Lift chairs to be sold Saturday at Keystone |

Lift chairs to be sold Saturday at Keystone

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KEYSTONE -Ski lift chairs will be sold Saturday for $100 apiece at Keystone Ski Resort. The chairs come from Saints John lift, installed in 1971. They are double chairs. The proceeds from the chairs will go to the Summit Pee Wee, Summit Middle School, and Summit High School wrestling programs.

The chairs will be sold from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the west parking lot by the Mountain House at Keystone.

Directions: Go to the only stoplight in Keystone. Turn south and follow the road to the parking lot to the Mountain House base area.

For more information, contact Scott Giles at work Monday through through Thursday from 7 a.m to 5 p.m at (970) 496-3575 or after 6 p.m. at (970) 547-0061.


Annual Edwin Carter Birthday Party Bash Saturday

The Summit Historical Society and The Mountain Top Children’s Museum will hold the annual

Edwin Carter Birthday Party Bash Saturday, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Carter Museum, located at 111 N. Ridge St., Breckenridge.

The celebration will include free birthday cake and lemonade, tours of the Carter Museum, children’s activities and a visit from Shannon Schwab of the Division of Wildlife.

Schwab will give a presentation on mammals and raptors called “Skins, skulls and bones.”

Another highlight of the event will be a living history appearance by Edwin Carter, Breckenridge’s famed “Log Cabin Naturalist.”

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn more about and celebrate Edwin Carter and our local history, create your own taxidermied animal or animal tracks and enjoy this unique chance to visit the Carter Museum free of charge.

For further information, please call The Summit Historical Society at (970) 453-9022 or visit us online:

The Summit Historical Society offers year-round tour and museum programming throughout the county. The Mountain Top Children’s Museum offers a year-round museum in Breckenridge at 505 S. Main St. and a Summer Camp program on Peak 8 at the Children’s Castle.

For more information on the children’s museum, please call (970) 333-7353.


The Apricot Tree offers self-esteem workshops

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Apricot Tree, a Summit County nonprofit dedicated to personal growth, is sponsoring Saturday workshops for four consecutive Saturdays.

The course, titled, “Dare to Love You: Increase Self Esteem,” is offered by Lillie Lee, a licensed clinical social worker.

The course begins Saturday, June 7, and runs from 10 a.m. until noon through June 28. Cost is $80. For more information, contact Lillie Lee at or (970) 668-1440.


Volunteers needed to help prevent fires

The Sierra Club Blue River Group is looking for volunteers for a Summit County wildfire mitigation project. The group seeks volunteers for fuel reduction in the Ptarmigan neighborhood Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Volunteers should meet at Lake Dillon Fire Rescue Station at Blue River Parkway (Route 9) and Fourth Street in Silverthorne. 

Advance registration is recommended. Contact Sandy Briggs by calling (970) 389-3754 or e-mail Or, contact Patti Maguire by calling (970) 513-4237 or e-mailing

The fire mitigation project is sponsored by the Sierra Club Blue River Group, the Summit Recycling Project and the Summit County Wildfire Mitigation Office.


Kids Fishing Derby set for Saturday

SILVERTHORNE – The Silverthorne Recreation Center is holding its annual Kids Fishing Derby Saturday at Trent Park Pond.

The event begins at 8 a.m. with the first cast. Fisher kids are asked to bring their own poles, bait and gear.

At the end of the event, prizes will be awarded in several categories such as first fish caught, smallest fish, scariest fish, biggest fish and most colorful fish.

The event concludes with hot dogs and drinks.

No pre-registration required. Just meet at Trent Park Pond at the entrance to the Willowbrook neighborhood on Highway 9. For information, call (970) 262-7377 or 7370.


Breckenridge whitewater park grand opening today

BRECKENRIDGE -The Town of Breckenridge and Colorado Kayak Supply-Summit Kayak School will host the opening of the second phase of the Breckenridge whitewater park at 4 p.m. today.

Events will include a ribbon-cutting, demos, a throw bag competition, on-river races and youth activities. Refreshments will be served.

The Breckenridge River Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and it will feature freestyle and boatercross competitions.

For more information, contact Colorado Kayak Supply-Summit Kayak School at (970) 513-9104.


Local student makes MSU-Bozeman honor roll

BOZEMAN, MONT. – Kristen Ellena of Silverthorne was named to the 2003 spring semester dean’s list at Montana State University in Bozeman.

To make the dean’s list, a student must carry grade point average of 3.5 or above. Students must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours to earn a spot on the honor roll.

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