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Posted on June 13 2013, 1:09pm by Mark Esper in Local News category
 
Ross, the Old Goat at the Mine Tour, has become something of a tourist
attraction lately. After the mountain goat started hanging around the
mine entrance this spring, the mine tour crew dubbed the critter Ross
after the late John Ross, who was a guide at the Old Hundred Mine
Tour, a thespian and general character. Some have even suggested
the goat may be a reincarnation of John himself. 
Mark Hall/Silverton Standard & the Miner
 
Taste of Silverton Saturday on Blair St.
The 2013 Taste of Silverton will take place on Saturday, June 15, from 5-9 p.m. 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.
Citizens State Bank of Ouray is a proud sponsor of the Taste of Silverton as the bank celebrates its 100th year.
 
Hillside Cemetery Work Day is Saturday
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.
 
County Clerk’s Office closed June 24-26
The San Juan County Office of Clerk and Recorder will be closed June 24-June 28 Regular office hours will resume on July 1 at 8 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.
 
Registration on for
Fourth of July fun run
The annual Fourth of July Fun Run is scheduled to start at Silverton Memorial Park at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 4, with registrations starting at 6:30 a.m.
Registration is also available online at silverton10k.com
The fun run features 2K, 5K and 10K distances and is in memory of Dillon Paxton.
 
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