Hey, Spike! asks is a star born?
Is a star born? Clare Rose Elich starred in the lead role of Reno Sweeney, the evangelist-turned-bar hostess and singer in Cole Porter’s 1934 musical Anything Goes, staged by the Vail Mountain School. She is the daughter of Butch and Janet out in Bill’s Ranch.
Coming up from Pueblo were Grandmother Rosemary Eickelman and Grandmother Bernice Elich, who brought her daughter Kathy VanLandinghan, who brought daughter Heather, who brought daughter Savana (that’s four generations, right there), and Aunt Mary Walter of Westcliffe, to see the 15-year-old sophomore’s performance in which she sang six solos.
Others making the trek included Ptarmigan Mountain’s John Julian, Uncle Keith and Jennifer Eickelman of Glenwood Springs, Uncle Steve Eickelman and daughter Kelsey of Highlands Ranch, friends Sharon and Robert Swartz, Sue Johns, Rhonda Machado, all of Silverthorne; Stephanie Sullivan of Denver Washington Park; and hinterland neighbors John and Nancy Ring and friend Lori Winter.
Another Summiteer in the play was Kathleen Moore, also a sophomore and daughter of Mary Elaine and Robert. Mary Elaine owns the longtime Stork and Bear Co.
Some of those Western Winter Sports Representatives Association (WWSRA) reps and clients out at Keystone’s Mountain Haus area for the annual “Rocky Mountain On Snow Show” included Rossingol’s Steve Gibb and Scott “Scooter ” McDill; Joe Deckers of Technica and Blizzard; Volkl’s John Dinmore; Kurt Langford of Nordica; Craig Peterson of Christy Sports; Elan’s Schultz Greenberg, Allen Arms and Dave Balerud; Yogi Hebron and Eli Robertson of Virgin Island Ski Rentals; and Reptile Sunglasses’ Larry and Pat Schmidt.
Getting a swell write-up from the Denver Post’s MyHouse writer Sheba R. Wheeler were Dillon Corinthian Hill homeowners Susie and Jay Weinstein.
A curved wine-tasting room and a kitchen seating 14, are among the residential highlights.
Back tan and rested from Cabo San Lucas on the Mexico Baja are Maxine and Darrell Thomas.
The 12th Great Backyard Bird Count, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Orni-thology and Audubon Society is set for Feb. 13-16.
Oftentimes at our house on a Frisco hill, we see Steller’s Jays, Clark’s Nutcrackers, Ringed Turtle-Doves, Red-winged Blackbirds, a whole slew of sparrow types, Pine and Evening Grosbeaks, Cassin’s and American Finches, Grackles, Hairy and Downy Woodpeckers, Yellow-headed Blackbirds, American Robins, Magpies, Flickers, and those ever-scene-dominating Ravens.
For more info and your count report, see birdsource.org/gbbc
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Miles F. Porter IV, nicknamed “Spike,” a Coloradan since 1949, is an Army veteran, former Climax miner, graduate of Adams State College, and a resident of Summit County since 1982. He is an award-winning investigative reporter who, with wife Mary E. Staby, owned newspapers in Summit County for nearly 20 years.
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