Summit County community notes: 10-6-13 |

Summit County community notes: 10-6-13

Hazard tree removal on CR51

The Colorado State Forest Service, town of Dillon, Denver Water Board and U.S. Forest Service are partnering to complete a hazard tree project along County Road 51 in Dillon. CR 51, aka Straight Creek Road, will have intermittent closures for the next couple of weeks. Flaggers will be on site to allow traffic through the project area. Be aware that closures could be as long as 20-30 minutes.

Howlaween Ball

Eat, drink and be scary at the first annual Howlaween Ball on Friday, Oct. 25, from 7-11 p.m. at the Silverthorne Pavilion. This adult Halloween costume ball is full of spooktacular excitement featuring costume contests, DJ and dancing, free appetizers, cash bar and a huge silent auction. Tickets are only $13 in advance or $18 at the door. Purchase tickets and find out more about the event at This is a fundraiser for four local animal non-profit organizations including Swan Center Outreach, LAPS, Far View Horse Rescue and Animal Rescue of the Rockies. Although it’s a fundraiser for animals, please leave your pets at home!

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New SOS Outreach website online

After 20 years of serving at-risk youth, SOS Outreach just launched a new website and logo featuring the Morse code distress signal — S.O.S. The new image highlights that SOS Outreach is responding to at-risk youth signaling for help, and the website offers ease of mobility and quick access to information, with a fresh, pictorial look. Please visit

‘Stepping On’ fall-prevention workshop

When: Fridays, Oct. 11 to Nov. 22 (with the exception of one Thursday instead of Friday on Oct. 24). Where: St. Anthony’s Summit Medical Center Classrooms. Bristlecone Home Health Foundation and Summit Medical Center Health Foundation are sponsoring a free fall-prevention workshop. The seven-week workshop is for seniors who have a fear of falling or have fallen in the last year. The “Stepping On” program has been researched and proven to reduce falls in older people. The workshops are led by health professionals. Information is provided on exercise, vision, safety and medications. To RSVP and for questions: (970)668-6980.

‘Network of Care’ information session

Please join us for a free community information session to learn about the “Network of Care” — a comprehensive, community-based website to help you find services, gain knowledge, make connections and be heard. The session is valuable for seniors and people with disabilities who are seeking resources and information in our region. The session will take place on Monday, Oct. 7, at the Community & Senior Center in Frisco, 0083 Nancy’s Place from 7-7:45 p.m. For more info, please call (970) 668-2956.

Are you concerned about a child’s development?

Child Find is a community service that provides screening and resources for children ages birth to 5 years. Come to Child Find if you have questions or concerns about your child’s development in the areas of speech/language, vision, dental and hearing, motor abilities, learning abilities or social-emotional development. A parent must bring a child to the appointment. Monday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Summit School Administrative Office across from Summit Middle School in Frisco. Please schedule an appointment for your child by calling (970) 368-1000. Bring us any previous evaluations or screenings.

Blessing of the Pets

Bring your pets to Lord of the Mountains Luthern Church, 56 Hwy 6, Dillon, on Sunday, Oct. 6 from 9-10:15 a.m. for a Celebration of Creation and Blessing of the Pets. We welcome God’s creatures to worship with us as we give thanks for the witness of St. Francis, who believed all of creation stood equally precious. To make things a little less chaotic, please consider the following: no retractable leashes (they tangle too easily); bring cats and other small animals in carriers; there will be designated seating for dogs, cats, other critters and a pet-free zone; stuffed animals and photos of pets that don’t travel well are welcome; large animals (larger than a dog) will be blessed in the parking lot at 10 a.m. Invite your friends and neighbors — two, four, six or eight legs, all are welcome! For more information call (970) 468-6809.

Spanish Honor Society seeks your support

Students from Summit High School Spanish Honor Society are looking for household items you’re ready to clear out for a good cause! The students will be traveling with Summit In Honduras on a Spanish immersion service trip to rural Honduras to volunteer at an orphanage, paint a school and create a nursery at a medical clinic. To make their trip possible and to help pay for supplies to perform these services, they are holding a fundraiser Oct. 12 and 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge. You can help by donating gently used household items such as clothing, including shoes, jewelry and accessories; home decor; toys, games and sports equipment; linens; small appliances; books, CDs, records and tapes; knickknacks and small furniture. We cannot accept furniture that takes more than two people to load, TVs, computer monitors, building materials or hazardous materials, mattresses or box springs, mirrors without a frame or backing, tires, toilets and trash compactors. Questions? Please contact Reena John at (512) 924-5481 or Tina Schroeter at (512) 422-0790 or email Thank you for your support, and we hope to see you on Oct. 12 or 13 at the CMC parking lot in Breckenridge from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summit Range monthly meeting

