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Hey, Spike! runs a gamut of things interesting

Miles F. Porter IV

Special to the Daily Four horsewomen on Boreas Pass.

Taking in the wonderful, but fast disappearing colors this week, were four local horsewomen who trailered their steeds from the Ptarmigan Ranch Stable to Boreas Pass, to ride a different trail for a look-see.

In the pic are, left to right, Theresa Campbell astride Amy, Lynn Bauer on Gunner, Patty Leifheit on Rain, and Sandee Smith riding Friday.

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The Summit Daily News Editorial Board met with Summit School District officials on Wednesday to listen to details about the upcoming November election ballot that has the local schools’ funding request known as Question 3B.

Superintendent Millie Hamner, Karen Strakbein, assistant superintendent of business services; Julie McCluskie, climate and communications coordinator; Margaret Carlson, board of education director; Jon Kreamelmeyer, board president; and Sue Wilcox, Citizens for Strong Summit Schools chairperson.

Representing the SDN were Managing Editor Alex Miller, Publisher Matt Sandberg, Ad Director Maggie Butler, and editorial advisers Jim Ernst and Miles Porter.

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Making this an even tougher to understand issue are those state questions known as the Ugly Three: 60, 61, and 101.

Your daily will reveal its stand editorially next week on 3B.

Covering our meeting was Janice Kurbjun, a new news staffer who had the misfortune of getting stung on the lip by a bee just before. Welcome. She’ll be fine and do well.

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Summit County and Hey, Spike! welcome Jake and Becky Smith and daughter Jenni of Kansas City, Kan., who are staying at Mark and Mary Waldman’s Hotel Frisco, managed by Sarah Chevalier, a lovely Australian married to J.P., a Frenchman with the Copper Ski School and Copper Creek Golf Course.

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In that sailing pic below are Frisco Bay Marina Harbormaster Jon Drabik and Wind Rider of the Rockies’ co-owner Seth Bartley as they pass right in front of Wichita, covering the middle of the Mount Royal, Wichita and Little Chief “W” trio.

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Remember a few weeks back when the Warrior Dash was held at Copper Mountain, attracting 10,000 young people to test their weird obstacle course skills?

Well, that same weekend, a singles group – Up the Creek – out of Denver, held its second Creekfest at Windy Point on Lake Dillon. This group is a little bit older than those Warriors.

Organizer of this three-day weekend event is Steve Beck, best described as a “creative and energetic scientist with Lockheed Martin who has a townhome at Summit Cove and is known to have sailed the lake in his kayak with two umbrellas to catch the breeze,” says Dr. Hugh Macmillan.

 “Most of the 80-plus group camped at W-Point where we cooked our breakfast and dinner, enjoyed a ’60s band and guitar ’round the campfire late in the evening as we rested our tired muscles from biking the around lake, Vail Pass and other activities during a most enjoyable weekend in your little corner of paradise,” Hugh reports.

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In some South of the Border traveling news are Margaret and Tim Finley of Dillon and Florida.

They celebrated the Bicentennial of Mexico’s independence (1810-2010) by sportfishing, and Margaret caught a dandy Yellow Fin Tuna trolling out of San Jose del Cabo on the Baja.

“We snagged a couple of tuna, with Margaret bringing in the ‘big boy’ at 69 inches long, and weighing in at 182 pounds. It took around an hour and a half to land,” Tim says. “We kept some of the meat from the smaller fish, and donated the rest to local folks around the Puerto Los Cabos Marina. Viva la Mexico!”

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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 local since 1982. An award-winning investigative reporter, he and wife Mary E. Staby owned newspapers here for 20 years.

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