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Posted on March 14 2013, 10:26am by Mark Esper in Local News category
Snow blows off Kendall Mountain on Sunday, March 10. Photo by Criss Furman
Silverton students, 
faculty to play ball
 It’s the Silverton version of March madness. Silverton School students will take on the faculty in a basketball game 6:30 p.m. tonight, Thursday, March 14 in the gym. Admission is free. There will be a halftime free-throw contest with a $5 entry fee. Proceeds go to fund new uniforms. 
Kendall Mountain
Ski Area open 7 days a week March 15-24
Kendall Mountain Ski Area will be open seven days a week for spring break, March 15-24.
Snowmobilers to host those with special needs at Molas Lake
The Silverton Snowmobile Club, along with the San Juan Sledders, will be hosting an event for those with special needs on Saturday, March 16 at Molas Lake Park.
The event will begin around 10 a.m. and anyone wishing to help can call Dean at 9(70) 744-1876.
Snowmobile Fun Days Sunday at Molas Lake Park
Silverton Snowmobile Club will be hosting its annual Fun Days event on Sunday, March 17. 
The festivities will include a poker run, dress race, obstacle course race and sledding along with a potluck. The fun will begin around 11 a.m. Please contact Amy or Jim at 387-5512 with any questions.
St. Patrick’s Day train to roll to Cascade
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is offering the chance to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day aboard the train. 
Passengers who choose Premium Class will enjoy the 52-mile roundtrip ride to Cascade Canyon while listening to live Celtic music by Durango’s own “Kitchen Jam Band.”
 A special drink menu will feature traditional Irish beer and liquor all day. An Irish boxed lunch is available for purchase and must be ordered by 2:30 pm the day before the ride. Lunch items and beverages are also available for purchase from the concession car on the train.
 First-Class Alamosa Parlor Car tickets are $109 per person (age 21 and over); Deluxe-Class San Juan tickets are $79 for adults and $59* for children (ages 4-11) and Prospector tickets are $89* for adults and $69* for children.  
These cars will have the live musical entertainment. Regular coach fares are also available at $59 for adults and $34 for children. The train departs the Durango depot at 10:00 am and returns at 3 p.m. Visit www.durangotrain.com for more information or call (970) 247-2733 or (888) 872-4607 for tickets. 
Mining conference in Lake City April 18-19
The third annual San Juan Mining Conference will be held April 18-19 at the Mosely Art Center in Lake City.
The conference, hosted by Mountain Studies Institute, will feature speakers from all over the San Juans and topics relevant to mining in the past, present and future. More information is available at mountsinstudies.org.
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