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News briefs: June 6, 2013
From Silverton Standard, the place where you can write!
Posted on June 06 2013, 11:41am by Mark Esper in Local News category
The white rocks that normally spell “Silverton Memorial Park” were rearranged by someone recently to spell “Silverton kicks #*$, Ha!” Above, Margot Early of Silverton poses Monday to help make the photo suitable for publication in a family newspaper. Sheriff Sue Kurtz said Tuesday she considers this an act of vandalism, although she cannot charge the perpetrators with spelling errors. Investigators noticed that the white rocks spelling “Silverton” seemed to be a bit thinner than normal, indicating rocks may have been borrowed from those letters to construct the new ones. By Wednesday morning the rocks were again arranged to spell “Silverton Memorial Park.”

KSJC to celebrate 
10 years on the air
KSJC — Silverton Community Radio at 92.5-FM is celebrating its 10th anniversary, Friday, June 7.
The anniversary celebration will be at the radio station’s Jailhouse Thrift Store on Blair Street followed by live music at Stellar Bakery and Restaurant.
Theatre program 
registration June 9
A Theatre Group’s Silverton Summer Youth Program and theatre camp will conduct registration from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 9 at A Theatre Group’s facility at 1303 Greene Street.
Chip-sealing begins 
on Red Mountain Pass
The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor United Companies have begun a preventative maintenance project on U.S. 550 from Silverton to Ouray. 
The chip seal operation started Wednesday, June 5, just south of Ouray at mile post 93 and will continue south to mile post 75. The work was contracted to United for $800,000 and has an anticipated completion date of June 28.
Throughout the duration of the project, motorists will encounter a lowered 25-mph speed limit and single-lane, alternating traffic through work zone areas. Lane closures for the chip seal operation may be two miles in length, with expected delays of up to 15 minutes. Motorists are urged to drive with caution and maintain a safe following distance to avoid chipped windshields.
Hearing Monday 
on OHV ordinance
The Silverton Town Council has scheduled a public hearing for 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 10, to get input on a proposed ordinance establishing rules for off-highway vehicle use on town streets.
Actual use of ATVs is still prohibited in Silverton, but the Town Council in February voted to lift its ban for two special events this summer — the Rocky Mountain Adventure Riders motorcycle rally July 24-28, and a Polaris RZR ATV rally July 31-Aug. 4.
The draft ordinance sets approved ATV routes and establishes requirements for insurance and operation by licensed drivers.
Benefit dinner to help the Maxfield family
at Brown Bear June 12
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.
Taste of Silverton Saturday, June 15
The 2013 Taste of Silverton will take place on Saturday, June 15, from 5-9pm. The event will take place on Blair Street between 12th and 13th Streets. 
The Taste of Silverton showcases Silverton’s restaurants at their culinary finest. Alcoholic beverages will also be available. Alcohol identification bracelets will be issued (at the ticket sales table) after IDs have been verified. 
A local band, Chumffoe, will be performing throughout the evening.  Caldera Belly Dancers will have two performances. 
The Chamber hopes that you will come enjoy an evening of good food and spirits, music and fun.
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.

Town building 
inspector certified
Silverton Code Enforcer and Building Inspector Keith Thompson has received his certification as an International Building Code inspector.
Town officials say he is apparently the town’s first certified building inspector.
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