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Posted on June 20 2013, 1:16pm by Mark Esper in Local News category
Criss Furman/Silverton Standard & the Miner
This newborn fawn was spotted along with its sibling and mother near Red Mountain Pass last Saturday. Wildlife officials urge the public to not disturb fawns, even if they appear to be abandoned. Their mother is likely nearby.
ARSG update on Cement Creek 6:30
tonight at Town Hall
Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety personnel plan to do underground exploration at the dormant Red & Bonita mine this summer in an effort to better understand the source of tainted water contaminating Cement Creek and ultimately the Animas River.
That project will be among topics addressed in an informational meeting hosted by the Animas River Stakeholders Group at Town Hall this evening, Thursday, June 20.
The 6:30 p.m. session will include an update on the status of water quality and abandoned mines projects in the Upper Animas River Watershed.
“Essentially, a lot of work has gone on over the past year and we thought it was a good time to update the community as to where things stand with regard to water quality and upper Cement Creek,” said Peter Butler, co-coordinator of the stakeholders group.
Rhoades elected 
to SMPA board 
Terry Rhoades of Silverton has been elected to the San Miguel Power Association Board of Directors for a four-year term.
He replaces Jerry Hoffer, who previously represented SMPA members in Ouray and Silverton. SMPA provides electricity service to Silverton.
 The results of the SMPA 2013 Board of Director Elections are as follows:
District Seven:
Total ballots received: 434
Spoiled ballots: 18
Keith Meinert: 189
Terry Rhoades: 227
San Miguel Power Association Inc. is a member-owned, locally-controlled rural electric cooperative with offices in Nucla and Ridgway. 
SMPA serves about 9,600 members and 14,000 meters and supports local communities with $300,000 annually in property taxes and $400,000 in energy efficiency and renewable energy rebates.
County Clerk’s Office closed June 24-26
The San Juan County Office of Clerk and Recorder will be closed June 24-26. 
The San Juan County Clerks office will reopen on Thursday June 27 at 8 a.m.
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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