Hey Spike! asks: Who is that Breck girl?
April 2, 2009
In a Denver Post article covering the proposed Breckenridge Ski Area’s Peak 6 expansion, the black and white picture accompanied the story ” without any identification other than “Breckenridge 1981.”
Greg Abernathy, owner with wife Kim of Lone Star Sports on Park Avenue, was quoted by writer Mark Jaffe, since Greg is one local expert.
Showing up in The Kingdom in 1972 after graduating from Texas Tech as an SAE frat boy, Greg took to the slopes wearing Lange boots and Head 360 skis, with a lift ticket that cost but $3.50, he recalls.
“I was lucky,” says Greg of his long tenure at Lone Star, which he’s owned since 1976. “I feel blessed.”
A former town councilman, Greg praises his ski industry mentor, Fred Sch-wacke, now living in Australia, as adding to his banking degree acumen.
As for the smiling lovely pictured, Greg first thought it to be Carol (nee-Rich) Gill, who has since moved on, like the St. Bernard restaurant in the photo background.
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In talking later with the ex-speed skiing/gatoring C.J. Mueller, Greg now says the two aren’t sure who it is.
We’re sure a Hey, Spike! reader will set the record straight.
Greg supports expansion of the Vail-owned resort to Peak 6, saying, “Closing the door will not do it,” in response to the Post storyline that getting bigger will result in the town’s “quaint charm slipping.”
And as with any resort town expanding, there’s controversy in Friscotown.
The Town of Frisco is proposing to develop the Peak One parcel with affordable housing.
Naturally, some don’t like it, enough so that it is being voted on this month via mail-out and send-it-back-in balloting.
A public session held Wednesday night at the Senior Community Center (not in town), out by the County Commons, pitted pro-housing development leaders Bob Bloch and Rob Murphy against (literally) Don Cacace, who owns properties adjacent to the targeted area. Howard Hallman wore the stripped (not literally) shirt.
Among some of those attending: Dan Fallon, Larry Sawyer, Bob Vanderkooi, Julie Biller, Mark Sabatini, Art Burger, Chris Eby, Chad Most, Tim Bock, Ryan McGee, Woody and Melinda VanGundy, Gary Wilkinson, Doug Malkin, Danny McCrerey, Colleen, Pete and Andy Richmond, Dodi and Eileen Davies, Lina Lesnes, Jaime Harmon, Kent Willis, Butch Elich II, Gail Culp, Nancy Peterson, Sue Downen, Rolando Cuadrado, Steve and KK Skulski, Mike McCraken, and Mayor Bill Pelham.
Out on the Frisco area Recpath recently we spotted Justin Pollard and kids Miles and Layla; Julie Krause-Krause, down from Breck; and Gayle Butterfield-Jones.
“If men are indeed from Mars and women are from Venus, perhaps the same is true concerning those on the two sides of the ‘technology-in-education’ debate. However, within the technology sphere, a third view is emerging among the natives of today’s cyberculture,” writes former Summitteer Dallas McPheeters, now with the Tucson Unified School District in Arizona, and author of http://www.GreenBananaBlog.org, where he thinks critically about senseless contradictions.
“These Cyborgs will not accept our three dimensional, spatio/temporal existence as an end in itself.
“Therefore, a reformation must take place. But if reform is the answer, what is the question?
“Technology is the roadmap to an uncertain future. Technofascists embrace technology. Technophobes would slow technology. Yet neither is relevant ” both seek to box technology in.
“Only the posthuman, neo-native Cyborg can adequately express the new technology-based hybrid identity and educators must facilitate the Cyborg’s introduction into this boundary-less realm. Command of the knowledge-base can be the goal of education no longer. Lifelong learning is relevant because discovery is the norm ” not understanding.
“Perhaps grade schools will give way to gradeless schools where students are no longer boxed in by gender, age, race, or ability but instead are grouped according to domains of interest. Such gradeless schools could teach adaptability above capability and train an uncertain culture for its unknown future in a world none of us sees clearly.” Whew!
You can reach Dallas at firstname.lastname@example.org
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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