Summit County Community Notes 2-1-13 |

Summit County Community Notes 2-1-13

The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance is seeking public input on a new railroad-inspired playground to be built at the Rotary Snowplow Park next to the ice arena on Boreas Pass Road. Please join us for a community open house on Tuesday at the Breckenridge Recreation Center from 4:30-6 p.m. to comment on the playground design concepts. Stop by anytime during the open house. Refreshments provided. For additional info, call Larissa O’Neil at (970) 453-9767 x101.

Get ready to visit exciting new places, without having to worry about delayed flights, lost luggage and the other hassles of traveling when the Friends of the Library present the annual Travel Slide Show Series. The program runs every other Friday through March 22. This event is held in the Blue River Meeting Room of the North Branch Library, 651 Center Circle, Silverthorne.

Past destinations have included Cuba, Cambodia, France, Italy and many other European countries, India, Africa, the Galapagos Islands, just to name a few. This year’s itinerary will include visits to Mount Kilimanjaro, Alaska, the Silk Road through Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgystan, the Dalmatian Coast and many more.

For more info on the series or to participate in future slide shows, call Janet at (970) 468-5887. To find out about additional upcoming events and programs, volunteer opportunities or how you can help the Summit County Library through donations, call Joyce Dierauer at (970) 668-5555 or email at

The Peak School – Summit County’s independent nonprofit school for middle and high school students – will host an open house on Tuesday from 9-11 a.m. at 103 S. Harris St. in Breck. Interested families are encouraged to attend anytime between 9-11 to learn more about the unique academic program. Visitors will have the opportunity to view classes in action and speak directly with students and teachers about the school’s educational program.

The Summit County Rotary Club is looking to raise at least $20,000 with its contest this year. The proceeds from the Ice Melt contest go toward Rotary projects that support education as well as tackle issues of health and hunger within Summit County. The contest requires people to guess when they think the ice on Lake Dillon will melt and the Rotary “ice device” will fall through to the water. Prizes will be awarded for the actual or closest to the actual date and time when the ice device falls through the ice: $4,000 for first prize, $2,000 for second prize and $1,000 for third prize. If any guesses match, the tiebreaker will be the maximum temperature in Dillon on that day. Tickets are $5 and are available from your Rotarian friends and online at Discounts are available for multiple entries. The contest closes at midnight on April 30.

A new year … an exciting new season … and we are looking for enthusiastic souls who want to participate in the myriad opportunities we offer. Interested? Contact for more information.

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