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Posted on May 08 2014, 3:24pm by Mark Esper in Local News category
Silverton Clinic open Thursday, May 15
Silverton Clinic at the Miners Union Hospital will be open Thursday, May 15.
Agnes Eytchison, MS, RN, FNP-BC Family Nurse Practitioner from Mercy Regional Medical Center Urgent Care at Durango Mountain Resort will be available for medical prescriptions and exams. 
“Many of you may know her from DMR Urgent Care,” said Lois MacKenzie, assistant director of the San Juan County Public Health Service.
MacKenzie said Mercy Regional Medical Center has been considering establishing at least a part-time clinic in Silverton.
“This will be a trial of sorts,” MacKenzie said, “so make an appointment and let Mercy know we need them and appreciate their presence here in Silverton”
There will be more information to follow. 
Call (970) 387-5114 for an appointment.
Small business 
seminar set for today
Region 9 Economic Development District and the Small Business Development Center are hosting a small business seminar Thursday, May 8, from 2:30-4 p.m. at the Grand Imperial.
Silverton picnic in Durango May 14
A Silverton potluck picnic  get-together will be held on May 14 at Santa Rita Park in Durango.
Bring your own drink and dish. For more information, contact Roberta Salfisberg Fletcher, (970) 259-2275. 
The first train of the 2014 railroading season on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad arrives in town on Saturday, May 3.
Photo by Criss Furman
Dance students to perform May 17-18
The Silverton Dance Crew at Silverton School will present “Dinner at the Movies,” on Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18 at 6 p.m.
Proceeds from the performances go to Silverton High School and pep squad.
Tickets are $15 each and include dinner, salad, dessert and the show.
Tickets are available at Silverton Grocery.
And on Sunday, prior to the show, come Celebrate the Tobacco Prevention Youth Coalition’s work.
Their open house will be from 5-6 p.m. before the Dance Recital at Silverton Public School in the PAC.
Volunteers needed for Iron Horse bike race 
Volunteers are needed for the Ironhorse Bicycle Classic on Saturday, May 24 in Silverton. 
Course marshals for the finish line are needed to help staff this fun community event. 
Great food by Elevated Fine Foods of Silverton, T-shirt and swag bag and a fun volunteer party for all who help out. Coffee by Mobius Café. 
Please contact Mel at volunteer@ironhorsebicycleclassic.com or call (970) 769-3486 for more details.
Mail goes out early
With the daily closures of Red Mountain Pass due to rockfall mitigation work this month, outgoing mail from Silverton should be at the Post Office by 11:30 a.m. for delivery that day.
The mail carrier needs to leave Silverton by noon.
Red Mountain Pass is currently closed from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and then from 1:30-6 p.m., Monday-Saturday.
Philanthropy Days June 11-13 in Pagosa Springs
Only 145 spots remain for the 2014 Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days Conference, June 11-13, in Pagosa Springs.  
Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD) is a collaborative program that builds excellence among the nonprofit and social service agencies that support our communities. 
It also brings financial support and professional development opportunities to community, arts, and environmental organizations in our region of southwest Colorado, including the counties of: Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, and San Juan.
The event features nonprofit development workshops and networking opportunities that convene representatives of foundations and nonprofits from the Denver Metro area with local foundations and government leaders for three days of capacity building workshops and funder roundtables. 
This event, coordinated in collaboration with Community Resource Center (CRC), allows grant seekers from our region to build partnerships with foundations based on the front range of Colorado.
To register, go online to:  www.crcamerica.org
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