorado  Press Association
The Silverton Standard & the Miner was presented with eight awards from the Colorado Press Association at the CPA’s annual convention in Denver on Saturday, Feb. 19.
The awards are based on circulation class. The Standard competes with weekly newspapers with circulation of less than 1,750.
Standard Editor Mark Esper and former advertising director Gina Rosato won first place for best newspaper promotion for our 2010 calendar project, and for best special section for our Destination: Silverton summer magazine and travel guide.
Esper won first-place awards for best editorial layout and design, and for best headline writing.
Esper also won second-place awards for best education story and for best business story, and a third-place award for best news page design.
David Emory, who regularly contributes photos to the Standard, won second-place for best photo essay.
Avalanche School 
presentations offered this Friday, Saturday
Silverton Avalanche School is conducting a Level 2 course this weekend, Thursday through Sunday.
The public is invited to a free lecture at Town Hall Friday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. by Dr. David Hughes on “Avalanche Medicine.”
And on Saturday, Feb. 26, a presentation at Town Hall at 7 p.m. is titled “Peace be Unto You: Ski Mountaineering and Adventures in the U.S. and Beyond.” Admission is $2.
Snowmobile races 
set for March 5-6
The Silverton Snowmobile Club will be hosting a snowmobile snocross race and drag race again this year at Molas Lake Park, on March 5 and 6.
Snowmobile Club president Jim Lokey said the races will be sanctioned by the Colorado XMR circuit.
Lokey said this year’s event will include long-track racing that is likely to boost attendance.
“It could double attendance,” Lokey said. “We’re really excited about that.”
Lokey said the snowmobile races are a good event for the town and “the biggest fundraiser we do for the snowmobile club all year. It’s actually getting pretty big.”
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