Top 20 ways to get involved in Summit County this week |

Top 20 ways to get involved in Summit County this week

Breckenridge Film Fest call for entries

Filmmakers and friends of filmmakers are invited to submit films to be considered for inclusion in the Sept. 18-21 festival. If accepted, filmmakers will be invited to visit Breckenridge during the festival, and are eligible for complimentary lodging accommodations on a first-come, first-served basis, thanks to generous lodging sponsors. Chosen filmmakers also receive the accolades of being selected to participate in one of the oldest and most prestigious film festivals in the country, and will cross paths with potential distributors. Don’t delay while the fee submissions are low (student rates are even lower). Fees are not waived, please do not request a fee waiver. Visit or to submit.

Pre-applications for Summit wildfire protection grants

Summit County government has grant funds available for eligible neighborhoods, subdivisions and homeowners associations to conduct wildfire mitigation projects. The Summit County Wildfire Grant Program provides matching funds to assist property owners with the costs of creating defensible space by removing hazardous fuels that elevate wildfire risk. Pre-applications from eligible homeowner groups are due May 16. Successful pre-applicants will work with local wildfire mitigation experts to plan their projects. For more information, and to download a pre-application, visit, or contact Beth Huron at (970) 668-3595 or

Donations for After-Prom

The third annual Summit High School After-Prom event will take place Saturday, April 26. After Prom is a terrific all-night party held at the Silverthorne Rec Center that allows SHS students to enjoy even more of their Prom evening. Once again the goal is to provide a safe, substance free and most importantly fun environment for our Summit High School Juniors and Seniors. The cost for students to attend is $10 which covers all After Prom festivities. Sponsors are looking for both raffle prizes ­gift certificates and other fun items that high school students would enjoy – as well as cash donations to help purchase larger raffle prizes. Please consider making a donation by either going to donate online <; or mailing in a donation to After Prom Committee c/o Peggy Hiller, PO Box 3723, Dillon, CO 80435, or contact her at In addition, if you have a used car or truck that you are willing to donate for the grand prize, please contact Peggy Hiller.

CASA volunteer training

When a child is abused or neglected, a judge appoints a trained volunteer to listen to the child, report the child’s wishes, and make recommendations to the court. This person is called a Court-Appointed Special Advocate, or a CASA volunteer. CASA of the Continental Divide’s trained volunteers serve children in the 5th Judicial District of Colorado (Clear Creek, Eagle, Lake, and Summit counties) and commit to finding them safe and permanent homes as soon as possible. To learn more about becoming a CASA in your county, call (970) 513-9390 or go to

Cambodian relief fundraiser

Join Cambodian Relief Fund director, Douglas Mendel, as he shares stories, awareness of his work and information on his upcoming book written by author and CMC instructor Mark Palz, April 14 at 6 p.m. at CMC Breck for meet and greet with appetizers, and a presentation from 7 – 7:45 p.m. in the Auditorium. A $20 donation is requested to aide in expenses for Doug’s upcoming trip in late April/May. For questions, call Doug at (970) 333-2285.

HC3 internships for SHS and CMC students

The High Country Conservation Center is looking for Summit High School and Colorado Mountain College students to participate in the 2014 Summit CSA program. HC3 has partnered with CMC and The Summit Foundation to offer a summer internship and scholarship for outstanding students interested in urban farming, sustainable agriculture, and community food systems. This is a unique opportunity to get hands-on experience in food advocacy, policy, and education. Visit for more details or contact Jen Santry at Online applications are due by Friday, May 2.

25th Annual Enduro

Wednesday, April 16. An endurance event that only A-Basin could bring you- 25 years of non stops on the Pali. Teams of two take laps up the Legendary Pallavicini (Pali) chair and either ski or ride down the mountain on designated lines from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. without stopping. This event benefits A-Basin’s own Trevor Giles, a Snowsports instructor who was paralyzed in a bicycling accident in August 2013. Then from 5-8 p.m. in the A-Frame for the Enduro Après Party. Live music from local Summit County band High5, a silent auction and a spaghetti dinner with proceeds going to Trevor and his family. Spaghetti dinner cost: $15/adults and $8/kids. $4 draft beer.

