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Keystone clean up day is May 17

KEYSTONE – It’s time to clean up after the sins of winter. Anyone wishing to volunteer to help clean up Keystone should meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 17, on the north side of Keystone’s Montezuma parking lot to choose assignments. There will be a free lunch at noon – the location of the lunch will be announced to volunteers.


Habitat for Humanity event needs auction items

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Habitat for Humanity and the Women’s Council of Realtors are in search of silent auction items for the groups’ second annual Fashion Show Fundraiser.

The fashion show event is scheduled for June 20 at the Silverthorne Pavilion.

Businesses can make tax deductible donations to the event for a silent auction. Fashion-related items such as clothing and jewelry are encouraged, as well as construction and contracting services.

“Last year, one of the most popular and highest bid on items was a truckload of gravel,” said Kouri Wolf of Metro Brokers in Frisco, an organizer of the event.

Proceeds from the event help Habitat for Humanity build affordable homes in Summit County.

For more information, or to donate an auction item, contact Wolf at (970) 668-8550 or drop off the item at the Metro Brokers office at 700 W. Main St. in Frisco.


Community blood drive set for May 23

BRECKENRIDGE – The Breckenridge Recreation Center and Bonfils Blood Center are hosting a blood drive from 11:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. May 23 at the rec center.

Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, be at least 18 years old – or 17 with parental consent – and be in general good health with no history of HIV or hepatitis. Those who have had tattoos or piercings within the past year will not be permitted to donate blood.

Bonfils officials also ask donors to eat a meal within four hours of donating and drink plenty of fluids. A complete criteria checklist is available at

Bonfils Blood Center provides blood and blood products to more than 115 hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout Colorado. Each donation has the potential of helping up to three patients.

The center needs about 4,000 units of blood every week to meet the needs in the state and to maintain a store of blood supply for unforeseen events.

Donors will also have the opportunity to sign up to be organ, tissue or marrow donors.


Anti-sexual assault coalition to meet in Breckenridge

BRECKENRIDGE – The Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA) will host its sixth annual awards banquet starting at 6 p.m. May 28 at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge.

Awards will be presented to individuals and organizations that have made significant progress in the fight against sexual assault in Colorado.

This year’s awards banquet will launch CCASA’s statewide conference on sexual assault and will feature a keynote address presented by Loretta Ross, executive director of the National Center for Human Rights Education in Georgia.

The conference continues May 29-30 and will feature national and local presenters in the areas of prevention education, criminal and social justice, and legal and victim advocacy.

For conference registration or information, visit or e-mail


Super-Wal-Mart not coming to Breck

BRECKENRIDGE – A rumor floating around that Wal-Mart officials hope to build a Super Wal-Mart either in Breckenridge or near Gold Hill are, so far, false.

“The town code doesn’t promote that kind of economic development,” said Breckenridge Town Manager Tim Gagen.

Additionally, he noted, if Wal-Mart officials were to propose a super-box development near Gold Hill, it would need water, and to get town water, the retailer would have to annex the land into the town.

That prospect is doubtful because the property proposed to be annexed must abide by annexation criteria, among which is a requirement that the land proposed to be annexed must abut existing town boundaries. The Gold Hill area, across Highway 9 from Tiger Run RV Park, does not. The closest boundary to town limits is the newly acquired McCain Placer near Stan Miller’s excavating firm.


Piano students bring home honors

EDWARDS – At the National Piano Playing Auditions April 28 and 30 in Edwards, 21 local piano pupils competed for state and district honors. The students were evaluated on their presentation of baroque, classic, romantic and modern works by the American College of Musicians. All of the students received superior ratings and registered as candidates for membership in the National Fraternity of Student Musicians. Two students, Makayla Lorch and Kevin Kane, received superior ratings. Sam Bee, Kaleigh Gerlich, Amanda Campbell, Chris Campbell and Jennifer Kleckner received top talent ratings. The National Fraternity of Student Musicians is sponsored by the National Guild of Piano Teachers, of which their teacher, Maxine Olson, is a member.

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