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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.

News nuggets



– Frisco officials agreed Tuesday to begin charging nonprofits to use the town’s ball and multipurpose fields. As some entities expect to close their ballfieds this summer, Frisco officials are concerned theirs might suffer from overuse, said Frisco Assistant Town Manager Theresa Casey. All fees collected will be used for the maintenance of the fields.

– The school district’s nutrition task force presented its recommendations to the school board at its Wednesday meeting. Recommendations include increasing the calcium and lowering the fat and sodium content in school lunches. The task force also proposed removing soda, chips and candy from school vending machines. Superintendent Wes Smith asked the task force to propose four or five guiding principles for the school board to consider at its next meeting, Wednesday, April 23.



“I really doubt that there would be an overwhelming support of no soda, no candy,” school board student advisor Sarah Shaffer said when asked how high school students feel about the school district nutrition task force’s recommendations.

– The Frisco Town Council approved the second reading of the town’s historic overlay district. Property owners may become part of the historic overlay voluntarily. The ordinance offers density bonus options and allows the town to purchase development rights on historic properties.

Quotes of note

“If you’re going to bake them a cherry pie, then at least throw it out in the woods. Don’t make them go through all those meat wrappers and tinfoil.” – Peak 7 resident Patty McGrath’s offhand suggestion for keeping bears away from trash cans this spring.

“If there’s a mountain and you don’t know what’s in it, you climb up and see if there’s a top on it. If you see it cracking, run.” – Dillon Valley

Elementary kindergartner Andrew Vander Werf during his science fair presentation on volcanoes.

“When whirlpools have got something, they go back down and eat their lunch.” – DVE kindergartner Nicholas Keil.


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