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Posted on June 02 2011, 9:34am by Mark Esper in Local News category
 
 
 
Duane Murphy, center, is retiring from his work at the San Juan County Historical Society museum. New this summer are Judy Zimmerman, left, and Lynn Hutson, right.
 
Session tonight on Town Code revisions
The Town of Silverton is soliciting public input on the bottom-up revision of the municipal code. 
The Municipal Code Revision Workshop is scheduled for Thursday, June 2, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.
This is your opportunity to improve your local government and contribute to the creation of a more modernized and citizen-friendly code, town officials say. Town staff will host the workshop and public comments will be heard, recorded and considered. All are welcome.
The upcoming workshop will address the following chapters: 
• Chapter 1: General Provisions
• Chapter 2: Administration and Personnel
Please pick up a hard copy at Town Hall or request an electronic copy by emailing Ann Morgenthaler at amorgenthaler@silverton.co.us. 
Comments will also be accepted prior to the workshop and may be delivered to Town Hall or e-mailed to Ann. For more information call (970) 387-5522. 
 
Want to buy a home 
at Anvil Mountain?
Information offered 
The Regional Housing Alliance of La Plata County is hosting an information session for those interested in purchasing a home at the proposed Anvil Mountain workforce housing subdivision.
That nonprofit agency is managing the process of qualifying applicants for homes in the San Juan County project. The sessions  will be Saturday, June 4 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the county commissioners room at the county courthouse and Thursday, June 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Silverton Town Hall.
Information will be presented on the project. Homebuyer education will also be offered, along with one-on-one counseling and information on various lending programs.
For more information or to sign up, please contact Silverton Planning Director Dave Michaelson, 387-5522, or Jennifer Lopez, executive director of the Regional Housing Alliance, 259-1418, or Page Buono, project coordinator, 259-1418.
 
A Theatre Group’s
summer youth 
registration Sunday
A Theatre Group’s summer youth program will run from June 7 to July 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Pre-registration is scheduled for Sunday, June 5, from 5-7 p.m at the school modular unit at the corner of 11th and Snowden.
 
Rockin’ Brews Festival
gets rockin’ June 11
The second Silverton Rockin' Brews Festival is planned for Saturday, June 11 at the ballfield, from 1 to 6 p.m.
The event is a benefit for the San Juan County Historical Society.
Bands performing include the Lawn Chair Kings, The Last Bus and Old North South
Tickets can be purchased online at www.rockinbrews.com
Save $5 and when you purchase early.
 
Potluck June 11 at Kendall Mountain to honor Richard Perino
A potluck on Saturday, June 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Kendall Mountain Recreation Area will be a celebration of life in honor of Richard Perino. 
Meat and beverage will be provided.
 
KSJC-92.5 FM to open thrift store at old jail
Silverton Community Radio is opening a thrift store at 1264 Blair Street, in the old historic jail, next to the Stellar Bakery and Pizzeria. 
“This is an attempt to raise funds to cover our station operating costs and to help fund the Silverton Jamboree,” said KSJC board member Melissa Childs.
 The Jamboree is scheduled for Aug. 26-28 at Kendall Mountain Recreation Area. 
“We are hoping this will make us self-sustaining so we will not have to ask local businesses for cash donations,” Childs said.
The Jailhouse will be open seven days a week from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 
“It will be 100 percent volunteer staffed and all proceeds will go to Silverton Community Radio,” Childs said. “We hope to extend our hours in the future, as we bring more volunteers on board.
Childs said KSJC, Silverton Community Radio, is asking for donations of clothing, housewares, electronics, sports gear and furniture. 
“We will be in the store starting June 12. Please bring your donations by during regular business hours,” Childs said.
If you have any questions, are interested in volunteering, or would like to schedule a donation pick up, please call Kyle Roberts at (970) 402-8836.
The Jailhouse will open for business on June 15.
 
KSJC is seeking DJs
KSJC-FM — Silverton Community Radio at 92.5 on your radio dial, is seeking DJs for the summer schedule. 
“We are looking for lunch-hour DJs in particular (noon to 1 p.m.),” said KSJC board member Melissa Childs. “This is a smaller commitment at only one hour per week.”
Please call 387-5752 to schedule a training.
 
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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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