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Summit County: Community Notes

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An education and self-management workshop is set for tonight from 5:30-7 in the Miner’s Creek Room, on the second floor of the Medical Office Building in Frisco. The featured speaker will be Dr. Chris Hoppe, medical director at the Summit Community Care Clinic. Topics include: Diabetic Medical Monitoring: What are all those tests measuring and why do I need them? Flu shots, free test strips and diabetic resources available. Contact Helen at (970) 668-4055 with questions.

Cold weather is here. Give the gift of warmth. If you have a coat to donate bring it to Summit Thrift & Treasure at 340 Fiedler Ave. in Dillon Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m to 7 p.m. during the month of October. If you’re in need of a coat, contact the Family & Intercultural Resource Center for a free coat voucher at (970) 262-3888 or visit for details.

The Town of Frisco Historic Park & Museum has partnered with historian and author Sandie F. Mather to produce the new book “Frisco and the Ten Mile Canyon” – slated for release Friday.The town will celebrate the book release from 3-6 p.m. at the Frisco Schoolhouse Museum. The celebration will include a lecture by the author at 3:30 with light refreshments. The reception is open to the public. For more information, call (970) 668-3428 or 1-800-424-1554.

Saturday morning, the Summit County Ambulance Service is hosting an animal EMT class designed specifically for first responders. The class provides an overview of common field emergencies and treatments for small animals. The first portion covers small-animal behavior, capture, restraint and transport techniques while the second half teaches field first aid, small-animal triage, shock-and-bandaging techniques to use before hospital arrival. Ambulance service paramedic supervisor Jill Ridenhour said the class is truly designed for first responders, but is open to others who deal with animals, like dog trainers and animal shelter workers. Veterinarian and EMT basic Heather Becker and anesthesiologist Kim Spelts will be teaching the class. This is the first course of its kind in Summit. The course takes place from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Best Western Lake Dillon Lodge in Frisco. The fee is $25. To register, call (970) 668-5777.

Know a board member, volunteer or organization that is exemplary in their contributions to the community? The Summit Foundation is currently accepting nominations for The Summit Foundation Philanthropy Awards. The annual awards recognize outstanding philanthropic and volunteer contributions in 10 categories. The categories are Outstanding Philanthropist, Outstanding Volunteer, Outstanding Board Member, Outstanding Educator, Outstanding Professional in a Nonprofit Organization, Outstanding Youth, Outstanding Youth Mentor, Outstanding Citizen, Outstanding Nonprofit Organization & Outstanding Business. Nomination forms and criteria are available from Wells Fargo Bank’s Summit County branches, The foundation website, under the “Events” tab or by calling the foundation at (970) 453-5970. This is the community’s opportunity to recognize, highlight and thank those who have demonstrated outstanding support and community involvement. Applications will be accepted through noon on Oct. 14. Deliver to: The Summit Foundation, 111 A Lincoln Ave., Breckenridge; or mail to: P.O. Box 4000, Breckenridge, CO 80424. For more info, contact Lee Zimmerman at (970) 453-5970,

Come join us for an all-you-can-eat breakfast fundraiser at the Elks Lodge in S’thorne on Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $10 ($12 at the door, $5 for kids). Proceeds will go to help the animals at Swan Center Outreach.The event also features a silent auction. Call Nancy at (970) 333-2088 for more info or to purchase tix.

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