Community Notes for 5.4.13 |

Community Notes for 5.4.13

Registration extended for Summit Youth Baseball & Softball

Summit Youth Baseball & Softball has extended its registration deadline to this Sunday. Sign up now at and join the hundreds that will be playing ball this summer. If you have already signed up, tell your friends. The new indoor baseball facility is fantastic. Questions, call (970) 262-5778.

Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue survey

Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue is conducting a community survey on its website and at locations throughout the fire-protection district to measure the community’s level of fire safety, awareness of fire-department services and emergency preparedness. The survey is online at, and firefighters periodically will be outside local businesses asking for feedback from residents, business owners and property owners.

Exploring food for kids

Bethany Hughes of FIRC, has started a series of six snack-time lessons and activities for the 4-year-olds’ class at Summit County Preschool. The children learn about new foods, and the lessons are designed to help them start making healthy food choices at an early age. The children engage in a short lesson and then get to enjoy the snack made during the lesson.

Fundraiser for Central

Rockies Friends of the NRA

The Central Rockies Friends of the NRA will meet at 5 p.m. on May 18 at the Silverthorne Pavilion for its 14th annual fundraiser dinner. Proceeds support the 4-H Club shooting program and the Summit County shooting range. For more information and tickets, call (970) 389-2718.

Registration now open

for 37th Run the Rockies

Registration is now open for the 37th annual Salomon Run the Rockies weekend, June 8-9. Registration is available online at Current discounted prices are $50 for the half marathon, $40 for the 10K. The trail race registration is $40 for the 5K and 10K. Prices go up May 1. Day-of registration will be available for both races. Registration for the road race on June 8 is available at the Frisco Recreation Building at Third Avenue and Main Street from 6-8 a.m. Day-of registration for the 5K and 10K trail races will be available at the Frisco Day Lodge from 7-8 a.m. on Sunday, June 9. For more information, please contact Linsey Kach at (970) 668-9133 or

Volunteer for Domus Pacis nonprofit

Are you looking for service opportunities in Summit County? Domus Pacis Family Respite is a local nonprofit that provides respites or getaways to families dealing with all stages of cancer. Domus Pacis is looking for new volunteers to help bake and prepare meals for families who are visiting Summit County and taking a break from their day-to-day dealings with cancer. If you are interested in cooking, helping out in the office, or if you have another special talent you would like to share with us, please contact Meredith Long at or (970) 547-4745.

A call for county crafters

The Alliance for Historical Preservation is seeking local crafters for a July 4 show in Frisco. Booth spaces are available for $150 for a two- or three-day show. Call (970) 370-5726. or email for further information.

Volunteer at the Backstage

The opportunity to support and participate in live community theater here in Breckenridge awaits. The Backstage welcomes charming box-office folk to greet theater patrons, creative craftsmen to assist with set creation, cheerful individuals to distribute performance information throughout the county and anyone who embraces the performing arts. We have opportunities for you to become involved today. Interested? Contact

RUN: As needed

Mentor group needs volunteers

Summit County Mountain Mentors is a community-based mentoring program that matches caring adult volunteers with youths ages 8-16. Their mission is “to positively influence the youth of Summit County to lead healthy lifestyles through a consistent one-on-one relationship with an adult.” The group is looking for volunteers to spend eight hours each month with one of the 48 youths waiting for a mentor. Call (970) 668-9184 or visit

RUN: whenever needed

Summit preschool has openings

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.

RUN: whenever needed

Support our deployed troops

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 nonprofit organization. Thank you so much. For further information, contact (970) 453-4778.

RUN: Until May 7

Life after caregiving support group

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.

RUN: This week for a couple days

Lake Dillon Preschool would like to thank all of the sponsors,

vendors, volunteers and guests for their support of our 7th Annual

Ladies Night Out fundraising event. Thanks to your help, Lake Dillon

Preschool will continue to be a high quality early learning center for

the children in our community. We couldn’t do it without you! A

special thanks to our sponsors: Affordable Art & Framing, Alpine Bank,

Always Mountain Time, Buffalo Mountain Builders, Connelly Tile, Corpus

Sanus Spa, Creative Cabinetry, Ebert Children’s Clinic, Grand Lodge &

Spa, Land Title, Mountain Managers, Quandt & Snow, RSN, Stewart Title,

Stork & Bear, The Klug Law Firm, Tiger Home Inspections, Vista Auto

Group, Wildernest Liquor.

