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Posted on March 30 2012, 11:17am by Mark Esper in Local News category
Michelle Mancuso, Silverton Ambulance volunteer, takes an EMT examination after “the patient,” Eric Haskell, endured a “severe head injury” Wednesday morning, March 28. Giving the exam is Greg Childress, right. Watching is San Juan County Sheriff’s Office deputy Bruce Conrad, left. Also taking the EMT exam were Dan O’Niell, William Marsh, Chelsea Gardner, Marc Kloster and Maggie Dungan. Ambulance officials report all passed the exam.
Still no word on when ‘Today Show’ story on Silverton will air
NBC “Today Show” producer Ian Wenger says he is still waiting for word on when the story on the Silverton Standard will air on the top-rated morning news show.
The story is being reported by Bob Dotson, whose “American Story” segment will feature the Standard and the community effort to save the historic newspaper. 
The story is expected to air in early April, but no exact date has been finalized.
Questions about Silverton Mountain?
Come join Silverton Mountain staff for refreshments Wednesday, April 4, at 7 p.m.  
This is an opportunity to ask questions and give comments to Silverton Mountain’s management team. 
“There are no major changes going on — we are just trying to follow the train’s lead in offering a forum for the community to communicate with Silverton Mountain,” said Jen Brill.
When/Where: Wednesday, April 4 at 7 p.m. downstairs at the American Legion.
Downtown bar to 
go through the roof
A rooftop patio at the Montanya rum bar was approved unanimously by the Silverton Town Council on Monday, but with restrictions on use and occupancy.
The change needed Town Council approval as a “use subject to review” since the Town Code requires such a hearing before approving “any (business) use or activity not conducted within an enclosed building.”
Town Planning Director David Michaelson said the proposal has gone through an extensive review, including a hearing before the historic review board which is charged with making sure the town’s historic downtown is not compromised.
About one-third of the roof will be used for the deck, which should be open this summer.
But the deck will be closed at 10 p.m. to allow nearby residents to enjoy some quiet.
And the town also is requiring that only plastic cups can be used on the roof, citing concerns about glass possibly flying off the deck. Seating for 20 will be provided.
Town Fire Inspector David Zanoni said that since occupancy will be 30 or less, and the distance to the stairs and exit is minimal, there was no need for a second egress for fire safety. However a “throw-over” chain ladder will be deployed for emergencies.
Town of Silverton’s new Web site is up, running
The Town of Silverton’s new, improved Web site is up and running, said Town Administrator Jason Wells, and he wants to hear from the public about what they think of it.
“Input is welcome on an ongoing basis,” Wells said. “We’re open to any kind of input.”
Wells said the new Web site is “leaps and bounds better than what the town’s been relying on.”
The Web site’s address is silverton.co.us. Or just do an Internet search for Town of Silverton.
Community Easter Egg Hunt to roll April 7 at First Congregational
First Congregational Church is again sponsoring the community Easter Egg Hunt, scheduled for Saturday, April 7, at 11 a.m.
It is rumored that the Easter Bunny will make an appearance and assist the younger children with finding eggs!  All are welcome. First Church is located at 1070 Reese St. We will be outside if the weather is good, inside the church if it is bad. Join us for a hopping good time!
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