Hey, Spike! rounds up a lot of names | SummitDaily.com

Hey, Spike! rounds up a lot of names

Miles F. Porter IV

It’s catch-up time in the social-biz column duties, with a variety of tid-bits finding their way into the public vortex. Enjoy.***Those recent holiday Saddle Pals riders on horseback in Frisco included Brianna Clarke on Cherokee; Alexandra Clarke aboard Tsade; Toril Aserlind on Cruiser; Helen Royal riding Chance; B Casapulla astride KJ; Sara Almond on Briar Rose; Katie McDermott on Rio; Coleen True riding Lily; and Coby carried Amanda Markey. Other Pals included Nancy Zimmerman, Louise Ehrich, Kevin Clarke and Holly Emrick.The group has been spreading holiday tidings for 15 years. Thanks.***An estimated 150 persons attended the recent opening of painter Brenda Fox’s show at the Lake Dillon Art Center, founded and run by photog Matt Lit. It is now located in what we know as the (old) Little Brown Drug in downtown Dillon.Among those sighted were Eddie and Susan O’Brien, Jake Wand and Lori Dean, Vince and Suzanne Lanuza, Brian and Beryl Edney, Cary and Marsha Cooper, Mark and Polly Addison, Bonnie Guthrie, George Stein and Peggy Chandler, Roger and Sue Paluska, Chris and Astrid Bassett, Donna Causland, John Asthalter, Ivo Waerlop, Barry and Fran Lazarus, Paul and Evie Maxwell, Mike and Nancy Allen, Jim and Susan Curtis, Steve and Sandee Smith, Dr. John and Maggie Hillman, and Brenda’s husband, David Wallerstein.An out-of-towner included Bruno Pirecki of entertainment relations for Gibson Guitars, Nashville, Tenn.***Hey, Spike!Great news about Andy’s Ski & Ride Guides. I have an original Copper guide that’s still in pretty good shape, but lost the ones I had for the other areas. They have a lot of funky, old school stuff and are fun to read.It’s good to know he’s still around. I can’t believe he doesn’t charge for them on his website.Regards.Think snow! Don Buckalew, Broker Associate, CRS, GRI, RE/MAX Properties of the Summit***Hey, Spike!,I just wanted to say thank you for your comments about our Blue River Plaza offer in the Summit Daily. We already have two business that want to expand in the county. I believe that these times necessitate “out of the box” ideas, and I appreciate your support…just think of the positive effect your comments might make for our community.Thanks and happy holidays.Best regards and peace,Bradford G. Foreman, 309-721-4715, Box 414, Rapids City, Ill. 61278***Hey, Spike!It was St. Petersburg (not Prague) that had the snowstorm. Our biggest observation was how visiting Europe with the Vail International Hockey Team and seeing the incredible history theremade us aware of how very young America is.Susie Magrino***Investment banker David and Melissa Wolf and daughter Abigail of Wayland, Mass., were in-county over the Martin Luther King holiday.They skied Copper and on the way back to Boston they enjoyed a day of horsing around at the Denver Stock Show.David will be back in March with a group of skiers who tagged themselves The Gonzos some 30 years ago at Copper.Founder Joshua W.Walker alerts us with this: “The Gonzo Ski Team originated in the winter of 1979-80 at Copper Mountain. It began during my years of living in Frisco between high school and St. Mike’s. Upon my arrival to St. Mike’s in 1981 I suggested to Fanny and Eddie Flint that we begin the East CoastChapter – and the rest is history.”Josh’s email: jwwalker2122@-yahoo.com****Lindsey Cann of San Diego, Calif., a student at Miramar College, was here visiting mom Denise Cann and Ron Hoffman and aunt and uncle Sharon and Larry Siler. They skied A-Basin and hiked up to Rainbow Lake.***Pictured aboard “Lone Star” are Pat and Tom Andreano down in the Caribbean. Not long ago, Tom earned his 100-ton ship captain’s license. Congrats.***On Sunday Miles and Mary enjoyed a day of skiing at Copper with a large group: Brenda and Rob Hughey of Frisco and Longmont; Jimbo Deines and Linda Simon; Dr. Dean Rau of Bayfield, Wisc.; Dr. John Urkel of Corvallis, Ore.; those already-mentioned Boston Wolfs; the S&S Smiths; and Brenda and Jay Herman of Dillon and nearby Foothills. ••••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. An award-winning investigative reporter, he and wife Mary E. Staby owned newspapers in Summit County for 20 years.Email your social info to milesfporteriv@aol.com

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