Home Help Contact Search Log In | Create Account
News Subscribers: 251

Local News
News Briefs: April 21, 2011
From Silverton Standard, the place where you can write!
Posted on April 21 2011, 2:13pm by Mark Esper in Local News category
Colorado Department of Transportation workers try to move a huge
boulder from U.S. 550 just north of the snowshed at the Riverside
Slide on Sunday afternoon, April 17. Photo by Mark Esper
Power outage here scheduled for April 27
 Power will go out in Silverton on Wednesday morning, April 27, from 8 to 10 a.m., as San Miguel Power Association repairs equipment at the substation.
Jamboree fundraiser  gets jamming Friday 
Local talent hosted by the Silverton band SKU will be featured a a fundraiser for KSJC-Silverton Jamboree on Friday, April 22.
The event will be an Earth Day Celebration at the Stellar Bakery & Pizzeria, starting at 7 p.m.
Admission is $25 per person, $40 per couple. Drinks, serious appetizers included.
And free seed packets will be distributed.
Artifacts to be shown 
to benefit food bank
A second showing of Silverton resident Paul Rathbun’s collection of Native American artifacts is scheduled for Saturday, April 23, at Silverton Jerky, 1121 Greene Street, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Donations will go directly to the food bank.
First Church plans Easter Egg Hunt, other activities
Here is the Easter worship schedule for First Congregational Church:
April 22 — Good Friday Service, 6 p.m.
April 24 — Easter Sunday Service, 10 a.m. Refreshments before and after service.
The Silverton Easter Egg Hunt and Games follows at 11:45 a.m., First Church. All are welcome. Bring a bag to collect eggs and prizes.  Refreshments also available for adults. Come join the fun.
$ale-ing in Silverton set for April 30-May1
The Silverton Area Chamber of Commerce wants to remind the community that the town-wide yard sale — $Sale-ing In Silverton — is happening on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, so get your sale items ready. 
The Chamber is advertising this event in area newspapers. Please let the Chamber know if you wish to participate, and we will get you on the map. 
Need some suggestions and tips on selling? We have that too. Take advantage of this opportunity to get rid of your stuff and make some money in your very own yard, storage building, etc. Call the Chamber at 387-5654.
Commodities to be 
distributed Tuesday
Commodities distribution will occur on Tuesday, April 26, from 1-3 p.m. in the basement of the Miners Union Hospital building.  
Eligibility for this service must be determined prior to receiving the commodities.  Any interested family needing an eligibility determination may stop by the Social Services office at the courthouse from 9 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, April 26.  For more information, please call Deanna Jaramillo at 387-5631.
First Church moves back into sanctuary
First Church invites people on Easter Sunday as it moves back into the sanctuary after a long winter of worship in the Parsonage.
“We move into the smaller space for the winter so that the funds that we have can be utilized for the benefit of the community, rather than to simply pay for more and more propane,” said Dennis Kurtz, treasurer of the Church Board.  
“Moving back at Easter is a resurrection celebration for us in multiple ways,” added Secretary of the Board Kelly Habecker.  
Easter morning service is at 10 a.m. in the beautifully renovated sanctuary.  
And don’t forget — Easter Egg Hunt and Games for all Silverton’s  children at 11:45 Easter morning at First Church.
Chamber updating information kiosk
The Silverton Area Chamber of Commerce will soon be updating the information kiosk at 12th and Greene streets. The kiosk lists all Chamber members. 
If you are not yet a member and are interested in becoming a member, please contact Rose Raab at 387-5654.
The Chamber also wishes to notify Summer-only businesses that are Chamber members that two summer-only board positions are available. 
These positions are for a period of two years. Please email your interest to info@silvertoncolorado.com.
Chamber Round-up May 15 at Kendall Mtn.
Sunday, May 15, is the date for the annual Silverton Area Chamber of Commerce Round-up at Kendall Mountain Community Center. 
Dinner is at 6 p.m., followed by the Bar D Wranglers performing at 7p.m. Dinner/Show Tickets are $15 for an adult beef plate, $10 for an adult veggie plate, $10 for children 4-10 years old, free for children 3 years old and under. Cost for the show only is $10. 
Silverton’s Citizen of the Year will be announced following the dinner.
Community groups invited to take part 
in farmers market
Silverton Farmers Market will be hosting one free community booth at each market day this summer.  
The market will be held every Tuesday from 2-5 p.m. from July 12 to Sept. 27.  
The market invites community organizations to use this booth as an opportunity to raise funds and promote your organization at a fun community event.  
Feel free to be creative in planning your booth!  Please contact us to reserve your booth by June 12.  
Tent and table not provided.  Contact Silverton Farmers Market at (970) 387-5186 or e-mail                                                                                                                   freshfoodsilverton@gmail.com
Have thoughts or an opinion on this story? Post it here ... Log In | Create Account