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Hey, Spike! says Merry Christmas!

MILES F. PORTER IV
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Merry Christmas 2009 to all here on The Summit, where a snow-covered holiday is guaranteed.

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Recent visitors at Keystone Resort and in Frisco included those Garcia girls – mom Sylvia and daughters Nina Marie and Alexandra – from Houston.

Sylvia works with Lone Star State Attorney General Greg Abbott.

The ladies enjoyed themselves. Come on back up.

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Here’s a holiday shout-out to Jon Kirkpatrick of Silverthorne, who was spotted at the recent popular Frisco Wassail Days.

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Another festive cheer goes to Anna Krichbaum, a Bagali’s bartender who works for co-owner Marc Rouse.

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Some of those attending Breckenridge Resort Chamber and the Summit County Chamber Holiday Mixer at Beaver Run included:

Ken Toltz, the new National Repertory Orchestra executive director; Lee Zimmerman, Summit Foundation director; John McMahon, BRC director; Pam Brodt of The Roundtable Network; Gold Pan owner Reggie Gray; Dan and Barb Corwin of Breckenridge Associates; State Sen. Dan Gibbs as Santa Claus; Beaver Run’s Bruce Horii; Marc and Marilyn Hogan; Peak Card Services’ Delbert Bush; Steve Immer; US Bank-er Jennifer Doris; Jeffrey and Suzanne Hyman; David Sudduth of Breckenridge Hospitality; Sheri Spurlock with Hand and Glove; Julie Chandler, NRO director of development queen; Guff Van Voren; lawyer Eric Fisher; Larry Stone; Breck Town Manager Tim Gagen; Mark Nunn; financial adviser Steven R. Smith; BRC Ambassador Marcy Spaulding; Wells Fargo Bank-ers Judy Irwin and Rolando Cuadrado; Jan Butler, Jane “Far Flung” Stebbins, Dick Orwig, Jamie Fawcett Cripps, Frisco Councilperson Gary Wilkinson, and BRC Membership and Visitor Services Director Lauren Lewsadder.

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Congrats to former-Friscoite Jason Carey and wife Renee, who have become parents for the second time with the recent arrival of son Jason Jr., joining sister Ava Grace. The Careys now live in Glenwood Springs.

Jason is an engineer, designing whitewater parks; he did Frisco’s West Main Street Playhole.

Jason was just awarded the design contract for Canon City’s WKRP (cute name), Whitewater Kayak and Raft Park, on the Arkansas River.

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Kelley and Lisa Davidson of Park City, Utah, send their holiday best to Summit County.

Kelley was marketing VP at Copper Mountain Resort back in the ’80-90s, and Lisa was in lodging services.

Now, Kelley runs the Goldner Hirsch Inn and Restaurant in tony Deer Valley and recently earned another AAA-Four Diamond Award.

Lisa sells real estate for Sotheby’s International.

The strong mountain biking couple recently celebrated 18 years of marriage. Congrats.

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Leadville Hostel and Inn owners Bill and Cathy Clower report they “are holding down the fort here in the highest mountains, feeling lucky to be above the humdrum and sometimes the plain foolish life down in the flatlands and foothills.”

Bill is a former Mississippi attorney and a big fan of the Blues. He was editor of the Copper Cable newspaper at Copper Mountain.

“We did a two-month long road trip in September and October, visiting most of the national parks and monuments in southern Utah and northern Arizona-New Mexico, with a small side excursion to the land of unrepeatable sin – namely Las Vegas – where we expanded our minds and deep appreciation for this great land of ours. We had a fine time all around,” reports Wild Bill.

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International geophysicist Jack Craig IV of Frisco is quite happy with his present to himself this Christmas.

In a Christie’s auction recently, he – luckily – bought a very collectible Gibson Les Paul “butterscotch” color 1955 TV Model guitar for $800.

He took it took Nashville and got it authenticated by Gibson experts, who said it can be restored for about $800.

Seems Christie’s people were lacking informational details on the item and it should have gone for more.

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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. An award-winning investigative reporter, he and wife Mary E. Staby owned newspapers in Summit County for 20 years.

E-mail your social info to milesfporteriv@aol.com


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