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Dam Road, bikepath to be closed today

Leann Cox of Portland, Maine provided the push power for her daughter Jillian Wednesday at Marina Park in Dillon. The Cox family joined other relatives in Summit County in preparation for a wedding in Fort Collins this weekend.

DILLON – The road and bike path at Dillon Dam will be closed to public access from 6 a.m. to noon today because of the aerial herbicide application on the downstream face of the dam.

In the event of inclement weather, the application will be rescheduled, possibly closing the road and bike path for the weekend.

The herbicide application is necessary to control excessive vegetative growth on the dam that is obscuring the downstream face and affecting daily visual inspections conducted by Dillon caretakers.

These inspections help identify potential compromises to the dam’s integrity, such as cracks, depressions, bulges or settling within the structure.

Questions and comments should be directed to Dan Nyman, caretaker, Dillon Reservoir, (970) 468-2469.

AARP announces “55 Alive’

The American Association of Retired People announces the “55 Alive” mature driving classes will be Sept. 6 -7 at the Senior Center in Leadville, located on North 6th Street, from 1-5 p.m. each day.

This is the first time the class has been offered on a weekend.

Successful completion of the course allows participants a chance to save on their insurance.

The cost is $10. Call (719) 486-0192 or (719) 486-1774 to register.

John Novotny Memorial Fund benefit set for Sept. 14

The seventh annual Community Party to benefit the John Novotny Memorial Fund for Summit County Medical Emergencies is scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 at Carter Park in Breckenridge.

The John Novotny Memorial Fund for Summit County Medical Emergencies has helped more than 200 Summit County residents with financial aid. The party will feature entertainment by local musicians The Kudzoos, The O’Smiths and Summit Jazz Consort. Lunch will include an assortment of food and beverages donated by local restaurants. The silent and live auction, hosted by Biff America, will offer a wide assortment of gifts and services. Back for the third year, the benefit will offer children’s entertainment and a variety of activities including a bounce castle, Sumo wrestling suits, jousting, face painting and more, donated by Grand Timber Lodge.

The cost of the Community Party is $15 for adults and $5 for children. It is free for children younger than 5. If individuals are interested in volunteering for the benefit, please contact Chris Ebert-Santos at (970) 668-2114. To donate an auction item, please call Kelly Butler at (970) 547-0659.

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