Ice melt results pending |

Ice melt results pending

DILLON – Ice melt contestants, who have been on the edge of their seats since Friday, will have to wait another day or two to find out the cash prize winners.

Contest organizers with the Rotary Foundation of Summit County will not know the winners until late today or early Thursday. Two factors are delaying the contest results this year.

First, the ice melt device fell through the ice on Dillon Reservoir about one day before the contest entries were due on Friday. To be fair, Rotarians are waiting for any entries that might have been postmarked on Friday, April 30, said ice melt contest committee chairwoman Susan Juergensmeier.

The second delay is tied to the actual time the ice melt device fell into the water, sometime between 7:45 p.m. Thursday and 6:30 a.m. Friday. The exact time is not being released yet.

Apparently, the official ice melt time this year occurred in the middle of the night, so the contest judges must sort through all entries marked April 29 or April 30.

A lot of people guessed within the hour of the official ice melt time, Juergensmeier said.

The prize levels are $2,000 for first place, $750 for second place and $500 for third place.

– Christine McManus

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