Reporters’ Notebook |

Reporters’ Notebook

“I’m traveling with Tom Osborne, so we’ll talk CU and Nebraska football.” – U.S. Rep. Mark Udall, about his trip Sept. 24 to Iraq (see story, page A23). He returns Tuesday.”I’m going to start a food fight.” – Breckenridge Town Councilmember Jim Lamb regarding a joint town and school district meeting he originally thought was going to be held in the middle school cafeteria.”No boat, no show. – Vilar Center director Kris Sabel, when the producers of “Titanic” said the boat wouldn’t fit into the Vilar Center. To make sure the show went on, Sabel cut a gaping whole into the theater, which they now use for other, “Titanic”-sized productions.”I still have two sisters living in Munich. Just talked with them today and they say the Oktoberfest is becoming just a big brawl with so many drunks early in the day, even though it only opens at 11 a.m. It used to be only in the late afternoon and evening when the heavy drinking started. Now, especially the Australians, New Zealanders and Italians start really early, and many times it comes to confrontations and brawls. Real nasty. I think I’ll stick with Oktoberfests in Breck and Frisco where they are still ‘Gemuetlicch.'” – Helmut Kanoldt, in an e-mail thanking us for covering Oktoberfest accurately, especially history-wise.”The best way to describe it is feeling like a kid on Christmas morning.” – Nathan Reynolds, a Marine whose parents live in Silverthorne, on receiving care packages sent by Summit County residents during his tour of duty in Iraq.”You get guys frustrated with the work or depressed with being away from home or the living conditions, but you build up an amazing camaraderie with the people you are there with.”- Reynolds on being in Iraq.”Is that throw down as opposed to throw up?”- Keystone chief Roger McCarthy making a crack at a Keystone video showing how popular the resort is with the college spring break crowd looking to “throw down.””Does anybody understand this stuff?”- McCarthy commenting on a video of skiers and boarders sliding across the flaming rail at Keystone’s A51 terrain park.”You said you can open in 46 days, what are you waiting for?”Arapahoe Basin chief Greg Finch throwing a friendly taunt at rival Roger McCarthy, head of Keystone and Breckenridge. A-Basin is aiming for Oct. 22.

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