Great Event for Canine Partners at Copper |

Great Event for Canine Partners at Copper

The weather Aug. 17 at The Village at Copper cooperated for the Dog Daze of Summit to benefit Canine Partners of the Rockies (CaPR), and a howling good time was had by all.

The rain stopped before 8 a.m., and more than 300 participants and their hounds came to Copper, to parade, sing, strut and compete while having fun and raising funds.

There were activities for everyone and a huge silent auction. The grand prize drawing was for a Rocky Mountain Super Pass. Thanks to all the donors and sponsors that made this event bigger, better and more worthwhile for CaPR. Sorry to those put off by the rain in other parts of the county.

 A special thanks to our hosts, Copper Mountain and the Village at Copper, from all of CaPR and our volunteers. Thanks to the Summit County Rescue Group, LAPS, AVHS, Summit Animal Control, Intuitive Advantage, K-9 Consultants, TAME Foundation for the agility set-up, Eagle Pack dog snack, and the Loco Motion Agility Team for showing support and making the event a great day out.

Martyn James

Volunteer Event Organizer, CaPR

Thanks for braving the weather

The Blue Spruce Brunch and Hikes fundraiser Aug. 17 for the Summit Historical Society was a great event despite a rainy morning. Still, it was Summit County at almost its finest.

Our deep gratitude goes to Annie and Travis Holton, Meade Parks and Tom and Jan Hallin of the Blue Spruce Inn for hosting the brunch for the sixth year in a row.

More than 130 people attended, and the compliments were flowing along with the mimosas and the fabulous food.

Also, our deep gratitude goes to the brave souls who weathered the gloomy morning to take their “rain or shine” hikes, the Summit Daily News for sponsoring us, Karyn Contino and Executive Resorts Real Estate for their continuing support and the outstanding hike leaders who do such a tremendous job and make exercising, history and wildflowers fun: Mary Ellen Gilliland, Marty Richardson, Pat Taylor, Nancy Redner, Virgil Best, Bob Ansel, Rick Hague and Christy Carello.

And a big thank you to the many people who attended, making it such a success while having a great time in support of the Summit Historical Society and its task of preserving and interpreting Summit County’s rich history.

Pat Wahtera

The Summit Historical Society

Thanks for the heads up

Many thanks to the fine folks at River Mountain Lodge in Breckenridge. I went to lunch and locked my dog “Dolly” in my truck. During lunch, I received a call from River Mountain Lodge that staff had found Dolly roaming the area. The dog had wiggled through the window.

Mike Hipps


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