Run: As needed

Get involved with Friends of the Dillon Ranger District

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District (FDRD) is getting ready to

kick-off the 2013 volunteer season. FDRD works in partnership with the

Dillon Ranger District to inspire stewardship of our local White River

National Forest. As part of our ongoing efforts, we are currently

looking for committed and passionate volunteers to join the Forest

Stewards Program in any one of the following initiatives:

Ranger Patroller – Hike your favorite trails in a Forest Service

volunteer uniform to educate trail users. (Applications due by May

17th, 2013: Training date scheduled for June 1st, 2013)

Crew Leader – Gain new skills and lead groups during trail and service

projects. (Applications due by May 17th, 2013: Training date scheduled

for June 22nd)

Get involved today and join FDRD’s 2013 season! For more information

or to apply please contact Sarah Slaton, Program Manager, at (970)

262-3449 or All approved applicants are required to

attend FDRD’s mandatory training sessions.

If you can’t commit as a Forest Steward, but still want to get out and

help, be sure to check FDRD’s online calendar this summer at and register for one of their ongoing projects.

Thank You Pug Ryan’s

High Country Conservation Center would like to give Pug Ryan’s Brewery

a huge thank you for hosting the Party for the Planet fundraiser that

helped raise nearly $3,000 for the Summit Community Garden Network – a

program that provides resources and support to five community gardens

in Summit County. We had an amazing turnout for this event and want to

thank Pug’s for donating beer, appetizers, and staff time to making

this fundraiser such a success. Also, thank you to community members

that joined in the celebration on Earth Day!

Optimist Outstanding Students

On April 24th, the Summit-Lake Dillon Optimist Club recognized an

outstanding 5th grade boy and girl from each of the elementary schools

in Summit County. Students were chosen for their outstanding

academics, extracurricular activities, school spirit, attitude, and

exemplary citizenship.

Students recognized were: Jessica Fernandez de la O and Mark Jardim

from Dillon Valley Elementary; Logan Simson and Brandon Montealegre

from Silverthorne Elementary; Sophia Fondl and Will Bird from Frisco

Elementary; Natalie Anderson and Corbin Furrey from Upper Blue

Elementary; Abby Schierholz and Koa Radish from Summit Cove Elementary

and Ivy Edberg and Tim Gallagher from Breckenridge Elementary.

Also recognized were four 8th grade students from the Summit Middle

School, based on their outstanding character, community service,


leadership skills, personal goals & growth. These students were: Mia

Santangelo, Tuomas Wickman, Cassidy Cortright and Lorenzo Patti.

The Optimist Club hosted the students, families, friends and school

staff at the high school, with wonderful food treats prepared by

Ms.Terri Vantiger?s Culinary Arts students.

Run until: May 5

Community garden seed exchange

Join us at North Pond Park in Silverthorne on May 5 from 5-8 p.m. for

Silvana’s Community Gardens annual Kick Off Party and Seed Exchange.

This event is a great opportunity to get more information on how

community gardens work so we invite everyone to come! If you don’t yet

have a plot, there are still some available. This is a potluck party

so please bring your favorite dish and beverage to share. For more

information on this event and how to apply for a garden plot, visit

Run until: July 15

Father Dyer Church Needs “Treasures”

Save your retired treasures or unwanted household items for the Father

Dyer Church Treasure Sale which is scheduled for Saturday, July 20.

Proceeds of this event support the local human service programs of the

Church. Donated items will be accepted during the week of July 15th.

No adult clothing, mattresses, or electronics will be accepted. For

more information, send an email to

Run: Until May 15

Alpine Bank collecting children’s books

In the spirit of volunteering, Alpine Bank is promoting Colorado

Business Reads. EPIC(Executives Partnering to Invest in Children) and

Alpine Bank have teamed up to endorse a statewide book drive for

children from birth to 8 years of age. The primary goal is to promote

and create public awareness as well as enable children to explore

their imaginations through reading. We are collecting new or gently

used children’s books at our Breckenridge, Frisco, and Dillon

locations through May 15th. It is spring cleaning time, so please look

through your gently used books for the chance to give a child the

opportunity that they might not otherwise have. Please contact Missy

Burns at 970-513-5944 with any questions you may have. Thanks for all

of your continued support Summit County!

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