The Summit Range Association, which manages and operates the Summit County Shooting Range, is having its monthly board of directors meeting on Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Summit County Landfill office building at 10 a.m. and would like to invite anyone interested in helping with the operation of the range to attend. The landfill office building is located behind the scale house at the landfill on Landfill Road between Dillon and Keystone. Or, contact secretary Jim McNaul at (970) 513-9480 or visit our website at

Fall hours at Breck recreation center

The Breckenridge Recreation Center will move to fall hours beginning Monday, Oct. 14. The recreation center will close one hour later Mondays through Fridays only. Fall hours Monday-Friday will be 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Weekend hours are unchanged. Monday-Friday hours will remain in effect until the winter season beginning Dec. 1. Please see Recreation Center Hours online for more information.

Sing with Choral Society

The Summit Choral Society, under the direction of Dr. Jill Schroeder-Dorn, invites singers to join us for our Christmas concert with the Summit County Band on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the Silverthorne Pavilion. Rehearsals begin Monday, Oct. 7, 7-9 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Farmer’s Korner, across from Summit High School, and continue each Monday until the concert. If you enjoy singing, join us. Open to all members of the community; no auditions required.

Still on the Hill Craft Spirits Festival

Breckenridge is embracing the growing craft distilling trend with its fourth annual Still on the Hill Craft Spirits Festival, Oct. 4-6. Activities over the weekend include a poker run at restaurants and bars throughout town, historic saloon tours, a distillery open house, the grand tasting featuring distillers from around the country and a hangover brunch. The highlight of the weekend is the Grand Tasting, on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 4-7 p.m. at the Riverwalk Center, which will showcase the various products of 25 craft distillers. Meet the distillers, then try the various spirits and vote for your favorite. Many of the distillers make up cocktails featuring their spirits so that guests may experience how the products can be used. Artisan snacks will also be served during the Grand Tasting and bluegrass music will be played by the Honey Gitters. The cost is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets include a tasting glass and entry to the Grand Tasting (must be 21 to enter; it is a no-pet event). The party moves to the Gold Pan Saloon at 9 p.m., where the Honey Gitters will play with their full-band sound. Come stay the weekend, with lodging specials at $99/night. Visit for event details and Grand Tasting tickets; see or call (800) 525-2253 for lodging specials and for tourist information.

Go2Work free weekly workshops for job seekers

Drop in any time on Tuesdays between noon and 4 p.m., Colorado Mountain College in Dillon in the Computer Lab Room 11

Services available include:

• Computer access

• Internet job searches

• Job application and resume assistance

• Interviewing skills

• Interest inventories

• Computer-based work skill enhancement

• Skill assessment and certification through ACT WorkKeys

• Earn the new CareerReady Colorado Certificate!

• Skill training through Career Ready 101™, a web-based study program.

• Information on Colorado Mountain College classes and financial aid

• Information on other training and educational resources

• Online registration for Colorado WorkForce Center

• Information regarding WIA (WorkForce Investment Act) benefits

• Referrals to additional services

All Services are Free & No Pre-Registration is Required! Contact Jason Read, (970) 468-5989,

Chris Collins Concert

The Alliance for Historical Preservation wishes to encourage John Denver music lovers to attend the Chris Collins Concert at the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center on Oct. 6 at 7:30. Tickets are $25. See ads in SDN. The Boulder Canyon Band is on its way to sold-out venues in Aspen.

Frisco Adventure Park COO Breakfast

The Frisco Adventure Park COO Breakfast, presented by the Summit Chamber of Commerce, is being held at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge on Oct. 10 from 7:30 a.m. to noon. There might be confusion on where the event is being held and this is just to confirm the event will be held at the Beaver Run Resort. We look forward to a completely sold out event, so get there early and have a great time.

Take ‘The Great Adventure’!

