Hey, Spike! highlights new Breck girl
April 30, 2009
Those Kingdom of Breckenridge experts Greg Abernathy and CJ Mueller were right after all:
It was Carol (nee-Rich) Gill, who was featured in the Denver Post shot of the Breck 1981 girl.
Nobody has come to offer a different opinion.
Running the pic in the Post and the SDNews’ Hey, Spike! developed a lot chit-chat, but another ID was not forthcoming, even with everyone’s attention focused on the Breckenridge 150th celebration.
So, local hot-shot photog Carl Scofield re-enacted the pic using current skiing lovely Leigh Girvin, who is seen walking south up Main Street in front of what was the St. Bernard.
Thanks Leigh and Carl.
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High Country Conservation Center’s Carly Wier reports a flurry of activity at the recent Earth Day Action Fair.
Those supporting a greener planet included:
Summit County Commissioner Karn Stiegelmeier and husband Frank Lilly; Summit County Assistant Manager Lisa Noll; solar and wind energy expert Eric Westerfhoff; Heatmeister Richard Graves; Katherine Collins and Cassidy Brush of Wild Sage Interiors, winners of the 2009 Greener Summit Business Award; Len Kumar of TerraSun Design, the 2009 Building a Greener Future Award winner ; Dave November, Keystone and Breckenridge Resorts environmental coordinator; Julie Lawless and son Owen; Steven R. Smith of Rightpath Investments; Sue Rodgers; electrician Peter Dunn; Dr. Kim Nearpass and Dr. Justin Pollack of the Mountain River Naturopathic Clinic.
John “JD Colorado” Farr came “home” recently ” back from Wyoming and Argentina.
The Greeley native spent much of his professional insurance career here in Summit County with Arrow Insurance.
Don and Betsy Sather hosted a gathering of John and his Summit Rotary Club friends.
Showing up for the fun were Don Peterson, Bill and Sandy Reetz, Art and Marilynn, Burger, Traci and Terry McGeehan, Dan Ulmer, Jerry and Cheri Divine, Lou Wagner and Sandy Mortensen, Jay Bauer, Larry and Mary Ellen Gilliland, Jack and Nancy Watson, Dr. Dale Lervick, and Herb and Judy Allen. Bo B. was there in spirit.
Tennis buffs Mary Jo George and Julie Biller, known around the region for their 4-4.5 doubles tourney skills, spent a week in Scottsdale, at the Fairmont Princess, working with tennis pro Dave Theis.
Spotted on the Sand Dollar Sports dive boat off Cozumel were Summiteers Tom Massaro, Don Johnson, Bob Ebert, Jon and Darla Whinston, Keith and Cindy Birchler, along with Tim Kral.
Tom and Jon have timeshares at the Wyndham Resort Regency Club and Bob owns a house there.
Spending spring break in Panama were The Petersens: Dave “Petey,” Annie and sons Drew and Grant.
After flying into Panama City, and touring the Canal’s Miraflores Locks, they drove five hours to enjoy a week at Santa Catalina on the Pacific Coast, famous for great surfing.
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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