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Hey, Spike! serves up a social smorgasbord

Miles F. Porter IV
Special to the Daily
Colorado Grand presents funds to deserving groups.
Paul Chodkowski / Special to the Daily |

On the menu for Summit’s social and business scene Spike! offers a smorgasbord of names and faces.

First off we offer congrats to Nick Pollard and Loli Respini on their recent marriage. We spotted them out celebrating with a host of friends at Jonny Greco’s Pasteria on Friday night.

Among the many joining in the celebration were Don and Karen Riggle, Dan Wardrop and Grand Junction lady friend Cathy, Todd and Kim Casey, Hagen Lyle, and sisters Kelly Keefer and Tara Keefer Molnar and their 81-year-old athletic dad, Don.

Nick is a Copper Mountain Ski Patrol foreman, working there for 15 years. Loli is from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the human resources manager for the town of Frisco.

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Also that evening at Greco’s we visited with Bob and Becky Foote, Brenda and Rob Hughey of Longmont, Rick and Judi Amico, Tom Hronek, Frisco town manager Bill Efting and wife Carol, Maura McCarthy and Mike Rifkin, and Barbara “Jazzersize” Winch.


Out to dinner at the Boatyard, managed by Jeffrey Spaulding, Spike! visited with Jeanne Severson, Waste Management’s territory manager, who was proudly introducing her granddaughter, Avrie, 13 months. Joining them was daughter Julia, who teaches at Summit Hot Yoga.

We were having supper with longtime friend Lauren Kull Fisher of Silverthorne and Denver.


Spotted skiing and ’boarding Breckenridge’s Lake Chutes were father and son Bob and Chase Steinberger of Parker.

Bob is a certified restaurant broker.


Seen over in Bill’s Ranch and along the recpath have been John Melum, Tony Flitcraft and Clayton Brown out walking their dogs; Charlie McKaig, Dr. Justin Nearpass-Pollack, the chicken rancher; Laura Wilmer in her new black hybrid Nissan Leaf; builder John Ring, Steve and Laura Rossetter, and builder Ron Hoffman with his visiting brother Randy of South Pasadena, California.


Elsewhere we’ve seen Donna Lewark, Linda Polhemus, John and Lynn Donovan, Marge Seabourn and Bill Hyde, Bill Eckhoff, Rick Backlund, and Elizabeth and Timothy Adrian with daughter Gracie.


The 2014 total raised by Colorado Grand and given to Colorado 501c3 nonprofits, scholarships and towns was $540,000, reports Dillon real estate broker “Fast” Eddie O’Brien. The Colorado Grand celebrated its 27th year with a rainy fall lunch stop in Dillon, drawing about a hundred classic and exotic automobiles during its 1,000-mile tour, accompanied by the Colorado State Patrol and TV’s “Chasing Classic Cars” star Wayne Carini.

Locally, Summit County groups were presented with checks totaling $59,500.

Accepting for their groups in the photo on page 7 are, from left, Shawna Dodd, Lake Dillon Theatre ($12,000); Tamara Drangstveit, FIRC ($7,500); Kathy Reed, CASA ($15,000); Eddie O’Brien, with Colorado Grand; Sally Beerup, LAPS, ($5,000); Candy Elkind, CMC ($5,000); and Peter Werlin, Flight for Life ($15,000).

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

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