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Posted on February 02 2012, 11:31am by Mark Esper in Local News category
County Republicans to hold caucus Feb. 7; Snowmobile Club Poker Run is Sunday, Feb. 5.
 
 
San Juan County Republicans to hold caucus on Feb. 7
The San Juan County Republican Caucus will be held on Tuesday. Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. in the County Commissioners room at the County Courthouse.
Accord-ing to the San Juan County Clerk’s Office, there are 131 registered Republicans in the county who are eligible to cast a vote for a presidential nominee.
The county has 165 registered Democrats. The Democratic Party’s county caucus is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6.
San Juan County has 602 registered voters.
 
Swonger ineligible to run as a Democrat, party officials rule
Silverton Town Trustee Pat Swonger, who announced that he is running for the Colorado House 59th district seat, is not eligible to run as a Democrat, party officials have ruled.
Swonger registered as a Democrat on Nov. 7, 2011. But Democratic party rules say its candidates must be registered as Democrats at least 12 months prior to the general election, which will be Nov. 6, meaning Swonger was one day late.
Swonger said he is still committed to running and hopes he can still run as a Democrat.
 
Snowmobile Club
to host Poker Run
The Silverton Snowmobile Club will be hosting a Poker Run at the Molas Lake Park area this Sunday, Feb. 5, at 11 a.m. with a potluck to follow. All are welcome.
 

Town conducting 
survey on recreation needs of residents
The Town of Silverton is conducting a recreational priority survey, coming to a Post Office box near you!
The community survey is to obtain input on recreational priorities to be used in support of a Great Outdoors Colorado Grant to improve the town’s facilities, said Town Planning Director David Michaelson. 
All residents will receive a survey early next week in the mail. Please fill it out and return to Town Hall or the Silverton Library no later than Friday, Feb. 10.
If you need a survey or have questions, Please call: Dave Michaelson Town Planner (970) 387-5522
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