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.

“Now I can see if I have any of them growing in my back yard.” – Jeff Kuhlman, Region 1 transportation director for the Colorado Department of Transportation, upon receiving a 2004 calendar of Colorado noxious weeds from county officials.

“You pick up squirrels?” – Frisco councilmember David Amli

“We pick up dead squirrels.” – Frisco Police Chief Tom Wickman.

“Oh, dead squirrels.” – Amli.

“We’ll pick up anything.” – Wickman, during a town council discussion of the Frisco Police Department budget. Wickman budgeted $2,000 for animal impound fees in 2004.

“Jim wants to see if it could run on biodiesel.” – Breck councilmember Ernie Blake, during discussion about the town’s newly restored steam locomotive. Councilmember Jim Lamb has been instrumental in converting the town’s diesel fleet over to biodiesel.

“Hopefully we won’t have a runaway train.” – Breckenridge town historian Rebecca Waugh, explaining how a 71-ton locomotive is unloaded from a flatbed truck.

“We can’t do this with volunteer help this time.” – Waugh again, to emphasize the difficulty in transporting the town’s restored locomotive from Strasburg to Breckenridge.

“Halloween is the only time of year you can psychologically scar a child and the parents will thank you.” – Rosemary Loki, coordinator of a haunted house for Frisco’s Trick or Treat Street held on Halloween.

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