communitynotes |


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 Please be brief (200 words or less) so we can share this space with others. No phone calls please.

We will attempt to include as many submissions as possible, but space is limited, so we cannot guarantee your submission will run. If you would like to buy an advertisement, please call (970) 668-3998, ext. 225.

Financial aid seminar

for college and


students and parents

SUMMIT COUNTY – All college- and university-bound students and their parents need to know the most current information available on financial aid. Colorado Mountain College (CMC) will sponsor a seminar for students and parents at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in the Summit High School Auditorium.

Learn about application procedures, deadlines, requirements and types of assistance available for the 2003-04 school year. Gary Lewis, CMC director of financial aid, will present the seminar. Call him at (970) 947-8338 or (800) 621-8559, ext. 8338.

For more information on the seminar, call (970) 547-9311. Also, point your browser to to view a comprehensive Web site on higher education resources, including information on colleges, financial aid, careers and admission guidelines.

Loptien gets

academic honor

Matt Loptien, a 1999 graduate of Summit High School, was named to the Academic All-District VII First Team as a senior soccer player at Cornell College in Iowa. Loptien maintained a 3.82 grade-point average as a biochemistry major while starting 16 of 17 games for the varsity soccer team.

– Daily News staff reports

Thanks for the

simple things

The Thanksgiving holiday is within our reach, and this is the time for remembering to count our blessings.

I would like to extend a special thanks to the Summit County Tobacco Coalition. These coalition members have dedicated themselves to educating our Summit County youth and adults on the value of staying or becoming smoke-free.

The coalition works very hard to help implement activities based on three goals: to prevent children and youth from initiating tobacco use, to help those who use tobacco to find cessation support and to prevent youth and adults from being exposed to the dangers of secondhand smoke.

The time they set aside from their busy lives to work toward healthy behavior gives every Summit County citizen the opportunity to count good health as one of the simple things to be thankful for.

My sincere thanks to Shanna Koenig, Barb Cole, Margie Seaborn, Mike Phibbs, Jody Wilson, Michelle Wilson-Ball, Jim Williams, Reid Williams, Corrine Purucker, Susan Robertson, Rich Mayfield, Laura Pless, Jason Luchtefeld, Alison Hill, Roe Schardt, Ellie Rogers, Gini Bradley and Jeanie Ringelberg. You are my blessings.

Laurie Blackwell

Tobacco Prevention


Summit Prevention Alliance

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

As a Summit Daily News reader, you make our work possible.

Now more than ever, your financial support is critical to help us keep our communities informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having on our residents and businesses. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference.

Your donation will be used exclusively to support quality, local journalism.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User