Continental Divide Land Trust hosts eighth annual Phantom Ranch Ball |

Continental Divide Land Trust hosts eighth annual Phantom Ranch Ball

CDLT hosts the eighth annual Phantom Ranch Ball

The Continental Divide Land Trust’s eighth annual Phantom Ranch Ball takes place Wednesday, April 1. Each ticket to the event is a chance to win this year’s door prize drawing of the original framed watercolor painting “Giberson Ranch View — August” by Sandi Bruns. This piece was created on one of CDLT’s conserved properties just for this event. CDLT is a local nonprofit committed to preserving open space in central Colorado through land preservation agreements, stewardship and public education. Proceeds from the event fund CDLT’s land conservation programs. Tickets are $25 and will be available up until Wednesday, April 1. To order Phantom Ranch Ball tickets contact CDLT at (970) 453-3875, or order online at Be sure to put “PRB Tickets” in the memo line.

Free community veggie dinner

There will be a free community veggie dinner on April 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Summit County Community Center, 85 Nancy’s Place, Frisco, in the Loveland Room. The evening includes “Is Your Mind at Risk,” a 30-minute presentation from Little Light Studios. Menu includes: spring salad, glazed pineapple “not pork,” vegetable pot pie, pineapple/cherry cake and sparkling strawberry drink. For reservations call Barbara at (970) 513-7242 or e-mail

Last chance to donate to the capital campaign

The Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center and Summit County South Branch Library capital campaign ends on March 31. It’s the last chance to get your name on the donor wall. March 31 ends the campaign.

P.E.O. Chapter IB presents “Through my Lens”

Summit Daily News contributing photographer Bill Linfield will be presenting a slideshow called “Through my Lens.” The photos will highlight Summit County wildlife and landscapes, most of which have never been published before. The slideshow will be at Dillon Community Church on Thursday, April 16, from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door or by calling Alicia at (970) 389-6915. This slideshow is a fundraiser for the P.E.O. chapter to raise money for scholarships for local women to continue their education. All proceeds will go directly to scholarships.

Seed library launches April 1

High Country Conservation Center and the Summit County Library announce the official launch of the Seed Library on Wednesday, April 1, for this year’s gardening season. The Seed Library is located at the Main Branch of the Summit County Library in Frisco. It is free to anyone with a Summit County Library card.

This is the second year of the Seed Library, and this year’s stock features a number of seeds that were grown by local gardeners in Summit County. The purpose behind cultivating local seed is that some of the seeds in the library now feature genetics more suited for the high altitude micro-climate here in the High Country. Users of the Seed Library are able to check out up to five seed packets per season. Those that check out seeds from the library are encouraged to grow the plants to seed, and return the seeds at the end of the gardening season. Seeds can be returned to High Country Conservation Center on Main Street in Frisco, where they will be sorted and returned to the seed library for next year. If participants are unsure about gardening techniques or how to save seeds, High Country Conservation Center will host a number of workshops and informational sessions about general gardening and seed saving techniques throughout the summer. Log on to to learn more about upcoming sessions.

Taco Bell and SOS partner for youth scholarships

Taco Bell and SOS Outreach are creating a Scholarship Fund for youth in the community. Every $180 raised will enroll one at-risk child in SOS Outreach’s youth development programs for a year. From April 1 to April 15, round your Taco Bell purchases up to the next dollar, and your donation will be added directly to the Scholarship Fund, plus Taco Bell will match your gift up to $3,000. Every child that participates in SOS will get an adult mentor, learn how to snowboard, do service in the community and learn about leadership, all thanks to donations.

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation hosts 25th annual banquet

Come support the Summit County Chapter of the RMEF for their 25th annual fundraising banquet on Saturday, April 11, at Warren Station in Keystone. The mission of the RMEF is to ensure the future of elk and other wildlife by conserving their habitat. Since 1990, the Summit County Chapter has netted over $832,857 which equates to conserving and enhancing over 3,485 acres of wildlife habitat. Come for a night of food, raffles and auctions. To register go to!NNU or email Tickets are limited, and walk-ins will be an additional $10. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

Range safety officers needed

Summit County is very fortunate to have a free shooting facility available to the public. In order to provide a safe, friendly and clean environment in which to shoot, the Summit Range Association is seeking volunteers to perform as range safety officers (RSOs). These positions require approximately nine hours of training and orientation and a minimum of eight hours per month, preferably on weekends and holidays when the range experiences its highest usage. For more information about becoming a certified RSO, email: For more information about the Summit County Shooting Range, visit

Summit County Seniors seek board members

The Summit County Seniors is looking to talk to folks that may be interested in running for a board position. The commitment is for one year with a five year maximum. The volunteer board meets once a month, the first Tuesday of every month from 3-5 p.m. The board is the decision group representing some 2,300 senior members. The board is especially interested in talking with people with backgrounds in marketing and human services. Fundraising experience or interest is always needed, too. Interested parties are encouraged to attend a board meeting to see how the board works. The board supports the many successful committees that “run” the many activities and services that the Senior and Community Center provides. To learn more please call Sandy Bainbridge, current co-president at (970) 584-0311.

Wounded Warriors seeks new board member

With Wounded Warriors Family Adventures, volunteers from across Summit County host 15 to 20 seriously wounded warriors with their families for a five- to seven-day winter skiing program or a summer outdoor adventures program. The events include outdoor activities (guided by BOEC professional staff), stays at the Grand Timber Lodge and family enrichment programs for all family members. See the website for details about this organization. Persons interested in serving on this board are urged to call Bob Miller at (954) 871-9001 or Jeff Hjort at (303) 887-1145 to learn more.

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