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From Silverton Standard, the place where you can write!
Posted on September 26 2013, 12:20am by Mark Esper in Local News category
Ray Dileo/Silverton Standard & the Miner
Fall colors with a topping of fresh snow surrounded Silverton on Monday morning, Sept. 23, as viewed from Boulder Mountain. Fall colors were not yet at peak this week but are getting close.
Railroad to host light dinner meeting at Kendall Mtn. Sept. 30
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad will host an annual end-of-season event to report on this year’s operation and to thank the Silverton community for their support on Monday, Sept. 30, from 4-6 p.m. This year’s event will be held at the Kendall Mountain Community Center. 
The railroad management will host this event at Kendall Mountain in an effort to draw more people from the community and to provide more of a celebratory atmosphere than the annual end-of-season meetings have in the past.  
A light dinner and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. The meeting (question-and-answer) portion of the event will take place sometime between 5 and 6 p.m. There will be great giveaways along with announcements of some new railroad programs.
The railroad management encourages and welcomes all members of the Silverton community to attend. 
Silverton performers 
to raise funds for 
flood victims Oct. 1
An evening of live entertainment from an All-Star Line-up of local performers is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at Silverton Town Hall.
It’s a fundraiser to help victims of the devastating floods in northeast Colorado.
This will be followed by an “after-event” at Montanya from 8-10 p.m. 
First it’s the Crawl, then the Bordello Ball
Once again there will be a Crawl to the Ball progressive dinner preceding this year’s 14th Annual Bordello Ball at the Grand Imperial. 
Come taste what Silverton Restaurants have to offer and support our youth, while having a great time. Thanks to the generosity of the restaurants hosting the Crawl to the Ball all proceeds will benefit the Silverton Youth Center. 
The Bordello Ball and Crawl to the Ball will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5. The Crawl to the Ball will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., with entrees from participating restaurants.
 The Bordello Ball will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets for the Crawl to the Ball can be purchased for $10 per person, which includes tickets to all 16 participating restaurants. Tickets may be purchased at The Grand Imperial, the Visitors Center, The Lookout Shop, and Silverton Trading Post. 
Come have some food and fun and support our youth.
Local appreciation fares offered Oct. 13-26
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is offering two weeks of Local Appreciation fares to ride the train round-trip (Standard Class) for $20 per person from Oct. 13-26. The train departs Durango at 8:45 a.m. and travels to Silverton for a 2-hour,15-minute layover, leaving for Durango at 2:30 p.m. and arriving at 6 pm.
 Residents of Silverton, Ouray, Telluride and Ridgway are included in this offer. Tickets are available at either the Durango or the Silverton depot or by calling (970) 247-2733 or (970) 387-5416. Tickets must be paid for at the time of booking and proof of residence will be required. No other discounts apply and tickets are non-refundable. Fares are subject to a 6 percent Historic Preservation Fee.
Silent Auction Oct. 12 
to help the Family Learning Center
A silent auction to benefit the Silverton Family Learning Center will be conducted Saturday, Oct. 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Montanya Rum Bar.
Drink specials and complementary appetizers will be served.
The Standard’s 2014 
calendar now on sale
The Silverton Standard’’s 2014 calendar has arrived, with many spectacular historic photos of Silverton, the San Juans and trains.
The calendar is an important fundraiser for the Silverton Standard newspaper, which is owned by the San Juan County Historical Society.
They are $9.95 each, plus $3 shipping.
Send checks to Silverton Standard, P.O. Box 8, Silverton, CO 81433. 
Or call us at (970) 387-5477 and we can take orders over the phone.
The Silverton Standard is operated by the San Juan County Historical Society.
“By our calculations these calendars will also be perfectly useable in the year 2025, though some holidays may have to be changed,” Standard editor Mark Esper pointed out.
Taimi M. Kalego dies
Taimi M. Kalego, who lived in Silverton from 1946 to 1989, died on Sept. 6, 2013.
She operated several gift shops in town, first the Little Caboose then the Green Lantern. Survivors include a daughter, Miraim Grafe of Grand Junction.
She moved to Montrose in 1989 and then to Grand Junction in 2011.
Town buys 80-foot
boom man-lift
The Silverton Town Council has  approved the purchase of an 80-foot articulating boom man-lift
Purchase price was $63,000 via a 12-month , no interest financing.  
“We have many projects in queue for this machine, but the first will be repair of the window sills at Town Hall, beginning with the south-facing windows,” said Town Administrator Brian Carlson. “The next will likely be the dormers at the visitors center. Both of these will be yet this season, weather permitting.”
Carlson said the lift will also be used for snow removal of Town Hall and Kendall roofs.
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