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Posted on August 01 2013, 1:27pm by Mark Esper in Local News category

Silverton youths rehearse Wednesday for their upcoming performance
of "Where the Wild Things Are." Photo by Katy Rende
'Where the Wild Things Are"
The Silverton Summer Youth Program is presenting its culminating production of 2013 tonight through Sunday. 
“Where the Wild Things Are” retells the classic children's story by Maurice Sendak. 
It is the story of a boy who has a hard time finding his place in the world. 
One particularly harsh night, he finds himself in a strange land, a land where Wild Things roam. 
The story, which comprises just 338 words, focuses on a young boy named Max, who, after dressing in his wolf costume, wreaks havoc through his household and is disciplined by being sent to his bedroom. 
As he feels agitation with his mother, Max’s bedroom undergoes a mysterious transformation into a jungle environment, and he winds up sailing to an island inhabited by malicious beasts known as the “Wild Things.” 
As he learns about them, he finds very strong similarities between their problems and his own and they explore their howls together. 
“Where the Wild Things Are” is adapted by Sinjin Jones and directed by Sinjin Jones and Randi Foster.
A Theatre Group Summer Youth Program production of “Where the Wild Things Are” will be performed Aug. 1-3 at 7 p.m. at the Silverton School Performing Arts Center.
Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for children.
Hardrockers Holiday Aug. 9-11 at Kendall Mountain Rec. Area
Hardrockers Holidays, Silverton’s celebration of the town’s mining heritage, will bring drillers, muckers and tug-o-war tuggers to the Kendall Mountain Recreation Center Aug. 9-11.
Hardrockers Holidays committee member Judy Kuhlman said the event, started in 1974, is designed to “promote our mining heritage and keep it alive,” but she said it’s also about having a lot of fun.
Children’s events start on Friday, Aug. 9 at 10 a.m., with the horseshoe tournament at 11 a.m. Arm wrestling will be at the Miners Tavern Friday evening.
Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10-11, events start at 9 a.m., including wheelbarrow races, drilling, mucking and single jacking.

Sheep camp open 
to public Aug. 6 
at Engineer Pass 
Members of the public are invited to experience a piece of history and visit with sheep ranchers at a genuine sheep camp at Engineer Pass. 
Learn about producing wool and lamb from the real experts-sheep ranchers that graze sheep in the high country. Families and individuals are invited to come to “Open Camp,” Tuesday, Aug. 6 between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; located east of the summit of Engineer Pass on the north end of the Alpine loop.
Visitors will see and learn about sheep, guard dogs, herd dogs and feel wool on a lamb. Opportunities will be available to talk with sheepherding families and learn how they each contribute and to go into the tent and learn about a lifestyle that has changed very little in more than a century. 
Hillside Cemetery tour is Saturday, Aug. 17
The Victorian Aid Society of Durango will be offering its annual tour of Hillside Cemetery again this year as a fundraiser for the San Juan County Historical Society. 
It will be on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 9 a.m. There is no charge for the tour, but we will be accepting donations for the SJCHS. 
All fire restrictions 
on forest land ended
The San Juan National Forest has rescinded its Stage 1 fire restrictions in place for lower elevations.
This means that all fire restrictions are now lifted in the San Juan National Forest due to decreased fire danger.
The Bureau of Land Management also lifted all fire restrictions this week on public lands in Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata and Montezuma counties.  
The BLM and Forest Service had previously lifted fire restrictions in San Juan County.
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