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Summit County: Community Notes

Daily News staff reports

The Friends of Eagles Nest Wilderness needs your help with a trail-maintenance project on Saturday. We’ll be filling in a wet area along the Lower Cataract Lake Trail a short hike from the trailhead. FENW will supply tools, safety equipment and tailgate refreshments at the end of our work day. Volunteers should bring lunch, plenty of water and sturdy work boots. Meet at the Dillon District office in Silverthorne at 8 a.m. for a light breakfast and to carpool to the trail. We’ll return by 4 p.m. For more info and to RSVP, call Bill Reed at (970) 513-9741.

The Hidden Gems Wilderness Campaign will be leading a hike up the 14,265-foot Quandary Peak on Saturday. Hikers will get a chance to see firsthand the boundaries of the wilderness proposal and the backcountry it intends to protect. Quandary Peak is in the proposed Tenmile Wilderness SW of Breckenridge.

With perfect weather this weekend and the wildflowers in bloom, it is shaping up to be a great excuse to get out there, have some fun and see for yourself what the Gems campaign has been working to protect. To sign up for the free guided hike, go to, or email Michael Gorman at, or call (970) 963-3977

An introduction to Unitarian Universalism will be presented by the Rev. Nathan Woodliff-Stanley, a former columnist for the Summit Daily. The public is warmly invited to attend on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Lord of the Mountains Church in Dillon. Unitarian Universalism is a religion that celebrates diversity of beliefs and is guided by seven principles. Congregations are places where people gather to nurture the spirit and put beliefs into action through social justice work in our communities and the wider world. High Country UU Fellowship holds services on Sunday afternoons at 4 at Lord of the Mountains Church. For more info, call Barbara at (970) 485-0636.

Summit County Libraries seek volunteers to assist with the upcoming book sale held by the Summit County Friends of the Library. The money generated from the sale will provide much-needed funds for the libraries and is used to sponsor programs that benefit both residents and visitors in Summit.

People are needed to help set up for the sale today around 3 p.m., in the Buffalo Mountain Room at the Main Branch, Frisco. We also need assistance during the sale, which runs on Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition, help is requested during the take-down process, which will begin promptly at 5 at the completion of the sale.

If you are available at these times, and would like to help out your library, call Joyce Dierauer at (970) 668-5555.

At the Summit Community Care Clinic you can receive a complete dental exam, which includes X-rays and a complete treatment plan, for only $24. Let us take care of all your dental needs. We are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. New patients will have their first appointment on a walk-in basis, and then will be able to make appointments. Oral health is part of complete health. Call (970) 668-4040 for more info.

The focus of the meeting is “Vision for 2022: Lower Blue River Valley in Balance” The guest speaker is Scott Fitzwilliams, supervisor, White River National Forest, Glenwood Springs.

Fitzwilliams will speak about the future of the Blue River Valley resources and how to be responsible stewards of the land. The location is Blue Tree Farm and Ranch. The date is Sunday and the time is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A sack lunch will be provided.

Since the event is at Blue Tree Farm where Swan Center Outreach is based, we are inviting families with kids to attend and come see the animals of Swan Center. We will be offering tours, a petting zoo and demonstrations on animal communication.

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