Summit County community notes: 8-17-13 |

Summit County community notes: 8-17-13

Wild About Colorado Festival

Wildflower enthusiasts and aspiring artists will enjoy tours and workshops offered as part of the Wild About Colorado Art & Outdoor Festival hosted by Continental Divide Land Trust in Breckenridge, Aug. 14-17. Local wildflower expert Marty Richardson will lead a wildflower hike on Thursday, Aug. 15. Other outdoor events include a walk on the B&B Trail, a tour on how the Breckenridge Riverwalk was revitalized from piles of dredge rock, and Ghost Towns of Boreas Pass. Art workshops include oil painting on Thursday, Aug. 15, with Kim Barrick, whose art was featured on the 2012 Bach, Beethoven & Breckenridge Poster, and a workshop with Carl Scofield on “The Art of Photographic Seeing” on Saturday, Aug. 17. All events begin at the Carter Park Pavilion in Breckenridge. For more information, visit or contact CDLT at (970) 453-3875 or

Boreas Pass Railroad Day

Join the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, in conjunction with the South Park Ranger District and South Park National Heritage Area, for an educational, entertaining look at railroading history of the Denver, South Park & Pacific railroad. See: Como’s narrow-gauge roundhouse, the 1896 South Park Hotel (now a seasonal restaurant and bed and breakfast, the 1879 Como Depot, two historic schools, two historic cabins, Baker tank, Highline Railroad Park and historic Engine No. 9. Do: power a hand car over a portion of restored track, enjoy free pancakes, coffee and juice, watch a railroad slide show. FREE. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. See more at or

Choral society breakfast

The Summit Choral Society will hold a benefit breakfast on Sunday, Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Elks Lodge, 1321 Blue River Parkway in Silverthorne. Part of the proceeds will help to fund a music scholarship for a high school senior. The food will be plentiful and good; the bacon is outstanding. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased from choral society members or by calling Sandy at (970) 668-3248. The breakfast is a prelude to our two free concerts on Monday, Aug. 19 at Christ Lutheran Church and Tuesday, Aug. 20 at Silverthorne Pavilion, both beginning at 7 p.m. The music will feature songs about New York and Broadway show tunes as we reminisce on our trip to Carnegie Hall in May.

Benefit for Domus Pacis

Join us for lunch of award-winning BBQ from Bonnie Q BBQ at the Roadhouse in Dillon at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 17 and then on to a private performance of “The World Goes Round” at the Lake Dillon Theatre Company sponsored by an anonymous donor. The event will benefit Domus Pacis Family Respite’s mission of providing weeklong respites in the High Country for families impacted by cancer. Tickets are $55/person and include lunch and show. Tickets are limited and can only be purchased by calling Vince at (970) 547-4745.

Home buyer education class

Have you ever wondered what steps are involved in purchasing a home? Come find out at our free homebuyer education class on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Buffalo Mountain Room at the County Commons in Frisco. You will learn the basics from A-Z what it takes to buy a home, as now sure is a great time to do so! The class is free and is sponsored by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, 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. There will also be information on current down-payment assistance programs and much more! Snacks will be provided. Please register so that we know how many people to expect; call Joy at (970) 423-7041 or email

Pro Challenge volunteers needed

We need Zero Waste volunteers for the Pro Challenge in Breckenridge on Tuesday, Aug. 20, and Wednesday, Aug. 21. This is going to be a fun and fast-paced event. Volunteers can make a difference by diverting waste away from the landfill while helping athletes and followers compost and recycle. This is a great way to give back and meet some fantastic people. All volunteers will receive a free t-shirt, a drink ticket and a very cool swag bag from Pro Challenge. For more information or to sign up email or call (970) 668-5703.

Community leadership program needs leaders

Leadership Summit, now in its ninth year, will select up to 20 Summit County citizens, all of whom have a demonstrated interest in community engagement and leadership, to participate in this year’s program of nine full-day community-focused sessions meeting once a month, September through May. Founded by a group of Summit County Rotarians, the program provides an opportunity for participants to broaden their knowledge of the community while enhancing their leadership skills. For more information, attend an information meeting (Aug. 14, 5-6 p.m. at CMC Breck, or Aug. 15, 8:15-9:15 a.m. at CMC Dillon) or request an application from Suzanne at (970) 468-5989 or

Seniors rummage sale, silent auction

The Summit Seniors Annual Gigantic Rummage Sale and Silent Auction continues today at the Summit County Community and Senior Center, 0083 Nancy’s Place, Frisco. Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, and 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, Aug. 18. There will be no admission fee on these days. Indoor sales, with the exception of boutique items, will be $2 per bagful Sunday.

