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Reporters Notebook

Daily News Staff Reports

“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

“The Riverwalk Center wasn’t interested in “The Vagina Monologues.’ They prefer family-friendly offerings – like the Dark Star Orchestra, apparently. Don’t get me started.

“So we’re doing a one-night only benefit performance at the Silverthorne Pavilion on Friday, Aug. 29. The benefit is to help us raise funds to build dressing rooms behind the Breckenridge Theatre.

“A former board member is FURIOUS that we are doing the show. He can’t believe that we’ve sunk this low. He accused me of destroying the Backstage Theatre.

“Sounds like vagina envy to me.”

– Jeremy Cole, director of the Backstage Theatre.

“I prefer the title ‘Minister of Truth.'”

– Katy Atkinson, press secretary for Don’t Turn Racetracks Into Casinos, a group opposed to the Colorado Tourism Initiative.

“I’ll never make fun of the Iraqi tribal system again. It is alive and well right in the heart of democracy.”

– County Commissioner Tom Long commenting on the complicated negotiations to build a new hospital and doctors office building on county land behind the County Commons.

“Each post office operates as an independent sovereign country.”

– County Commissioner Gary Lindstrom commenting on why some post offices offer free boxes and why other charge.

“The trail on the other side of Ten Mile Creek is in terrible shape. It is a beautiful place to have a recreational trail. It is a shame to have the mess such as we have over there.”

– Brad Leonard, Copper Mountain Consolidated Metropolitan District board member, commenting on the shape of a trail on the east side of Ten Mile Creek that runs from near the bike path along the base of the Tenmile Range to the Wheeler Trailhead.

News nuggets

County Commissioner Bill Wallace still can’t figure out who requested that the entry off Highway 9 to the Dickey day access parking lot for Dillon Reservoir be improved.

In the last two weeks, the Colorado Department of Transportation has about completed work on new deceleration and acceleration lanes on each side of the road, as well as a left turn lane on Highway 9.

Wallace thinks maybe work crews were misdirected from doing the project that’s really needed: a second lane on the Interstate 70 on-ramp at Summit Boulevard in Frisco.


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