Summit County Community Notes: 12-9-2012 |

Summit County Community Notes: 12-9-2012

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

The Rotary Club of Summit County (RCSC) would like to remind residents that we would be delighted to send some of our “care” packages to our troops stationed in Afghanistan. If you have a loved one – husband/wife, son/daughter, grandson/granddaughter, niece/nephew or just a great friend – who is deployed in Afghanistan at the present time, do let us know. We’ll be mailing packages to troops in November and during the Christmas season. We need to know his/her name, address, anticipated date of return, and your contact details. Call Al & Liz Wickert at (970) 453-4778 or send an email to We’d love to hear from you. Contributions to this troop support effort would be gratefully received at the Summit County Rotary Charitable Fund, a 501c3 nonprofit, PO Box 4401, Frisco, CO 80443. Mark “Troop Support” on your check. Donations are tax deductible.

Summit County’s answer to holiday shopping is Summit Unchained, produced by the Summit Independent Business Alliance. Win prizes in independent locally-owned businesses this holiday season. All entries in individual business drawings will also be eligible to win grand prizes. About $6,000 worth of prizes are available to win. Visit and click on Events for the full prize listings.

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. 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.

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