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Posted on February 14 2013, 10:09am by Mark Esper in Local News category
With the snow berm removed from the center of Blair Street, Bill Alsup
begins grooming the course for the Silverton Skijoring Festival on
Blair Street this weekend.
Mexican dinner fundraiser Friday 
for high school trip
Silverton High School students are offering a Mexican Dinner fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the school cafeteria.
The dinner will feature enchiladas, fajitas, salad, dessert and drink. Price is $12 for adults and $6 for children under 10.
Proceeds will help the high school students visit Washington.
Silverton Classic 
alpine race Saturday
The Silverton Classic alpine fun race is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 16 at Kendall Mountain Ski Area.
Registration is at 8 a.m., with course inspection at 9 a.m.
Alpine categories include boys and girls ages 4-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-18, 18-60, and 60 and older.
Snowboarding categories include men and women, and telemark skiing men and women.
Race entry fee is $5 for children and $10 for adults.
Prizes will be awarded for the top three finishers in each category. 
XMR snowmobile races return to Molas Lake March 2-3
The Silverton Snowmobile Club will be hosting a snowmobile snocross race and drag race again this year at Molas Lake Park, on March 2 and 3.
Snowmobile Club president Jim Lokey said the races will be sanctioned by the Colorado XMR circuit.
Lokey said this year’s event will include oval-track racing that is likely to boost attendance.
“It should be a fairly decent turnout,” Lokey said. “It will be the grand finale” for the XMR circuit.
This year’s races will feature an oval-track race with vintage snowmobiles and trophy night Saturday at the Brown Bear.
Town offers free skiing if visitors get a room
The town of Silverton is offering free skiing at Kendall Mountain Ski Area over the weekend of Feb. 22-24, for anyone staying at a commercial lodging establishment in town.
“The hope is obviously that we can increase visitation to the Town on an otherwise slow weekend and that all will stand to benefit from this offering,” said Town Administrator Jason Wells.  
“In addition to the overnight stay/free ticket promotion, we will also be offering $5 adult tickets all weekend in the hopes that we can increase day visitation for the restaurants and other businesses open in Town,” Wells said. “Again, kids will ski free Friday-Sunday.”
Ski lift open Monday
Town Hall announced Kendall Mountain Ski Area will be open on Presidents Day, Monday., Feb. 18.
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