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Streets to close for Oktoberfest

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Streets to close for Oktoberfest

BRECKENRIDGE – The ninth annual Breckenridge Oktoberfest will hit Main Street Saturday and Sunday, requiring the town to close various streets to make room for the festivities.

The 100 and 200 blocks of South Main Street – from Lincoln Avenue to Adams Avenue – will be closed so Oktoberfest revelers can enjoy polka dancing, oompah music, food and beer, family entertainment, a keg-tapping ceremony, children’s activities, a 5-kilometer run and the annual ski swap. Washington Avenue between Main and Ridge streets will be open to local traffic only.

The street will be closed from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. The festivities begin at 10 a.m. both days.

Approximately 15 local restaurants will serve an array of food, ranging from strudel and bratwurst to traditional American cuisine.

Electronics recycling is Saturday

Don’t miss the last electronics recycling event of the year from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Frisco Recycling Drop-off Center.

 This event is for residents only. Businesses can call Summit Recycling Project (SRP) at (970) 668-5703 to discuss recycling options. 

The fees for recycling electronics are as follows: $5 per computer CPU/laptop; $10 per monitor; and $15 per TV. Large-screen TVs may be extra. SRP does not accept these materials at the drop-off centers, except during designated events. 

Electronics contain a variety of toxic substances and heavy metals, including mercury, lead and cadmium, and should not be thrown in with regular trash. 

All electronics collected at this event will be recycled in the United States. Call SRP at (970) 668-5703 for more information.

Climb Every Mountain Benefit set for Saturday

VAIL – The second annual Jon Efraimson Climb Every Mountain Benefit is set for Saturday with a morning ride up Vail Pass followed by an afternoon post-party at Eagle’s Nest to benefit the Jon Efraimson Cancer Fund.

The fund was set up by Jon’s wife, Lisa, in conjunction with Bill Sutphen, the Vail Valley Medical Center Foundation and Shaw Cancer Center, to honor longtime Vail Valley resident Jon “Eef” Efraimson, who died in February 2003 after a battle with lung cancer.

It was one of his dreams to set up a fund for cancer patients. All funds raised at the event will go directly to cancer patients who are challenged with similar conditions or are being faced with difficult challenges in their lives

The benefit kicks off at 10 a.m. at the base of Vail Pass with a group bike, walk, in-line skate, etc. up Vail Pass.

At the top of Vail Pass, participants will celebrate with a champagne toast, along with fruit and muffins donated by Mountain Catering.

The post-party is from 2-6 p.m. at Talon’s Deck at Eagle’s Nest at the top of Vail Mountain. The party includes live music with Bob Finney, Roy Bloomfield and Justin Allison, a full barbecue spread, beer donated by Coors, soda and a cash bar.

Full participation costs $40; or $20 for the Vail Pass ride only.

To register, stop by Wheel Base in Lionshead by Thursday or register the day of the event for an additional $5 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the base of Vail Pass (just before the gate) and from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the base of the Eagle Bahn Gondola.

For information, call (970) 569-7492.

– Daily News staff reports

Tennis fundraiser a success

The Summit High School girl’s tennis team had its annual Tennis Challenge fundraiser Sept. 14. It was a great success with lots of matches and fantastic weather. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Prince tennis gear, Windy City Pizza, Subway, City Market, John O’Connor, Safeway, Dave Turrin, the tennis parents and all the Summit County tennis enthusiasts who showed up for the event.

– Rae Anderson

Summit High School tennis coach

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