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.

“If there was no Hostetter, there’d be no new fire station.” – Heeney resident Don Scott, referring to volunteer Lower Blue fire chief Joe Hostetter at the groundbreaking of the Lower Blue Fire Station and Community Center earlier this month.

“We’ve never won a battle against Vail in our lives.” – Dillon Town Councilmember Mike Smith, commenting on the competition for grant money for erosion protection of Black Creek in Eagle County versus Straight Creek in the Snake River Basin of Summit County.

“That’s not a task you can just put your umbrella over and fix real easy.” – Smith, talking about the Summit Chamber of Commerce’s attempt to secure a money-saving health insurance program for local businesses.

“It certainly needs to have some alternative transportation in it – other than high-speed buses.” – Gary Lindstrom, regarding Colorado Department of Transportation’s proposed preliminary list of Interstate 70 improvements.

“I’m so hot, I’m cool.” – Rotary Club’s Lake Dillon Ice Princess nominee Amber Reyna, at last week’s Ice Ball.

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