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From Silverton Standard, the place where you can write!
Posted on November 03 2011, 11:29am by Mark Esper in Local News category
The Local Appreciation Train passes through the area hit by a rock slide
in August 20 miles south of Silverton. Several Silverton residents rode
the train to Durango on Sunday, Oct. 30.
Rep. Tipton’s staff 
to take comments 
on wilderness bill
Rep. Scott Tipton’s staff will hold the second in a series of public meetings to gather feedback on the San Juan Wilderness proposal on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Silverton Town Hall building.  The listening session will be conducted in an open house format from 5:30-7:30 p.m. MST. 
People are encouraged to come throughout the duration of the open house to speak with representatives from Congressman Tipton’s office about the San Juan Wilderness proposal.
“I appreciate all of the work that Senator Udall and his staff have done on San Juan and I am anxious to gather feedback from my constituents on this issue,” Tipton said in a press release. “My office will be holding a series of public meetings to gather feedback on the San Juan Wilderness proposal and I encourage all sides to continue their dialogue.” 
If unable to attend the public meetings, Rep. Tipton encourages constituents to provide feedback by e-mailing or mailing his office.
E-mail: SanJuanFeedback@mail.house.gov
Mailing address: Office of Congressman Scott Tipton, 218 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
Blood drive Nov. 8
A blood drive is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 8 at the Kendall Mountain Community Center.
Call Judy Kuhlman at 387-5635 or United Blood Services at 385-4601. All donors will be entered in a drawing for two round-trip tickets donated by Great Lakes Airlines.
Planning to start for Snowscape, Skijoring
A  meeting is scheduled for  Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Grand Imperial at 4:30 p.m. for the planning of Snowscape 2012, set for Feb. 10-12.
Shasta Foster will be leading these efforts and needs some help planning and holding the event. If you have questions, suggestions, ideas please contact her at the Grand Imperial or e-mail her at shastanicolef@gmail.com and/or join us at the meeting so we can keep Snowscape going.  
The Silverton Skijorring Festival is scheduled for Feb. 18-19 on Blair Street,  with registration available on Feb. 17. 
Volunteers will be needed for setting up and tearing down the course, course observations, traffic control, registration, transportation and all kinds of miscellaneous jobs.
Kendall Mountain
season passes on 
discount until Nov. 30
Wednesday, Nov. 30, is the last day to purchase your discounted ski pass for the town-owned Kendall Mountain Ski Area.
Discount Price     Full Price
Adults        $125     $150
Family           $199     $225
 Jr’s (under 18) $85     $100
 Seniors           $85     $100  
 Please make checks payable to the Town of Silverton. Tickets may be purchased at Town Hall. 
Advanced meters 
being installed
San Miguel Power Association will be installing advanced meters in the Silverton area for the next few months.
Members in this area can expect to see a meter technician from HD Supply installing the advanced meters on homes and businesses.
You do not need to be home when your meter is changed, but you will lose power for a few minutes while the change is being completed. This means your clocks may be blinking when you return home from work.
If you are interested in opting out of an advanced meter, for a $25 monthly fee, contact SMPA or visit our website. 
Thank you in advance for your patience as we complete this system upgrade.
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