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Daily News staff reports

Welcome to Community Notes, where the Summit Daily offers a brief wrapup of happenings in and around Summit County. If you would like something mentioned in this space, send a description to or fax (970) 668-0755.

Park County side of Boreas Pass Road closed

Boreas Pass Road east of Breckenridge is closed through July 31 from the top of the pass to Tarryall Road on the Park County side.

For more information call (719) 836-2031.

Summit Democrats

barbecue Saturday

FRISCO – The Summit County Democrats’ summer barbecue fundraiser will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Walter Byron Park in Frisco.

All Democratic candidates are invited. State Sen. Joan Fitz-gerald, state Rep. Carl Miller and Dan Gibbs from U.S. Rep. Mark Udall’s Minturn office will attend.

Hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks are provided but attendees should bring something to share.

The suggested donation is $15.

New hotline provides West Nile Virus info

DENVER – A new hotline for obtaining information about West Nile virus is up and running in Colorado at


The hotline is staffed daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Operators will provide information on West Nile virus symptoms and infection in humans and animals.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology Division has contracted with Denver Health’s Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center to staff the new hotline.

John Pape, an epidemiologist who specializes in animal-related diseases from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, said, “The arrival of West Nile virus provides an opportunity to test the ability of the phone line to handle large call volumes during a public health crisis.”

The same line was used to dispense smallpox vaccine information earlier this year, Pape said.

Pape said people also can get information from

the Web site

For more information, call (303) 692-2700.

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