The Silent Auction will close at 4 p.m. Saturday. Included in this year’s auction are a 1988 Jaguar XJ6, Bonnie’s BBQ dinner for 25, Global Collision full-service detail ($150), $100 Blue Spruce certificate, wine presentations, gift certificates and other luxury merchandise. Sale proceeds benefit charitable organizations serving seniors in Summit County. Last year’s recipients were the NRO, Community Care Clinic, Colorado Avalanche, Timberline Adult Day Service, Bristlecone, Swan Mountain Rescue Center, and Family and Intercultural Resource Center. To apply for these funds or for more information, call (970) 668-2940.

Circle the Summit in-person registration

The sixth annual Circle the Summit Bike Ride is Saturday and in-person registration is available from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Wilderness Sports, 400 Main St. in Frisco. Adult registration is $75. Circle the Summit is a great small ride with four distances: 21, 45, 60 and 100 miles. All rides begin and end in downtown Frisco. Along all the routes, you’ll find aid stations, bike mechanics and course marshals. When you end your ride on Frisco’s Main Street, you’ll be treated to a great lunch, music and local brews. Day-of registration begins at 6:30 a.m. at the Frisco Recreation Center on Third Street between Main and Granite. Complete registration information is at Proceeds improve and enhance biking opportunities in Summit County.

Resort Chamber mixer

The Breckenridge Resort Chamber (BRC) Ambassadors are hosting the August Member Appreciation Mixer at Alpine Bank located at 110 North Main St., Breckenridge. The mixer will take place from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21. The mixer is sponsored by Alpine Bank. Beer will be provided by Bud Light. There is no cost to attend the mixer. The BRC mixer is a great opportunity to network with other business people from the community in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. For more information contact the BRC at (970) 453-2913.

Volunteer to help victims of assault

Are you ready for a new volunteer opportunity? Become a volunteer with Advocates for Victims of Assault. Work with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and trauma. Fall Volunteer training begins on Sept. 9. Please call (970) 668-3906 for more information or to sign up.

Help us spread the wildfire message!

Wildfire can be deadly and destructive. It is a constant threat in Summit County and throughout Colorado. The Summit County Wildfire Council and other organizations have allocated significant dollars to defensible space and wildfire preparedness and awareness in the county. To better define where those dollars are spent, the Wildfire Council is seeking input on how its message is received. Fill out a quick survey and be entered for a chance to win a number of prizes, including passes to the Breckenridge Recreation Center! Link:

Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival returns

The Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival will return to Summit County for its 16th season during the week of Sept. 14-21. Co-artistic directors Rieko Aizawa and Jesse Mills have invited four additional classical artists to join them for two public concerts and two soirees. Concerts will be held at the Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church in Dillon; soirees will be held at private homes two evenings during the festival week. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. The soirees, $75, are always popular and sell out early. They can be reserved now at by calling (970) 797-4999 or visiting

The Summit Foundation awards scholarships

In July, The Summit Foundation awarded $20,000 to 33 college sophomores to continue their pursuit of post-secondary education. 2012 graduates of Summit High School, Lake County High School, South Park High School, West Grand High School and Vail Mountain School who received scholarships from The Summit Foundation for their freshman year were eligible to apply for continuing education scholarship awards. Congratulations to these recipients: Rachel Baumgardner, Kiana Benson, Emily Bilenduke, Katy Bilisoly, Drake Blass, Bianca Bolcato, Emma Charneskie, Melissa Chumbley, Hailey Curnutte, Curtis Dankof, Kayla Duplan, Casey Farrell, Aaron Fatora, Emily Griffith, Challen Gutekunst. Kevin Heil, Emily Hrycaj, Sarah Johnson, Monica Martinez, Jennifer Monroe, Amanda Moore, Mackenzie Morgan, Emily Patterson, Tayla Reller, Karen Saenz, Clinton Sawyer, Tanner Shelden, Ali Springer, Kira Stone, Evan Streit, Kayla Tanton, Kyle Vanderkooi, Meghan Vice. Additional sophomore, junior and senior college scholarships were awarded from The Lenzmeier/Williams Advised Fund, a donor advised fund established at The Summit Foundation. These awards totaled $25,000. Lenzmeier/Williams Advised Fund Scholarships: Robin Harris, Francisco Holquin, Justin Hollenbeck, Grace Lincenberg

