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Summit County community notes

Colorado Mountain College will host multiple info sessions to explain the curriculum and application process for two newly approved bachelor’s degrees in business administration and sustainability studies.Upper-division courses for both degrees will debut this fall. Applications are available at or at any CMC location.Sessions are scheduled at the following CMC locations in May:Edwards: 150 Miller Ranch Road: May 17, 5:30-7 p.m.; and May 18 and 25, noon to 1 p.m.; (970) 569-2900Leadville: 901 South Highway 24: May 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and May 28, 10-11 a.m.; (719) 486-4292Dillon: 333 Fiedler Ave.: May 10, noon to 1 p.m.; (970) 468-5989Breckenridge, near the intersection of Coyne Valley Road and Highway 9: sessions will be held in June; (970) 453-6757All dates and times are subject to change. More info sessions are being planned for June and July, in these and other CMC locations. For more info, call your local CMC campus or go to

New Mom’s and Dad’s Group is a support/learning group for new moms and dads of babies age birth to 3 years old. Our philosophy is the promotion of positive development and relationship building through fun “floor time play.” We have a variety of learning and explorative toys for the children to help develop the senses and skills every child needs to learn through play. Parents can get info on parenting topics, local resources, parenting programs, family activities and share parenting experiences. Meetings are held in the Mount Royal Room every Tuesday 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the County Commons by the Library Contact program coordinators for information: Katie Kolbe -child care licensing specialist at (970) 668-9186 or Mary Lou Taylor – foster care coordinator at (970) 668-9185.

The Dillon Cemetery Advisory Committee members are seeking help from the community, especially those with a burial plot at Dillon in helping to get the entire cemetery raked out before Memorial Day. The need has been brought about by the recent loss and removal of trees due to the pine beetle infestation. The ground is littered with small twigs and piles of pine needles.Bring able-willing bodies and both leaf and rock rakes if you have them, we will have some rakes available. We will be at the cemetery starting at 10 a.m. Saturday and would welcome your assistance at any time throughout the day. If you are unable to join us on Saturday but would still like to help, contact Linda Polhemus at (970) 668-3656 for more info.

The Summit Fat Tire Society will be hosting a membership drive featuring a screening of Lifecycles ( from 5-8 p.m. on Friday at Breck Velo (1655 Airport Road). The event is free and open to the public but joining or renewing a membership to the Summit Fat Tire Society is encouraged. For more info visit:, or call (970) 453-VELO.

The Summit Bocce Club will be holding an informational meeting along with sign up for the 2011 summer league on Wednesday, May 18, at 6 p.m. at the Dillon Town Hall, located at 275 Lake Dillon Drive. League play is currently scheduled for Wednesday evenings starting June 15, at 5:30. Additional evenings may be scheduled depending on interest. You can sign up as teams of four or as an individual wanting to be placed on a team. Cost is $25 per person for 12 weeks of play with a league tournament on Sept. 3. For more info or to request a registration form, contact Kelly at (970) 368-5550 or

Summit Huts Association is looking for volunteers to help out this spring, summer and fall with projects at Francie’s Cabin, Janet’s Cabin, Section House & Ken’s Cabin. Volunteers receive a certificate good for one night in the Hutmasters’ Quarters of any Summit Hut for each day volunteered. Scheduled dates, locations and projects are:May 21 & 22 – Janet’s CabinMay 28 & 29 – Janet’s Cabin These two weekends will primarily involve snow shoveling to allow for a deck demolition and subsequent reconstruction later in June. Volunteers will also be needed to help out with the construction project, dates have not yet been set. There will be ample opportunity to ski during these weekends. There is need for at least four volunteers per day. June 25 – Francie’s CabinPre-season scrub down, reorganization and general tidying of the cabin before it opens on July 1(10-12 volunteers). July 16 – Janet’s CabinPre-season scrub down, reorganization and general tidying of the cabin before it opens on July 17 (10-12 volunteers). Aug. 21 & 22 – Francie’s CabinMid-season scrub down, plus lots of firewood chopping, hauling and stacking in preparation of the winter season (10-12 volunteers). Sept. 10 & 11 – Janet’s CabinPreparation for winter season – heli re-supply, pre-season clean up, firewood stacking, loading & unloading nets. Volunteers needed at staging area (Copper Mountain) and at Janet’s Cabin. Date is heli and weather dependent (15-20 volunteers). Oct. 1 – Section House & Ken’s CabinPreparation for winter season – scrub down, firewood chopping, hauling and stacking (8-10 volunteers). Space on all volunteer days is limited and you need to sign up in advance. If you would like to sign up for any of the volunteer days, have questions or would like more info, visit the website, email or call (970) 453-8583.

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