Summit County Community Notes 8-21-12 |

Summit County Community Notes 8-21-12

Daily News staff reports

Join FDRD tonight at the Soda Creek Trail in Summit Cove for fun and trail work. Volunteers should meet from 5:30-8 at the Whispering Pines Trailhead. For more info, and to register, visit

Summit Combined Housing Authority series of new post-homebuyer education classes continues from noon to 1 p.m. Friday with the Lunch-n-Learn homeowner series in the Mount Royal Room at the County Commons in Frisco, the upcoming workshop – “Do you know your Loan? Is it time to refinance?” – will cover the following topics:> What does it mean to refinance? What steps are involved?> Interest rates – where they are today, compared to when your closing happened> Why would I refinance if I have a 30-year fixed loan product? Why would I refinance if I have a 10-year ARM and am only a couple of years into it?> When will my PMI/MIP fall off … or will it? Other things I should know about PMI?> Closing costs on the refinancing process – when does it make sense?This workshop will be led by three lenders, all experts in their fields: Paula Ramey Stjernholm with Cherry Creek Mortgage; Jennifer Cleary with Colorado State Bank & Trust; and Dan Cooper with FirstBank of Summit CountyParticipants should bring their loan- closing documents, along with any questions they may have about their current loan, the refinancing process, etc. The class is free, and lunch and refreshments will be served. Class size is limited, so please register by contacting Joy Klein,, or (970) 423-7041.

On Sunday at 10 a.m, the Alliance for Historical Preservation is hosting its popular tour of the mines of Frisco along the recpath. The two-hour tour includes Frisco’s first silver mine and powder magazine. Leader is Charlotte Clarke, author of The Mines of Frisco. Meet at the paved trailhead parking at the west end of Main Street. $5 donation. No reservations necessary. Call (970) 370 5726 for more info.

The Summit County Senior Citizens, Inc. is accepting grant applications from organizations that have existing programs for senior citizens in Summit County and want to continue and/or enhance them as well as organizations that would like to develop programs for seniors. These grants will be made by SCSC based on financial need and the value of the program to seniors. The monies are made available from the proceeds of the Annual Gigantic Royal Rummage Sale that took place last weekend. For more info, contact Christy Nelson at Deadline for applications is Friday.

Everyone knows that working with an excellent team can mean the difference between being good, or being great. If you want to know how to move your team from good to great, the Team-Building Workshop presented by Kaleidoscope Concepts in conjunction with The Summit Foundation, is where you need to be! This action-packed workshop will be held on Aug. 31, from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is being extended by 1⁄2 hour from normal workshops to ensure we are able to cover all of this important curriculum. While most of the workshops have been targeting nonprofit organizations, this workshop is for any organization who wants to learn how to build a highly functioning team and move your results from good to great. If you would like to join this workshop, call Judi at (970) 389-6470. We will be serving lunch, starting at 11:45, and the session will end promptly at 2 in the Buffalo Mountain Room in the County Commons. The cost is only $25, scholarships available – ask for more details.

Court Appointed Special Advocates is looking for community volunteers to train and become advocates for abused and neglected children in the Summit County area. Come to an informational meeting on Aug. 30 from 5-6 p.m. and learn how you can help a child in your community. The meeting will be at the CASA office at 330 Fiedler Ave. Ste. 101 in Dillon. CASA volunteer training begins Oct. 6. Contact the local CASA office: Colleen Bergman at or for more info.

Join Summit County Seniors for a sunset pontoon boat tour from Frisco Marina on Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per person and space is still available. Bring food and drinks. Sign up and pay at the Summit County Community and Senior Center office. For more info, call 970-668-2940.

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