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From Silverton Standard, the place where you can write!
Posted on June 09 2011, 1:42pm by Mark Esper in Local News category
A Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train crosses the
swollen Animas River just below Silverton on Tuesday, June 7.
Suddenly warm temperatures have dramatically increased the spring runoff.
 
Vaccinations Tuesday
An immunization clinic for children under 18 will be held at San Juan County Public Health Office, 1315 Snowden St. on Tuesday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Please call 387 0242 if you have questions about your child’s immunization requirements. Vaccinations are offered on a walk-in basis; no appointment necessary.
 
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.
 
Caldera Belly Dance performance Friday
Join the ladies from Silverton’s own Caldera Belly Dance Troupe on the patio at Montanya Distillers for an evening of tribal style improvisation on Friday, June 10.  
There will be several short performances and a mini lesson, followed by open dancing. The fun starts at 5:30 p.m.
 
Cemetery work day Saturday, June 18
The 18th annual Silverton Hillside Cemetery Volunteer Work Day will take place on Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to noon. 
“This is an opportunity to help the town of Silverton maintain, restore, and preserve its wonderful heritage,” said volunteer Mary Beaber.
Suggested tools to bring: (put your name on them) limb loppers, hand-held clippers, shovels, rakes and pruning saws.
 Following the work session, anecdotes of early pioneers buried in Hillside Cemetery will be shared. Bring a sack lunch, eat, and listen! 
 If you are unable to attend but would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the Silverton Hillside Cemetery, send your contributions to:  
  Hillside Cemetery Fund
  P.O. Box 115
  Silverton, CO 81433
 The cemetery fund is part of the San Juan Historical Society, and is used solely for the maintenance and upkeep of Hillside Cemetery.  
 For more information on the cemetery work day, contact Mary Beaber, 387-5360.
 
Cinnamon Pass open
According to the San Juan Public Lands Office, Cinnamon Pass is open, the Ophir Road is open in San Juan County up to the top of Ophir Pass, and Engineer Pass is open to Denver Hill.
The Yankee Boy road is open to the basin and the Last Dollar Road from Telluride to the Dallas Divide is open.
 
Taste of Silverton on Blair Street June 18
The 10th annual Taste of Silverton will take place on Saturday, June 18, from 5-9 p.m. 
The event will take place on Blair Street between 12th and 13th Streets. This block will be closed for parking from 3-10 p.m. to allow for set-up and take-down.
The Taste of Silverton invites all restaurants to showcase their culinary finest. Also invited are vendors that hold a valid liquor license, who wish to serve alcoholic beverages. Identification bracelets will be issued (at the ticket sales table) after IDs have been verified. 
The winner of the Taste of Silverton will receive a plaque. (Winner is based upon the number of tickets turned in.) A certificate of appreciation will be given to the business donating the most revenue to the Chamber, above and beyond the agreed-upon 50 percent donation.
An invitation is being offered to all local musicians who are willing to donate a block of time to entertain for the evening. The Chamber will provide the sound system. If you are interested in offering your musical talent, please contact Pam Welty at 970-946-8103 to get on the schedule.
Also invited to participate are local artists and other vendors.
To reserve your table for the Taste of Silverton, please call Rose Raab at 387-5654.
“The Chamber hopes that you will come enjoy an evening of good food and spirits, music and fun,” Raab said.
 
Silverton Threads don’t drop a stitch; reward kids for immunizing
The Silverton Threads are making another batch of fabric cubes for the brave students who get their immunizations.
In a program originated by Elaine Murray and Loretta St. George, and continued by Eleanor Healey,  the women of the Silverton Threads (sewing, quilting, knitting and beading) group are again sewing cube blocks of varying sizes which they then stuff with polyester filling.
Once a child receives an immunization they are “rewarded” by getting to choose a block from the selection, instead of giving them a sugary treat.
The quilters meet every Tuesday evening, 7-9 p.m. at Kendall Mountain Community  . Center. All are welcome to  attend.
The annual Colorfest quilt show will be at Town Hall this year, the weekend after Labor Day.
 
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