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Posted on May 09 2013, 11:37am by Mark Esper in Local News category
Posing with Carey Green at the wheel of his 1912 Model T Depot Hack are, from left, Cindy Bryant, Carolyn and Richard Wilcox, Alicia Sharp and Melanie Bergolc. They were down at the Silverton depot to greet the first train of the year on Saturday, May 4.
Town Cleanup Day Saturday, May 11
The third annual Silverton Town Cleanup Day (the spring holiday formerly known as Poop Fest) is scheduled for Saturday, May 11.
Volunteers will gather at Town Hall at 9 a.m. to go clean up the town.
Prizes will be awarded for the most weight of refuse collected, biggest volume, oddest item and most reusable.
Please bring rakes, shovels or pooper scoopers with you.
Disposable gloves and trash bags will be provided.
Complementary lunch to follow.
Fire causes minor damage to Reese St. home Saturday night
Residents at a Reese Street home trying to start a fire in a wood stove resorted to using diesel fuel, which in turn resulted in a call to the Silverton-San Juan Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday night.
Fire Chief Gilbert Archuleta said the call came in at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday. 
Archuleta said a container of diesel fuel was dropped at the home at 1253 Reese St., while trying to start the fire.
“It caught the floor on fire and then the TV caught fire.”
Archuleta estimated the firefighters probably used 60 to 70 gallons of water to quickly douse the fire.
The only damage to the home, he said, was “a little burn spot on the floor.”
Fire department to wash down Greene Street on May 17
The Silverton-San Juan Volunteer Fire Department plans to hose down Greene Street on Friday, May 17, starting at 6:30 a.m.
Fire Chief Gilbert Archuleta asks residents to please keep their vehicles off the street that morning.
Junk vehicles to be
hauled out of here
It’s not exactly “cash for clunkers” but Animas Towing and Recovery is offering a deal to help clean up the town.
If you’ve got an old vehicle that needs to be hauled off, Donnie says he’ll do it for free. Call 946-4303.
Chamber Roundup Sunday, May 19 at Kendall Mountain
Sunday, May 19 is the date for the annual Chamber Round-up at Kendall Mountain Community Center. 
Dinner is at 6 p.m., followed by the Bar D Wranglers performance at 7. Dinner/show tickets are $16 for an adult beef plate, $13 for an adult veggie plate, $9 for children 4-10 years old, free for children 3 years old and under. Cost for only the show is $10. The beef dinner is served with mashed potatoes, baked beans, veggies, dessert, and a beverage.
Silverton’s Citizen of the Year will be announced following the dinner. The Citizen of the Year is selected by former Citizens of the Year.
The Chamber thanks the Bar D Wranglers and local restaurants for making this Chamber fundraiser possible.
Thanks also to Citizens State Bank of Ouray for its sponsorship, with congratulations to the bank for celebrating its 100th year.
Tickets are on sale at the Visitors Center and from any Chamber board member. Please call 387-5654 with any questions.
Downtown panel 
to discuss project 
in May 16 meeting
The Silverton Downtown Revitalization Committee invites the public to a meeting to inform summer business owners and residents about the project.
The committee will also present what its recommendations were to the Town Board. 
The meeting will be Thursday, May 16  at 6 p.m. at Town Hall. 
Hearing on marijuana sales rescheduled for May 20 at Town Hall
The Silverton Town Council has rescheduled a public hearing on retail marijuana sales for 5 p.m. Monday, May 20.
Town officials decided to postpone the public hearing, which was originally scheduled for May 6, to await “the latest developments following the conclusion of the state legislative session on May 8.”
Voters in Colorado approved legalization of marijuana and the town has implemented a moratorium on accepting business license applications for such retail sales.
The Town Council could ban retail sales outright or adopt regulations governing such businesses.
Wouldn’t you know it? Poetry reading today at the school library
A community poetry reading is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday, May 9 at the school library.
It’s a benefit for the second and third graders’ field work.
Anyone is invited to bring a poem you wrote or one written by a favorite poet.
The poetry reading will be accompanied by a bake sale.
Students raising funds for BreadforLife effort
There will be BeadforLife fundraisers on the following days at Silverton School:
Monday, May 20, 
Wednesday, May 22, 
Thursday, May 23. 
Proceeds go to poverty programs in Uganda, and a portion goes to Silverton School.
BeadforLife creates sustainable opportunities for women to lift their families out of extreme poverty by connecting people worldwide in a circle of exchange that enriches everyone.
For more information, visit: www.beadforlife.org
British soccer camp 
is coming to town
Silverton School is bringing the nation’s number one all British Soccer Camp program to your community this coming summer. 
Challenger British Soccer Camps are a huge nationwide organization who will coach 125,000 players around the U..S this summer on their camps and here is your chance to experience their unique program right here in Silverton, Aug. 12-16.
The camp will be at the  Youth Center Fields at the Visitors Center.
The camp is co-sponsored by Silverton School.
Go to www.challengersports.com for more details and to register.
Register online at www.challengersports.com before June 28  to receive a FREE $39 soccer jersey.
For more information call:  Paul Joyce on (970) 387-5544 or pjoyce@silvertonschool.org  
Business planning course to be offered
The Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center is planning a NXLevel Business Planning Program in Silverton this spring.
NxLeveL Business Planning Program is a 36-hour course that addresses questions every prospective business owner must answer to launch a successful and sustainable new venture or to learn how to better manage and grow their existing business. 
 The cost of the course is $280 for the 12-week course or $50 per session. Scholarships are available.
 If you are interested in attending the course, please contact Anthony Edwards at (970) 387-5210 or email him at anthony.edwards@sjlollc.com
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