Real-life homeowner wildfire experiences

We will hear directly from a homeowner who has gone through a major wildfire, lost much and published a book about the experience to help others be better prepared for similar outcomes. Award-winning author and researcher Linda Masterson tackles a subject she knows all too well in “Surviving Wildfire: Get Prepared, Stay Alive, Rebuild Your Life (A Handbook for Homeowners).” Masterson’s home and 72-acre tree farm burned to the ground in a Colorado wildfire in 2011, leaving her with little but her laptop and a fierce determination to get back on her feet and get on with her life. Read more about Masterson, her history, mission and goals. Masterson will talk about next steps: what homeowners, associations, property managers, and other stakeholders can do to better protect themselves, their animals and their property against wildfire. What you need to be asking your insurance agents, how you can best protect yourself to help prepare for future recovery and more. Aug. 21, 7-8:30 p.m., Summit County Community Center, Third and Granite, Frisco; contact: Howard Hallman, (719) 491-1807.

Coats for Kids campaign

The second annual Knights of Columbus “Coats for Kids” Campaign was jump-started with a significant donation by Century 21 Realty. Your monetary donations will enable the Knights to purchase new warm winter clothing for cold children in need. Please support this priority cause by sending your tax-deductible donations payable to: Knights of Columbus, P.O. Box 3673, Dillon, CO 80435. Call (970) 468-6566 for info.

Summit in Honduras thank you

A huge thank you to everyone who so generously supported the fifth annual Summit in Honduras Bake and Craft Sale last weekend, Aug. 4 and 5. It was a great success and all of the money raised and the generous donations we received will be used in the outreach to the people, families and children in the villages where we are working in northwestern Honduras. Thank you and blessing to all, Maggie Ducayet, executive director of Summit in Honduras.

Come play pickleball!

Come learn and play the fastest-growing sport in America — pickleball! Reserved times: Frisco Town Courts, Galena and Sixth, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Dillon Town Courts, on LaBonte, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. to noon; and Silverthorne Recreation Center, Sundays 1-4 p.m. and Fridays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lessons for newcomers at Frisco and Dillon begin at 11 a.m. Equipment is available to borrow. Contact Bill (770) 286-7799 or Noreen (14) 923-9235.

Tuesday Twilight Trail Project

Spend happy hour on the trail Tuesday, Aug. 13, with Friends of the Dillon Ranger District and Go-Lite. Volunteers will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Upper Salt Lick Trail (off Wildernest Road and Buffalo Drive) and work until 8 p.m. A full schedule of Tuesday Twilight opportunities for the rest of the summer is available on our website. For info, directions and to register for this event please visit

Advance directives workshop

Seniors, caretakers, family and friends, mark your calendars for Saturday, Aug. 17, from 1-2 p.m. What does the church teach about the end of our lives? Learn what you should do, and how to distinguish between ordinary vs. extraordinary care. Without advance directives, others may make decisions that do not correspond to your wishes or to church teachings. Come to receive an overview of these and other important issues surrounding life and death. Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 89 Smith Rand Road, Silverthorne.

Health care workshop

The Summit Independent Business Alliance (SIBA) is offering a free workshop on the Affordable Healthcare Act and its impacts on small business on Aug. 22. As part of its Business Builders Toolbox series, SIBA has assembled a variety of experts to help you navigate the upcoming changes in the health care landscape and what they mean to you and your business. Join SIBA’s panel on Thursday, Aug. 22, noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Summit Senior & Community Center, Hoosier Room, 151 Peak One Blvd., Frisco. Feel free to bring your lunch. The Colorado Healthcare Exchange will begin operating in October for plans to begin in January 2014. SIBA is bringing together resources to help you wade through what this means to you — from a macro to a micro level. The panel will include: the Small Business Administration (Amy McDowell); the health care “Hub” for our region, the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments (TJ DuFresne); an “assistant” for this area from the Family and Intercultural Resource Center (Rob Murphy); and a local insurance broker (Betty Naftz, from Insurance of the Rockies). Come with your questions and leave with answers and resources. There is no charge to attend. See for more information.

