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Frisco to close street for Barbecue Challenge

FRISCO – Frisco’s Main Street will be closed from Madison to 5th Avenue for the 10th annual Colorado Barbecue Challenge from 6 a.m. Friday through 8 p.m. Saturday.

Town officials say any cars left on Main Street after 2 a.m. Friday will be towed.

Traffic will be detoured along Granite and Galena streets.

Ice Cream Social at Frisco Founders Day

FRISCO – Celebrate the 124th birthday of Frisco at the Historic Park from noon to 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 24, as the town puts on its traditional free Ice Cream Social.

The Summit Concert Band will play from noon to 1 p.m., followed by Frank Sinatra tunes from 1-3 p.m.

Redtail the Mountain Man will be spinning his tales of the mountain lore of yesteryear from noon to 3 p.m., and Leon Littlebird will entertain with his native flute from 1-1:30 p.m.

Throughout the afternoon, the Frisco Historical Society will sponsor games for children and adults, including a wheelbarrow race, a sack race, a watermelon-eating contest and a watermelon seed-spitting contest.

For information, call Frisco Town Hall at (970) 668-5276 ext. 3076.

Tour planned for Straight Creek project

DILLON – Colorado Department of Transportation staff will host an informational meeting and tour of sediment-control projects in the Straight Creek watershed Friday, Aug. 22.

CDOT is currently conducting numerous related projects in the drainage adjacent to the Interstate 70 approach to the Eisenhower Tunnel, above Dillon Valley. A plan outlining work in the area calls for $16 million to complete clean-up and restoration of the Straight Creek drainage.

Interested parties should meet at Dillon Town Hall at 8:30 a.m. Friday. The tour is expected to last until noon and will give participants a close look at the current practices for sediment control, highway drainage, basin pools, revegetation and other erosion control measures.

Fat Tire Society seeking volunteers

The Summit Fat Tire Society (SFTS) is looking for volunteers to help rebuild eroded switchbacks on the west end of the West Ridge section of the Colorado Trail on Saturday, Aug. 23.

The switchbacks have suffered damage from years of mountain bikes locking their rear brakes as they approach them at high speed.

“This is an opportunity for the mountain bike community to help give back to a trail that sees a ton of use,” said Mike Zobbe, SFTS president. “Anyone who rides the trail knows how much use it gets, and the mountain bike community needs to take responsibility for maintaining it.”

The section of trail is adopted by the SFTS.

The workday will begin at 9 a.m. with a meeting at the Tiger Dredge parking lot off Tiger Road. Volunteers should be prepared to hike two to three miles into the work sites. They will need to bring work clothes, gloves, lunch and plenty of water. The SFTS will provide tools, Cliff Bars and a tailgate party afterward.

 To volunteer, call Zobbe at (970) 453-5548.

Friends of the Summit County Libraries to hold summer book sale

The Friends of the Summit County Libraries will hold a summer book sale from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 in the Buffalo Mountain Room at the County Commons near Frisco.

“We have an incredible selection of books this summer, including a number of new books,” said Friends of the Libraries president Liz Bidinotto. “This will be a great opportunity to restock your reading shelves.”

All proceeds will go to the Friends of the Summit County Libraries, a nonprofit providing financial and volunteer assistance to the Summit County Libraries.

The selection will include mysteries and histories, children’s books, fiction and non-fiction, foreign language books and cookbooks. You’ll also find videotapes and books on tape.

On Friday, hard-covers will be $2, paperbacks $1 and magazines just 10 cents. On Saturday, the prices for hard-covers drop to $1, and paperbacks will be .50, although the selection may not be as great as on Friday. After 3 p.m. on Saturday, you can fill a bag with books for just $3.

“This sale is especially important to the libraries in Summit County because of the significant budget cuts,” noted Bidinotto. “The Friends of the Libraries have been asked to assume a larger portion of the circulation budget for the Summit County libraries. The funds raised during this sale will be used to purchase books and support other library services.”

For more information, call (970) 668-5555.

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