Summit County Community Notes: 12-23-2012 |

Summit County Community Notes: 12-23-2012

Copper Mountain employees are excited to announce the Copper Environmental Foundation’s 12/13 Grant Cycle. The foundation was started in November 2007 by Copper employees, with a long-term goal to support environmental initiatives in Summit and the surrounding areas. Grant funds are raised solely by the donations from Copper employees and distributed within the community.

The foundation focuses on providing funding for youth (ages 5-18) environmental programs for projects in Summit and Lake counties. The foundation supports a variety of youth environmental projects producing tangible results.

Proposed projects should have an aspect of environmental education and/or environmental action resulting in a positive impact on the environment. Projects that have the potential to be replicated or continued in future years are also strongly recommended to apply.

The deadline for grant applications is Dec. 31, at 4 p.m. Applicants are strongly encouraged to call Steve Miller (970) 968-2318 ext. 38903 to discuss potential projects before submitting an application.

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Previous grants have ranged from $2,000-$10,000 per project. Eligible recipients may include private or nonprofit organizations, government agencies or individuals. Past beneficiaries include the High Country Conservation Center, Girl Scouts of America, Friends of the Dillon Ranger District and Summit School District.

Applications can be downloaded by visiting and email your completed application to Applications submissions are only accepted by email. Visit for terrain updates, snow reports, lodging steals, event details, and more.

It’s an exciting time at the Breckenridge Theatre. Come join the enthusiastic throng of volunteers at the Backstage. We are a creative, energetic group, and we welcome all who love the theatrical arts. You might help create one of our amazing sets, work in our box office, assist with advertising, even don a costume – the possibilities are endless. Contact for more information.

The town of Frisco and the Frisco BBQ Committee are accepting applications for the 2013 BBQ Nonprofit Partnership. Nonprofit organizations with current 501(c)3 status are encouraged to inquire and apply.

The BBQ Non-profit Partnership is a great opportunity to fundraise and market your organization. The nonprofit partners selected will have the ability to generate funds based upon the agreed partnership responsibilities; a total of $35,000 is available to be awarded to six Summit County non-profit organizations. Information and applications are also available online at

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 Keystone Science School campus. For more info or to sign up for a date, contact Amanda Seidler at (970) 468-2098 or email .

Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church present their fifth annual “Candlelight Festival of Lessons and Carols” tonight at 6 at 56 Highway 6 in Dillon. More than ninety years ago in England, the first “Festival Service of Nine Lessons and Carols” was held on Christmas Eve in 1918. It was planned by Eric Milner-White, who at the age of 34 had been appointed Dean of King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, England. A revision of the service was made in 1919, involving rearrangement of the lessons and from that date the service has always begun with the hymn “Once in Royal David’s City.” Some carols have been changed over the years and new ones introduced but the backbone of the service, the lessons and prayers, has remained virtually unchanged. Lord of the Mountains welcome all those whose wish to participate in the special worship experience.

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