Landlord/tenant basics

What to know when looking for a rental in Summit County. The security deposit. The importance of a lease. Lunch and refreshments will be served. Aug. 16, noon to 1:30 p.m., Buffalo Mountain Room, Frisco County Commons, 0037 Peak One Drive, Frisco. Call or email Vickie to register, (970) 423-7042 or Class sizes are limited, so please register early!

Request for proposals

The Victim Assistance and Law Enforcement Board of the Fifth Judicial District, which is Clear Creek, Eagle, Lake and Summit counties, is seeking grant applications from agencies and organizations to provide assistance services to crime victims. The funding cycle is Jan. 1, 2014, through Dec. 31, 2014. The board is committed to funding programs that provide direct services to crime victims and implement the Victims’ Rights Amendment. It may also consider scholarships for training that is related to the welfare of victims. Revenue for this fund is generated from a surcharge or fees assessed to people who are convicted of felonies, misdemeanors, traffic offenses and fish and game violations. These funds are authorized by Title 24, Article 4.2, Colorado Revised Statutes. During the 2013 12-month grant cycle, the board awarded a total of $300,230.00 to 12 agencies that provide services to victims in the Fifth Judicial District. It is anticipated that approximately $300,000 will be available for the 2014 grant cycle. FUNDING PRIORITIES: Programs that are required to implement the Victim’s Rights Constitutional Amendment, programs that provide direct services to crime victims and witnesses as outlined in the V.A.L.E. statute, victim-related training, equipment and personnel needs of law enforcement agencies. The V.A.L.E. Board may also take into consideration actors other than those stated above, in making their final decisions. Board members may award money for projects not designated in the priority categories. Completed grant applications must be received by the board administrator by 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. You may request a grant application or information regarding scholarships by contacting the V.A.L.E. Board Administrator, Kathleen Maher at (970) 453-2327, ext. 113 or by writing c/o The Office of the District Attorney, P.O. Box 488, Breckenridge, CO 80424 or

Housing authority needs volunteers

The Summit Combined Housing Authority (SCHA) is seeking individuals to fill at least three open positions on its volunteer advisory board. Volunteers must be able to devote two to four hours per month (on average) to SCHA board meetings and other associated functions. SCHA is looking for this board to provide informed input regarding current events and their effects on local housing issues from various industries such as: construction, insurance, property management, school district, healthcare resources, etc. Please direct your letter of interest to SCHA executive director Jennifer Kermode, and drop them at the SCHA office 110 Ski Hill Road in Breckenridge, or email it to by Aug. 15.

King Boletus Mushroom Festival

The 17th annual King Boletus Mushroom Festival, a fundraiser for Buena Vista Heritage, will be Aug. 17-18 in Buena Vista. The event features a two-day mushroom seminar with classroom lectures and mountain forays. The mushroom festival educates participants in the art of hunting for and identifying mushrooms in the Upper Arkansas River Valley. Registration fee is $80 ($70 for Buena Vista Heritage members) and includes lunch on Saturday, a wine-and-cheese reception Saturday evening and a light lunch on Sunday. The seminar starts on Aug. 17 at 9 a.m. at the American Legion Hall, 338 N. Railroad St., with check-in beginning at 8:30 a.m. Mushroom expert Ellen Jacobson and other members of the Colorado Mycological Society will present slides, display tables, handouts and information on locating and identifying mushrooms. In the afternoon, attendees will carpool to the local mountains to go on mushroom forays. After the forays, participants will gather to compare and identify the mushrooms they have collected. A reception at the historic Turner Farm, 829 W. Main, St., will follow. The festival will continue on Sunday, Aug. 18, at 8:30 a.m. with more mushroom-hunting forays into the mountains. Participants will return to the American Legion Hall for more identification, question-and-answer sessions and a light lunch of mushroom-based snacks and pizza. For information or to register, call (719) 395-8458 or visit

Tumble Bubbles ribbon cutting

New Breckenridge business operating Sundays at Maggie Pond. Please join us for a ribbon cutting for Tumble Bubbles! Tumble Bubbles are large, inflatable balls that allow children and adults to climb inside and walk, roll or jump on water. Free Tumble Bubble rides for the first 20 participants. The celebration will be Sunday, Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. at Maggie Pond and includes a Ribbon Cutting by the Breckenridge Resort Chamber.

Watershed restoration project on Swan River

Join the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District and the U.S. Forest Service on Saturday, Aug. 10 for a day outdoors restoring habitat along the Swan River near Breckenridge. Members of Blue River Watershed Group and Trout Unlimited will be joining volunteers for the day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Work will include transplanting native willows, spreading seeds and protecting stream banks from erosion. Coffee and muffins will kick off the day with refreshments and snacks in the parking lot afterward. Please pre-register and get directions at or call (970) 262-3449.

