Summit County Community Notes 8-8-12 |

Summit County Community Notes 8-8-12

Daily News staff reports

The Breckenridge Resort Chamber Ambassadors are hosting the August mixer at Alpine Bank, located at 110 N. Main St., tonight from 5-7. For additional info, contact the BRC at (970) 453-2913.

Summit County Women of Watercolor invite all to visit its paint-out on Friday in Georgetown, followed by a 6-8 p.m. reception at their current exhibition, “Women of Watercolor Paint Colorado,” at the historic Hamill House, 305 Argentine St. Refreshments will be served and many artists will be present. The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, runs through Sept. 5. Many works are available for purchase. For additional information, contact Sandi Bruns at (970) 668-0651 or email

Dillon and the Summit County Rotary are looking for volunteers to assist with compost and recycling efforts at the Krystal 93 BBQ at the Summit Friday and Saturday. Anyone volunteering with the recycling and composting will receive a raffle ticket to win lift tickets to Arapahoe Basin Ski Area. The barbecue runs from noon to 10 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. For more info or to sign up, contact Roxanne Hoover at (970) 513-5732 or

Do you love BBQ? Are you a competitive cooker, looking to learn what the judges know to improve your scores? If you would like to get involved in the Krystal 93 BBQ at the Summit in Dillon on Friday and Saturday, consider becoming a certified judge and sample some award-winning barbecue while doing so. We will be have a class at the Best Western Ptarmigan Lodge on Thursday, from 6-10 p.m. The cost is $75 per person and includes a one-year membership to the Kansas City BBQ Society. Once certified, you are eligible to sign up to judge KCBS events anywhere in the country. To sign up, or for more details, notify us at

Nature photographer John Fielder will host a photography workshop on Monday at his home in Silverthorne. This 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 $250/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. For more info or to reserve a space, call Vince at (970) 547-4745. Space is limited, so call early.

The Alliance for Historical Preservation is calling for crafters for a Labor Day Weekend arts and craft show in Frisco. The show will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 1-2. Booths are $125. Contact or call (970) 370-5726 for info.

The fifth annual community electronic recycling event at Summit High School is Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Metech Recycling, a certified e-Stewards Recycler, will be bringing a truck to haul old electronics away. People can just drive up to the truck parked in front of the school and our crew will unload it. Prices range from $5-$15 dollars depending on the size of the electronic device being recycled. Last year, we recycled everything from broken cellphones to huge, rear projector televisions. (One thing we don’t recycle is refrigerators.) Over 95 percent of all materials will be fully recycled for re-manufacture. No recycled materials will be incinerated, landfilled or shipped abroad to be dumped. Visit Metech at for more detailed info. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted.Ten percent of proceeds benefit SHS. Volunteer students have elected to support the Activities Scholarship program so that all students have a chance to participate in athletics and activities offered at the high school.

Rollicking good times await volunteers with Breckenridge’s own Backstage Theatre. Join the extraordinary fun by contacting Full- and part-time residents are welcome. We have opportunities for all.

The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance will celebrate the inaugural Theobald Award, recognizing outstanding contributions to the preservation of Breckenridge’s history. Join us for a reception Friday, from 4-6 p.m. on the Barney Ford House Museum lawn honoring this year’s recipients. Awards will be presented at 5 p.m. Complimentary appetizers and refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.

Continental Divide Land Trust holds conservation easements on 15 open space properties in Summit and Park counties. Volunteers are needed to help with the annual monitoring visit. Anyone interested in learning more about easements and how to monitor them is invited for an evening training session on Monday. Volunteers will learn about easements, monitoring issues, new forms and procedures, noxious weeds and other land considerations. In the days and weeks following the session, volunteers will have an opportunity to go into the field to a protected open space to help with an actual easement monitoring visit with CDLT staff or trained volunteer land stewards. The session on easement monitoring is 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the County Commons. Dinner is provided. For more info, visit Sign up in advance by contacting CDLT at (970) 453-3875 or

Summit County 4-H is hosting a family Gymkhana on Saturday at the Summit County Fairgrounds. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with events in keyhole, barrels, flags and poles starting at 10. Age groups range from 8-year-olds through adults. Contact Cindy at (970) 376-2933 for additional info.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

As a Summit Daily News reader, you make our work possible.

Now more than ever, your financial support is critical to help us keep our communities informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having on our residents and businesses. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference.

Your donation will be used exclusively to support quality, local journalism.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User