A Journey through the Bible, with Jeff Cavins, Tim Gray and Sarah Christmyer. A Story of Salvation using The Bible Timeline learning system to get across the “big picture.” This system simplifies the biblical narrative by dividing it into 12 periods of Bible history, focusing on 14 of the 73 books of the Bible that tell the story in order from Creation to the time of the Church. Once that overall context is learned, the rest of the Bible is read from within the understanding that framework provides. If you are Catholic and want a better understanding of Sacred Scripture; If you were raised Catholic but have fallen away or attend Mass only on Christmas and Easter; If you are not Catholic but your Christian faith is hungry for a Bible-study class; If you are not Christian and want to know why Christians are so zealous about God’s plan through His son Jesus Christ; then join the Great Adventure at Our Lady of Peace in Silverthorne. This will be a 24-class adventure from November 2013 through May 2014. Call Larry at (970) 513-0045 for more details or request information by email from

GED prep classes at CMC

Colorado Mountain College offers GED preparation classes at the Dillon Campus on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and Monday and Wednesday evenings. Register now for the new session beginning on Oct. 9! Currently, there are five content-area exams necessary to complete the GED. They are mathematics, reading, writing, science and social studies. Students may focus on preparing for any or all subjects with the support of CMC’s team of dedicated GED instructors. Preparation is the key to completing the GED and earning your certificate. Earning your GED can open the door to higher education, career development and increased wages. Registration for GED prep classes at CMC costs $30 per seven-week session. There are big changes coming to the GED in 2014, so register now! It’s never too late (or too soon) to complete your General Education Development! Contact Professor Laura Pless at (970) 468-5989 for more information or stop by CMC’s Dillon Campus located at 333 Fiedler Ave., across from Summit Thrift and Treasure.

CASA volunteer training

CASA of the Continental Divide needs volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering to advocate for abused and neglected children in your community, the fall CASA volunteer training begins the evening of Oct. 5. For more information, go to or call (970) 513-9390. These children are involved in the court system through no fault of their own, and they need someone who can advocate for their best interests in court. Please consider becoming a CASA volunteer.

Infectious disease lecture

Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology invites the community to spend an evening with acclaimed immunologist Dr. David L. Woodland at the Silverthorne Pavilion on Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 7-8:30 p.m. Dr. Woodland will present on the topic of “Facing the Challenge of Emerging Infectious Disease.” Learn more about West Nile virus, new influenza strains and other emerging viral diseases. Formerly president of the Trudeau Institute in Saranac Lake, N.Y. (the nation’s first tuberculosis research facility), Dr. Woodland is now chief scientific officer of Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology, a Silverthorne-based nonprofit that convenes 50-plus life science research conferences annually, many of which are held in Summit County. His own research at the Trudeau Institute, and before that at National Jewish Health and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, has been focused on T cell response to lung infection. Dr. Woodland’s free talk will be followed by audience Q&A. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit or call (970) 262-2676.

Caregiver support group

The Summit County Caregiver and Memory Loss Support Group will meet Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center. Drop-ins welcomed. For more details, call Sandy, (970) 584-0311

Tax planning seminar

The Peaks Society of The Summit Foundation is pleased to host Hope and Change – a Tax Planning Seminar for 2013 on the morning of Thursday, Oct. 3. With the passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and the implementation of several key revenue raising provisions of the 2010 Health Care Act, change in taxes is a certainty for 2013. This free workshop will help you learn how you will personally be impacted in 2013. On the morning of October 3, the tax experts from Eide Bailly, LLP will be covering the following topics and more:

– The Medicare Contribution Tax

– 2013 Individual Tax Rates

– Capital Gains Taxes

– Itemized Deduction Phase Outs and Limitations

– Maximizing Charitable Deductions and Other Tax Planning Opportunities

The Summit Foundation Trustee Steve Smith will moderate the discussion. This will be an interactive workshop using comprehensive illustrations to highlight how tax law changes will impact individual taxpayers in 2013. The workshop will emphasize practical strategies for managing your tax liability and how charitable deductions can play into those strategies. Don’t miss this opportunity to take the fear and apprehension out of your 2013 tax return. To learn more about the workshop, which will be held at Beaver Run Resort from 9-11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, or to RSVP, call The Summit Foundation at (970) 453-5970 or email

Bilingual Story Time

Join the Family & Intercultural Resource Center Monday, Oct. 7 for Bilingual Story Time at the Silverthorne Library from 10-11:30 a.m. This is a year-round program that takes place the first Monday of the month. A children’s book is read in English and Spanish and then followed by an activity and snack. The event is free. Visit for details.