Range Safety Officers needed

Summit County is very fortunate to have a free shooting facility available to the public through the efforts of volunteers and the generosity of Summit County government. 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 8-hours of training and orientation and a minimum of two 4-hour shifts per month, preferably on weekends and holidays when the range experiences its highest usage. Volunteers can schedule shifts at their convenience. Duties include: supervising shooting activities, informing visitors of rules, promoting safety and helping to maintain range facilities and equipment. Free RSO Certification will be provided by NRA Chief Range Safety Officers in exchange for the time commitment. For more information about the Summit County Shooting Range, see our web site at To volunteer, or for more inormation about becoming a Certified RSO, email:

Backstage Theatre looking for volunteers

Springtime is in the air. Come join the enthusiastic volunteers at the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre. All who support the exciting prospect of live theatre are welcom. Contact for more information.

SHS poetry contest

The Rotary Club of Summit County and the Summit Daily News announce the first Summit High School Poetry Contest. The contest is open to all SHS students as well as home schooled students. Any type of poem- sonnet, haiku, free verse, acrostic, cinquain, limerick, tanka, etc. Subject: Whatever you’d like. Deadline: Midnight May 1. Submission: E-mail your poem as a word document to with ‘poetry contest’ in the subject line. The top 3 winners will earn cash prizes and will read their poems aloud at a Rotary meeting. Winning poems will also be published in The Summit Daily News.

A few things to consider:

• Be sure and have your name and e-mail address on your submission

• Spell check

• Creativity is the main thing to be judged, but proper poetic technique, spelling and style will figure heavily as well

• Have fun

Breckenridge USA Pro Challenge poster contest

The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the Breckenridge stage of the 2014 USA Pro Challenge is accepting submissions for the Host City Poster Contest. Submissions are due by 5 p.m. on May 1, and should tie in with the race and cycling in Breckenridge. Winning artwork will appear locally on posters, merchandise, advertising, and other event collateral. The winning artist will receive a prize package of event merchandise and VIP passes to the event in Breckenridge. Submissions must be 11.5×17.5 inches (to accommodate for bleeds) and preferably submitted via email to Accepted file formats include JPG (300dpi) or PDF. Artists may also submit in person at the GoBreck office (111 Ski Hill Rd. in Breckenridge) or via U.S. Mail to GoBreck, ATTN: UPCC Poster Contest, P.O. Box 1909, Breckenridge, CO 80424.

Lodging donations

On April 17 a benefit is being held at the Silverthorne Pavilion for Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing. This great event raises funds to help disabled active military personnel and disabled veterans participate in rehabilitative fly fishing events in the upcoming months. The donation that is currently sought are two rooms on the north side of the county to house program leaders on the nights of April 16 & 17. If you or anyone you know can help support this great cause by donating rooms please contact the Summit Daily at (970) 668-3998. Additionally for more information on the event please contact any fly-fishing outfitter in Summit County.

Trail for adoption

Trail Segment 7.1, from the Gold Hill Trailhead to the top of the 10 Mile Range will go up for adoption this season. The previous volunteer cut trees, maintained water bars, and posted signs. He believes it would be great to have one or several people from Summit County itself volunteer to maintain those 8 miles. It’s a lot of fun, good exercise, and gives you a good feeling. Potential adopters, please contact the Colorado Trail Foundation Adopt-A-Trail Coordinator, Janet Farrar, at You can check out the trail adoption program at

Social dances

Through the generosity of the Town of Dillon, the Lake Dillon Amphitheater and Summit Swing Dance will be offering social dances every Tuesday night from 6-8:30 p.m. beginning June 10 through the end of August this summer. The event will be an opportunity for local non-profit organizations to raise money for their causes. No admission will be charged, however, donations can be requested and concessions can also be a source of income. There will be no overhead for your organization and all donations and income from concessions will go the direct benefit of your organization. For more information or to reserve a night, email or call (970) 468-4876 after 4/13.

