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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

“It’s more like an enormous bird, swooping down over Summit County and out plops the little bombardier and a new plant has started.” – Weed Control coordinator Paul Schreiner, regarding his dreams about the spread of noxious weeds in the county

“Smoking is allowed within a closed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area that is at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all material.” – From a U.S. Forest Service press release outlining new fire restrictions

“They thought, “Cool! Hot spring!'” – Assistant County Manager Steve Hill on people Commissioner Gary Lindstrom said he saw swimming near a wastewater treatment plant

“Just big, make it big,” – County Sheriff Joe Morales, during a discussion of the size of lettering on signs announcing countywide fire restrictions

“People can’t even read speed limit 55 signs,” – Commissioner Tom Long

“Well, if they’re going 110 … ” – Hill

“He’s under the name “Napoleon Solo.'” – Rich Nesin, tour manager for David Hinds of Steel Pulse

“If you can’t laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at?” – Ron Beane, Denver biologist featured on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”

“We didn’t even know it was down. Thanks for calling.” – Stacy Stegman, CDOT spokeswoman, on a Copper Mountain exit sign near mile marker 195 that had fallen over

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