Reporters’ Notebook |

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.

“There’s not that much going on. I didn’t do anything over the weekend.” – County Coroner Joanne Richardson giving a report to the county commissioners about Labor Day Weekend in a case of no news being really good news.

“The only bad part is the public defenders are here, too.” – District Attorney Mark Hurlbert busting on his courtroom opponents. He was joking about how both the state’s district attorneys and public defenders are holding group meetings in Breckenridge this month.

“It’s our favorite time of the year – delinquent tax time, when every dollar we have to collect is a difficult dollar.” – County Treasurer Larry Gilliland commenting on cleaning up his list of slow property tax payers.

“I guess it’s better than having another real estate office on Main Street.” – County Surveyor Rich Ferris commenting on the good news that the Theobold family has conveyed the historic Barney Ford house on Breckenridge’s Main Street to the Saddle Rock Society, a foundation which will fund-raise to convert the house into a museum in honor of one of Breckenridge’s leading historical figures.

“To me, it’s like an outhouse in front of a nice home.” – Frisco Town Councilmember David Amli commenting on the brick Summit Stage bus shelter in front of the town hall. Amli, who sits on the Stage’s advisory board, would like to see the shelter replaced by a plexiglass one set farther back from the curb, for safety reasons. He also said the current shelter endangers people when ice slides off the roof.

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