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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

“We’re pretty far along in the contract with the Coasters and the Platters.” – Linda Lichtendahl, Frisco community relations director, in reference to plans for Fourth of July

“They’re still alive?” – Frisco Councilmember Tom Connolly

Frisco town officials agreed the town will host both fireworks and a band for Independence Day this year. In an effort to save money, one council member asked if the town could use smaller fireworks:

“Shock and awe.” – Councilmember Bernie Zurbriggen, voting for the big stuff

“Isn’t that a band? No, that’s Chaka Khan.”- Connolly

“Isn’t that the Office of Homeland Security and Fire Safety?” – Mike Braaten of the Colorado Municipal League (CML) at last week’s CML meeting in Dillon

“Well, it’s not really an office. It’s more of a cubicle.” – Sam Mamet, CML associate director

“It was kind of heart-stopping to me to learn that Boulder had lifted their water restrictions.” – Silverthorne Councilmember Peggy Long, during a discussion about Silverthorne’s water restrictions at the CML meeting

“Before he leaves office, I want to see him on a real locomotive.” – Breckenridge Town Councilmember Larry Crispell, in reference to Mayor Sam Mamula and Crispell’s dream to build a functional, historic rail line in the area.

“Couldn’t we once play nicely in the sandbox together?” – County Commissioner Bill Wallace, regarding the arguing over a last-minute Senate bill that redistricts U.S. Congressional districts. The bill was approved last week in the Legislature.

“A little herd of two would be just dandy.” – County Weed Coordinator Paul Schreiner, talking about the possibility of getting a “herd” of two goats to help with noxious weed eradication.

News nuggets

– The Frisco Town Council approved a resolution Tuesday to replace the town’s cemetery fence. The new iron fence should cost the town about $35,000.

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