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Silverthorne Police Sgt. Minor honored

SILVERTHORNE – Silverthorne Police Sgt. John Minor got a standing ovation during Wednesday’s town council meeting. Minor was promoted to senior sergeant with the department, a new position created by Silverthorne Police Chief John Patterson.

He is the first Silverthorne officer to hold the title, a position that in the future will be awarded to the sergeant with the most seniority on the department. Minor, with 10 years of service under his belt, currently holds that rank.

“I think sergeants are the key people in any police department – whether it’s Denver or Silverthorne,” Patterson said. “This is an effort to recognize their



outstanding work.

“It’s a status position. At any given time, there will only be one senior sergeant in the department.”



Sergeants train new employees and set performance standards for other officers.

Silverthorne’s department now has four sergeants. Minor was promoted to sergeant six years ago.

He served as acting chief in 1999 when former Silverthorne Police Chief Molly Franklin abruptly left the department. Minor represented the department while town officials sought a new top officer. Patterson described that period as “a very difficult time for the department.”

“John is the conscience for the police department,” Patterson said. “He bleeds Silverthorne blue. He’s a cop’s cop and is held in high regard by his co-workers. He’s just a good fellow.”

Minor accepted the honor with characteristic modesty.

“It’s been a long, strange trip,” he said, “and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”

Minor and his wife, Kristi, have two young children, Holly and Kylie.

Registration for Frisco rec programs starts this week

FRISCO – It’s time to start planning for children’s summer activities.

The town of Frisco recently sent out its summer recreation brochures to town residents, and registration for the summer programs begins this week.

Payment is required with registration, and registrations for Fun Club and All Day Trips will be accepted only one month prior.

Registration dates are (in the town hall’s first floor conference room unless otherwise indicated):

n 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 7 – Frisco residents only – for June Fun Club, June All Day Trips and all other adult and youth programs

n 6-7 p.m. Thursday, May 8 – Nonresidents only – for June Fun Club, June All Day Trips and all other adult and youth programs

n 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 11 – Frisco residents only – for July Fun Club and All Day Trips

n Beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 12 – Open registration (at the town hall recreation desk on the second floor)

n 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 9 – Frisco residents only – for August Fun Club and All Day Trips

n Beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 10 – Open registration (at the town hall recreation desk on the second floor)

Registration packets for Fun Club and All Day Trips are available at the recreation desk on the second floor of Town Hall. Registrations for all adult and youth programs besides Fun Club and All Day Trips can also be taken from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday after May 9 on the second floor of Frisco Town Hall. Participants can also mail in their registration forms with checks enclosed.

The recreation department expects to have many instructors returning from last year who will hold popular programs such as Fun Club, All Day Trips, Skatepark Experience and Dog Obedience. The town also has added some new classes for both youth and adult participants, including junior cooking, tots tumbling, orienteering, brewmasters clinic and a series of dance workshops.

Many of these popular programs will sell out, so people are encouraged to sign up on the appointed dates.

Call the recreation department at (970) 668-5276 ext. 3048 for more information on this summer’s programs.


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