Summit County Community: 11-01-12 |

Summit County Community: 11-01-12

Summit Daily/Mark Fox

Summit Public Radio & TV welcomes volunteers who would like to help with our annual membership drive today, from 9-11:30 a.m. in the Hobby Room at the Summit County Community Center in Frisco. Join us for breakfast and a couple hours of envelope stuffing and labeling. Bring a friend if you like! You do not need to be a member of SPRTV to volunteer.

Former President Abe Lincoln comes alive, just in time for this year’s presidential election! Join us on Friday at 7 p.m., in the Buffalo Mountain Room, County Commons, at the main library, Frisco, as we present “Presidential Qualifications by Abraham Lincoln.” Lifetime member of the Association of Lincoln Presenters, John Voehl has performed as our 16th president more than 500 times in 20 different states, and has read more than 300 books about Lincoln, who he says “became the greatest [president] of all.” Voehl believes in making Lincoln come alive for each audience member. This event is presented with the Colorado Humanities Council, and is a part of our “Elect to Read” program for adults, sponsored by the Friends of the Summit County Libraries. For more info on this or other upcoming events or programs, or to learn about volunteer opportunities, call Joyce Dierauer, at (970) 668-5555 or contact her by email at; visit; “like” us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter; or simply come by and visit with us at any of our three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.

A celebration of life will be held in honor of Dick Orwig on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge. Dick preferred a party rather than a service and all friends/family are welcome. Come help us toast Dick, swap stories and enjoy music, snacks and a cash bar.

The town of Frisco is offering the cost of an energy audit for multi-family boards or homeowners associations that apply to the High Country Conservation Center. If the audit shows promising energy and cost savings, another $2,000 is available toward upgrades. This is a first-time program and we are looking for leads on multi-family housing in need of this service. Think your housing organization might benefit from an upgrade? Give us a call at (970) 668-5703 or email Lynne,

The Summit County Library is seeking a dedicated person to fill one vacant position on the library board. Being a library board member requires a time commitment of two to three hours per month, for one meeting in which members discuss and manage library policies, oversee the library budget and implement new strategies to achieve library objectives and goals. Board members will also be asked to assist with the new south branch project, which will require some experience with fundraising and grant writing. In addition, board members may serve on Library committees, which will often require more time. If you are interested in becoming a member of the library Board, submit a letter of application and resume to: Summit County Library Board, P.O. Box 770, Frisco, CO 80443 by 5 p.m. on Nov. 15. If you would like more info on this position or on any other volunteer opportunity with the Summit County Library, call Joyce Dierauer, library director, at (970) 668-4130. To learn more about the numerous services available at the Summit County Library, visit; “like” us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter, or simply come by and check with us at any of our three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.

The Summit-Lake Dillon Optimist Club is pleased to announce the winners of its recent ski pass raffle contest. First place went to Graham Pritchett of Dillon, second place to Mark Hill of Dillon, third place to Shawn Albertson of Silverthorne, and fourth place went to James Kubick of Silverthorne. Your local Optimist’s wish to thank the Summit Daily News and Krystal 93 for their help in promoting the event and Alpine Bank, First Bank, Dillon Ridge Liquors and Edward Jones for their assistance in ticket sales. The Summit-Lake Dillon Optimist Club supports a wide variety of extracurricular activities in the Summit School District, including youth volleyball, basketball, chess tournaments, oratorical and essay contests and numerous student recognition programs. The proceeds of the annual ski pass raffle are used to provide scholarships to graduating seniors from Summit High School. This year’s contest set a record for the amount of money raised for this purpose.Thank you Summit County residents for supporting the youth of our county. For more information, please contact Mark Nunn at (970) 668-3811.

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The Rotary Club of Summit County (RCSC) would like to remind residents that we would be delighted to send some of our “care” packages to our troops stationed in Afghanistan. If you have a loved one – husband/wife, son/daughter, grandson/granddaughter, niece/nephew or just a great friend – who is deployed in Afghanistan at the present time, do let us know. We’ll be mailing packages to troops in November and during the Christmas season. We need to know his/her name, address, anticipated date of return, and your contact details. Call Al & Liz Wickert at (970) 453-4778 or send an email to We’d love to hear from you. Contributions to this troop support effort would be gratefully received at the Summit County Rotary Charitable Fund, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, PO Box 4401, Frisco, CO 80443. Mark “Troop Support” on your check. Donations are tax deductible.

We hammer, nail, paint, create and most of all … participate! Whether working the box office on performance dates or assisting with advertising or set production, the Backstage volunteer has a plethora of opportunities! Interested? Contact

The Breckenridge Resort Chamber is accepting submissions for the 2013 Ullr Fest poster art contest. Submissions are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, and should tie in to the 50th “Golden” anniversary theme. Winning artwork will appear on 2013 Ullr Fest poster, merchandise, advertising and other event collateral; the winning artist will receive a prize package of event merchandise.Concept sketches must be no larger than 14″ x 17″ and can be submitted via email (, in person at the BRC offices (111 Ski Hill Rd. in Breck) or via U.S. mail to the Breckenridge Resort Chamber, ATTN: Special Events, P.O. Box 1909, Breckenridge, CO 80424. The winning artist will be required to submit final art at a poster size of 14″ x 17.” For questions about the contest, contact Gavin Dalgliesh at (970) 453-5055 or

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