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.

“Tell him Jesus is always watching him.” – Summit County Commissioner Tom Long, responding to Commissioner Bill Wallace’s suggestion that churches should not be selected as polling places. Wallace said a resident called and felt uneasy about the separation of church and state while voting in a church.

“We’re kind of spitting in the wind on this one.” – Dillon Town Manager Jack Benson, referring to pine beetle infestation on U.S. Forest Service land counteracting most of the work that Dillon and Summit County could do to prevent trees from dying from beetle kill.

“Are you going to charge more for a better view?” – Dillon Councilman Jim Dover, poking fun at fellow councilman Lorin Gardner’s cemetery update committee report.

“Everybody but Jesus Christ.”

– Gardner, telling fellow council members who in the state received his letter urging interjurisdictional cooperation for a solution to traffic issues on Interstate 70.

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