Community notes for 7/3/13 |

Community notes for 7/3/13

Fundraiser breakfast

There will be a fundraiser breakfast to benefit Easter Seal’s Camp Excel, a summer day camp for youth with disabilities. The event will be Sunday, July 7, from 9 a.m. to noon. All you can eat! $10 pre-purchased or $12 at the door (Children under 12 – $5.00 at the door).

Cinco de Mayo: MI CASA’s annual benefit for the BOEC

The Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) would like to extend a huge thank you to Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Cantina for hosting the 30th Annual Cinco de Mayo to benefit the BOEC’s Willie Whalen Memorial Fund and helping to raise over $20,000 to support the BOEC! An extra special thanks to Dick Carleton, Tracey Roach, and Julie Ludwig who have always supported this fundraiser that has to date raised over $365,000 for the BOEC! Thanks to the servers, volunteers and cooks from Mi Casa who made the night a great dining experience. The BOEC raised extra funds from a unique silent auction of over 100 items. Thanks to all the generous auction donors and donors to our raffle drawings. Special thanks to the lively entertainment provided by Drew Reges and Gene Dayton. The event ran smoothly with the help of BOEC volunteers who pitched in when there was a need. Lastly, thanks to all of our supporters who came out hungry to support a great cause and to those who bid on the silent auction items. We appreciate the community support and hope you will save the date next year to celebrate Cinco de Mayo again!

Volunteers needed for the Rocky Mtn Triathlon

The High Country Conservation Center needs volunteers for the Rocky Mountain Triathlon happening in Silverthorne on Sunday, July 28. For each volunteer who signs up, the Triathlon will make a generous donation to the High Country Conservation Center. What a great way to have fun, give back, and make a donation to your favorite environmental non-profit! Please email to learn more and sign up for this fun and fast paced event.

GoBreck to host annual meeting in Breckenridge

Learn how to gain profitability through better guest experiences in the 2013 GoBreck Annual Meeting, Thursday, July 11, 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Colorado Mountain College, located at 107 Denison Placer Rd in Breckenridge. The meeting begins with performances by talented artists including string musicians from the National Reparatory Orchestra, actors from the Backstage Theatre, visual artists from the Breckenridge Arts District and more. John McMahon, President/CEO of GoBreck and Erica Kaehly, President of “Guest Services Solutions” will speak about guest experiences, increasing profits and the future of tourism in Breckenridge. RSVP by Monday, July 8, by or by calling 970-453-5048. $15 per person.

Summit County Library sends their heartfelt thanks!

The Summit County Library would like to thank everyone who was involved with the third annual Summit Reads Project, featuring “Blue Revolution: Unmaking America’s Water Crisis,” by Cynthia Barnett. Among those who lent a hand to making this community-wide project so successful were Summit Reads committee members Joyce Dierauer, Pat Taylor, Dave Koop, Mary Anne Johnston, Stephanie Katz, Dan Schroder, Jen Miller, Elisabeth Lawrence and Kathleen Martynowicz. We also send our thanks to Quiznos and to Subway. We would also like to thank Krista Driscoll with the Summit Daily News for her informative, in-depth coverage of the project and the many events; the Summit County Rotary and the Literacy Committee; Blue Revolution author Cynthia Barnett, for kicking off all of the events with her presentation, “A New Water Ethic”; the Holiday Inn, Frisco; the town of Silverthorne and Dave Koop for allowing us to use the beautiful Silverthorne Pavilion; Brian and Dena Waitman of Art on a Whim Gallery, Breckenridge; the Breckenridge Bead Gallery for subsidizing the gift certificates that were awarded to the winners of the poster contest; Dave Askeland and Heidi Kunzek with Colorado Mountain College and the CMCSpeaks program, along with all of our brilliant panelists: Kevin J. Kinnear, Dave Koop, Kristin Maharg, Chris Treese, and Troy Wineland. Thanks also go out to Nancy Karklins, Dave Koop and Dan Schroder for heading up our book discussions; to Dan Schroder, for heading up our finale family water event, in addition to the many other ways in which he helped; to Dave Koop, also for leading the tours of the Water Plant; to the Next Page Book Store, for one of the book discussions and for having “Blue Revolution” available for sale, as well as each and every community member who offered their support for this event by reading the book and/or attending one of the events. We also would like to thank everyone, in advance, throughout the community who will complete the online survey at:

Your feedback is very important to us as we begin to plan for next year’s event. If you aren’t interested in completing the survey, but would like to offer your suggestions or ideas for future events, please email

We hope you enjoyed this project and found this topic to be helpful, informative and interesting. We look forward to covering a new book on another important subject next year, relevant to our beautiful community! Please watch the Summit Daily News, and the Summit County Library website for upcoming details.

For more information on any upcoming Library events, volunteer opportunities with the Libraries, or how you can help the Summit County Libraries through donations, please call Joyce Dierauer, at (970) 668-5555 or contact her by e-mail at; visit our website at; “like” us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter (@summitlibraries); or simply come by and check with us at any of our three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.

Free GED prep classes at CMC

Colorado Mountain College offers GED preparation classes at the Dillon Campus on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and Monday and Wednesday evenings. Register now for the next 5-week session beginning on Monday, July 8th at 7:00 PM or Tuesday, July 9 at 8:30 AM. The cost is $30 for the entire 5-week session. There are five content areas to complete the GED; they are Mathematics, Reading, Writing, Science and Social Studies. CMC teachers can help you to prepare to successfully earn your GED! Contact Laura Pless at (970) 468-5989 for more information!

Go2Work free weekly workshops for job seekers

Drop in any time on Tuesdays between noon and 4PM

Colorado Mountain College in Dillon in the Computer Lab Room 11

Services Available Include: Computer access, Internet job searches, Job application and resume assistance, Interviewing skills, Interest inventories, Computer-based work skill enhancement, Skill assessment and certification through ACT WorkKeys, Earn the new CareerReady Colorado Certificate! Skill training through Career Ready 101™, a web-based study program. Information on Colorado Mountain College classes and financial aid Information on other training and educational resources Online registration for Colorado WorkForce Center Information regarding WIA (WorkForce Investment Act) benefits Referrals to additional services. All services are free & no pre-registration is required!

Contact: Jason Read at (970) 468-5989 or

Breckenridge 100 race volunteers needed

We need volunteers for the Breckenridge 100 being held on July 14 in Breck. July 13: setting up at Carter Park. July 14: working the registration table, food and beverage pickups from local restaurants, aid station assistance, course marshaling and course cleaning. Volunteers will receive a race crew t-shirt, dinner after the race, refreshments and the rewarding opportunity to support amazing athletes while raising money for the High Country Conservation Center. Email for more information or to sign up!

GED prep at CMC

Colorado Mountain College offers GED preparation classes at the Dillon campus on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and Monday and Wednesday evenings. Register now for the next five-week session beginning Monday, July 1 at 7 p.m. or Tuesday July 2 at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $30 for the entire five-week session. There are five content areas to complete the GED: mathematics, reading, writing, science and social studies. CMC teachers can help you to prepare to successfully earn your GED!

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