Summit County community notes: 9-30-13 |

Summit County community notes: 9-30-13

Public service announcement

The Summit Stage will be closing the southbound Tiger Run stop until further notice. It is on the bus route going to Breckenridge.

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HC3 Harvest Dinner slated for Oct. 4

Make your reservations today for the 5th annual Local Harvest Dinner on Friday, Oct. 4th. Enjoy a locally sourced and beautifully prepared four-course meal while supporting the High Country Conservation Center. Join us at Vinny’s Euro American Restaurant for an evening of seasonal dishes. $50 per person; drinks and gratuity are not included. Reservations can be made by calling the High Country Conservation Center at (970) 668.5703 or emailing

CASA volunteer training

CASA of the Continental Divide needs volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering to advocate for abused and neglected children in your community, the fall CASA volunteer training begins the evening of Oct. 5. For more information, go to or call (970) 513-9390. These children are involved in the court system through no fault of their own, and they need someone who can advocate for their best interests in court. Please consider becoming a CASA volunteer.

Infectious disease lecture

Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology invites the community to spend an evening with acclaimed immunologist Dr. David L. Woodland at the Silverthorne Pavilion on Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 7-8:30 p.m. Dr. Woodland will present on the topic of “Facing the Challenge of Emerging Infectious Disease.” Learn more about West Nile virus, new influenza strains and other emerging viral diseases. Formerly president of the Trudeau Institute in Saranac Lake, N.Y. (the nation’s first tuberculosis research facility), Dr. Woodland is now chief scientific officer of Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology, a Silverthorne-based nonprofit that convenes 50-plus life science research conferences annually, many of which are held in Summit County. His own research at the Trudeau Institute, and before that at National Jewish Health and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, has been focused on T cell response to lung infection. Dr. Woodland’s free talk will be followed by audience Q&A. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit or call (970) 262-2676.

Sing with Choral Society

The Summit Choral Society, under the direction of Dr. Jill Schroeder-Dorn, invites singers to join us for our Christmas concert with the Summit County Band on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the Silverthorne Pavilion. Rehearsals begin Monday, Oct. 7, 7-9 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Farmer’s Korner, across from Summit High School, and continue each Monday until the concert. If you enjoy singing, join us. Open to all members of the community; no auditions required.

Caregiver support group

The Summit County Caregiver and Memory Loss Support Group will meet Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center. Drop-ins welcomed. For more details, call Sandy, (970) 584-0311

Thank you from Alpine Bank

This year’s Alpine Bank Tools for Schools donation collection was very successful! We collected six bins of school supplies and delivered them to local Summit schools. A special thanks to our community, Walmart and Alpine Bank for their generous donations and to all of the Alpine Bank employees who helped out to make this possible.

Tax planning seminar

The Peaks Society of The Summit Foundation is pleased to host Hope and Change – a Tax Planning Seminar for 2013 on the morning of Thursday, Oct. 3. With the passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and the implementation of several key revenue raising provisions of the 2010 Health Care Act, change in taxes is a certainty for 2013. This free workshop will help you learn how you will personally be impacted in 2013. On the morning of October 3, the tax experts from Eide Bailly, LLP will be covering the following topics and more:

  • – The Medicare Contribution Tax
  • – 2013 Individual Tax Rates
  • – Capital Gains Taxes
  • – Itemized Deduction Phase Outs and Limitations
  • – Maximizing Charitable Deductions and Other Tax Planning Opportunities

The Summit Foundation Trustee Steve Smith will moderate the discussion. This will be an interactive workshop using comprehensive illustrations to highlight how tax law changes will impact individual taxpayers in 2013. The workshop will emphasize practical strategies for managing your tax liability and how charitable deductions can play into those strategies. Don’t miss this opportunity to take the fear and apprehension out of your 2013 tax return. To learn more about the workshop, which will be held at Beaver Run Resort from 9-11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, or to RSVP, call The Summit Foundation at (970) 453-5970 or email

Hug a hunter/conservationist

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation fundraising banquet will be held at the Silverthorne Pavilion on Friday, Oct. 4. Doors open at 5:30. A three-meat buffet will be served. Cost is $35 for adults, $20 for kids 12 and under. Call Anton for questions or reservations, (970) 485-2296. Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has protected land in nine states, improved habitat in 19 states and restored elk in numerous states. In Colorado, the RMEF has funded 564 projects involving 392,000 acres.

FIRC Bag Shop open

The FIRC Bag Shop will be open Saturday, Oct. 5 from 1-4 p.m. in La Riva Mall in Dillon. Volunteers make a variety of unique bags, aprons and more out of donated material and 100 percent of the sales help the Family & Intercultural Resource Center’s emergency assistance and food bank programs. Anyone interested in volunteering can stop by during these hours.

Bilingual Story Time

Join the Family & Intercultural Resource Center Monday, Oct. 7 for Bilingual Story Time at the Silverthorne Library from 10-11:30 a.m. This is a year-round program that takes place the first Monday of the month. A children’s book is read in English and Spanish and then followed by an activity and snack. The event is free. Visit for details.

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