Carriage House enrolling

Carriage House Early Learning Center is now enrolling in its toddler and preschool programs. Please call (970) 453-6423 for more information.

Become a Mountain Mentor

Join us in Breckenridge at The Warming Hut’s beautiful patio on Thursday, Aug. 22 from 5 7 p.m. for a fun meet and greet! Make a big difference in the life of a Summit County youth by volunteering to become a Mountain Mentor! We currently have 57 youths waiting for mentors. Mix and mingle with current mentors and mentees and find out why this is such a special program! When you sign up for more information on the program, you will receive a coupon for a beer and appetizer at The Warming Hut! It’s a fun and casual evening where you can learn more about the Mountain Mentors program. For more information, contact Sarah Provino (970) 668.9184 or

Roots Retreat Music and Healing Festival

Please join local musicians for a three-day summer camping, music and healing event in the mountains of Colorado, Aug. 23-25. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Summit Community Care Clinic. There are numerous activities to enjoy in addition to the music, such as horseback riding, hiking and fishing. Come relax and rejuvenate with us at the beautiful Aspen Canyon Ranch! Visit the for more information and to purchase tickets.

Summit County Preschool enrolling

Summit County Preschool in Frisco is now enrolling 4-year-olds in its preschool program as well as before/after school children who will be attending Frisco Elementary. Please contact the school at (970) 668-5508 for more information. Before/after school programming begins Aug. 21. The cost is $20 for Mondays and $15 per day Tuesday through Friday. The center hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The before/after school programming is available on days the Summit School District is in session.

Approaching Medicare eligibility? Medicare 101 will explain the parts of Medicare and how they all work together. This free seminar is taught by a state trained SHIP volunteer and will help you navigate the medicare maze. Class is August 20 from 2-4 PM at the Community and Senior center in Frisco. Email to reserve you spot.

‘What’s Up with Our Forests?’

Join Colorado State University Extension and Friends of the Dillon Ranger District to explore the dynamic forests of Summit County. This 10-part “What’s up with Our Forests?” workshop series takes place at different trailhead locations throughout the county, offering participants guided hikes focused on current forest issues. Topics include tree ID, historic perspectives, stakeholder interest, the wildland-urban interface and community wildland fire issues. Hikes are free and all are welcome to attend on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. This week’s hike will meet at the North Ten Mile Creek Trailhead. Directions: From I-70 take Exit 201, Frisco Main Street. Turn away from Frisco (west) and park in the area just north of the interstate interchange. Please visit or for locations and directions to all upcoming hikes.

Tools for schools

Alpine Bank is collecting new school supply donations for local children in need until Aug. 30. Any school necessities, from backpacks to paper to pencils, will be gladly accepted. Donations will be distributed to Summit County schools. Please drop donations off at any of our Summit County Alpine Bank locations.

Open Arms has openings

Open Arms Childcare and Preschool has openings in both the infant and preschool rooms. We are Christ-centered and provide learning opportunities for infant through preschool-aged children. Parents are welcome to visit our center, located in Christ Lutheran Church at 16072 Hwy 9 Farmers Korner. For information please call (970) 237-3229, visit our website at, or follow us on Facebook.

KUVO jazz radio back on air

Summit Public Radio and TV and KUVO, public radio jazz and NPR news from Denver have announced that KUVO is back on the air at 89.7 after overcoming some technical difficulties. KUVO’s three digital streams are also now up and running. If you have a digital radio, check out the high-definition jazz and National Public Radio news programming. For information on all of SPRTV’s radio and TV programming, visit

Theater performance to benefit Domus Pacis

Join us for lunch of award-winning BBQ from Bonnie Q BBQ at the Roadhouse in Dillon at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 17 and then on to a private performance of ??The World Goes Round” at the Lake Dillon Theatre Company, sponsored by an anonymous donor. An eclectic collection of love songs, torch songs and witty comic numbers from two of the greatest composers ever to grace the Broadway stage, John Kander and Fred Ebb, this musical spectacular will entertain and dazzle. The event will benefit Domus Pacis Family Respite’s mission of providing weeklong respites in the High Country for families impacted by cancer. Costs of tickets are $55/person and include lunch and show. Tickets are limited and can only be purchased by calling Vince at )970) 547-4745.

