Benefit to help ‘Flash’ Gordon Maisch with medical bills
A benefit for long-time Silverton resident “Flash” Gordon Maisch is planned for Saturday, May 7, at the Grand Imperial Hotel, starting at 8:30 p.m.
The funds will go to assist Flash with medical and medical travel expenses and living expenses while he battles liver disease.
“We would like to thank everyone for their prayers and thoughts as we march on,” said Carrie Cline.
Flash has been mainly self-employed and does not have health insurance. Cline said he will likely need a liver transplant.
Local groups and solo acts will be performing.
Poop Festival ready to go for Friday the 13th
Town officials are still finalizing details for Silverton’s International Poop Festival, scheduled from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday the 13th of May.
The idea is to clean up the the town’s winter accumulation of doggie doo and award brownie points to those who pick up the most poop and trash.
Teams will be assigned to various “poop loops” through town. ZE Supply has donated bags and gloves for the poop patrols, and clothespins for participant’s noses will also be available.
Town Planning Director David Michaelson said maps, gloves and trash bags will be distributed “and off we go.”
Michaelson said he expects the poop patrols to return to Kendall at around 4 p.m., where deli trays from the Pickle Barrel will be served, along with beer and hopefully music.
“I’m still trying to find the music part,” Michaelson said.
Emergency Services open house May 15
San Juan County Emergency Services are conducting an open house of the Fire Department, Ambulance Association, San Juan Search and Rescue and the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office at the Carriage House on Sunday, May 15 from 1 to 3 p.m.
The public is invited to come have lunch, check out the trucks, equipment and meet the people who serve the community.
Chamber Round-Up May 15 at Kendall
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 7 p.m. Dinner/Show Tickets are $15 for an adult beef plate, $12 for an adult veggie plate, $8 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
National Forest and Bureau of Land Management firewood permits are on sale at San Juan Public Lands offices and selected retail outlets.
Permits cost $10 each and are divided into two half-cord tags, so the full cord does not have to be gathered at one time. Permits are good until Dec. 31, 2011. Each household may purchase permits to gather up to 10 cords of firewood per year for personal use.
Gathering firewood for resale requires a commercial permit. Those gathering firewood must safely secure loads of firewood to their vehicle with the tag visible when leaving public lands.
Permits, which come with a brochure and map, are available at:
• San Juan Public Lands Center, 15 Burnett Court, Durango
• Kroegers Ace Hardware, 8 Town Plaza, Durango
• Columbine Ranger District/Field Office, 367 South Pearl, Bayfield
• Silverton Public Lands Office, 1468 Greene St., Silverton
• Dolores Public Lands Office, 100 N. 6th St., Dolores
• City Market, 508 E. Main, Cortez
• Dolores Food Market, 400 Railroad Ave., Dolores
• Cox Conoco, 201 E Railroad Ave, Mancos
• Pagosa Ranger District/Field Office, 2nd & Pagosa St., Pagosa Springs
Firewood cutting restrictions vary according to species of tree, locations and whether live or dead trees may be cut. Those gathering firewood are responsible for knowing the regulations in place for the areas in which they plan to gather firewood.
More information is available by calling your local San Juan Public Lands office.
In addition, updates on road conditions are available at local offices or on the Web at: www.fs.usda.gov/sanjuan
For more information, contact the San Juan Public Lands Center at (970) 247-4874.