Community Notes: 4-26-13 |

Community Notes: 4-26-13

Summit Youth Baseball & Softball (SYBS) registration ends on Sunday. Register now at SYBS is for boys and girls ages 4-14. New this year is an Indoor facility with several batting cages that all players will be able to use. Register now and come join the fun. Questions, call 262-5778

The Peak School, Summit County’s independent nonprofit school for middle and high school students, will hold an open house today from 9-11 a.m. at 103 S. Harris in Breckenridge. All interested families and students are encouraged to attend anytime between 9 and 11 a.m. to learn more about The Peak School’s unique academic program and see Peak in action! This open house will give visitors a chance to meet teachers and students, and view classes. The open house will be held at the current Peak School building at 103 S. Harris in Breckenridge. Beginning in August, 2013, The Peak School will be located on Main Street in Frisco. This will be the final open house for this school year. The Peak School provides academic rigor, an engaged student community, energetic teachers, Chinese, Spanish, STEM and Outdoor Education along with all core classes and small class sizes of 8-16 students and a student teacher ratio of 7:1. In 2013-14, The Peak School will offer Grades 6-9, adding a grade annually through 12th at its new location on Main Street in Frisco. For more information visit

Summit Advocates for Gifted Education (SAGE) will be hosting Julia Watson, PhD, our Gifted Education Regional Consultant (GERC) on Wednesday, May 1, 6-8 p.m. at the SMS Cafeteria. She will speak about the “Latest and Greatest” on the current legislature, budget, and programming to include initiatives, projects, and tools developed for gifted students in Colorado and our Region, i.e., learn where we have been and the direction gifted education is going. This free event will provide free childcare including educational activities, free SSD CDE credit for teachers (2 contact hours) and light refreshments. Please RSVP no later than Tuesday to to ensure we meet seating and refreshment requirements.

The Summit County Wildfire Council invites Summit County property owners to learn more about the 2013 Hazardous Fuels Reduction Grant Program. This grant program provides assistance to eligible homeowner groups, allowing residents to conduct hazardous-fuels reduction (for example, tree-removal projects) in their neighborhoods. Effective fuels-reduction projects help protect Summit County communities and watersheds from the threat of wildfire. Interested community members can download a grant application from Summit County’s Colorado State University Extension page, Grant applications will be accepted through today. Please call Dan Schroder at (970) 668-4140 for more information.

Open Arms Childcare and Preschool has a limited number of openings in both the infant and preschool rooms. Parents are welcome to visit our center, located at Christ Lutheran Church, 16072 Hwy. 9, Farmers Korner. For more information please call (970) 237-3229, visit our website at, or follow us on Facebook.

Whether you like it or not, they’re still there. Where? Afghanistan. Who are they? People, the sons and relatives of Summit County residents, who are serving our nation in our all volunteer military. They live under poor conditions, especially if they are serving in FOBs, Forward Operating Bases. They love receiving our packages filled with goodies and necessities, which although addressed to one soldier, are shared with their buddies. We need your support in brightening the days of these brave, young people. Please get out your check book and send a donation to the Summit County Rotary Charitable Fund, PO Box 4401, Frisco, CO 80443. Put for “Troop Support” on the check, please. Please note that contributions are tax deductible as the SCRCF is a 501(c)3 non profit organization. Thank you so much. For further information, contact (970) 453-4778.

Carol Turrin, an associate professor at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge, is being promoted to full professor. Turrin has four decades of experience in clinical and administrative nursing. She has taught nursing courses as a full-time faculty member at the college since 2007. She has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of South Florida, an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a master’s in nursing from Walden University. Besides Turrin, Colorado Mountain College is promoting seven associate professors and four assistant professors throughout the college’s nine-county service area. Being promoted to full professor are Tal Hardman, Derek Johnston, Bruce Kime and Becky Loth Luetke at Spring Valley (near Glenwood Springs); Susanna Spaulding at the Leadville campus; and Lindsey Royce at the Steamboat Springs campus. Being promoted to associate professor are Kelli McCall and Jeffrey Runyon at Leadville and Connie Selzer and Rod Taylor at Spring Valley.

On Tuesday, May 7, the Caregiver Memory Loss Support Group will sponsor a discussion on “Life After Caregiving.”Four members of the group that have lost their loved ones in the last year will speak and answer questions on life after caregiving. They will openly share their reflections on being a caregiver including things they know they did right and things they would do differently. This is an open meeting. No registration required. The discussion is Tuesday May 7, at 1 p.m., at the Senior Center in Frisco. For questions please contact facilitator Sandy Bainbridge at (970) 584-0311.

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