Seniors rummage sale

The Summit Seniors Gigantic Royal Rummage Sale and Silent Auction will be Thursday, Aug. 15, through Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Summit County Community and Senior Center in Frisco. Donations will be accepted noon to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13, and 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Center. Please do not leave items outside the building at any other time. Clothes should be clean and good condition, and we will not accept large furniture, large appliances, TVs, computer monitors without the computers, mattresses, encyclopedias or magazines. The pre-sale will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, and there will be an admission fee of $10 for all ages 11 and over and $5 for all under 11. Regular sale hours with no admission fee will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to noon Sunday.

10th Mountain Roller Dolls offers funding

10th Mountain Roller Dolls offer an opportunity for charitable organization to receive event funds from Aug. 17 Roller Derby bout “Mountains vs. Peaks.” The 10th Mountain Roller Dolls are a recreational roller derby league, and 501(c)3, seeking WFTDA apprenticeship. While it is not required, preference is given to organizations with a focus on our priority areas: education, the environment and community. Consideration is given to nonprofits (501(c)3 status required) located in/or serving the communities of Summit, Eagle and Garfield counties and those that are willing to lend support to the 10th MRD in preparation and/or production of the event. Organizations can request a complete list of funding criteria and application at and reply (to same address) or by mail to P.O. Box 1717 Gypsum, CO 81637 to receive funds from the Aug. 17 event “Mountains vs. Peaks” by Aug. 2 Completed applications will be forwarded internally to the 10th Mountain Roller Dolls Board of Directors, Events Committee and league members.

Backstage Theatre auditions

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre is seeking actors ages 18-30 to play Nate and Zach (lead roles) and a local jock and “chick-magnet” (name tbd) for our upcoming production of “Zompocalypse Later.” Director is Christopher Willard. These are paid positions. Non-Equity only. Please send resume, headshot and video audition (one-minute comic monologue), if you have one, to director Willard at Emails of inquiry welcome.

‘Walk with a Doc’ this summer

“Walk with a Doc” is a free community walk-and-talk event led by a health-care practitioner from High Country Healthcare, Summit County’s Family Practice, Pediatrics and OB/GYN Specialists physicians group. Held every Saturday through Aug. 31 from 9-10 a.m., Walk with a Doc includes a brief presentation of preventive health tips and a 45-minute group walk, with topic handouts. Meet in the parking lot near the front entrance of the Medical Office Building at Summit Medical Center, 360 Peak One Drive in Frisco, walk on the Frisco recpath. All are welcome to join the walk! Just show up with your walking shoes and a bottle of water! Topics range from healthy eating, aging well, women’s health myths and more — visit for weekly topics.

North Branch Library closing for maintenance

SILVERTHORNE — The North Branch Library will be closed beginning at 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 30, through 9 a.m., Monday, Sept. 9. Our building is receiving a face-lift. Crews will be replacing the floor tiles in the entryway, hall, bathroom and meeting room entry, as well as in the kitchen during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience, and would like to encourage you to visit our other two locations, at the County Commons, Frisco, and 504 Airport Drive, Breckenridge.

Leadership Summit info meeting

Applications are being accepted for Leadership Summit Class of 2014. Local adults interested in collaborative leadership and community service are encouraged to apply. Attend an information meeting to learn about this year’s nine-month program, scheduled from September through May. Mingle with program alumni and administrators over coffee and pastries. RSVP for CMC Dillon Information Meeting (July 18, 8:30-9:30 a.m.) or CMC Breck Meeting (July 23, 8:30-9:30 a.m.). Contact Suzanne Price, (970) 468-5989 or

Medicare seminar

Approaching Medicare eligibility? Attend Medicare 101 on Aug. 20 to learn about how Medicare works and what the various parts cover. Taught by trained Medicare SHIP navigator. Class will be from 2-4 p.m. at the Senior and Community Center in Frisco. Email at with name and phone number.

Come play pickleball

Come learn and play the fastest-growing sport in America — pickleball! Reserved times: Frisco Town Courts, Galena and Sixth, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Dillon Town Courts, on LaBonte, Wednesdays and Thursdays 8 a.m. to noon; and Silverthorne Recreation Center, Sundays 1-4 p.m. and Fridays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Equipment is available to borrow. Contact Bill (770) 286-7799 or Noreen (214) 923-9235.

