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News Briefs; Oct. 4, 2012
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Posted on October 04 2012, 9:47am by Mark Esper in Local News category
Fill is hauled to cover a tailings pond at the Pride of the West Mill at Howardsville on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 3. Colorado Goldfields Inc., the current owner of the mill, plans to reclaim the ponds, covering them with some 87,300 cubic yards of fill, 17,900 cubic yards of growth media, along with 8,640 cubic yards of rip rap rock along the Animas River to make sure the river doesn’t cut into the area. The company is hoping to reopen the mill next year, but using a dry stack tailings facility instead of the ponds.
Tuesday is deadline 
to register to vote 
in the Nov. 6 election
Time is running out for those not registered to vote, if they wish to take part in the Nov. 6 election.
The San Juan County Clerk’s Office says those not already registered must do so by the end of the business day on Tuesday, Oct. 9.
Early voting at the county clerk’s office starts Oct. 22.
Bordello Ball Oct. 6 
at Grand Imperial
The 13th annual Bordello Ball, a benefit for Silverton youth organizations, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Grand Imperial Hotel from 7 p.m. till midnight.
The ball will feature ragtime piano music, new casino games and some of the finest saloon girls in the West.
To top it off, there are fabulous prizes to take home with all your casino winnings at the live auction. It’s an evening of enjoying Silverton’s history, for a good cause.
Period costumes are admired by not required. Casino games will include roulette, black jack, Texas Hold ‘Em poker.
Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.
Bordello Ball officials thanks all the Silverton merchants for their generous auction item donations and thanks to Walmart, Hillcrest Golf, Durango Mountain Resort and Telluride Ski and Golf. 
For more information, call 387-5527.
Crawl to the Ball to help A Theatre Group
A Theatre Group’s Crawl to the Ball progressive dinner to the Grand Imperial will be held from 4:30-730 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, prior to the Bordello Ball.
Tickets are $10 for 15, and may be purchased in advance at the Grand Imperial Hotel, Silverton Visitors Center or The Lookout Shop. 
Restaurants participating include: Stellar Bakery, Villa Dallavalle, Mother Kluckers. Three Pitts Again, Kendall Mountain Cafe, Mobius Cafe, Natalia’s, Sweets to Go, Buddha’s Belly, Deb’s Jerky Stand, Montanya, Brown Bear Cafe, Bent Elbow, Handlebars, and Avalanche Cafe.
Proceeds support the Silverton Summer Youth Program.
Locals can ride train 
for $20 Oct. 13-27
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is offering two weeks of Local Appreciation fares to ride the train round-trip (Standard Class) for $20 per person from Oct. 13–27.
The train departs Durango at 8:30 a.m. and travels to Silverton for a two-hour, fifteen-minute layover, leaving for Durango at 2:15 p.m. On Oct. 13, there is a 9:15 am train departure, arriving in Silverton at 12:45 p.m. and leaving for Durango at 2:45 p.m.
 Residents of Silverton, Ouray, Telluride and Ridgway are included in this offer. Tickets are available at either the Durango or the Silverton depot or by calling (970) 247-2733 or (970) 387-5416. 
Tickets must be paid for at the time of booking and proof of residence will be required. No other discounts apply and tickets are non-refundable. Fares are subject to a 6 percent Historic Preservation Fee.
 The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has been in continuous operation since 1881, operating authentic coal-fired, steam-powered locomotives through the remote wilderness and high-mountain landscape of the San Juan National Forest. The train offers daily service to Silverton from May through late October.  
The Cascade Canyon Winter train operates Thanksgiving through early May. Packages and events are available year round. Visit www.durangotrain.com or call (888) 872-4607 for more information.
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