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Hey, Spike! says Summit summer can’t be beat

Miles F. Porter IV
Cristina Tuso

Summertime on The Summit just cannot be topped, especially with temperatures like now.

We’ve been out and about and this is what’s up:


Cristina Tuso, the lovely daughter of longtime Friscoites Dede and John Tuso, recently graduated – on the Dean’s List – from the University of Denver with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and a minor in marketing.

Since age 9, Cristina has been an accomplished figure skater. She was ranked one of the top in the nation while skating with DU.

“I am working to go into sports broadcasting and throughout the year did an internship with CBS Sports TV with Denver anchor Vic Lombardi and former Denver Bronco Reggie Rivers,” she said while with her dad and brother John Paul at the Frisco Bay Marina’s Island Grill.

John “JP” Paul, and his buddy, Daniel Heppard, are going to be seniors at Cherry Creek High this fall. JP is 6-3 and 248 pounds. He plays tight end. Daniel is 6-2, 205, and plays middle linebacker. They line up for the Cherry Creek Bruins, always a football powerhouse.

The Tusos have a second home in Denver.

Dede, a popular former mayor of Frisco whose interior design work is seen in many area restaurants and lots of homes, is opening a design studio with Kathy Conti next to Kemosabe Sushi and Silverheels Orehouse.

Sempre Avante Design, Italian for “always moving forward,” is slated to open Aug. 1.


The Keystone Ranch was the scene of an elegant wedding Saturday of Alicia Hunt and Joe Gersen.

Alicia, who grew up in Denver, is the daughter of Don and Diane Hunt, who have a home in Frisco. Joe, formerly of Philadelphia, is the son of Rowland and Andrea Gersen.

Leon Joseph Littlebird performed the Four Directions Ceremony as part of the celebration.

The couple resides in Washington, D.C., where Diane is an attorney and Joe works for a non-profit administering Americorps programs.


Statuesque and vivacious Marla Starekow was The Queen of the Rocky Mountain Queens in the Frisco Fourth of July parade, leading a bevy of beauties, including her sister Robin Viteri, cousins Stacy Dorf and Teri Roseman, good friend Kate Diamond and other local starlets like Marianna Duford, Dede Tuso, Alicia Dunn, Ginger Hatton, Myra Eby, Winter Eby, Melissa Harvey, Carol Zemmel, Kathy Lunceford, and Sandy Sheffield.

Marla is a waging a courageous battle against cancer, with strong family support of husband Bobby and son Xander, and friends.


And in golfing news: Craig and son Connor Stuller have Leadville’s Mt. Massive Golf Course in very good shape. We chatted with them on the course while we played on a hot Wednesday with Buda, Texas, artists and longtime friends Deb and Chip DuPont.

Chuck “Moe” Monigan is again spending the summer in Frisco.

Away from the heat of Gold Canyon, Ariz., he is the club fitting professional at Erroll Miller’s Breckenridge Golf Course. Sunday was Moe’s 67th birthday.


A few other faces spotted recently included lawyers Ron and Judy Carlson, photog Jim Mallouk, Broker Dennis Johnson, Frisco Police Chief Tom Wickman, Backcountry Brewery’s Woody Van Gundy, Realtors Sue Downen and Nancy Peterson, entrepreneur Pam Brodt, golfers Jon and Martha Byrd and Frank Walter, cosmopolitan Thom Emrick of Frisco Bay’s Windrider of the Rockies, who’s been living in Geneva, Switzerland with cheri Sherri, and on Green Turtle Cay in the Abacos; Dr. Lisa Zwerdlinger, Tiger Aserlind, and Ryan (The Walker) Olson.


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. Email your social info to milesfporteriv@aol.com.

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