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.

“It comes from the tap. Where do they think it comes from?” – County Commissioner Bill Wallace, sarcastically responding to an assistant county manager’s comment that some people at water meetings across the state don’t seem to realize their water originates in the mountains.

“Only one of us around this table might qualify as a walking historic site.” – County Manager Ron Holliday, at a County Commissioners meeting last week, referring to the national requirement that a building be 50 years old for historic designation.

“He obviously thought it was a bike path.” – County Planner Tim Cummings, during a discussion on whether bike paths should be renamed “rec paths” at the public hearing for the comprehensive plan update. Cummings said he was walking on a bike path a couple weeks ago, cleaning up trash, when two bicyclists traveling toward each other passed him. One bicyclist yelled for him to get off the path because he was a pedestrian. Walkers, in-line skaters and other recreationists are allowed on the bike paths. The commission did not come to a conclusion on whether bike paths should be renamed.

“It must be because it’s hunting season.” – Countywide Planning Commissioner Billy Craig, on why there were so many positive public comments last week on the proposed update to the countywide comprehensive plan. The last public hearing on the update is at 5 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Buffalo Mountain Room at the County Commons in Frisco.

“I just want to take pictures of the people who vote against the Safeway and see if they shop there (if it’s approved.)” – A Silverthorne resident in favor of rezoning for up to 98,000 square feet of commercial development on Smith Ranch in the audience at the town council meeting Wednesday night.

“We’re talking about going to South Dakota and making some birds nervous. I don’t kill things, I just scare things.” – DA Mark Hurlbert, regarding an upcoming hunting trip.

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