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Reporters’ Notebook

Daily Staff Writer

“I think we do overextend our kids at the high school, but I also think the county as a whole, with all the other opportunities kids are offered, also helps thin the population.” – Tom Dickey, former Summit High football coach and current assistant principal at Summit Middle School, on whether he thinks SHS has too many sports.”There should be more sports, I think. Not everybody likes to play baseball or soccer or football. There’s other sports out there besides those jock sports.” – SHS senior Annie Siudzinski, on whether she thinks SHS has too many sports.”The makeshift memorials have always been and will continue to be illegal, but we generally don’t remove them unless they are a hazard.” – Sharon DeWitt, of the Colorado Department of Transportation, talking about the department’s new program that offers official signs as memorials to people who have died on the roads.”We’ve gotten some calls asking if we’re proposing a golf course again.” – Michael Penny, Frisco town manager, on plans to build a Peninsula Village for recreation and events on the site of the existing Frisco Nordic Center.”Jim (Lamb) and I are going to do a three-way (car) sharing. We’ll share a car with (Mayor) Ernie Blake. Since he (Lamb) and I both drive toilets, we’d drive Ernie’s car.” – Breckenridge Town Councilmember Jeffrey Bergeron, commenting on an idea to develop a car-sharing program in town.”Back in the ’70s, we had girlfriend sharing, and that seemed to work well.” – Bergeron again, about the viability of car-sharing.”It’s just like that – you just sign up for your turn.” – Lamb, in response.”Maybe we could start with PJ’s VW. He’s out of the country; he won’t know until he gets back.” – Lamb, about Craig “Doc P.J.” Perrinjaquet’s vehicle.”There are certainly aspects that suck, but I’m not really sure what they are because I can’t remember the next year when I sign up again.” – Breckenridge attorney Mark Thompson on racing solo 24-hour mountain bike races while talking about the 10th annual 24 Hours of Moab held Oct. 16-17. Thompson raced the event in the Duo Pro division with riding partner Kevin Gillest. “We’re in very dark times. Anyone who doesn’t notice is far too busy shopping.” – Matthew Fox, theologian who spoke at the Vilar Center “We need to find a balance between order and chaos. Church is too ordered. It’s boring. Even the angels are bored.” – Fox, again.”Elk hunting is like an elaborate game of hide and seek. Certainly, the elk has a lot more invested in the game than you do.” – Rob Firth, area wildlife manager, Colorado Division of Wildlife.”And you’ll have people there to wave them off or shoot their tires or whatever?” – A question posed to Breck ski resort’s Ric Pocius by Mayor Ernie Blake during discussion about making shuttles and cars use the F-Lot drop-off site instead of the one at the Village. “Tell them to look in their trash can – it’s theirs.” – Commissioner Tom Long, advising Commissioner Bob French on how to respond to telephone calls from Summit Cove residents who don’t like the trash they can see at the landfill from their neighborhood.”You were caught between a rock and a hard place. I think you did a great job on the Kobe trial.”- Commissioner Bill Wallace to District Attorney Mark Hurlbert at a Monday worksession with area elected officials.”It will be hard to get Coloradans out of their cars. We think we have a Constitutional right to drive everywhere and at 75 miles per hour at least.”- District 56 state House of Representatives candidate Heather Lemon on Interstate 70 congestion.

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