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From Silverton Standard, the place where you can write!
Posted on December 31 2009, 11:31am by Mark Esper in Local News category
The Silverton Brass Band performs downtown to celebrate the
arrival of Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.
Library to be closed Jan. 5-11 to do floors
The Silverton Public Library will be closed from Jan. 5 to Jan. 11.
Librarian Jackie Kerwin says “the floors are being done.”
If anyone needs a book, call Jackie at 387-5909.
Beating Film Fest is Saturday at the POW
Silverton Mountain and Freeskier magazine’s Fourth Annual Beating Film Festival will be held at the Pride of the West on Saturday, Jan. 2 at 7 p.m.  
Showcasing undiscovered talent in ski and snowboard films, the Beating is designed to be the hardcore, amateur version of The Meeting film festival held annually in Aspen. 
There will be giveaways, a great party, films, and stay after for live music. This event is a fundraiser for the Andy Calloway Fund to help support local kids to ski and board Silverton Mountain.  Entrance is free.
Caboose calendars 
to benefit Standard
The 2010 Silverton Standard & Caboose calendar, featuring historic photos of Silverton and the San Juans, is still available.
The calendars are just $9.95 each plus $3 shipping and handling. To place an order, send a check to Silverton Standard, P.O. Box 8, Silverton, CO 81433, or call the Standard at (970) 387-5477 to place an order with a credit card.

Billboard on I-70 
promotes Silverton
Silverton Mountain and the Silverton Area Chamber of Commerce are excited to announce the marketing of Silverton with a billboard on I-70 in Idaho Springs. 
The 15’x49’ billboard announcing “Should have gone to Silverton” will be seen by motorists traveling eastbound I-70.  
Ski area owner Aaron Brill was able to negotiate the billboard for a fraction of the normal cost, which allowed for this unique opportunity. 
The Chamber is contributing to part of the cost of the billboard with tourism funds, with Silverton Mountain paying the larger share.  
This prime billboard location is seen by thousands of motorists stuck in traffic heading back to Denver from the mountains each day.
Registration open 
for 2010 Peace Ride
With the 2010 cycling season right around the corner, bicyclists are already planning which rides to participate in. 
Many will take on the Colorado Peace Ride, Aug. 8-11.
 In its second year, the Peace Ride is a 238-mile loop around the San Juan Skyway, beginning and ending in Durango. Along with some of the best scenery on the planet, part of the attraction is the 500-rider limit, significantly smaller than many of the other bicycle tours.
“It’s quite impossible to relay how well supported and beautiful this ride is,” commented rider Joseph Namzoff of New Haven, Connecticut. “And we get to do it to help bring more peace into the world.”
Tour Director Rev. Isabelle Stone added, “World peace isn’t going to happen without each person feeling peaceful within themselves, so we’re challenging our riders to challenge themselves to be the things they want to see in the world, whether it’s peace, courage, love, dedication or traits that will change the world.”
With most of last year’s riders coming back and bringing friends, 500 registrations will fill up fast, so riders are encouraged to register right away: www.ThePeaceRide.com.
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