Colorado Mountain Club seeks volunteers

The Colorado Mountain Club needs volunteers to assist in closing a network of unauthorized trails on Tenderfoot Mountain, just north of Keystone on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5-6. Volunteers will help in rehabilitating trails that the White River National Forest has decided to decommission by de-compacting soils, creating sustainable drainages on steep slopes and blocking the trails with debris in an effort to restore native vegetation and prevent unauthorized use. The project site is located between 11,000 and 12,000 feet and is weather dependent. Volunteers should be prepared for a steep, albeit beautiful, 2-mile hike to the project site. Refreshments and a light snack will be provided after each day’s work. The event is open to the public and you do not need to be a CMC member to participate. All participants are asked to register by visiting or by contacting Josh Kuhn, or (303) 996-2759.

FIRC looking for cooking class volunteers

Are you passionate about cooking food and eating healthy? Cooking Matters is a national program designed to teach youths, teens, adults and families how to cook and eat healthy and nutritious foods. If this interests you, think about becoming a Cooking Matters volunteer with the Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC). We will be holding a volunteer training and information session on Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Blue River Room in the Silverthorne Library. To RSVP or for more information, contact Matt Madsen at FRIC,, or call (970) 380-1275.

Thank you from Alpenglow

Thank you to our community, sponsors, volunteers, contributors and advertisers for making the 16th season the best ever. The festival’s board of trustees appreciates the enthusiastic response of Summit County music lovers to a most exciting season under the artistic direction of Rieko Aizawa and Jesse Mills. Concertgoers welcomed the six outstanding professional musicians whose performances both thrilled and challenged listeners. The ensemble presented outstanding performances of classic repertoire as well as newer works at each of the four concerts. Thank you to our audiences for supporting this extraordinary music. We especially appreciate our soiree hosts, Wayne and Mollie Brunetti, Kevin McLane and Mike Ragsdale, for generously offering their homes and providing the intimate settings in which this music is meant to be played. We are most grateful to Lord of the Mountain Church for allowing us to use its facility for our public concerts.

Wine Dinner raises $52K for FIRC

The Hearthstone Restaurant’s 20th annual Wine Dinner was the most successful in event history, as over $50,000 was raised for the Family & Intercultural Resource Center. Thanks to the generosity of the 80 guests in attendance and a $20,000 match by Grand Lodge on Peak 7 and Tom and Nancy Keltner, the guests stepped up to the challenge of raising over $21,000 in donation matches to help with the construction costs of FIRC’s new Silverthorne offices. FIRC purchased the old Silverthorne post office through a low-interest USDA loan. The new office space will provide Summit County with a larger food bank, multipurpose space for parenting, life skills and cooking classes, and space for FIRC’s growing staff and programs. FIRC hopes to move into the new space by January 2014. For more information please visit

Teens in for a spooky treat

The Summit County Library invites all Summit County Teens, from middle school through high school, to celebrate Teen Read Week, beginning Sunday, Oct. 13, and running through Saturday, Oct. 19. This year’s theme is “Seek the Unknown @ Your Library.” Come and join the creepy fun on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 5:30 p.m., at the North Branch Library, Silverthorne, as we “Seek the unknown” with LeeAnna Jonas of Spirit Realm Investigative Project. She and her all-girl team specialize in the mining towns of Colorado. They use scientific equipment and metaphysical sensitivity during investigations. LeeAnna and her team have done over 50 investigations and have been featured on the “Paranormal Challenge” and “My Ghost Story.” They will talk about their experiences with the paranormal and demonstrate the equipment they use. This event is free to the public. For more information on Teen Read Week, check out And for more information on this or other upcoming events or programs, please call Janet Good, at (970) 468-5887 or contact her by e-mail at janetg@co,; visit our website at ; “like” us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter (@summitlibraries); or simply come by and check with us at any of our three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.

Stress-free holidays workshop

Most people can’t even think about the holidays without using the word “stress.” Join us on Sunday, Oct. 6, and learn five simple steps you can take to make life less stressful through the upcoming holidays, and beyond! By starting now and practicing these simple techniques, you’ll find yourself gliding through the holidays with ease and grace! Please bring a notebook or journal. 11 a.m., Hair Harmonies, 101 N. Third Ave, Frisco. Call (888) 870-4411 for more info. Presented by Tanya Lelo, certified professional life coach with River of Opportunities LLC.

