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New app for snow lovers

Skiers and snowboarders will soon have a new way to connect via Snowflake, a new meet-up application that will launch in December.

Catherine Marston, who created the app, saw a need for powder lovers to conveniently connect.

“As an avid snowboarder myself, I logged nearly 100 days last year and regularly found it difficult to find a simple way to meet fellow skiers and riders of a similar ability level and mountain preference outside of my friend group,” she said.

To begin the process, users create a profile, which will be integrated with Facebook. Fill in some basic information, upload between one and six pictures and you are ready to make new friends. Once onboard, Snowflake members can peruse a mixture of other users based on preferences and ability levels.

Besides networking opportunities, Snowflake users can find coupons for premium deals at local ski shops, bars and breweries, along with savings on gear and lift tickets.

Those who may be interested in romantic encounters can use the singles line feature. If you want to find a partner for skiing, or perhaps more, users just need to answer in the affirmative when asked in they are in “the singles line.”

Marston said the app, which came to fruition this summer, will launch for iOS in December and will be available for Andriod phones in January.

Uber hiring event in Summit

Uber Colorado is looking for people in Summit and Eagle counties who want to earn some extra scratch with their vehicle. Interested parties should attend the Frisco Driver Recruitment Event on Thursday, Nov. 5 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Baymont Inn and Suites Lake Dillon at 1202 Summit Blvd in Frisco.

The following day the Avon Driver Recruitment Event will take place at the Comfort Inn Vail /Beaver Creek located at 161 W. Beaver Creek Blvd.

Hired as independent contractors, Uber drivers are required to have a clean driving record, as well as pass local, state and federal criminal background checks that include checking the federal sex offender registry and the terrorists watch list database.

Will McCollum, general manager for Uber Colorado, said this winter is the season to make uber happen in the Rockies.

“We heard from thousands of riders here in Vail Valley and across the Front Range that want Uber service in the mountains,” he said. “This is a community movement that depends on locals deciding to tap a button and make money.”

McCollum said what one of the most attractive aspects for many Uber drivers is the flexibility to work with their existing schedule that allows them to have tome for family or life commitments.

Uber Colorado, which currently provides service in Denver, Colorado Springs, Ft. Collins and Boulder, hopes to hire more than 100 drivers between the two recruitment events

To become an Uber driver-partner, visit uberxcolorado.com to apply.

Our town medical welcomes new nurse

Amy Talley, a R.N. with 13 years of experience has joined Our Town Medical, a new, innovative, no-insurance model of primary care located at 301 West Main Street in Frisco.

She said that she believes in giving patients more than a rush treatment and aims to spend more one-on-one time with her patients. She places more value on the human interaction than completing stacks of forms and paperwork.

Talley is the first hire at the Frisco location of Our Town Medical, which was founded by Dr. Eric Gibb. Part entrepreneur, part community leader, he has 17 years of experience as a primary care physician.

“Our Town Medical is rooted in old-fashioned values with the benefits of modern medicine and technology,” he says. “We have a very personalized approach that caters to our patients where, when and how they want to receive their care. That could mean a house call or a video call or text message day or night. Amy is the perfect person to join our team. She believes in this philosophy and practice of medicine.”

A native of the Midwest, Talley began her medical career in Rochester, Minnesota where she was born and raised and where her father, an ear, nose and throat specialist with the Mayo Clinic, inspired her to pursue a medical career.

“Growing up around medicine, I wanted to help others,” Talley says.

After graduating with a B.A. in nursing from Huron University in South Dakota, she next moved to Alamosa, Colorado for a two-year stint. This was followed by eight years at a family practice in Kansas City.

Her dream was to return to Colorado and to provide more personalized care to her patients. She’s achieved both of these goals in Summit County.

“Our patients feel as if they can open up and as if we’re part of their family,” Talley says. “This is an opportunity to care for the whole person – and not just a symptom.”

From her perspective, she said it’s important to spend more time with patients getting to know them and caring about what’s happening with them in their lives.

“I’m looking forward to building a small-town practice that offers a very personalized feel with house calls and very convenient care.”

Breckenridge Grand Vacations Raises over $14,000 for Charity this autumn

Despite the recent loss of one of their beloved Owner/Developers and philanthropist Rob Millisor, Breckenridge Grand Vacations (BGV)s charitable efforts remain in full swing. After hosting another 2015 Fall Festival to benefit Family Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC), BGV completed another generous gift to the Summit Foundation as a result of proceeds from the 13th annual Christel House Open International Charity Golf Tournament.

On Saturday, Oct. 17, BGV hosted their fifth annual Fall Festival with support from the Breckenridge Tourism Office (BTO), in an effort to give back to the local community. Their teamwork resulted in substantial proceeds for the fundraiser’s beneficiary, FIRC, raising approximately $2,000 in voluntary donations from attendees. FIRC is a non-profit organization that has been supporting Summit County families for over 20 years through services that include parental coaching, crisis prevention and interventions, community supports, two thrift stores, a food bank, educational resources and assistance with cultural assimilation. Proceeds gathered at the Fall Festival went directly towards FIRC programs that focus on healthy development in children and foster resilient families in the community.

BGV continued their giving efforts on Monday, Nov. 2, presenting the Summit Foundation with a $12,030 donation from funds raised at the 2015 Christel House Open.


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