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Life on the Summit: Hey, Spike! is making a list and checking it twice

Miles F. Porter IV
Special to the Daily

Tis the holiday season up here on top and what a wonderful time it is.

Some folks Hey, Spike!’s seen lately include Janet Carter, Debbie Querrard, Tom and Tracy Glass, Tim Thompson, David and Cathy Cunningham, Kicki Stecher, Mike Wolach, Jeanne Brown, Mikey and Betsy Cuthbertson, Danny “Amos” Moroz and Cathy Lisherness, 91-year-old Frank Walter (he already has 23-plus days of skiing at Copper), Katie Marrone, Tom and Diane Malmgren and son Eric and wife Victoria, hosting their annual Carbonate Real Estate and Property Management Christmas party at Copper; Dan and Mirian Kibbie, Carolyn Kosabucki, Terri Quantrelle Krasienko, Armando Sanchez, Hillary Papp, Lance Foster and Dr. Cristina Catigno, Dr. Erik Pieramici and Lisa Dimichele, Daphne Horvath, Carol Efting, Dennis Reifsteck, Mike and Terry Fauth, Julie Magliochetti, Phil and Kristie Huff, Annie Brewster, Hugo Andrade, Marcia and Jim Spenst, Abby Stetson, Cindy Lundquist, Fran Plotnick, Andy and Alice Hayes, Jackie Moberly, Traci and Terry McGeehan, Paulie Werner, Ray and Pooh Bishop, Peggy and Bob Smith, Carmen Yonn, Dave and Kay Erickson, Bob and Kay Hartzell.

The Hartzells brought over Leadville’s Mary Jo Copper, who owned Bill’s Sports Shop there for 65 years, to attend the Carbonate soiree.

At 87, Mary Jo is a one lucky lady. She recently won a new Phil Long Ford Fiesta in an online contest, and 50 years ago she won a Ford station wagon from Coca-Cola.


Congrats to a couple celebrating their wedding anniversary on Dec. 27: Dave and Carol Haddock of Breckenridge and Mandeville, La.


Spotted out skiing Copper were Dr. Norm and Renee Stoller, of Frisco, who already have a good jump on the season.


In town for a night and a day’s skiing was our son, Miles F. Porter V, and Julia Makowski, both ski patrollers at Monarch near Salida.

Coming by on their way from Delta to Denver were Spike!’s mom and sister, Medith L. Porter and Marsha Magill.


In some U.S. Postal Service news, we have a new postmaster in Frisco. It’s Jim Armstrong, who’s been around here for many years, most recently at the Breckenridge facility. Welcome.

He replaces Perry Fitzgibbon, who returned to Ohio when his house there did not sell. Perry says hello to all and Merry Christmas from Newcomerstown.

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

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