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From Silverton Standard, the place where you can write!
Posted on April 17 2014, 12:57am by Mark Esper in Local News category
Dave Andrews of the San Juan County road crew plows through deep snow
near Picayune Gulch as he breaks trail to Animas Forks on Wednesday, April 9.
Photo by Criss Furman
Three seek to replace
County Judge Skinner
The Sixth Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet in Durango on May 5, to consider candidates for a vacancy on the San Juan County court. 
San Juan County Court Judge Lyndon Skinner is retiring at the end of June. Three candidates have applied for the vacancy — Anthony D. Edwards, William P. Gardner III and Melodee A. Horton, all of Silverton.
The rules of procedure for the Sixth Judicial District Nominating Commission require that the names of all applicants be made public when the application period is closed.  
The application period has now passed and public comment on the qualifications of the applicants is invited.  Comments may be directed to any member of the Commission, with a copy to the ex officio chair, Justice Brian D. Boatright, 2 E. 14th Ave., Denver, CO 80203, or they may be e-mailed to judicial.vacancies@judicial.state.co.us no later than 4 p.m. April 28. 
Power outage set
SMPA members living and working in or near Silverton may be affected by a power outage on Wednesday, April 23 from 5 to 7 p.m.
SMPA must de-energize the substation serving Silverton in order for our linemen to safely adjust and repair equipment.
In the event power is not restored before 8 p.m., members are asked to call SMPA, (970) 626-5549 or (970) 864-7311.
Town seeks a judge
Silverton Municipal Judge Judge Lyndon Skinner has resigned, effective April 15, and the town is preparing to launch a search for a replacement.
Easter celebrated at First Congregational 
First Congregational Church has scheduled the following activities for the Easter holiday:
• Friday, April 18 — Good Friday will be a Service of Tenebrae or “darkness.”  
This will be a service of lighted candles, scripture and other readings, music, contemplation and communion. We will leave in silence when the service ends. 
• Saturday, April 19 — Community Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by First Church on the courthouse lawn, 1 p.m.
If you would like to help, come up at noon to the court house and help set up for this fun community event. Many thanks to Julie Danjou and the youth center kids for their assistance with filling the Easter eggs with candy, helping with the Easter egg hunt, and providing the Easter Bunny! 
• Sunday, April 20 — Joy Filled Easter Morning worship at 9 a.m. followed by a potluck brunch. 
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