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Hey, Spike! socializes with a lot of you

by MILES F. PORTER IV

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Congrats to Summit County Government’s Treasurer, the peddling Bill Wallace, who reports he and daughter Julie completed that Southwest Colorado inaugural Peace Ride.

“We had a fantastic ride. I biked all 234 miles. Julie went 261 – a few passes she went to the top and then came back to ride up with me as well,” says Bill, a former Summit High math teacher.

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In a variety of social settings of recent days, we spotted these charming folks out and about:

Ms. Colette Parks, Tom Connolly, Paul Connelly, Kathleen Kennedy, Rob Waterman, Janice Weitzmann Lovchuk, Gary and Dawn Sonnett, Ken Hoogland, Don Folgueras, Valerie Long, Eric and Erin Miller, Rob and daughter Talya Philippe, Woody Van Gundy, Bernie and Bo Zurbriggen (who recently became great-grandparents), Tim Boulay and Nancy Ewing, Mary Patterson, Marge Seabourn and Bill Hyde, Bob Bloch, Margaret Purnell, Michael Hornbeck, Phil and Lindy Wilson, Brian Wilson, Harlow Perrigo, Keith Bilosoly, Patti and Eddie Bowers, Tom and Cindy Massaro, Joel Godfrey, Joe Carey, Marybeth Loesch, Mary Patterson, Danny Pins and Sandy Sheffield, Deb and Bob Helton, George Cassaletta, Capt. Smitty, Tom Emrick, Shag Hardwick, Julie Chandler, Julie Biller, Tanya Benyo, John “Mr. Tie Dye Namics” Buescher, BJ McCarthy and Tommy Yacono, Lana and Nikita Cordier, Jeff Baum, Harry Baum and Suzanne Johnston, Mike and Amy Wolach, Dan Kibbie, Capt. Seth Bartley, O’Lynda Fette, Kim and Todd “Quesadea” Casey, Sue Feldmann, Ann Hough, Jerry and Stacey Held, Dr. Mike and Kristy Smith, Trish and Buddy Nichols, Lynda and Jim Colety, Marianne and Bill Duford, Seth Blackmer, and Ann Thompson.

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“Every time we meet you on the rec path, I want to go home and e-mail you,” writes longtime Friscoite Phyllis Hugins, who regularly bicycles the pathway with husband Charlie. 

“You two run facing traffic on the rec path. Ever since I have been up here, I could not understand why the rules of the path are not the same as the rules of a country road – walk facing traffic,” she continues.

“I have asked the Summit County Commissioners many times and have received the same reasons that don’t cut it with me as many times,” Phyllis emphasizes.

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Keystone resident, flyfishing guide and clothing designer Char Bloom – yup, Jeremy’s mom – will be among the celebrities attending the second annual Arkansas River Double Haul on Aug. 28-29.

Sponsored by the Salida and Buena Vista Rotary Club, the fishing tourney will also feature Gov. Bill Ritter, Sen. Gayle Schwartz, Karl Mecklenburg, Mark Randall, Steve Foley, Sharon Lance, Mark Cooper, Ralph Tamm and Dave Preston.

See the link:

arkansasriverdoublehaul.com

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While at the Salida Arts Festival in Riverside Park recently, we visited with Cindy and Brett Gray of Breckenridge; Tina and Dr. Jim Oberheide, Don Sather, visiting son Reed, who is a physician living there; Nurse Mary and lawyer Dave Drawbert, former Summiteers Glenda and Frank Bumpus; ski writer Claudia Carbone and Sue Almond, both of Denver; Jay Zarr of Pueblo West; Yogi and Betsy Miller of Salida; Clark Roberts, owner of Bongo Billy’s; and Jana Johnson of Howard, formerly of Alma, and Richard Parrish’s niece.

We also visited with Michele and Bill Messenger, who used to live here and now reside in Denver. They were headed to the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs for a few days.

Michele continues her creative graphics marketing career. They both used to work at Christy Sports.

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Miles F. Porter IV, nicknamed “Spike,” has been a Coloradan since 1949. He and wife Mary E. Staby owned newspapers in Summit County for 20 years.

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

Miles F. Porter IV, nicknamed “Spike,” has been a Coloradan since 1949. 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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