Summit County Community Notes: 4-11-2013
Ryan Summerlin April 11, 2013
The 2013 Seedling Trees for Conservation program is wrapping up for the season. Seedlings are grown at the Colorado State Forest Service Nursery in Fort Collins and are made available to Summit County property owners through the Colorado State University Extension office in Frisco. Orders for seedlings must be received by the office on or before Friday. Seedlings will be delivered to Frisco for pick-up on May 1 and 2. For more information or to download an order form, visit the www.co.summit.co.us/Extension, or call the extension office at (970) 668-3595.
Learn how to buy a house from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday in the Buffalo Mountain Room at the County Commons in Frisco. You will learn the basics, from A to Z, of what it takes to purchase a home. The class is free and is sponsored by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, and put on by the Summit Combined Housing Authority with help from local volunteers who will walk you through the lending process, real estate transaction, title company portion and home inspection. To register, call Joy at (970) 423-7041 or email JoyK@summithousing.us to register for this great class.
The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance is seeking nominations for the second annual Theobald Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the history of the Breckenridge area. The award will identify a person, business or project that exemplifies the town’s commitment to historic preservation; celebrates the history of Breckenridge in a unique way; demonstrates leadership and volunteerism, or both, for historic preservation and heritage tourism; or uncovers new facts or stories about the town’s history. Visit breckheritage.com for more information. The deadline for nominations is April 19. The award ceremony will take place late summer 2013.
On April 18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., the Frisco Chapter of the Summit Chamber will host a After Hours Business Mixer at the Hotel Frisco (the ad in the SDN on the April 10 incorrectly listed the location). The Hotel Frisco is located on Main Street Frisco. Cost of entry is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers and includes one free drink ticket for beer or wine, a light dinner and two raffle tickets to win a $200 circular saw donated by Lowes.
Bring plenty of business cards and be prepared to meet new contacts and have some fun. If you’d like for your business to get a bit more exposure, donate a door prize by calling Judi at (970) 389-6470 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is now open for the 37th annual Salomon Run the Rockies weekend on June 8-9. Registration is available online at www.RuntheRockies.com. Current discounted prices are $50 for the half marathon and $40 for the 10K. The trail race registration is $40 for the 5K and 10K. Prices go up May 1. Day-of registration will be available for both races. Registration for the road race on June 8 is available at the Frisco Recreation Building at Third Avenue and Main Street from 6-8 a.m. The 5K and 10K trail race day-of registration will be available at the Frisco Day Lodge from 7-8 a.m. on June 9. For more information, please contact Linsey Kach at (970) 668-9133 or email@example.com.
The Alpine Earth Center in Silverthorne is screening “Dirt! The Movie” at 4 p.m. on Sunday and 6 p.m. on April 17. For this movie, presenters will be Sherie Sobke, from Alpine Earth Center, and Jen Santry, from High Country Conservation Center. Upcoming movies: “Dirt! The Movie,” “The Greater Good,” “Catching Babies,” “Genetic Roulette,” “Thrive,” “Beautiful Truth,” “Cats of Mirikitani” and “Law of Similars.” The fee is $5.
Help High Country Conservation Center honor Summit County’s deserving individuals, businesses and volunteers at this year’s Party for Planet being held on Earth Day, April 22. The Green Scene Awards are a great way to recognize someone you know who has been an environmental inspiration to you and others. Visit www.highcountryconservation.org for details and a nomination form. All nominations are due by Tuesday.
Celebrate Earth Day this year with the High Country Conservation Center at their Party for the Planet at Pug’s on April 22. Join them from 5-8 p.m. at Pug Ryan’s Brewery in Dillon for live music, good food, and drinks! Entry is $10 and you receive appetizers and two beers. All proceeds benefit High Country Conservation Center’s new Summit Community Garden Network supporting five community gardens across Summit County. For more information, visit www.highcountryconservation.org.
Are you looking for service opportunities in Summit County? Domus Pacis Family Respite is a local nonprofit that provides respites or getaways to families dealing with all stages of cancer. Domus Pacis is looking for new volunteers to help bake and prepare meals for families who are visiting Summit County and taking a break from their day-to-day dealings with cancer. If you are interested in cooking, helping out in the office, or if you have another special talent you would like to share with us, please contact Meredith Long at Meredith.Long@DomusPacis.org or (970) 547-4745.
The Alliance for Historical Preservation is seeking local crafters for a July 4 show in Frisco. Booth spaces are available for $150 for a two- or three-day show. Call (970) 370-5726 or email AHPFrisco@gmail.com for further information.
The opportunity to support and participate in live community theater here in Breckenridge awaits. The Backstage welcomes charming box-office folk to greet theater patrons, creative craftsmen to assist with set creation, cheerful individuals to distribute performance information throughout the county and anyone who embraces the performing arts. We have opportunities for you to become involved today! Interested? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summit County Mountain Mentors is a community-based mentoring program that matches caring adult volunteers with youths ages 8-16. Their mission is “to positively influence the youth of Summit County to lead healthy lifestyles through a consistent one-on-one relationship with an adult.” The group is looking for volunteers to spend eight hours each month with one of the 48 youth waiting for a mentor. Call (970) 668-9184 or visit www.summitcares.org.
The Summit County Wildfire Council invites Summit County property owners to learn more about the 2013 Hazardous Fuels Reduction Grant Program. This grant program provides assistance to eligible homeowner groups, allowing residents to conduct hazardous-fuels reduction (for example, tree-removal projects) in their neighborhoods. Effective fuels-reduction projects help protect Summit County communities and watersheds from the threat of wildfire. Interested community members can download a grant application from Summit County’s Colorado State University Extension page, www.co.summit.co.us/extension. Grant applications will be accepted through April 26. Please call Dan Schroder at (970) 668-4140 for more information.