Town of Frisco Easter volunteers

The Town of Frisco is hosting the annual community Kids’ Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 20 at Noon. 5,000 eggs need to be strategically hidden by volunteers at the different age group locations. Volunteers also assist in keeping children orderly until the Schoolhouse bell rings to signify the beginning of the hunt. The meeting time for volunteers is 10 a.m. at Town Hall located at 1 Main Street. Coffee, fruit and bagels will be provided. Call the Information Center at (970) 668-5547 or sign up online at

April Mixer

The April mixer is being hosted by MWA Design Center in Silverthorne, next to Murdoch’s on Wednesday, April 23. The address is 1281 Blue River Pkwy, Silverthorne. The event will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with yummy appetizers and beverages. Cost for members is $5 and non-members is $15. Happy Hour pricing on all beverages. Bring lots of business cards and come prepared to get the word out about your business. Another way for additional exposure is to offer a gift as a door prize. If interested, please contact Judi at (970) 389-6470.

Summit Seniors board members

The job of board members is to carry out and advance the mission and strategies. The mission reads “To improve the quality of life for the members of the Summit County Senior Center and other senior citizens (those over 55) of Summit County by providing services and opportunities for residents and visitors for recreation, intellectual stimulation, physical activity, volunteering and sociability through programming and philanthropic endeavors both within the Senior Center and the greater community. Elections will be held in early June and the annual term begins on July 1. Ideal skills and backgrounds being sought for board members include one or more of the following, (1) Marketing & Communication (2) 0rganizational and Leadership (3) Planning & Administration (4) Financial/Business (5) Senior Services (6) Activities/Programs (indoor and outdoor) (7) Volunteering (8) Human Resources and (9) Grant Management. Interested parties please contact Niki at the Senior and Community Center at (970) 668-2940 no later than May 6.

Zero Waste volunteers needed

The High Country Conservation Center is seeking Zero Waste volunteers to help out at the Mountain Travel Symposium (MTS) conference at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge. Volunteers must be 21 years or older. Volunteers will get a free t-shirt, pizza dinner, a reusable Breckenridge bag and are entered to win a bottle of liquor from the Breckenridge Distillery. Your time and effort helps earn the Conservation Center a generous donation from MTS. Check out to learn more. Call (970) 668-5703 or email with questions.

Planning Commission vacancies

Opportunities to Shape Frisco’s Future. The Town of Frisco is seeking a community minded citizen to serve on the Planning Commission. Planning Commissioners review development projects and make recommendations to Town Council on land use issues.

Qualifications: Applicants must live within the town of Frisco limits. Commitment: Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 5 p.m. and typically lasts 2-4 hours. Please submit letter of interest and include a statement of relevant qualifications by 5 p.m. Friday April 11, 2014 to the town of Frisco Community Development Department, PO Box 4100, Frisco, CO 80443 or email letters to For more information, contact the Community Development Department at (970) 668-9130.

Trout Unlimited

The last formal TU meeting of 2014 before a break for summer will be on April 15 from 6-8 p.m. at the Silverthorne Pavilion. Come and hear all you ever wanted to know about what TU does in Colorado and more importantly what TU does in your backyard from Colorado Trout Unlimited ’s Executive Director, David Nickum. Hear about River Restoration initiatives, 2014 Legislative Issues that affect Trout and Trout Fisherman, youth initiatives, and a whole lot more. Colorado based Trout Unlimited employee’s work tirelessly. Come hear what they have to say and thank them for what they do. Free meeting, free food, adult beverage available. Spread the good word. Support your Trout Unlimited. RSVP to Sarah Barklay (970) 401-4697.

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