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Editor’s note: Social Calls is compiled from comments on stories posted to the Summit Daily’s Facebook page.

“Can a Mother Moose not even give birth to her twins without someone gawking at her while it is happening? Humans need to stand back and stay back!!!” — Dale Wright Green, on photos of a moose giving birth to twins

“My daughter is a 2nd grader at Summit Cove and has loved mindfulness training (and so have I). It hasn’t led anywhere disturbing- she now has more tools to deal with controversy, disappointment and the ups and downs of life. It is my deepest hope that people will not troll or deride this article without listening to the parents or children who are participating.” — Vanessa Marie Agee, on “Mindfulness studies help Summit grade schoolers overcome daily challenges”

“Love it! Miss Summit! Lived there 10 years and the only time I ever got stuck was during a VERY late June storm trying to get back home over the dark side pass late at night after the snow tires had been changed out. Luckily my fellow employee and Park county resident was right behind me and got me home safe.” — Sheryl Schultz Mayuary, on a video with “Summit County slammed by spring storm”

“At least Arapaho’s still open!sounds like you’ll have the place to yourselves! Ski it!” — Kathryn Johnston Duprie, on “Photos: Summit County, Colorado mountains pummeled with spring snow”

“Just another spring in Summit County” — Judith Holler Dessoffy, on “Photos: Summit County, Colorado mountains pummeled with spring snow”

“As long as it doesnt end up Brecky McBreckface.” — Adam Baisley, on “Name Breckenridge’s newest community”

Editor’s note: Below is a list of the top 5 most-read stories on the week of May 14.

1. Summit County slammed by spring storm, I-70 an ‘utter mess’

A powerful spring storm swept through Summit County and surrounding areas on Thursday, May 18. The larger-than-expected snowstorm snarled traffic, canceled school and even scuttled the governor’s planned visit to Silverthorne. Interstate 70 was predictably hectic on Thursday, with at least six closures throughout the morning and early afternoon as crews scrambled back and forth between crashes and spinouts. Skiers and riders, however, flocked to Arapahoe Basin Ski Area for some late-season turns. The storm brought nearly 20 inches to the Basin, the only ski area in the county still spinning lifts.

2. Summit County police blotter: Man reports missing half-ounce

Breckenridge police responded to a report of cold criminal mischief after a man reported he thought a piece of wood was jammed in his car’s keyhole. There was no sign of damage, but the next day, the man called to report that a half-ounce of marijuana had gone missing from the car.

3. Colorado mountains prepare for up to 2 feet of snow in May

A winter storm warning began on Wednesday, May 17, as forecasters predicted a spring storm that ended up bringing several feet of snow to the mountains.

4. Impasse with county threatens Breckenridge-area ambulance services

On Monday, the county issued an ultimatum to the Red, White and Blue Fire Protection District, telling the service it could have its right to run ambulances in Summit revoked unless it agrees to hew its operations more toward countywide priorities. The move would mean that while RWB medics could still provide on-scene treatment, patients would have to wait until a county-authorized ambulance arrived to be taken to the hospital, department officials said.

5. Well-established Silverthorne restaurant cuts ribbon on massive expansion

The owners of one of the longest serving businesses in Silverthorne, the Sunshine Café, cut a ribbon Friday on a massive expansion that added about 1,800 square feet to the restaurant and raised its seating capacity to 97. Town officials and restaurant personnel attended the ceremony, and the officials presented the restaurant owners, Mike and Tenley Spry, with an oversized check for $3,000 through the town’s business-grant program.

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