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From Silverton Standard, the place where you can write!
Posted on October 17 2013, 12:49am by Mark Esper in Local News category
A bull moose strolls down the Bluff Street alley Monday morning. 
Mark Esper/Silverton Standard & the Miner
Local appreciation 
fares offered by 
railroad 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.
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.
Belly dancing returns Saturday Oct. 19
Join the ladies of Silverton's own Caldera Belly Dance Troupe for a fun evening of American Tribal Style dance at Silverton Montanya on Saturday, Oct. 19.  
ATS is an improvisational dance form that fuses elements of traditional Egyptian folkloric dance, Spanish flamenco, and Indian classical dance. Equally at home on the street or the stage, its brilliance lies in a common vocabulary of movements and transitional cues which are communicated non-verbally by the dancers, allowing them to perform seamlessly in duets, trios, and quartets.  What appears to be choreographed is actually art created in the moment, for the moment!  Two sets: 7 & 8 p.m.  This is a family friendly show and all ages are welcome. No cover!
Discounts offered for early purchase of Kendall season passes
Kendall Mountain Ski Area is offering discounts for season passes, but only until Nov. 16.
The season prices will be:
 • Adult, $175/$150 early
• Child, $125/$100 early
• Senior, $125/$100 early
• Family local, $275/$250 early
• Family non-local, $325/$300 early.
Season passes may be purchased at Town Hall.
Commodities to be 
distributed Oct. 29
Commodities distribution will occur on Oct. 29, from 1-3 p.m. in the basement of the Miners Union Hospital.  
Eligibility for this service must be determined prior to receiving the commodities. Any interested family needing an eligibility determination may stop by the Social Services office at the courthouse from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 29. 
Call Deanna Jaramillo at 387-5631 for more information.  (In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.)
Help available to 
pay heating bills
Energy Outreach Colorado has awarded San Juan County with a $16,000 grant to help cover costs of coal, electric, firewood, natural gas, oil, propane, and solid fuel pellets.  
Residents must meet the eligibility criteria to be considered for this program, which includes applying for the Low-income Energy Assistance Program first if you are LEAP eligible. 
If you are not LEAP eligible you can just apply for the EOC grant. This program runs through Sept. 30. Anyone interested in this program may come by the Social Services office or call Deanna Jaramillo at 387-5631 to get an application.
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