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Gardening advice available throughout summer

SUMMIT COUNTY – This year, three local women – Nancy Swett, Suzie Rawles and Lisa Clement – completed their Colorado Master Gardener training at the Colorado State University Extension Office in Eagle.

The nationwide program includes 10 weeks of coursework addressing soil, woody and herbaceous plants, turf, irrigation, botany, vegetables, trees, pathogens and entomology. It also requires the newly certified master gardeners to complete 50 hours of volunteer work in the community.



The three women will be available to answer gardening questions and provide information at various gardening events this summer. The events include:

– A plant sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday at City Gardeners on Fourth Street in Frisco. Ten percent of proceeds will benefit the Summit County Community and Senior Center’s new garden.



– The “Water, Weeds and Wildflowers” information program is co-

sponsored by the Continental Divide Land Trust. This is slated for 12-4 p.m. July 13 at the Silverthorne Pavilion.

– Summit County Garden Tour registration is 8:30-10:30 a.m. July 26 at the Silverthorne Pavilion.

– The Dillon Farmer’s Market takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Friday from June 20 through September.

Stop by any of these events to ask questions of these local master gardeners. For more information, contact the local extension office at (970) 668-3595.

Friends Welcome announces Business of the Year

BRECKENRIDGE – Friends Welcome, Breckenridge’s community-wide guest service program, will announce the Business of the Year and the Employee of the Year at the town party today. The party will be on the Riverwalk Center lawn. The results of the Friends Welcome program awards will be kept secret until the announcement at 6:15 p.m. The business and the Employee of the Year will both be in attendance, but the Employee of the Year will be unaware of the award. 

The Friends Welcome program is based on standards created to enhance and build positive guest service. Overall, the Friends Welcome program has certified nearly 2,500 Breckenridge employees and 100 Breckenridge businesses since its inception.

The program is funded publicly and privately by the town of Breckenridge, the Breckenridge Resort Chamber, Breckenridge Ski Resort, East West Resorts, Grand Timber Lodge, The Village at Breckenridge, Breckenridge Restaurant Association, Resort Quest, Breckenridge Lands, The Highlands, LLC, Resort Loyalty, Inc, The Summit Daily News, KRSN and KSMT.

Due to this generous funding, the program is free to any Breckenridge business license holder.

For more information on the Friends Welcome program, contact Jen Federocko at (970) 453-2913 ext. 206 or jfederocko@gobreck.com.


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