Officials continue efforts to resolve Copper disputes |

Officials continue efforts to resolve Copper disputes

Daily News staff reports

SUMMIT COUNTY – Public works disputes at Copper Mountain over who does what and where they do it, might soon be resolved.

County officials have held a series of three meetings with resort officials over the past two months to help clarify the responsibilities of the three primary entities at the resort – the county, Intrawest and the Copper Mountain Consolidated Metropolitan District. At issue are topics such as maintenance and preservation of open space.

“I think we’re heading down the right road,” Assistant County Manager Steve Hill said. “It’s really kind of amazing to me – given the general scarcity of agreements as to who does what – as to how much things get taken care of out there.”

In a report to the Board of County Commissioners, Hill said that he expected to present a complete recommendation to the board some time in September.

“Hopefully, by the time we report back to the board, we’ll have some real, meaningful improvements we can put on the table,” he said.

The meetings were set up earlier this summer after yet another discussion among Copper officials and the Board of County Commissioners about maintenance of Copper Road.

– Aidan Leonard

Senior sale tops past profits

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit Seniors raised $17,000 at its rummage sale last weekend – the most ever raised at the annual event.

About 100 volunteers logged more than 1,800 hours between setting up for and cleaning up from the three-day rummage sale, said Beth Koran, senior services coordinator.

The Seniors will donate 75 percent of the profits to Timberline Adult Services and 25 percent to Bristlecone Home Care and Hospice – two local nonprofits.

Koran was pleased with this year’s profits, which registered $800 more than 2002 and $4,000 more than 2001.

“The community was fantastic as far as their donations,” she said.

“The seniors have been so supportive of Bristlecone and this is such a fun way for the community to recycle their treasures,” Shelly Michell, director of operations. “We always appreciate their willingness to have this great benefit for us.”

– Lu Snyder

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