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News briefs: May 30, 2013
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Posted on May 30 2013, 1:00pm by Mark Esper in Local News category
The Silverton American Legion Post hosted a Memorial Day service
at Memorial Park on Monday.
Photo by Ray Dileo
Emergency services open house Saturday
Silverton Public Safety Day will be observed on Saturday, June 1, with an open house at the Carriage House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hotdogs and hamburgers will be served. 
The public will get a chance to check out emergency equipment used by the Silverton-San Juan Fire Department, the Silverton Ambulance Service, the sheriff’s office, Office of Emergency Management and San Juan Search and Rescue.
A flight-for-life helicopter is expected to be on hand.
The fire department’s new ladder truck will also be featured.
 “We want everyone to come up and see what emergency services is about,” said Mike Maxfield, assistant fire chief.
Night at the Museum set for Friday, June 7
The San Juan County Historical Society Museum and Mining Heritage Center opens for the season on Saturday, May 25.
The historical society is hosting a Night at the Museum on Friday, June 7 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.Light refreshments will be served.
Historical society chairman Bev Rich said it’s a chance to check out all the newly redone jail interior and other improvements at the museum and mining heritage center.
The Allen Nossaman Archive Building will also be open to the public, with refreshments.
Benefit dinner to help the Maxfield family
The Silverton-San Juan Fire Department and the Brown Bear Cafe will host a benefit dinner for the Maxfield family on Wednesday, June 12.
Kristina was diagnosed with cancer in April and is going through treatment. Both Mike and Kristina are volunteers with many organization and involved in the community. Come and show your support for the family.
The dinner will be from 4 to 8:30 p.m. June 12. There will also be a silent auction and a cash bar. All proceeds will go to the family.
Cemetery Work Day
is Saturday, June 15
The 20th annual Silverton Hillside Cemetery Volunteer Work Day will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 15.  
This is an opportunity to help the town of Silverton maintain, restore, and preserve its heritage. Participants should bring limb loppers, hand-held clippers, and shovels. After the work session, anecdotes of early pioneers for the 13 tombstones placed that day in the cemetery will be shared. Bring a sack lunch and a lawn chair.
If you can’t join us, but would like to make a tax deductible donation, send to:  Hillside Cemetery Fund, San Juan County Historical Society, P.O. Box 154, Silverton, CO  81433.
For additional information contact:  Mary Beaber 387-5360, Bev Rich 387-5781 or silvertonhillsidecemetery@gmail.com.
Paving bricks arrive for new pocket park
The pocket park being developed at the vacant lot at 12th and Greene continues to take shape.
On Saturday, May 25, a new picnic table donated by Paul Beaber arrived on site, and Peter Dever helped assemble it.
Then on Monday, May 27, a huge load of paving bricks were delivered from Montrose. Thanks to Animas Towing and Donnie Curnow for the discount on this epic hauling job, and to the crew who helped load the bricks in Montrose and unload them here — Mark Hall, Chris Furman, Freddie Canfield and Cody Braford.
New donations:
Larry Killian $200
Anonymous $50
Larry & Nancy Gibson $50
Danny and Kathy Lee $50
You can help
Donations to the park project may be sent to Silverton Standard, P.O. Box 8, Silverton, CO 81433.
Chelsea Stromber interns at Town Hall
The Town of Silverton has a new employee, with Chelsea Stromber being hired as a VISTA Best and Brightest intern.
Stromber is a graduate of the University of Colorado-Boulder, with a degree in environmental design.
Her two-year assignment here will involve working on downtown redevelopment, among other projects.
“I’m really excited to try something new and see what I can get done here,” Stromber said. “Silverton is different from what I’m used to, but in a good way.”
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