Community notes: Sharing thank-you’s during the shutdown
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Thanks to Copper Mountain for doing the right thing
I was, of course, disappointed when the ski season closed so abruptly. I had planned to use my Copper four-pack ($249) in March when my guests visited. Since I had not seen any news from Copper, I was delighted to get an email from them extending an offer of a six-pack for the 2020-21 season at zero charge. Best offer I have had in weeks!
— Dave Bittner, Dillon
Heartfelt thanks to state and county government workers
I would like to give kudos to our county and state government workers who have been attempting to keep us safe, healthy and fed during this pandemic. I’m not addressing the politicians at all levels that have their own motivations but the paid government employees in emergency management, public health, human services, finance, etc., who have been working extremely long hours for the past 60 days trying to react to the ever-changing information and guidelines. While they did have their jobs, they were working long hours while dealing with the same impact on their personal lives as the rest of us including no school/child care, safely providing food for their families and worrying about their family’s health. This is an unprecedented scenario for most of them. While we as a country will be second-guessing decisions for the next decade, I have no doubt that the only motivation for this group has been our life and safety. They are trying to make the best decisions despite incomplete, ever-changing information and shortages of supplies. I for one extend my heartfelt thanks
— Jody Acres, Silverthorne
Thanks to whoever put the monster in Dillon Reservoir
My grandsons have loved visiting the Dillon Ness Monster. Thank you to the person who put him there to liven up a kid’s life during this difficult time when all their playgrounds, swimming pools, etc., are closed. They asked me on Thursday what happens when the ice melts and will it come back when the lake freezes next year? On Friday, we went to visit, and he was gone. Did the monster sink or was he retrieved for next year?
— Anne Chapman, Breckenridge
Thanks to Summit County for supporting recent food drive
A big thank you to Summit County for contributing nonperishable items to the Stewart Title and Family & Intercultural Resource Center Food Drive this week. About 400 items were collected and given to FIRC to distribute to local families in need.
The FIRC Food Assistance program helps over 4,000 people keep food on their table each year and is especially crucial during times like this.
If you missed the Stewart Title food drive, you can still participate by dropping off your nonperishable food items from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays in the back of the Summit Middle School in Frisco. This is the FIRC food collection center during the COVID-19 response.
— Gena Osborn, Stewart Title business development officer
Thanks to Summit County for clearing recpaths
Big thanks to the county for the early and excellent work at clearing the recpaths for us. There was still a lot of snow, and the crew did a great job pushing it back from the edge of the path. The extra space for people to get out and get some exercise is certainly a benefit given out current situation. Thanks again!
— Mike McDonald, Silverthorne
Thanks to Summit Daily for keeping us company
During this unusual time, I and others have been trying to deal with the anxiety and boredom that accompanies self-isolation. I just wanted to thank all the staff at Summit Daily News for continuing to write, print and deliver the paper. It is one of the bright spots in my day to walk my little dog, Oreo, and pick up the newspaper from the stand at the bus stop near me. I enjoy the articles, which are informative and sometimes comforting. Even the Summit Daily dog, Sudoku and crossword pages are a temporary distraction to the coronavirus crisis. Keep up the good work for our community.
— Loraine Bevilacqua, Breckenridge
Thanks to City Market for senior shopping hours
I just went to City Market in Breckenridge for the 7-8 a.m. time for seniors and those with health problems. I was greeted at the door with carts all wiped down and disinfectant sheets. Kudos for all the gentle care given to me!
— Kendra Driemeyer, Breckenridge
Thanks to those working hard on the front line
I want to thank Summit Public Health Director Amy Wineland for her swift action in shutting down this county. It is a thankless job with extremely difficult decisions to make that impact health as well as businesses and jobs, but we are strides ahead of other High Country counties.
I also want to thank City Market employees and all first responders, nurses, doctors and frontline staff in our community. They are heroes for stepping up and being on the front line.
— Deb Evans, Keystone
Thank you to shelter staff for dedication, devotion to animals
I would like to express a special thank-you to the staff of the Summit County Animal Shelter for their dedication and devotion to the animals in need in our community during the COVID-19 outbreak. In order to prevent the spread of the virus, the shelter staff is shouldering all of the animals’ care without volunteer help.
— Lorrie Aslakson, Silverthorne
Thanks to workers, young people from a Summit County senior
So many of you need to be given special thanks for your work in supermarkets, pharmacies and other essential businesses. Also, for all the young people who are practicing social distancing for your sake and also the older population. I was once young, and it must be very hard on you to have all this time on your hands but not have the social gatherings that go hand in hand when you are young. Thank you from this senior.
— Sheila Nevin, Frisco
Thanks to City Market employees for their hard work
I’d like to say a big thank-you to the employees of City Market in Dillon. They have been dealing with merchandise shortages, huge crowds, frustrated customers and possible exposures. In spite of this, they have remained cheerful, helpful and professional.
I for one appreciate it!
— Holly Holden, Dillon Valley
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