“We need to support our President. We need to support our Secretary of Defense. We need to support our Secretary of Homeland Security to protect us from tourism. Uhhh. I mean terrorism.” – State Rep. Gary Lindstrom, slipping up during the last debate Tuesday at the Summit County Community and Senior Center.”As a Republican, I get so much National Rifle Association literature,” – Breckenridge Town Councilmember Jeffery Bergeron. Bergeron is a “Green Party person at heart,” but switched his affiliation to Republican so he could participate in the vote for Summit County Sheriff during the Republican primary.”Here.” – Backstage Theatre actor Craig Partnow underhandedly (and jokingly) passing a one-dollar bill to the arts and entertainment editor, apparently to bribe her to write a stellar review. She, of course, denied the money, saying such bribes cost more than $1.”We go out there and enforce the law based on compliance; we are complaint driven. ‘The Gauntlet’ is a slug that’s been used ever since I came here as a cop. If you’re not doing anything wrong, then you shouldn’t have any problems.” – Sheriff John Minor, responding after a Voting Matters debate Tuesday to a question asked publicly of the county commissioner candidates concerning what they’d do to quell traffic enforcement on “The Gauntlet,” also known as Highway 9 between Frisco and Breckenridge.”We get a handshake and a fine how-de-doo.” – Breckenridge Sanitation District director Andy Carlson, when asked if the district gets any money for winning an award from the Environmental Protection Agency.”I do sympathize with them, but they just need to understand that I have national meets to go to and an extended season after this.” – SHS senior cross country star Whitney Anderson, responding to other members of the team that maintain she shouldn’t be allowed to compete at the regional meet because she trains with a private coach and rarely practices or runs with the high school team.”If they were in the same situation, if they had these goals that were more on a national level than a local level, then I think they’d want the same opportunity to represent their high school. They don’t see all the hard work Whitney puts in, but I think the results she gets shows that hard work.” – SHS athletic director Gretchen Nies, on why she and principal Frank Mencin allowed Anderson to run for the Tigers this fall.”We’re going to need a big tow truck.” – Dispatch, on Friday, as the snowstorm caused a semi-truck to slide off Interstate 70
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