Ice Melt device launch set for Saturday |

Ice Melt device launch set for Saturday

DILLON ” When will the Ice Melt device drop into Dillon Reservoir? This should be the questions on every local’s lips.

The Rotary Ice Melt device is set to launch Saturday at 11 a.m. ” Sheriff John Minor will lead his hover-craft team for the device placement.

“All are invited to the launch and festivities,” said Dave Matthews, a Summit County Rotary member.

Tickets are on sale for the Ice Melt contest until April 26. Locals can select the exact time the barrel will fall into the water for $2 a ticket. Tickets must be in the hands of a Rotarian before the ice device falls into the lake.

First place wins $2,000, second place wins $750 and third place wins $500. Fourth through 10th places will get BBQ Bucks for August’s BBQ at the Summit in Dillon. The ice melt device is set to launch from the Dillon Marina on Saturday at 11 a.m.

According to Matthews, the Ice Melt contest was conceived by Rotarian Don Peterson, owner of the Summit Gold Jewelry, in 1985.

Proceeds from the Ice Melt Contest go to Rotary’s Summit High School scholarship program.

Tickets are available online at, and they’re also available from most banks and Rotarians in the county.

Caitlin Row can be reached at (970) 668-4633 or at

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