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is looking for a few good men and women

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit Daily is looking for local men and women who will be deployed with the U.S. military. The publisher and editors would like to profile these local heroes, and, in conjunction with the Rotary Club and other sponsors, collect letters or sundry items to send to them wherever they are stationed.

If you know of any local who is deploying with the U.S. military, please contact Jim Pokrandt at (970) 668-3998, ext. 227, or Abigail Eagye at (970) 668-3998, ext. 248.

County seeks to recognize best child-care providers

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Commissioners will honor someone with the 13th annual Child Care Appreciation Award.

The committee in charge of this award is currently seeking applications. To nominate someone, send in a nomination form, available by calling (970) 668-4100. Forms also are available at child care centers, schools and homes. Nominations will be accepted for home child care, child care centers, school day camps or preschools.

The deadline for nominations is March 28.

Please send nomination forms to the Child Care Appreciation Award, P.O. Box 869, Frisco, CO, 80443.

The award will be presented at the annual Month of the Young Child Provider Appreciation Ceremony April 27.

Town Fool candidates to be introduced tonight

Breckenridge Town Fool candidates will be formally introduced today at the March Breckenridge Resort Chamber (BRC) mixer tonight.

This year’s candidates include Summit Daily News editor Jim “Pokey-J” Pokrandt, one-time Olympic speed demon C.J. Mueller, Cafe Alpine Blue River cocktail whipper-upper Jay “Super Chicken/Luigi” DeBaggio, Fatty’s Pizzeria remodeler and flower fiend John Daisy and a BRC Mystery Contestant whose identity will be divulged at the mixer.

The BRC mixer is slated from 5-7 p.m. at the Breckenridge Theater, formerly Shamus O’Toole’s Roadhouse Saloon, on Ridge Street.

Candidates secure the Town Fool Tiara by seeking $1 votes from around town, and the candidate with the most “votes” earns a year of notoriety as the town’s most foolish person.

“Vote early, vote often,” is the official motto, said Melina Mueller, C.J. Mueller’s campaign manager. “And vote for my dad. He’s silly.”

Votes will be accepted at the mixer, Fatty’s, the Summit Daily News, Cafe Alpine and the BRC, as well as during Town Fool festivities, which begin at 2 p.m. April 1 in the Blue River Plaza. Festivities will include soliciting more funds by begging, borrowing and threatening, music by the Miltones beginning at 3 p.m. and food.

Funds go to the Breck Elite Athletes Foundation, a nonprofit organization established to support local athletes in their Olympic endeavors. In the past, contributions have averaged about $500.

For more information, contact the BRC at (970) 453-6018.

CMC Foundation scholarships available

SUMMIT COUNTY – Students wanting financial aid to attend Colorado Mountain College (CMC) should run, not walk, to the nearest CMC campus for information and an application – the deadline for applications is quickly approaching.

These scholarships are administered by the CMC Foundation Inc. and require a different application from those funded by the state of Colorado. The awards are based on achievement, residency, financial need or career goals and don’t require repayment.

The application deadline is March 31.

Scholarships for full-time students require a minimum schedule of 12 semester credits for each term the award is received.

CMC Foundation scholarships are funded through the gifts of CMC employees, staff members, family, friends, foundations, corporations and business and community partners.

The applications and full details for all these scholarships are available in the CMC Foundation Scholarship guide, or by calling the Foundation office at 800-621-8559, ext. 8355. Scholarship information can be viewed online at:

Free public talk and slide show: “Adventure Travel in South America”

BRECKENRIDGE – Adventure travel consultant and nature photographer Tom Damon will present an informative slide show highlighting travel opportunities in South America. Experience a breathtaking journey along the spine of the Andes mountains from Ecuador’s snow-capped volcanos, Lake Titicaca in Bolivia, Peru’s Machu Picchu and Cordillera Blanca, to the Amazon rain forest and Galapagos Islands. Receive a free, trip-planning brochure, ask questions and receive helpful advice for your next adventure in South America.

The slide show is at 7:30 p.m. on the second floor of Colorado Mountain College, 103 S. Harris St. in Breckenridge. For more information, call (800) 377-9463.

Summit County Chamber March mixer canceled

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Chamber will not hold a mixer in March, but Summit Chamber staff are encouraging people to attend the Breckenridge Resort Chamber Mixer from 5-7 p.m. today at the Backstage Theatre in Breckenridge.

Children’s Health and Safety Fair comes to Leadville April 12

LEADVILLE – The Children’s Health and Safety Fair will be in Leadville from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum. Parents of infants to 10-year-olds are encouraged to bring their children for a family fun day with free prizes and games.

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