Now here’s a social mix that’s tough to top — even on the Summit:
First is a photo accompanying this column of longtime local Bobby Starekow, in yellow, hanging out with his Snake River Saloon buddies. The picture was taken at a recent golf outing at Fox Hollow. Shot of the day was a 100-yard “hole-out” by Joe Shields.
Silverheels founder Bobby has been spending a lot of his time these days in Ensenada, Mexico. Bobby and Jimmy have been buddies since they were 15 years old and living in Minnesota.
And writing of Minn-e-soo-tah, Spike! and Mary were in and around Minneapolis for the 47th annual Edina Arts Fair.
We visited with a slew of Summit County connections, like Glenn and Deb Terrell of Minnetonka. They’ll be out to Colorado soon for a family gathering.
While we were there, Deb was featured on the front page of the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune for her neighborhood activism.
Deb and her neighbors are battling a planned unit development that would include large homes on some wooded lots known for smaller homes with plenty of room.
We also chatted with Mike and Louann Waddick, who lived in Frisco back in the 1970s and ’80s.
Mike is good friends with Bobby Starekow and that famous sports writer Leo “Hank Cheese” Larkin, now of California.
Also coming by for a visit were Lynn and Gordy Boldt of Savage and Meg and Jerry Castle of nearby Stillwater.
The Boldts lived in Summit County for many years before returning to Minnesota.
The Castles still split their year between Colorado and the North Star State.
We also visited with Brian Fulmer, who now owns three pet gear and grooming outlets in the Twin Cities area. They are named Bone Adventure.
Brian worked at Copper back in the ’70s.
Another art-fair booth visitor with Summit connections was Susanne Price, who was an on-air radio personality for KYSL back about 2000.
The bubbly, positive Susanne allowed that she is battling breast cancer. She’s on Caring Bridge: susanneprice
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In some recent Baja updates, Friscoite Bobby Magrino, mountain ops manager at Loveland for 38 years, reports running into skiing legend Stein Eriksen down in Todos Santos — twice.
And following our pinata Paperboy tales, we have since learned that Shelby “Doc” Newley and husband Mitch Evett stayed at the San Ignacio Springs Yurts. They were married in Cabo San Lucas last fall.
In downtown Denver for the annual Denver Arts Festival staged by Jim DeLutes, Spike! and Mary visited with Michele and Bill Messenger and their nephew Austin; Frank and Ann Amoroso and David and Charlotte Minor of Lafayette; Rob and Brenda Hughey of Longmont; fellow Denver Press Club members Seth and Anne Bradley and John Scott; Karin Henszey of Keystone; and Sara Hirsch of Breckenridge.
Spike! chatted with Silverthorne’s Bernie Murphy, owner of Murphy’s Irish Pub, who said he’s “trying to keep the spirit alive” by again hosting many of the guys who played music at the ODI.
On June 28-29, you can enjoy the sounds of the Tennessee Hat Band (famous for backing up outlaw David Allan Coe), and Alamosa’s Tumbleweed, the Richmond Brothers and the Rifters. Spike! went to college with most of these talented musicians.
Miles F. Porter IV, nicknamed “Spike,” a Coloradan since 1949, is an Army veteran, former Climax miner, graduate of Adams State College, and a local since 1982. An award-winning investigative reporter, he and wife Mary E. Staby owned newspapers here for 20 years. Email your social info to firstname.lastname@example.org