Summit County Community Notes 1-1-13 |

Summit County Community Notes 1-1-13

Daily News staff report

Step one: Remove any lights, ornaments, tinsel, garland, tree stands and anything else.

Step two: Bring your tree to the tree drop-off location in the dirt lot located near the southeast corner of Main Street and Summit Boulevard in Frisco between now and Jan. 26. (The lot is open 24 hours a day)

Step three: Return to dirt lot on Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. and join your friends and neighbors as well as the Summit Nordic Ski Club to watch your tree light up again at the annual Spontaneous Combustion Community Bonfire!

Call (970) 668-5276 if you have any additional questions.

Parade float entries are now being accepted for the 50th anniversary Ullr Fest parade on Jan. 10 at 4:30 p.m. Entry is free and winners receive cash – $1,000 for first, $300 for second and $200 for third – Bud Light prizes and more. Community members are encouraged to show their creativity, as a new Travel Channel show, “Edge of America” will shoot the parade and other Ullr Fest activities. Float submissions are due by Jan. 8. Email with questions or to submit.

Each winter, snow-worshipers don Viking horns and line the streets of Breckenridge to pay homage to Ullr, the Norse god of snow. The 50th annual celebration, Jan. 6-12, gives thanks for snow with a notorious Main Street parade, wacky Ullympic competitions, a new family night, town bonfire and more.

The Keystone Science School is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help facilitate a hands-on free astronomy program for all Summit County fourth-graders and their families. No previous astronomy knowledge is required, and all volunteers will have the chance to experience our on-site observatory to view the night sky. The program runs on Jan. 14-17, 22 and 29 starting at 5:45 p.m. and lasting until 9 at the science school campus. For additional information or to sign up for a date, contact Amanda Seidler at (970) 468-2098 or email

Would you like to be a positive influence in a teenager’s life? Pre-collegiate is looking for mentors for its middle school program.

A commitment of (the first Monday of the month) for a total of 2 hours (3-5 p.m). Interested? Contact Mary Lockard at

The 2013 Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships is seeking enthusiastic people who love the championships and want to volunteer. Volunteer opportunities are available from Jan. 15 through Feb. 3. Some of the volunteer opportunities include snow stompers, lounge attendants, technical assistants, meal servers and People’s Choice Vote Collectors. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for the championship, contact Heather Bridges at (970) 453-3187×3 or

Free Community Dinners are offered every Tuesday, including New Year’s Day, from 5-7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, north of Target on Highway 9 in Silverthorne. All are welcome to come for a free, hot nutritious meal.

Summit County Extension and the Colorado State Forest Service are partnering to provide local landowners with low-cost seedling trees, grown from native stock at the Colorado State Forest Service Nursery in Fort Collins.

Seedlings are sold in lots of 30 or 50, and include native mountain species such as Engelmann Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce, Douglas-Fir, Limber Pine and Bristlecone Pine. CSFS seedlings offer an affordable way to ensure a diverse, forested landscape on your property in years to come.

Place your order early for the best selection, as popular varieties often run out. Seedlings will be available for pick-up in Frisco in May (exact date to be determined). To download an order form and for more information on selecting appropriate species for your property, visit the Extension website at , or call the Extension office at (970) 668-3595.

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