County bike path plowed and open |

County bike path plowed and open

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County bike path is ready for use.

Summit County government employees just completed plowing all the bike path segments in unincorporated Summit County, including Ten Mile Canyon between the town of Frisco and Copper Mountain.

“Although the recent warm weather has allowed us to open the bike path this week, there are still a few wet and icy spots,” county spokesman Scott Reid said. “Caution should be exercised, especially in the early morning and late afternoons.”

Scott also noted that bike path sweeping will continue for another week or so.

The Summit County Recreational Pathway is open to the public for non-motorized recreational activities such as biking, hiking, running, inline skating and skateboarding. Walking with dogs is allowed, but dogs should be leashed at all times for safety. Owner are also reminded to clean up after their dogs as a courtesy to other users.

County lifts temporary closure at landfill

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County government has canceled a temporary seasonal closure at the county landfill property.

The closure was implemented within the 225-acre area earlier this spring and applied to motorized and mechanized uses, including motorbikes, mountain bikes and ATVs on county-owned property at the west end of the landfill.

The temporary closure has been implemented each spring for the past four years to prevent road and trail damage during the spring runoff season.

“With such a wet spring, we were especially concerned this spring about the potential for resource damage,” county spokesman Scott Reid said. “Recent warm weather has dried out the area nicely, and it can now sustain normal visitation.”

Riders must, however, continue to stay out of all wetland areas on the property.

For more information, call Reid at (970) 668-4213.

Students to race on Dillon Dam Road for Armando

FRISCO – Summit Middle School will hold its seventh annual Tiger Trot, a 5-

kilometer, schoolwide fun run, at 1:30 p.m. Friday.

The race begins on the Dillon Dam Road. Students and staff run or walk the 5K course along the bike path back to the Summit Middle School campus.

This year, the Tiger Trot is also a fundraiser for student Armando Tovar, who is undergoing chemotherapy.

If you are interested in donating to this cause, contact the middle school. For safety reasons, the Dam Road will be closed from 12:30-2:30 p.m. on the day of the race. For information, call Summit Middle School at (970) 668-5037.

Congressman Udall to hold town meeting

FRISCO – U.S. Rep. Mark Udall, D-Colo., will hold a town hall meeting from 5-6 p.m. May 27 at the Summit County Community and Senior Center in Frisco.

“Town meetings are an important way for me to keep my finger on the pulse of the district,” Udall said. “I have taken people’s advice back to Washington, D.C., to work for a better education system, for quality and affordable health care and to find ways to preserve our way of life in Colorado. Congress will consider many issues affecting our communities, and it is important that people’s voices are heard.”

Since being elected to Congress in 1998, Udall has held town meetings in every city and town in the 2nd Congressional District to update citizens and listen to their concerns. Past meetings have focused on education, senior health care, Social Security, terrorism, homeland defense and energy security.

Mountain Mentors seeks volunteers

FRISCO – Mountain Mentors, a local nonprofit that works to provide at-risk youth with positive adult role models, needs adult volunteers – it currently has more children on its waiting list than volunteers.

The nonprofit will hold an orientation from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Youth and Family Office at the County Commons for individuals interested in becoming volunteer mentors. Refreshments will be served. Volunteers must be 21 or older and able to make a minimum of a one-year commitment to a one-on-one mentorship.

Mountain Mentors depends on adult volunteers for the success of the program.

For more information, please call Robin Albert at (970) 668-4156 or Eric Aaholm (970) 668-4245.

Y para esos individuos que hablan espanol, jnecesitamos su participacion! Hay ahora 5 jovenes de habla-hispana que necesitan mentores. Si Ud. tiene interes en ser voluntario/a de Mountain Mentors, por favor llame a Eric al numero mencionado arriba.

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