Summit County Community Notes 8-28-12 |

Summit County Community Notes 8-28-12

Daily News staff reports

Join Friends of the Dillon Ranger District and great volunteers for our last Twilight project of the season tonight. Meet at the Bakers Tank on Boreas Pass Road in Breckenridge at 5:30. Volunteers will swing tools and have fun until dusk for our final evening project of the summer. For more info and to register, visit

Along with the Summit County area, Rocky Mountain National Park was once part of the expansive Ute territory and today remains part of the Ute’s heritage. Join park ranger Sue Langdon for a look at Ute history in Northern Colorado and current use of the park by the Ute. Lectures are at noon at the Frisco Historic Park & Museum located at 120 Main St. For more info, feel free to call (970) 668-3428 or visit

Even though it has been raining lately, wildland fires remain a real possibility until snow is on the ground. Fall fire season is real. Colorado State University Extension and the Summit County Wildfire Council are hosting a ready, set, go! wildland fire workshop to help you identify ways to protect your family and property. This free community event is Wednesday from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Summit County Community and Senior Center in Frisco. Topics for discussion include ember awareness and defensible space, evacuation kits and communication plans, community evacuations and firefighter response. We will also introduce the 2013 Hazardous Fuel Reduction Grant program which is designed to support community efforts to protect life, property and infrastructure here in Summit.

We’re looking for Summit High School graduates who want to be included in Tiger Tracker, the monthly profiles chronicling what people have been up to since graduation. If you are a SHS grad, or have a suggestion, contact Kathryn Turner at or (970) 668-4633.

The Breckenridge Golf Club is proud to host the sixth annual Patriot Golf Day Friday through Sunday over Labor Day weekend. Patriot Golf Day is the primary fundraiser for the Folds of Honor Foundation ( Golfers nationwide are asked to donate a minimum of $1 to benefit the foundation to provide post-secondary education scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving our nation. All are encouraged to come out to play golf and participate in the various fundraising activities. Call (970) 453-9104 or log on to index.aspx?page=44 to book a tee time. Volunteers are needed in support of the weekend’s events. To sign up to help, contact Ted Pilling at or (970) 406-1641.

Show your support for the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame by playing in the museum’s charity golf tournament Wednesday at Keystone Ranch. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and there will be a 9 a.m. shotgun start with a four-person scramble format. Form a team, join one or become a tee box sponsor. Your support will help preserve the legacy of snowsports in Colorado. Call (970) 476-1876 or visit for more info.

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