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Posted on August 11 2011, 1:34pm by Mark Esper in Local News category

Photo by Joel Priest/For the Silverton Standard & the Miner
Olivieri Construction's Jonathan Sierra finds a fat pitch to crush at the 2011 Mountain Man Softball Classic. He sent multiple shots over the fence during the two-day tournament, but OC — out of Montrose — was the first team eliminated during Day 2 bracket action on Sunday.
Ragin' Rhinos win softball tourney
Back-to-back homers began their offensive surge.
Back-to-back double plays punctuated their late-inning defensive stand, ensuring “back-to-back” champion status for the Grand Junction gents at the fast-moving 2011 Mountain Man Softball Classic Presented by KSJC 92.5 FM this past Sunday.
Staked to a 7-zip lead after half an inning of the grand finale by a two-run Cody Moore homer and subsequent Mike Cribari solo blast, the Ragin’ Rhinos overcame a steady response from the Try Hards (Durango) — which left the score tied, 9-9 just past the midway point — to eventually prevail 19-12 and cruise back to Mesa County’s major metropolis with title in tow after the two-day stay.
Aug. 16 concert to help Silverton School music program
The annual Silverton School Music Program Benefit Concert will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 6 p.m. at First Congregational Church at the corner of Reese and 11th streets.   
A free-will donation will be accepted during the performance. Numerous local musicians will be performing.  Everyone is invited!
Silverton Singalong
Aug. 17 at Town Hall
The annual Silverton Singalong is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.
Everyone is invited.
EPA to announce Superfund verdict 
The Environmental Protection Agency plans to discuss results of an EPA assessment of whether a cluster of abandoned mines in the Gladstone area qualify for Superfund designation on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.
Alpine Loop Mining History Tour Aug. 19
The Alpine Loop Mining History Tour will be held on Friday, Aug, 19, from10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Jump in your 4-wheel drive vehicle and drive the Alpine Loop Back Country Byway for a day of fun and informative interpretation of historic mining in the San Juan Mountains.  
Interpreters will be posted at historic mining sites between Lake City and Silverton, Colorado.  Stop at the Silverton and Lake City Chambers of Commerce or the Bureau of Land Management Public Lands Centers for a map.  
Brass Band Festival Aug. 19-21 at Kendall
The 30th annual Great Western Rocky Mountain Brass Band Festival is scheduled for Aug. 19-21 at Kendall Mountain Recreation Area.
The festival culminates in a series of free concerts in the Big Tent at Kendall Mountain.
The concerts will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, noon and 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 and noon on Sunday, Aug. 21.
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