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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.

Quotes of note



“Hospital planning update? Let us pray.”

– County Commissioner Gary Lindstrom, introducing the



subject of negotiations between the county and St. Anthony’s to the other county commissioners during a Feb. 10 worksession

“At least two.”

– The number of kisses bestowed upon Breckenridge Town Council’s newest member, Ernie Blake, during the town’s annual grants award ceremony.

“Keep in mind that doesn’t include the $1 million we spent to buy the building so Bob (French) could have it close to his office.”

– Breck Mayor Sam Mamula, presenting a check for $8,000 to Backstage Theatre board member Bob French. French’s law office is across the street from the

Backstage’s new digs.

“We also received a grant that will be used to buy a chemical to keep the dirt down so we don’t have to use water.”

– Kit Armour, of TAME, a

therapy group that uses horses to help people with various disabilities.

“I hope it’s not mag chloride …”

– Mamula, in response

“The river’s too fast for the fish to do their thing.”

– Breck Town Manager Tim Gagen, dumbing down for the town council the reasons some stretches of the Blue River don’t have a viable fish population.

“They don’t bring prisoners in. They just lock them in the cars in the parking lot.

– Again, Mamula, in response to a consultant noting that town police has nowhere to hold prisoners.

“We heard the profanity going, the aroma there …”

– Consultant Nick Kollios,

discussing the shortcomings of the police station – and exasperation among police – because of tight quarters.

“That’s part of the character of our community.

– Mamula, in response.

Happy holidays

A Valentine’s Day note, for those who missed it:

From Shakira to Breckenridge Town Councilmember Jim Lamb: “I wuv you, my Jim Lamby-Lamb! Let’s shake it up together.”

You go, Jim.


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