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Posted on March 08 2012, 1:46pm by Mark Esper in Local News category
Candidates qualify 
for Silverton ballot 
Silverton Town Clerk Brian Carlson says nomination petitions submitted by 10 candidates for Town Council have been accepted, as well as two candidates for mayor.
“I have reviewed nomination petitions, and have found none to be deficient,” Carlson said. 
The following candidates have been found qualified for the April 3 ballot: 
For town trustee positions: Kevin Baldwin, Tracy Boeyink, Gary Davis, Mark Garvin, Matt Gotthainer, Malcolm MacDougall, Cassandra Papp, Barbara Renowden, and two incumbents, John Schertz and David Zanoni.
Three town trustee seats will be filled in this election. Voters can choose up to three candidates.
For mayor, Jim Lindaman and Chris Tookey are on the ballot. The election this year will be via a mail-in ballot.
“I plan to have ballots ready for voting and mailing on Monday, March 12,” Carlson said. “This will change only if there is a delay with my printer in Texas.”
Ballots must be returned to Town Hall by 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 3.
 
Candidates Night Forum is March 20
The Silverton Standard and students in Kelly Habecker’s high school social studies class are teaming up to put on a Candidates Night Forum at Town Hall.
This year’s forum will be held on Tuesday, March 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Town Hall.
Candidates for mayor and town trustee seats will be asked to respond to four or five written questions presented to the candidates in advance of the session.
 Students will also ask the candidates some questions submitted in writing from the audience.
 The Silverton Standard & the Miner is again helping the students collect questions in advance of the forum.
 Those who would like to submit a question in advance for all the candidates to answer may send it (by March 16) to:
Editor, Silverton Standard, P.O. Box 8, Silverton, CO 81433, or by e-mail to editor@silvertonstandard.com
 
Daylight Saving Time gets started Sunday
It’s time to spring forward with the arrival of Daylight Saving Time on Sunday morning, March 11. Clocks should be adjusted one hour ahead of their current settings.
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