Options for long-term care

The Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments (UAACOG) Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is pleased to announce that it will become the Case Management Agency for Central Mountain Options for Long Term Care (CMOLTC). This change will take effect July 1, 2013. UAACOG-AAA office is located at 139 E. Third St., Salida, CO 81201. You may reach the staff at (719) 539-3341, or toll free at (877) 610-3341.

Hike with an author

The rich and wonderful history of Breckenridge has been researched and recorded by many local historians. In this exclusive summer series, you have the opportunity to enjoy a hike, lunch and discussion with one of these fascinating authors! Sept. 2, 2013: Hike with Sandra Mather, Ph.D., Boreas Pass, approximately three hours. Cost $30/adult (ages 13 and older), $20/child (ages 4-12). A bag lunch is provided for the hike. Reservations are required by 8 p.m. the evening before the hike and can be made at the Welcome Center or by calling (970) 453-9767, x2. For more information visit,

Host a foreign student

Hosting a foreign student can bring a whole new perspective to your family. Having someone from another country stay in your home can be a real eye-opener for kids and parents alike. Suddenly your “American-ness” is showing. The ordinary way you do things, the typical activities and rhythms of your day are revealed as not the only way or best way of doing something. The thought of hosting an international student might be intimidating at first. “What if he hears me yelling at the kids?” “What if she thinks we are total freaks?” But don’t fear! Students adapt quickly and won’t embarrass you or tell your family secrets. There is something about being a part of a family that instills that even in an apparent stranger. The beauty is that after a few weeks, that stranger suddenly becomes an integral part of your family. For information on hosting a student please contact Mary Elizabeth Johnson at (303) 709-2180 or visit

McCullough Gulch trail work

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District will conduct extensive trail reconstruction on the McCullough Gulch trail, south of Breckenridge. Trail Construction will take place Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. from July 15 to Aug. 16. Hikers are highly encouraged to use alternate trails during this time or to return on the weekends. The trail will be impassable for much of the day, including access to White Falls loop hike. Hikers will be asked to wait up to 30 minutes, each way, to allow volunteers to work safely on the trail. For alternate trail suggestions, please visit the Dillon Ranger District website at or call (970) 468-5400 for more information.

Photography workshop to benefit Domus Pacis

Nationally renowned nature photographer John Fielder will host an all-day photography workshop on Saturday, Aug. 3 at his home in Silverthorne. The event will include personal instruction in nature landscape photography and technique, as well as dinner prepared by Doug Schwartz, chef at the CMC Culinary School. The cost is $275/person, with all proceeds going to Domus Pacis Family Respite. The mission of Domus Pacis is to provide families impacted by cancer a week of respite and peace in Summit County’s High Country. For additional information or to reserve a space please call Vince at (970) 547-4745. Space is limited, so call early.

Summit Public Radio & TV needs volunteers

Summit Public Radio & TV is seeking several board members to fill specific positions. Our nonprofit organization is managed by an all volunteer, working board – we have no paid staff. As a result of this management structure, 100 percent of all contributions are used for operations. The positions are: Membership Coordinator, works to retain and expand membership, including annual membership campaign; Events Coordinator, works with SPRTV board to organize events that promote awareness or thank our members; Grants Coordinator, maintains awareness of grant funding opportunities to support operating and capital requirements and coordinates grant applications.

Go2Work free weekly workshops for job seekers

Drop in any time on Tuesdays between noon and 4 p.m. Colorado Mountain College in Dillon in the Computer Lab, Room 11. Services available: computer access, Internet job searches, job application and resume assistance, interviewing skills, interest inventories, computer-based work-skill enhancement, skill assessment and certification through ACT WorkKeys. Earn the new CareerReady Colorado Certificate and skill training through Career Ready 101™, a web-based study program. Also: information on CMC classes and financial aid; information on other training and educational resources; online registration for Colorado WorkForce Center; information regarding WIA (WorkForce Investment Act) benefits; and referrals to additional services. All services are free and no pre-registration is required! Contact: Jason Read at (970) 468-5989 or

Support Black Forest fire victims

In support of the hundreds of victims of the devastating Black Forest fire, Alpine Bank will host a food drive to collect donations for their benefit. Contributions can be dropped off at any Summit County Alpine Bank location through July 10. Items needed include: water, sports drinks, canned and boxed meals, soup, cereal, peanut butter, snacks and canned fruits and vegetables. After July 10, collected donations will be delivered to the Salvation Army and the Care and Share food bank in Colorado Springs for distribution to fire victims.

