Summit County Community Notes 9-12-11 |

Summit County Community Notes 9-12-11

Daily News staff reports

Summit County Republicans are proud to announce that they have leased a property for the duration of the current election season to serve as election headquarters of the GOP in Summit. Funds for this office have been raised in the county over the past few years. The office will support our local candidates, Kevin Mastin (for Summit County Commissioner District 3), Scott Turner (for DA – JD5), Debra Irvine (for HD 61), Randy Baumgardner (for SD 8), Kevin Lundberg (for CD 2) and Brian Davidson (for CU Regent), and our presidential candidate, Mitt Romney. A grand opening at the office, located at 301 N. Main St., in Breckenridge is today from 3-6 p.m. All supporters of our Republican candidates are invited to view the office, meet the candidates and celebrate this occasion.

The family of Mark Gage would like to welcome his friends to a celebration of life at the Loveland Basin Lodge at Loveland Ski Area on Saturday, beginning at 2:30 p.m., including a reception to follow.An educational fund has been set up for his daughters, Riley and Haley, in care of the “Mark Gage Memorial Fund” at Credit Union of the Rockies, PO Box 4787, 111 Main St., Frisco CO 80443, phone (970) 668-1900.

Summit Community Care Clinic, with the support of a state grant from Women Wellness Connection, is offering free women wellness exams and mammograms to women who qualified. Call Jenniffer at (970) 668-4057 or Yoli at (970) 668-6687.

The Friends of the Eagles Nest Wilderness invites volunteers to help with a wilderness trail-maintenance project on Saturday. We’ll meet at 8 a.m. at the Dillon Ranger District office in Silverthorne to carpool to the trailhead. Volunteers should wear sturdy boots and bring lunch, plenty of water and gear for a day on the trail. FENW provides tools, safety equipment, a light breakfast and tailgate refreshments when we finish at about 3:30. Join us in this rewarding work. For further details, call Bill Reed at (970) 513-9741 or check

The Keystone Science School, in partnership with Colorado River District, Aurora Water and Denver Water, will be hosting a standards-based, educational, three-day water program known as H2O Outdoors. Open to all Colorado high school students, H2O Outdoors will take place Oct. 13-15. The aim of the program is to provide students with insight into the world of Colorado’s water supply, laws and quality through hands-on experience in watershed observation. At the close of the program, students will present their findings during a “town hall” formatted dialogue. Meals and dorm-style housing are provided to all students and chaperones come from the Keystone Science School. Colorado students can enjoy this experience for only $25. Registration forms and fees are due by Friday. For more info about H2O Outdoors or to register, contact Amanda Seidler at (970) 468-2098 or visit

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District is partnering with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado to host a weekend-long trail project at the Keystone Homestead on Saturday and Sunday. How many times have you ridden your mountain bike or walked your dog in the network of trails between Breck, Keystone and Summit Cove? This is your opportunity to give back to those trails and help sustain them so that we can all enjoy them for a very long time. Volunteers will be feed, hydrated, given a free spot to camp and treated to live music on Saturday. Volunteers can sign up for one day or both days. This project also hosts a youth component for children ages 6-11, so now you really have no excuse. For more info or to sign up, visit or call (970) 262-3449.

Are you ready for a new adventure? Become a volunteer for Advocates for Victims of Assault here in Summit County and make a difference! As a volunteer on call, you will work with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and grief/trauma. Fall volunteer training begins Monday and runs through Oct. 17 each Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided. If you would like to sign up for the training or just have questions, call Advocates at (970) 668-3906.

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