Summit County Community Notes: 9-20-2012 |

Summit County Community Notes: 9-20-2012

The Summit Daily News is conducting a reader survey to determine if its content, and the way its delivered, is meeting user expectations. The online survey takes about 15 minutes to complete, and those who participate can be entered into a drawing for an iPad. The newspaper is looking for how readers use its products – whether it’s through the print versions, online, the mobile application or the combination of all three – and whether the content, information and ads are delivered in a way that meets readers needs. There are multiple choice questions, as well as ones open for written response. “It’s our responsibility to make sure we are serving our audience,” said Maggie Butler, Summit Daily marketing and projects director. The survey is available through Sept. 23. To take it, and be entered into the iPad drawing, go to

Summit Combined Housing Authority will present a free seminar on Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at the County Commons in Frisco. Join us for this informative seminar on the basics of saving and investing, including the following:

> Preparing for the future (children and/or your own education, retirement)

> How owning a home fits into the equation

> Other investment strategies (stock market, IRAs, 401K, pension)

> Review budget to allocate funds for investing

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Lunch and refreshments will be served. Call Joanne at (970) 423-7044 with questions.

Join Friends of the Dillon Ranger District for a day of exciting projects to help take care of our gorgeous county on National Public Lands Day on Saturday. Volunteers can choose between some lakeside fun helping realign the perimeter trail on the Frisco peninsula or participate in a litter pickup on Swan Mountain Road as part of FDRD’s Adopt-a-Road commitment. The morning will kick off with a light breakfast at 9 and end around 1 p.m. with some afternoon snacks provided by FDRD. Each volunteer who helps out on Saturday will receive a one-day coupon for free entrance to all federal fee areas, good until next September 2013. For more info or to register for this project, visit or call (970) 262-3449.

The Summit Foundation is looking for volunteers for the 18th annual Summit County Parade of Homes. This premier home tour takes place Saturday and Sunday, and Sept. 29-30. Volunteers greet attendees and exchange tickets and receipts for wristbands. As a benefit for volunteering, volunteers receive free entry to visit the parade homes for all four days. Homes may be staffed in Keystone, Breckenridge, Frisco, Copper Mountain, Silverthorne or Dillon. Volunteer shifts are from 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., noon to 2:30 p.m. and 2:15-4:30. If interested, contact Elisabeth at (970) 453-5970 or

Breckenridge Ski Patrol is looking for 200 volunteers to participate in its annual gondola evacuation training on Oct. 6. The training exercise will begin at the base of the BreckConnect gondola at 9 a.m. and conclude around noon. Ski patrol will provide coffee and donuts in the morning with an open-discussion opportunity and lunch at One Ski Hill Grill following the training. This exercise is a great way to educate the public on the ski patrol’s safety-response techniques in the event a gondola evacuation is needed. All ski patrol members have previously acquired the necessary skills to safely conduct an evacuation. If interested in participating, contact Duke Barlow, or (970) 453-5000 by Oct. 4.