Premier set Wednesday for "Junkshow Diaries’ |

Premier set Wednesday for "Junkshow Diaries’

Daily News staff reports

Breckenridge Sports is showing ski and snowboard movie premiers to raise money for the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center, the Summit Foundation and The Snowboard Outreach Society.

The dates for the movies are Wednesday, Oct. 29, Nov. 5 and 12. Doors open at 7 p.m. and showtimes are at 8 p.m. at Downstairs at Eric’s on Main Street. Shows are followed by a raffle.

This week’s movie is “Junkshow Diaries” by one the newest and most innovative film teams in the industry. Don’t miss the chance to see and meet some of skiing’s best and brightest.

Goods to be raffled include apparel from DNA, Snowcat Tours by Mountain Fun Tours and a Buddy Pass courtesy of Breckenridge Ski Resort.

The event features live music, food and drink specials from Eric’s and Kaltenberg Castle Brewery.

Admission is $5 in advance and $8 at the door with a free drink coupon with advance purchase. For tickets, call Breckenridge Sports in the Village at Breckenridge at (970) 453-3000 or Mike Thomas at (970) 406-8002.

Alma Foundation steps back in time

ALMA – When the lights dimmed at the Alma Town Hall a recent Saturday night, partygoers stepped back in time.

The Alma Foundation’s Silverheels Ball fundraiser brought more than 125 participants to dance the night away while attired in 1890s clothes. But not just any period costume would do. The ladies vied for the liveliest reproduction of a 1800s dance hall girl’s work clothes, to the delight of the male attendees, who opted for the garb of miners, cowboys and old-time gamblers.  

The dance was named for a woman of the gold mining era whose real name was unknown to the miners of Alma, Fairplay and Buckskin Joe. They dubbed her Silverheels for the silver heeled dancing shoes she always wore. Legend says she nursed miners stricken by a smallpox epidemic and then disappeared, and Silverheels Mountain now bears her name.

The organizers decided to adopt the name of the charitable woman for their fundraiser and the townsfolk took the opportunity to play the part.

The Alma Foundation supports a number of fundraisers, including the Festival in the Clouds, the Thai One On dinner and other events to provide money for a number of charitable causes, including historic preservation, civic improvements, child-care facilities and open space preservation. “This one is a little different, we just wanted a chance to have a good time and cover the cost of the band and snacks. If we make money on it that’s well and good, but this one’s just for the fun of it,” said town clerk Nancy Reed. 

The latest cause championed by the Alma Foundation is the restoration of the stone community church, which townspeople hope to be completed by the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the founding of the town to be held in December.

School board election forum Thursday

The Democratic and Republican parties of Summit County are joining to host a forum for Summit school board candidates at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Summit County Community and Senior Center near Frisco. The school board election is nonpartisan.

The six candidates for four open seats are Jay Brunvand, Ruth Hertzberg, Stuart Adams, Bob Bowers, Jon Kreamelmeyer and Jim Shaw.

Owl lecture planned in Breckenridge

Find out the real scoop about Summit County’s owls during a Breckenridge Nature Series presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Breckenridge Theatre, 121 S. Ridge St.

Join wildlife biologist and educator Chris Barth in a discovery of Summit County’s owls. Learn how to identify different owl species and find out what you can do to protect owl populations and habitat.

The Breckenridge Nature Series is presented by the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center and the Town of Breckenridge. The series offers naturalist-guided programs for residents and visitors that focus on mountain and sub-alpine ecosystems, astronomy and more. A suggested donation of $5 is appreciated at the door. For more information, contact Nature Series coordinator Peg Alig at (970) 453-6422 ext. 19 or e-mail

Keystone Ski Swap set for Nov. 14-16

The anticipated annual Keystone Ski Swap, usually held in mid-October, will be the weekend of Nov. 14-16 at River Run in Keystone. Swapmiester Merrill Miller said people have been calling him for weeks, anxious to participate in the annual fundraising event for Team Summit.

Up to $1 million in new inventory and a wide variety of used ski and snowboard equipment and apparel will be on sale from 6-10 p.m. Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 15 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 16. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted. The fundraiser benefits the competitive youth ski and snowboard program.

Nude calendar bares all Thursday

The Summit Foundation will unveil its nude calendar during a release party Thursday from 8-11 p.m. at Cecilia’s in Breckenridge. Summit Uncovered, a bare-it-all calendar created with a sense of humor and community spirit, was created to raise money for local nonprofits.

Summit Uncovered will be available for purchase on Friday at selected businesses and bookstores. It will retail for $19.95. Reserve your Summit Uncovered copy by calling The Summit Foundation at (970) 453-5970 or e-mail

All proceeds from Summit Uncovered – which features prominent members of the community in their birthday suits (with their private parts covered of course) benefits The Summit Foundation, a community public foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life for residents and guests of Summit County.

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