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Posted on June 21 2012, 12:55am by Mark Esper in Local News category
A large crowd turned out on Blair Street on Saturday, June 16, to sample items from local restaurants and sweet shops in the Taste of Silverton fundraiser for the Silverton Area Chamber of Commerce. Music was provided by Silverton’s own Too Little O2 and Scott Craig.
Mark Esper/Silverton Standard & the Miner
Primary election June 26; only one contested race on the ballot
Yes, there really IS an election on Tuesday, June 26, but the primary ballot in San Juan County is not exactly action-packed.
In fact there is only one contested race on the entire ballot. Republicans Matt Arnold and Brian Davidson running for University of Colorado regent.
Early voting at the County Clerk’s Office started on Monday, June 18. Polls will be open on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Car reported stolen
A charcoal gray 2008 Subaru Impreza was reported stolen Tuesday morning, June 19, at the lower end of Empire Street and the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office say they have no leads in the case.
Sheriff Sue Kurtz said apparently the keys had been left in the vehicle. It was taken sometime between 10:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday morning.
The sheriff’s office said a car-theft ring may be operating in the Durango and Cortez area.
And Kurtz said that at any rate, “it’s summertime and a lot of people are passing through.”
She urged residents and visitors to lock their cars and don’t leave valuables in vehicles.
Domestic violence 
suspect snatched through window
The long arm of the law reached through a window of a mobile home in Silverton on Saturday morning and grabbed a domestic violence suspect.
San Juan County Sheriff’s Office deputy Bruce Conrad was called to a mobile home on Cement Street shortly after 11 a.m. Saturday for a domestic violence complaint.
He reported getting no response after knocking on the door but he saw the suspect, Darrel William Huber, 29, of Silverton, through a window.
Conrad said Huber was obviously trying to evade him and two BLM rangers who had arrived at the scene.
But Huber complied with orders to place his hands out the window to be handcuffed.
Conrad said Huber then tried to pull away from his grasp so “I pulled Mr. Huber out of the window.”
Huber was arrested and taken to the La Plata County jail on charges of third-degree assault, obstruction of telephone, harassment and domestic violence.
Derby ducks available
for epic July 4 race
Fourth of July Ducky Derby ducks and T-shirts are now available at the Visitors Center, according to the Silverton Area Chamber of Commerce
The ducks, which will compete in the annual epic race down Cement Creek, are $5 each. Buy six ducks and get a free T-shirt; otherwise T-shirts are $15 each. 
The Ducky Derby launch is at 2 p.m. on the Fourth of July at Memorial Park. Ducks are also for sale at the park after the parade. For more information, call 387-5654. 
Pie bakers needed to supply International Rhubarb Festival 
The Friends of the Silverton Public Library need help providing enough rhubarb pies for the town’s annual Fourth of July International Rhubarb Festival at Memorial Park. 
Those interested in baking should contact Jackie at the library for supplies and for any questions.
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