On March 27, Over-the-Hill Gang will sponsor a presentation of the 10th Mountain Division at the Sky Chutes Theatre (The Edge, formerly Club Med at Copper Mountain) starting at 3:30 p.m. Two veterans, Earle Clarke and Dick Over, of this division, will lead the slide presentation. They will take you through their life experiences from the time they were drafted, through basic training at Camp Hale, (just over the hill from Copper) onto the capture of Riva Ridge and finally their discharge. Riva Ridge was a turning point of WW II in Italy.For those not familiar with the 10th Mountain Division, it was originated during WWII to train soldiers to fight the war against the Germans in winter conditions. They trained at Camp Hale, near Tennessee Pass and Cooper Mountain, near the headwaters of the Eagle River. All three of these areas are just over the hill from Copper. Camp Hale was built specifically for the training of the 10th Mountain Division. The foundations are the only remains; however, there is a monument at the top of Tennessee Pass, in honor of these men. These days, it is hard to find a ski area in the nation that does not have some type of influence from one of these veterans of the 10th Mountain Division. Vail, Aspen and Copper are in this group. Please come and see this presentation; you will go home with gratitude to these veterans for involvement in WW II and to the many ski areas they help develop.There is no entrance fee, but donations will be accepted.A CD narrated by Tom Brookaw during the Salt Lake Olympics also will be available for purchase ($10).
Due to popularity and overwhelming request, the Backstage Theatre is staging a repeat of its Local Lounge. The show will run Tuesday at 8 p.m. It will consist of some material seen last Tuesday and brand new material – in an effort to stay topical. Look for Ullr’s radio show, Tim West’s Summit Update (with of-the-moment Summit County news flashes), the Bro Bras sketch, and many more. Tickets are $10, or $8 with non-perishable food donation to FIRC. Call (970) 453-0199 for reservations.
Local author Mike Hawkins has been awarded a silver medal in the 2010 Axiom Business Book Awards. His book, “Activating Your Ambition: A Guide to Coaching the Best Out of Yourself and Others” (www.activatingyourambition.com) published by Brown Books Publishing Group (www.brownbooks.com), was recognized as an exemplary business book on coaching and mentoring. He will receive his award in May during the BookExpo America 2010 event in New York City. In his book, Hawkins reveals the flaw in traditional thinking about reaching higher levels of performance and success. He describes eight core principles that truly enable individuals and organizations to achieve their goals. Based on Mike’s practical leadership experience in turning around underperforming businesses, his own personal victories in self-improvement, and now as a respected executive coach, he presents a straightforward approach to getting out of your comfort zone, cultivating a can-do mindset, and learning the how-to of self-directed development. Hawkins is president of Alpine Link Corporation (www.alpinelink.com), a boutique consulting firm, where he has become a respected speaker and thought-leader on leadership, self-improvement, and business improvement. Throughout his career, he has accepted the toughest assignments and excelled in overcoming challenging issues. He uniquely understands not just what to do and why to do it, but how to do it. He has a reputation for consistently leading organizations and individuals to higher levels of achievement. Axiom Business Book Awards (www.axiomawards.com) sponsored by Inc., Jenkins Group, and Independent Publisher, honors the world’s best books of the year in 21 business book categories. This year’s gold medal in coaching and mentoring went to “Skills for Nonprofit Managers and Leaders: Developing People to Achieve Your Mission” by Judith Wilson & Michelle Gislason.
The Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative is hosting a Photo Contest. MRHI is seeking submissions of photographs taken in the Mosquito Range (extending from Hoosier Pass to Weston Pass). Thirteen of the best photographs will be chosen to create its 2011 fundraiser calendar. Winners will receive a MRHI membership and numerous other goodies donated by our local support and, of course a free calendar.Submit photographs (as digital files) that promote our mission of working to conserve unique natural areas, historic and cultural sites, and to promote diverse recreation and community business opportunities in the Mosquito Range Study Area.With your photo submission please include: the title of the picture, the location of the picture, your name, address, and phone number. Photo submissions may be e-mailed to jarjohns@mymail. mines.edu or a CD may be mailed to: MRHI, P.O. Box 375, Alma, CO 80420. Please submit your photos by April 15. Contest winners will be announced April 30.Cost of photo submission is $5 per photo, or $10 for three photos and $25 for 10 photos. Make checks payable to MRHI and mail them to the above address.
The Breckenridge Music Festival/Applause! Gala 2010 has been announced: Sneakin’ & Sippin’ at the Speakeasy, a roaring 1920’s gala, will be held Friday, July 30 at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge. The evening of silent and live auctions, dining, and dancing to popular Denver band, “Heartbeat,” is sure to be the cat’s pajamas. Funds raised by the event help support the many concerts and educational programs of the Breckenridge Music Festival throughout the year. Break out your flapper dresses and gangster suits and save the date to sneak into the speakeasy. For more information on the event, contact the BMF office at (970) 453-9142 or http://www.breckenridgemusicfestival.com.
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