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Summit County: Community Notes

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A piece of the World Trade Center towers that was shipped cross-country to Summit Fire Authority’s High Country Training Center in Frisco will be unveiled today at 9:11 a.m. in a special ceremony kicking off Fall for the Arts.

The inaugural “Fall for the Arts” three-day celebration of music, visual art, history, film, radio, dance, theater and kids-oriented activities spans five Summit County towns. It’s not just a celebration of fall – it’s also a chance for participants to “fall for the arts” – if they haven’t already.

The event this morning celebrates the newly constructed memorial, the focal point of which is the steel World Trade Center piece and incorporates other elements as designed by Herb George and Mathew Benedict of the Red, White and Blue Fire Protection District.

It also includes hot dogs and soda donated by Charlie Eazor of the Blue Spruce Inn and Backcountry Brewery.

The Greenlands Reserve Land Trust invites you to join us – in partnership with the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District on Sunday – to help build sediment-control structures in the Straight Creek watershed. Straight Creek is the primary water supply for the Town of Dillon.

Volunteers should meet at the Straight Creek Trailhead in Dillon (at the end of County Road 51) at 9 a.m. and should dress for a day outdoors – bring lunch, water, work gloves, layered clothing including long pants, long-sleeved shirt, sturdy boots, sunglasses, sun hat, sunscreen, rain gear, insect repellent and lots of enthusiasm! Project will end by 3 p.m. or earlier. All ability levels are welcome.

This effort is part of the FDRD’s Forest Stewards Program (see http://www.fdrd.org.) For more info on GRLT, visit http://www.greenlandsreserve.org.

Volunteers are requested to RSVP at http://www.fdrd.org (click on “Volunteer”) by today so that we can provide sufficient tools and crew leaders. For more info, contact Sarah at (970) 262-3449 (sslaton@fdrd.org), or Marge at (970) 468-4887 or schweri_mm@earthlink.net.

The 18-hole four-person scramble will take place Tuesday at the Copper Creek Golf Club. There will be a 10 a.m. shotgun start. The cost is $550/foursome and includes the following: 18 holes of golf, a commemorative tourney Nike golf shirt per player, a tailgate party at Jonny’G’s on Monday, starting at 6 (includes buffet dinner, drink specials, team package pickup and the Calcutta hosted by Mike Mindell at 7:30), a box lunch at the tourney, ditty bags, post tournament buffet dinner and a raffle at JJ’s Rocky Mountain Tavern.

Space is limited. Turn in team package and check/cash as soon as possible. Spots cannot be reserved without payment. Entry forms with payment may be turned into anyone at Jonny-G’s. We open daily at 4 p.m. or call (970) 389-5835 or email friscopizza@hotmail.com for more info.

The Summit Fire Authority is seeking donated vehicles – in any condition, running or not – for use in critical “extrication” training at the High Country Training Center in which rescuers practice using the Jaws of Life and other tools needed to save accident victims.

Donors may claim the value of their vehicles as a charitable contribution and know they are contributing to the vital training of local emergency crews in the Summit Fire Authority: Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue, the Red, White and Blue Fire Protection District and the Copper Mountain Fire Department. Donors must be able to push, pull, drag or drive their vehicles to the center and provide written authorization and the title to the center. HCTC is located at 0225 County Road 1003 in the County Commons in Frisco.

For further inquiries or additional information, contact the Summit Fire Authority at admin@highcountrytc.com or call (970) 668-4330.

The Summit Foundation is seeking volunteers for the annual Summit County Parade of Homes. The event takes place on Sept. 17-18, and Sept. 24-25. Portions of parade entry fees benefit the foundation. Volunteer shifts will be about 2.5 hours long and in exchange for your time, volunteers receive free entry on all four days. Volunteers will be responsible for handing out entry bracelets at parade homes to guests that have purchased tickets. Shifts are available at homes in Breckenridge, Frisco, Silverthorne and Dillon. Call Chris Runyon or Jennifer Stein at the foundation at (970) 453-5970, if you would like to sign up for a shift and see some fantastic homes.

The Jody Anderson life celebration party is slated from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday at Anderson’s house in Frisco. Food and drinks provided.

The monthly meeting will be on the second Monday (a week later than usual) because of the Labor Day holiday. Our presenter will be Bethany Hughes. Her presentation is called “Truths From the Trail” based on her trek of the entire Pacific Crest Trail in one season (2,663 miles in 169 days). Hughes is an adventuresome, energetic, widely traveled and philosophical young woman, new to Summit County. She is currently exploring the trails and mountains of our area. Check out her website at www. bethanyhughes.wordpress.com/.

The meeting starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Summit County Community and Senior Center (bring your own brown bag lunch). Visitors welcome. For additional info, call Allan Schutt at (970) 668-8322.


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