Hey, Spike! sees lotsa people in lotsa places
Special to the Daily
It’s been a busy few weeks for Hey, Spike! — he’s been in Edina, Minnesota; Omaha, Nebraska; Denver, Salida, Frisco, Breckenridge, Silverthorne, and right now, it’s Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
In Edina for the 50th annual ArtFest, we visited with former-Summiteers Glenn Terrell and wife Debora. Glenn’s mother still resides in Alamosa, while brother Greg lives in Saguache, where he’s the second-term mayor.
Like many folks getting up in years, Glenn and Debora (she’s from Leadville) are looking for the “next best place.” For them, it just may be Salida, in the Heart of the Rockies, at 7,000 feet above sea level. With their five-year plan, they’ll find quite a few more ex-Summit County residents down in the “Banana Belt.”
On to Omaha, where Miss Mary was juried into the 42nd Summer Arts Festival and won an Award of Merit, up came Michelle Ross, the former nanny for Summit County Treasurer Bill Wallace’s daughters Lisa and Julie. Michelle now has a family of her own.
Then in Denver, at the Denver Arts Festival, staged in the Stapleton neighborhood by Jim DeLutes, we visited with Michele and Bill Messenger, formerly of Silverthorne.
Other visitors were ex-Breckenridger Carole Scott and her mother, Vicki Herrell, who is now 94; quite snappy she is. Vicki was an early-day airline stewardess, working aboard a DC-3. She’s featured on National Geographic-produced story on the Smithsonian Channel in “Planes that changed the world” (middle of the second episode).
“She totally rocks,” Carole rightfully boasts of her vivacious red-headed mother.
And in Breckenridge for the July 4th celebration and the 33rd annual Mountain Art Festivals show at Main Street Station, hosted by the father and daughter team of Dick and Tina Cunningham, with assistance from mom Mary, we saw a bunch of locals, second-home owners and visitors.
Topping the list were those Cortrights: Ty and Susie, with cute kids: Cassidy, Calliope and Kobe; Don and Antony Bruno, Joanne Stolen, Jim and Maryann Annunizata, Reggie Gray, Harold and Mary Wilson, Cindy Beer and Paul Austin, Mary and Stu Moore, Cindi and Scott Gelman, Karen Lampe and Matt Michaels, Debbie Gruenstein, Julie Noonan, Bonnie Norling and Joe Wakeman, Dave Patterson, Mary and John Kidd, Marcia and Joe Newhart, Linda Simon, Sandee and Steve Smith, Judy Prager, Cynthia Goda and Steve Puchek, Maureen and Kristie Nichols, Jill and Chuck Roy, Carre Warner, Harold and Ada Anderson, Mary and Nick Logan, Roberta and Danny McCrerey, Janet Carter, Dot Vanderbeck, Barbara and Nick Payne, Kim Dykstra, Breckenridge Police Chief Dennis McLaughlin, Janis Bunchman, Judy and Sam Roach, Lauren Fisher and Steve Kurtz, Cynthia and Bill Starr, and the Anderson ladies: Whitney Laurel, Memry Anne and Susan Lindke; and Melanie Magill and daughters Alayna and Tasha, with Carl Cone.
Among the many artists we visited with were Guilloume and sons Claudio and Johan, Jeff Leedy, Brad and Susan Williams, Jerry Locke, Harry Roa, and Jason Pavalonis.
Wonderful Woodies’ Wayne Spaulding, the region’s classic wooden boat restorer, just completed a minor re-do of a ’50s 19-foot Chris Craft Capri owned by Westcliffe’s Charles Anderson.
Charles owns another Capri, both powered by modern v-8s. The boats were featured in the 1993 movie “Striking Distance,” starring Bruce Willis and Sarah Jessica Parker. The movie was written under the title of “Three Rivers,” which takes place in Philadelphia. The woodie Wayne freshened up is the one that flew over the dam. It’s for sale.
Miles F. Porter IV, nicknamed “Spike,” a Coloradan since 1949, is an Army veteran, former hardrock 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. Email your social info to firstname.lastname@example.org
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