The staff members of Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue would like to extend our gratitude to everyone who helped make the annual LDFR open house on Oct. 17 such a resounding success. Among the many people who volunteered their time, equipment and enthusiasm were Tracy LeClaire, Sgt. Brian Smith, deputy Nate Opsahl and K9 dog Bobby of the Summit County Sheriff's Office; Marc Burdick, James Woodworth and Jim Levi of Summit County Ambulance; Claudia Owen and trooper Colin Remillard of the Colorado State Patrol; Rebecca McDonald and Katie Menaugh of Summit County Dispatch; Kathleen Martynowicz, Stuart Richardson, MaryKay and Mike Kelly and Egon Gerson of the American Red Cross; U.S. Forest Service Dillon District ranger Jan Cutts and Wildland Engine 607 crew Eric White and Ryan Hughes; Dan Schroder of the CSU Cooperative Extension; the town of Dillon and town manager Joe Wray; Scott Wilson and Mars Van Der Colff of the Big Red Bus; Leslie Wagner of the High Country Training Center; chief Lori Miller and Jackie Pike of Red, White & Blue Fire; and Lake Dillon Fire Corps volunteers Jim and Maggie Cox, Janis Berino, Ken Rice, Kim Bailey, Regan Wood, Kelly Sheehan, Earl Picard and John Young. We would also like to thank the Summit Daily News for its coverage before and after the event and its support of community events like this. We apologize if we inadvertently have omitted anyone who participated in the event organization, and any oversight is regrettable. We also would like to extend special thanks to Arapahoe Basin Ski Area guest services manager Sha Miklas and chief operating officer Alan Henceroth and Keystone Resorts vice president and general manager John Buhler for their companies' generous donations of childrens' season ski passes to the prize drawing, and to Silverthorne police chief Mark Hanschmidt for a contribution of numerous kids' helmets and other prizes. Last but not least, we would like to thank the hundreds of residents who stopped by the open house and shared our delight in being a part of this community. It was a wonderful time, and we are looking forward to the next one!
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