LDTC is looking for volunteers

Help professional live theatre thrive in Summit County! The Lake Dillon Theatre Company is seeking patrons and volunteers to become Lake Dillon Theatre Company Ambassadors. Ambassadors are not merely patrons or volunteers (although they are often both.) Ambassadors are the people IN THE KNOW about all things Lake Dillon Theatre Company. Please join us for a fun and informative training at the theatre on Saturday, Oct. 12, 1-4 p.m., to get the inside scoop and learn more about how you can help the Lake Dillon Theatre Company. RSVP required. Call Mari at (970) 513-1151 x 107 or email

Breckenridge Dining Passports

The Breckenridge Restaurant Association (BRA) is offering fall dining specials at participating restaurants as a fundraiser for Summit County Cares, a collection of organizations that includes the Care Clinic, Family & Intercultural Resource Center, Advocates for Victims of Assault and Social Services. The restaurant community wants to give back to the organizations that help many of its employees, patrons and community members. Breckenridge Dining Passports are each valid for two people and are valid now through Nov. 14. Passports are available at the Breckenridge Welcome Center, the Summit Foundation and participating restaurants.

Brain Injury Support Group

Brain Injury Support Group, which meets the fourth Thursday of every month will meet Sept. 26, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, Frisco, in the classrooms on the first floor. Cynthia E. Parker, with Adult Mental Health Services LLC, will be the guest speaker and will be doing a presentation on “Fatigue — What Can Help the Struggle after a Brain Injury?” This support group is for survivors of a brain injury, their supporters and friends. Please join us! For information, please contact Kim Ramey or Melissa Chang in the PT/OT/ST Department at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center at (970) 668-6980, or at Avalanche PT and Sports Rehabilitation at (970) 668-0888.

Summit County’s new seed library

High Country Conservation Center is working with community gardeners and Colorado Mountain College students to develop a new community seed library. The seed library will offer free access to seeds and seed-saving education to everyone in our community. Saving seeds specific to Summit County is an important step in strengthening our local food system. Locally adapted seeds are more resilient and regionally adapted to our soil and microclimate. We need your help to raise $1,000 to launch this program. To support the Summit Seed Library Campaign and to find out how you can get involved, please visit or contact Jen Santry at (970) 668-5703.

Optimist Club ski pass raffle

The Summit-Lake Dillon Optimist Club is now conducting its annual ski pass raffle. A $2 ticket (or six tickets for $10) buys a chance to win a season pass to Copper Mountain, Loveland, A-Basin or the Vail Epic Pass. Your local Optimist Club supports a wide variety of activities for the youth of Summit County, including basketball, volleyball, oratorical and essay contests and chess tournaments. The proceeds from the ski pass raffle are used to provide scholarships to graduating seniors at Summit High School. The drawing is Oct. 16 at 12:30 p.m. at the Summit Community Center and you do not need to be present to win. Tickets are available at any Alpine Bank or First Bank location, Dillon Ridge Liquor, or the Edward Jones office of Mark Nunn in Frisco.

Volunteer for Summit County Teens

The Summit County Library would like to invite all middle and high school students to the North Branch Library, 651 Center Circle, Silverthorne, every Monday after school from 3-5 p.m. to do community service to help meet any requirements you may have for school or other organizations with which you are involved. Volunteer work can count toward the schools’ IB program, Scouting, etc. No need to call ahead. Snacks provided. For more information on this or other upcoming events or programs, please contact Janet at (970) 468-5887 or janetg@co,; visit our website at ; “like” us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter (@summitlibraries); or simply come by and check with us at any of our three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.

Reading is a team effort for teens

The Summit County Library is looking for teen readers, from the middle and high schools, with active imaginations and a sense of fun for a missing-ending book club. This is a book club with a twist … each reader gets a book with the final pages of the story stapled closed. Please pick up your free book and a special surprise package throughout September at the North Branch of the Summit County Library, 651 Center Circle, Silverthorne. Read the book all the way up to the stapled pages (the missing ending), then join us for the meeting on Monday, Oct. 7, at 3 p.m. We’ll provide the snacks, games and even a craft, and you provide the ending! Finally, the author’s ending is revealed, and the reader with the best guess at the ending will win a prize! For more information on this or other upcoming events or programs, please contact Janet at (970) 468-5887 or janetg@co,; visit our website at ; “like” us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter (@summitlibraries); or simply come by and check with us at any of our three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.

Coats for Kids campaign

The second annual Knights of Columbus “Coats for Kids” Campaign was jump-started with a significant donation by Century 21 Realty. Your monetary donations will enable the Knights to purchase new warm winter clothing for cold children in need. Please support this priority cause by sending your tax-deductible donations payable to: Knights of Columbus, P.O. Box 3673, Dillon, CO 80435. Call (970) 468-6566 for info.

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