KSS Volunteer Days

Keystone Science School welcomes volunteers to help on a remodel project Aug. 1 and Aug. 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. If landscaping is your passion, we can coordinate dates to meet your schedule. Send questions and RSVP on remodeling and landscaping to Dennis via email at Volunteers are also appreciated with various special events. Contact Liz at for special event opportunities. Thank you!

Enjoy singing?

The Summit Choral Society, under the direction of Dr. Jill Schroeder-Dorn, is currently rehearsing for its summer program. They recently performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City, singing the Brahms Requiem. The current program is of lighter music, including songs of New York and Broadway. Rehearsals are Mondays from 7-9 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, Farmers Korner across from the high school. We do vocal exercises and work on music for our current program. If you enjoy singing, please join us. Questions? Phone (970) 262-2235.

Senior Rummage Sale volunteers

Summit County Senior Citizens Inc. (SCSC) needs volunteers to assist with heavy lifting, moving donated furniture and transporting items from storage for the annual Senior Rummage Sale, a community fundraiser taking place Aug. 15-18. Volunteers are needed to help on Aug. 12, 13 and 18. Please call (970) 668-2940 if you are available to help out!

Summit Public Radio & TV needs volunteers

Summit Public Radio & TV, a local nonprofit providing radio and free over-the-air TV to Summit County, has open positions on its board of directors. In order to better serve our community we have created three new positions and need to fill three existing positions. The existing positions are: Treasurer, Database Manager and Membership. The three new positions are Development Chair, Grants and Fundraising. These are all volunteer positions and require attendance at monthly meetings. We provide a valuable service to our community; to do so we need your help. If you are interested, or just have questions, please call Sue at 970-333-0209 or John at 970-406-8350 or contact

Breck Montessori 50/50 Raffle

Want to win Cash? Breckenridge Montessori is hosting its first 50/50 Raffle, in which one lucky winner will be drawn to win 50 percent of the entire value of tickets sold. Tickets are only $10. The drawing will be held at the school at 6 p.m. on July 10. Everyone is welcome to join us for a potluck BBQ. We will supply hotdogs, hamburgers and a veggie version; you just need to bring a side dish; or you can just stop in and find out who the winner is. You do not need to be present to win. Breckenridge Montessori is a full member American Montessori Society Non-Profit Preschool. All proceeds from the event will help to cover operating costs and purchase new materials. For more information or to buy tickets please visit us at or call the school directly at (970) 547-7661.

‘What’s Up With Our Forests?’

Join Colorado State University Extension and Friends of the Dillon Ranger District to explore the dynamic forests of Summit County. This 10-part “What’s Up With Our Forests?” workshop series takes place at different trailheads throughout Summit County, offering participants guided hikes focused on current forest issues. Topics include tree identification, historic perspectives, stakeholder interest, the wildland-urban interface and community wildfire issues. Hikes are free and all are welcome to attend, Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. to noon. Please visit or call Dan at 970-668-4140 for locations and directions to all upcoming hikes.

Summit Preschool taking applications

Summit County Preschool is now taking applications for before- and after-school child care for elementary-age children attending Frisco Elementary School for the 2013-14 school year. Please email or stop by at 70 W. Main St. in Frisco to pick up an enrollment packet. Before-school hours start at 7:30 a.m., and the students are taken to the bus stop for transportation to school. After-school students are transported from the school to a bus stop near the preschool where they are picked up and care is provided until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cost is $20 for Mondays and $15 a day Tuesday through Friday.

RUN: As needed

Mentor group needs volunteers

Summit County Mountain Mentors is a community-based mentoring program that matches caring adult volunteers with youths ages 8-16. Their mission is “to positively influence the youth of Summit County to lead healthy lifestyles through a consistent one-on-one relationship with an adult.” The group is looking for volunteers to spend eight hours each month with one of the 48 youths waiting for a mentor. Call (970) 668-9184 or visit

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Open Arms summer program

Open Arms Childcare and Preschool has openings for infants and preschoolers for our upcoming summer program. We are Christ-centered and provide learning opportunities for infant-through-preschool-aged children. Our Vacation Bible School program is taking place July 29 through August 2 from 9-11:30 a.m. Parents are welcome to visit our center, located at Christ Lutheran Church, 16072 Hwy. 9, Farmers Korner. For more information please call (970) 237-3229, visit our website at, or follow us on Facebook.

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