Criss Furman/Silverton Standard & the Miner
The Silverton Brass Band plays and the Silverton San Juan Fire Department sprays the crowd during the Fourth of July Parade.
Voices from the past
to be heard Friday
The San Juan County Historical Society is hosting an event, Friday, July 11, that will bring back some voices from Silverton’s past.
Meet some of Silverton’s pioneers — the “movers and shakers” who came to town to make their fortune at Town Hall at 7 p.m.
Characters including Otto Mears, the Pathfinder of the San Juans, to the miners from the Tyrol, to the working girls of Blair Street will be portrayed. Each character will share their story. Free admission. Donations accepted.
Kendall Mountain Run heads up July 19
It’s a race to the top in the 37th annual Kendall Mountain Run on Saturday, July 19, with $2,500 in prize money at stake.
Last year 132 runners completed the half-marathon to the summit and back to town. An additional 13 went to the summit and back twice for a full mountain marathon.
The race starts at 9 a.m. at 12th and Greene, with the finish at Memorial Park.
Prize money goes to the top the male and female runners, the two male and female Silverton residents. And first places by age group.
The course record was set by Sheldon Larson in 1988, in 1:34.55. Mallory Kneller set the women’s record in 2008, with a time of 1:58.45
Blood drive July 17
United Blood Services willconduct a blood drive on Thursday, July 17, at the Kendall Mountain Community Center in Silverton, from 1:30-6 p.m.
Contact Judy at 3897-5635 for more information.
Help offered to stay independent despite vision problems
Southwest Center for Independence is a nonprofit organization providing services for the disabled community.
The Low Vision Coordinator will be in Silverton July 17 and Aug. 14 to provide information and support low-vision consumers seeking resources to stay independent in their homes.
Electronic magnifiers and various other devices are available for hands on demonstration. For further information or individual appointments please call Rose Romero at (970) 560-5662.