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Posted on June 19 2014, 3:16pm by Mark Esper in Local News category
Silverton from Kendall Mountain on Saturday, June 14. Photo by Ray Dileo.
 
Night at Museum and Local Authors Night Friday, June 20
A Night at the Museum and Local Authors Night will be held on Friday. June 20, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Visit the San Juan County Historical Society Mining Heritage Center and see what’s new this year. Meet local authors Duane Smith, P. David Smith, Mark and Karen Vendl, Mark Esper, Dan Hoyle, Gerald Swanson, Scott Fetchenhier, Bev Rich and Casey Carroll. Bring your own book or purchase a book and have it autographed. Refreshments will be served.
Admission is free but donations will be accepted.
 
Author to discuss boarding houses 
of the San Juans
A presentation on boarding houses will be presented by Karen Vendl, co-author of  “My Home at Present.” This presentation will be held Saturday, June 21, at Town Hall at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Donations accepted.
 
Hillside Cemetery Cleanup Day Saturday
The 21st annual Silverton Hillside Cemetery volunteer work day will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 21.  
This is an opportunity to help the Town of Silverton maintain, restore, and preserve its heritage. Participants should bring limb loppers, had held clippers, and shovels. After the work session, anecdotes of early pioneers for the 15 tombstones placed that day in the cemetery, will be shared.  Bring a sack lunch and a lawn chair.
If you would like to make a tax deductible donation, send to: Hillside Cemetery Fund, San Juan County Historical Society, PO Box 154, Silverton, CO  81433.
For additional information contact:  Mary Beaber 387-5360, Bev Rich 387-5781 or silvertonhillsidecemetery@gmail.com.
 
‘Wide World of Sports’ theme for 4th parade
The Fourth of July is rapidly approaching and it is time to start thinking about your float for the parade.
The theme for the 2014 parade is “Wild World of Sports,” winter and summer family fun.
All entries must be decorated by theme or red, white and blue. It is free to enter the parade unless your entry is from a business. Then it is $50. 
The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. with the lineup starting at 9:30 a.m. in front of the San Juan County Courthouse.
 
Harley shops to host fundraiser for fire dept.
The Durango and Silverton Harley shops are hosting a fundraiser for the Silverton San Juan Fire Department on Saturday, June 21.
It will be held around Silverton with registration from 9-10 a.m. at the Durango Harley Shop, Silverton Harley Shop or at the Fire Station.
Events include a motorcycle run from Durango to Silverton, and a historic Silverton poker walk, discounted Old Hundred Mine Tour tickets, tickets to the museum and lunch at the Fire Station.
Tickets are $20, with all proceeds going to the Fire Department. The fire department plans to break ground on a new fire station this summer.
 
Online fundraiser starts for Silverton Northern Railroad project
The Silverton Northern Railroad Interpretive Center project has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise $7,600 for the project online.
The goal is to raise enough money to lay 200 feet of track by the Powerhouse. 
Interested?
https://mainstreetcrowd.com/SJCHS/projects/
 
Ouray dentist accepts Medicaid patients
The new dentist in Ouray, Dr. Michael Seip, is now accepting Medicaid patients.
Call 325-4800 for an appointment.
 
Mountain Bike Club plans kickoff party
Silverton Mountain Bike Club is having a kickoff party at Silverton Ski & Bike on Saturday, June 21, at 3 p.m. to raise money and encourage people to join us in our trail building and maintenance efforts.  
Anyone who can't make it can join any time by stopping by Silverton Ski & Bike or online at silvertonmountainbikeclub.org
 
Dance show June 20
Join Silverton's own Caldera Belly Dance for a fun evening of American Tribal Style performances at Silverton Montanya on Friday, June 20. Two sets: 8 and 9 p.m., a family friendly show, and there is no cover.
 
MSI seeks help with wetlands restoration
Mountain Studies Institute is looking for volunteers to help with the Ophir Pass Wetland Restoration project on Saturday, June 28.
The work will involve transplanting vegetation, erecting fences to keep sheep out and building ditch dams.
For more information contact tim@mountainstudies.org.
 
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