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Photos: Rotary Club places ‘ice device’ at the center of Dillon Reservoir as part of its annual guessing game

As it has every March for the past 30-plus years, the Rotary Club of Summit County on Saturday morning placed its fabled ice device in the middle of a frozen Dillon Reservoir.

Accomplishing this herculean task required some special equipment: Sheriff’s office personnel on standby, a 1987 Scat hovercraft, a banana-yellow Mustang Survival Ice Commander suit, a shovel and Jesus Munoz.

Munoz, a project manager at A Kinder Carpet in Silverthorne, suited up, hopped aboard the hovercraft and, all by himself, dug a hole to contain the device, which, when the ice melts, will plop into the water, freezing its internal clock in time and making some shrewd person out there a cool $4,000.

Every year, the club’s fundraiser sells about 5,000 tickets. Having a ticket means you get to guess when the device — a 55-gallon drum full of air and weighted on one side — takes its spring plunge. After it’s been retrieved, the club checks the clock and identifies the winners. Last year, the device dropped on May 6.


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