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Merry Christmas from Silverton!
From Silverton Standard, the place where you can write!
Posted on December 26 2013, 11:08am by Mark Esper in National News category
Santa Claus arrives at the Town Tree on Christmas Eve, escorted by the Silverton San Juan Fire Department. Driving Santa to the tree in the department’s 1929 fire truck is Fire Chief Gilbert Archuleta.
 
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.
“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.
 
Anna Leona Weibe dies at age 85
Anna Leona Wiebe, 85, of Blanco, N.M., and formerly of Silverton went to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Life Care Center. 
Surviving are her sons; Robert, Glen, Paul and a daughter, Linda of Montrose. 
Her husband, Arthur, was chief of police in Silverton in the 1960s. He preceded her in death, along with a son, Arthur Jr. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, at the First Baptist Church of Bloomfield, 200 W. Sycamore Ave.
Anna’s care is entrusted to Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St. in Farmington, 505-325-8688. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.serenityandcompany.com
 
New Year’s Eve party at the Grand Imperial
A New Year’s Eve Party at the Grand Imperial Hotel will feature the Silverton band Too Little O2 on Tuesday, Dec. 31.
The fun starts at 9 p.m.
 
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