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Reporters Notebook

“Reporters Notebook” is a roundup of quotes, notes, bits and bites gleaned from meetings, events, press releases, e-mails or simply overheard on the street. Some of it is just for fun, and some of it is newsworthy tidbits that did not find a home in the other pages of the paper. Look for “Reporters Notebook” each Monday in the Summit Daily News.

Quotes of note

“Jimmy Buffet might be a special event for you, but it won’t not be for me.” – Ten Mile Planning Commission Chair Dan Basica to Jim Spenst, Copper Mountain VP of operations, after Spenst used a Jimmy Buffet concert as a hypothetical special event.



“I would like something that says, “If you lie, you’re going to jail for 12 years.'” – Breck Mayor Sam Mamula, regarding affadavits people are required to fill out to qualify for employee housing.

“Who’s the “they’? Is it them?” – Breck Councilmember J.B. Katz, trying to understand water law.



“I figure if you have to pay, you wouldn’t come to see me when I kick the bucket.” – Mamula, regarding proposed cemetery tour fees.

“What are you doing? Attracting drunks on these tours?” – Mamula, again, when historical director Barbara Yost said people tend to be better behaved if they have to pay for tours.

“Summit County is the ugly stepdaughter. The only time the governor has anything to do with Summit County is when he’s driving through it.” – County Commissioner Gary Lindstrom, regarding Gov. Bill Owens’ alleged apathy toward transportation in the High Country.

“It’s kind of like the difference between saccharine and NutraSweet. It just takes a couple of years before you find a couple of dead rats somewhere.”

– Lindstrom, regarding the lack of data on the long-term impacts of magnesium chloride.

News nuggets

n Out-of-towners are subject to increased fees if they wish to buy a plot at the Frisco Cemetery. Frisco officials approved the Frisco Cemetery Board’s recommendations to increase plot fees for out-of-town residents and to update cemetery excavation procedures.

n Frisco council members approved the Peninsula Recreation Plan by resolution at their March 18 meeting. The plan no longer includes a golf course.

n The Frisco Town Council approved its first reading for the creation of a new advisory committee. The Frisco Open Space Advisory Committee will merge with the new Frisco Recreation, Open Space and Trails Advisory Committee. The committee will have nine members and make recommendations to the town regarding recreation, open space, parks and trails.

n The Ten Mile Planning Commission will hold its next meeting Thursday, April 17. It has delayed the meeting a week because of spring break conflicts.


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