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Breck plans public

meeting on Warriors Mark annexation

BRECKENRIDGE – The town of Breckenridge will have a public meeting regarding the annexation of Warriors Mark and Warriors Mark West on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the town hall council chambers. Officials and those who turn out for the meeting will discuss the impacts of the annexation, scheduled to be approved Dec. 10. Town staff will be on hand to answer questions related to owning a residence or property within the town of Breckenridge. Visit for answers to a list of frequently asked questions. For more information, call (970) 453-3170.

Forest Service issuing tree-cutting permits

SILVERTHORNE – The Dillon Ranger District will offer Christmas-tree-cutting permits again this year.

The program allows people to cut trees on public lands for Christmas.

The designated cutting area is near Old Dillon Reservoir. The area was thinned in the 1980s as a result of a mountain pine beetle outbreak, but forest service officials say it needs to be thinned again. To help improve forest health, people cutting trees are asked to choose a lodgepole pine growing close to other lodgepoles or aspen.

Lodgepole pines may be cut from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 2-20.

Permits are $10 per tree and can be purchased beginning Dec. 2 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Dillon Ranger District office, 680 Blue River Parkway in Silverthorne, or on-site Saturdays and Sundays.

The Dillon Ranger District receives 85 percent of the money collected, which has totaled more than $15,000 in the past three years. Some of that money has been used to enlarge the district office parking area and continue tree-thinning to improve forest health.

Secret Santa drive planned for

Dillon Valley,

Summit Cove children

DILLON VALLEY – A Secret Santa drive has been established to provide gifts to needy Dillon Valley and Summit Cove children.

Donation slips may be picked from Secret Santa trees at Wal-Mart in Frisco, Copy Copy in Frisco, City Market in Dillon or Bed, Bath and Beyond in Dillon. The slips list the child’s first name and age.

Gifts should cost no more than $25 and can be dropped off at the trees. Gifts should not be wrapped.

Gift-request forms for children who are in need also may be filled out at the Secret Santa trees. Cash donation to the drive may be made to the Dillon Valley Children’s Fund at any Summit County FirstBank.

The Silverthorne Police Department also is doing a separate drive.

AmeriCorps program grants now available

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Governor’s Commission on Community Service has announced that AmeriCorps program grants are now available. The commission expects approximately $2.5 million will be available for Colorado programs during the 2003-04 program year.

AmeriCorps, “the domestic Peace Corps,” is a national service program that engages Americans of all ages and backgrounds in team-based, result- driven service in the areas of public safety, education, the environment, homeland security and human needs. Application materials can be downloaded from the commission’s Web site, Or, if you would like to receive a hard copy of the application materials, please fax your complete mailing address to (720) 904-9738. Pre-application information sessions will be held throughout the state in December. Times and locations are posted on the Web site and in the application guidance. Completed applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31.

– Daily News staff reports

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