Summit County Community Notes: 4-9-2013 |

Summit County Community Notes: 4-9-2013

Help High Country Conservation Center honor Summit County’s deserving individuals, businesses and volunteers at this year’s Party for Planet being held on Earth Day, April 22. The Green Scene Awards are a great way to recognize someone you know who has been an environmental inspiration to you and others. Visit for details and a nomination form. All nominations are due by April 16.

The support group of the Lake Dillon Theatre, “The Cast of Characters,” is staging a “FLOWERAMA” to brighten your deck and grow the Lake Dillon Theatre. Fresh and direct from Denver’s Welby Gardens, patio planters and hanging baskets, priced right and suited to our mountain environment await your “casting call”! Order before Wednesday to save 10 to 15 percent over regular retail prices and save on specialty pots as well. Choose to “early audition” additional pots for the spots on your stage at Frisco’s Pink Plant Place at N. Fourth Avenue between Main and Galena on pre-order pickup day Friday, June 14.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to successfully compost in the high country? Be a worm farmer? Make the best soil for your garden? Reduce the waste in your home kitchen? High Country Conservation Center and Colorado Mountain College are proud to present the 2013 Master Mountain Composter Program. Starting April 16 through April 25, MMC classes will run from 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the CMC campus in Breckenridge. Applications are now available at and are due Monday. Drop-ins are also welcome for $20 a class. For more info, visit

Learn how to buy a house from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday in the Buffalo Mountain Room at the County Commons in Frisco. You will learn the basics, from A to Z, of what it takes to purchase a home. The class is free and is sponsored by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, and put on by the Summit Combined Housing Authority with help from local volunteers who will walk you through the lending process, real estate transaction, title company portion and home inspection. To register, call Joy at (970) 423-7041 or email to register for this great class.

The Alpine Earth Center in Silverthorne is screening “Dirt! The Movie” at 4 p.m. on Sunday and 6 p.m. on April 17. For this movie, presenters will be Sherie Sobke, from Alpine Earth Center, and Jen Santry, from High Country Conservation Center. Upcoming movies: “Dirt! The Movie,” “The Greater Good.” The fee is $5.

The 2013 Seedling Trees for Conservation program is wrapping up for the season. Seedlings are grown at the Colorado State Forest Service Nursery in Fort Collins and are made available to Summit County property owners through the Colorado State University Extension office in Frisco. Orders for seedlings must be received by the office on or before Friday. Seedlings will be delivered to Frisco for pick-up on May 1 and 2. For more information or to download an order form, visit the, or call the extension office at (970) 668-3595.

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