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News Briefs: September 17, 2009
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Posted on September 24 2009, 3:36pm by Mark Esper in Local News category
 
 
Talula Dance Co. to perform on Friday
It’s Middle Eastern Night at the San Juan Grill on Friday, Sept. 25, featuring belly dance performances by Silverton’s own Talula Dance Company.  
Dinner, featuring Middle Eastern cuisine, starts at 5 p.m.  Performances are at 6:30 and 7:45.
 
John Ross at the Round Table in the Miners Tavern, summer 2008.
 
 
Memorial potluck at Legion Hall Sunday for John Eddie Ross
American Legion Post #14 will host a potluck dinner at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27, in memory of John Eddie Ross, a former post commander and longtime Silverton resident. All are invited.
John Ross died Sept. 11, 2009 in Cortez at age 72.
 
A Theatre Group calls off ‘The Good Doctor’ 
A Theatre Group’s presentation of “The Good Doctor,” by Neil Simon has been canceled owing to losing the lead actor due to a personal matter.
 
Blood drive Sept. 30
A blood drive will be conducted Wednesday, Sept. 30, at Kendall Mountain Community Center from 2 to 6 p.m.
To schedule an appointment, contact Judy at 387-5635 or go online at www.bloodhero.com
 
 
Flu clinics Oct. 5-7
The San Juan County Public Health Service has scheduled this year’s flu clinics.
 The dates are Oct. 5, 6, and 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
The shots will once again be $25 and Medicare is accepted. The clinics will be in the old Coffee Mine building again this year, 1143 Greene Street. 
This clinic is for seasonal flu vaccination only and will not be for H1N1. The health service will schedule H1N1 clinics soon.
 
Crawl to Bordello Ball set for Oct. 3
A Theatre Group’s Crawl to the Ball progressive dinner to the Grand Imperial Hotel’s Bordello Ball is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Tickets are $11 and may be purchased at the 
Grand Imperial Hotel, Silverton Visitors Center, and The Lookout Shop.
For more information, call 387-5301.
Participating restaurants hosting the event include The Brown Bear Cafe, Handlebars Food & Saloon. San Juan Grill, Natalia’s 1912 Restaurant, Bent Elbow Hotel & Restaurant, Mother Kluckers, Silverton Brewery, Pride of the West, San Juan Sweets, Villa Dallavalle Inn, and Stellar Bakery.
The Crawl to the Ball will be followed by the Bordello Ball at the Grand Imperial Hotel.
The ball is a fundraiser for Silverton School.
 
Locals Appreciation train ride Nov. 1 for $20
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is offering its Silverton Locals Appreciation fare to ride the train round-trip (Coach class) for $20 on Sunday, Nov. 1. 
The train will depart Silverton at 8:30 a.m. and travel to Durango for a two-hour layover, leaving for Silverton at 2:15 p.m. 
Tickets will be sold to Silverton residents only until Oct. 12, when residents of Ouray, Telluride, and Ridgway can also purchase tickets. Tickets are available at either the Durango or the Silverton depot or by calling (970) 387-5416 or (970) 247-2733. 
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.
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has been in continuous operation since 1881.  
The train offers daily service to Silverton from May through late October.  The Cascade Canyon Winter train operates Thanksgiving through early May.  The D&SNGRR operates authentic coal-fired, steam-powered locomotives through the remote wilderness and high-mountain landscape of the San Juan National Forest in Southwest Colorado.
 
Passenger traffic picks up for the fall colors
Trains continue to be busy, officials at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad report, with tour groups going both directions.
A double-header is scheduled for today, Thursday, Sept. 24. Also on Saturday and Sunday photographers specials will be operated.
Round-trip trains will run on both days instead of one overnight. Rail officials say they have received many great comments on the beautiful fall.   
“It doesn’t look as if ridership will fall off much for a couple of weeks,” said Andrea Seid, rail spokesperson.
 
Bookkeeping on agenda
Durango bookkeeper David Andrews of Andrews Tax and Bookkeeping Service, will give a presentation at Town Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 10 a.m. to discuss bookkeeping options for local businesses.
— From the Silverton Standard Wire Service.
 
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