Summit County community notes: 9-21-13 |

Summit County community notes: 9-21-13

School needs board member

Little Red Schoolhouse is seeking a new board member with financial expertise and or fundraising knowledge. If interested, please email

New face at Cornerstone

Cornerstone Real Estate Co. LLC in Keystone welcomed Erin Richardson to its team this summer as the new office manager. Erin is originally from La Crosse, Wisc., and attended the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., where she studied management and Spanish. Prior to joining Cornerstone Real Estate Co., Erin resided in Denver for eight years and worked in the financial industry both there and upon her move to Summit County in December 2011.

‘Stepping On’ fall-prevention workshop

When: Fridays, Oct. 11-Nov. 22 (with the exception of one Thursday instead of Friday on Oct. 24). Where: St. Anthony’s Summit Medical Center Classrooms. Bristlecone Home Health Foundation and Summit Medical Center Health Foundation are sponsoring a free fall-prevention workshop. The seven-week workshop is for seniors who have a fear of falling or have fallen in the last year. The “Stepping On” program has been researched and proven to reduce falls in older people. The workshops are led by health professionals. Information is provided on exercise, vision, safety and medications.

A thank you from the Breck Rally for the Cure

On behalf the Breck Rally for the Cure and all of players and the Susan G.Komen Denver Affiliate I would like to thank all the merchants and friends who helped make the event successful and fun for the second year in a row. The following merchants deserve many thanks for their donations, A New You, J&M Jewelry, Ifurnish, and Precision Ski and Golf. The following restaurants gave gift certificates, The Boatyard, Bagalis, Hacienda Real, and Relish. They were much appreciated. The Breckenridge Golf Club Pros, Erroll Miller and Robbins Manley donated lessons that were used as prizes. Sue Miller and Jon and Nancy Sawvell also gave items for the silent auction and door prizes. The ladies from the Community Care Clinic are always a big support and their help is so appreciated. Without the help of the community we could not put this event on for Breast Cancer Awareness.

Stress-free holidays workshop

Most people can’t even think about the holidays without using the word “stress.” Join us on Sunday, Oct. 6, and learn five simple steps you can take to make life less stressful through the upcoming holidays, and beyond! By starting now and practicing these simple techniques, you’ll find yourself gliding through the holidays with ease and grace! Please bring a notebook or journal. 11 a.m., Hair Harmonies, 101 N. Third Ave, Frisco. Call (888) 870-4411 for more info. Presented by Tanya Lelo, certified professional life coach with River of Opportunities LLC.

Parent-student workshop

Summit Advocates for Gifted Education (SAGE) is sponsoring a free parent-student workshop with Lisa Dion (certified DeMartini Consultant and Play Therapist) to learn techniques to apply the DeMartini Method to goal setting and addressing perfectionist (can’t let it go) inclinations. This workshop applies to anyone (ages fourth grade to adult). The workshop will be held in the Summit School District Central Admin Office in Frisco on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon. To RSVP, contact

LDTC is looking for volunteers

Help professional live theatre thrive in Summit County! The Lake Dillon Theatre Company is seeking patrons and volunteers to become Lake Dillon Theatre Company Ambassadors. Ambassadors are not merely patrons or volunteers (although they are often both.) Ambassadors are the people IN THE KNOW about all things Lake Dillon Theatre Company. Please join us for a fun and informative training at the theatre on Friday, Sept. 20, 1-4 p.m., or on Saturday, Oct. 12, 1-4 p.m., to get the inside scoop and learn more about how you can help the Lake Dillon Theatre Company. RSVP required. Call Mari at (970) 513-1151 x 107 or email

Breakfast fundraiser

The Summit High School Boys Soccer Team is having a breakfast fundraiser sponsored by the Summit County Elks Lodge #2561 this Sunday, Sept. 22 from 9 am to noon. Tickets are $10 pre-paid and $12 at the door. Children under 12 are $5 with a paying adult. For more information or to purchase a ticket from a player, please contact Jerry at (970) 468-9313. Thank you for your support.

Dialogue Over Dinner

Join the Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC) on Wednesday, Sept. 25 for Dialogue Over Dinner at the Summit Middle School from 5:30-7:30 p.m. We will be discussing homework and study skills: how to avoid the struggles, presented by Mindy Regner, behavior specialist/special education, Summit High School. Cost is free and includes dinner and child care. Students are welcome to attend the presentation or a homework room is available. Dialogue Over Dinner is a monthly meeting for parents and experts to share experiences and gain valuable parenting advice. RSVP with Kerri at (970) 262-3888 ext. 330 or email

Free Healthcare Act seminar

The Summit Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Mountain College and Arrow Insurance are sponsoring an educational seminar on the new federally mandated health care legislation on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at the Breckenridge CMC campus. Light snacks and drinks will be served. This new legislation will affect virtually every American citizen and business owner. Learn about how it will affect you by attending this free seminar. Larry Stone of Stone CPA will address the tax considerations for business owners. The seminar is limited to 40 people so RSVP’s are recommended to insure you a spot. Call Cindy at 668-3811 to reserve a seat.

Healthy relationships seminar

Free seminar: “How to Be Happy, Healthy and Confident in All Your Relationships,” Wednesday, Sept. 25, 6:30-8 p.m., Frisco, Community Center, 85 Nancy’s Place, Frisco. For Information, contact Barbara at (970) 513-7242 or at

Teens ‘Seek the Unknown’

The Summit County Library invites all Summit County Teens, from middle school through high school, to celebrate Teen Read Week, Sunday, Oct. 13, through Saturday, Oct. 19. This year’s theme is “Seek the Unknown @ Your Library.” Come and join the creepy fun on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 5:30 p.m., at the North Branch Library, Silverthorne, as we “seek the unknown” with LeeAnna Jonas of Spirit Realm Investigative Project. She and her all-girl team specialize in the mining towns of Colorado. They use scientific equipment and metaphysical sensitivity during investigations. LeeAnna and her team have done over 50 investigations and have been featured on the “Paranormal Challenge” and “My Ghost Story.” They will talk about their experiences with the paranormal and demonstrate the equipment they use. This event is free to the public. For more information on Teen Read Week, and on this and upcoming events or programs, please contact Janet Good at (970) 468-5887 or at

Breckenridge Dining Passports

The Breckenridge Restaurant Association (BRA) is offering fall dining specials at participating restaurants as a fundraiser for Summit County Cares, a collection of organizations that includes the Care Clinic, Family & Intercultural Resource Center, Advocates for Victims of Assault and Social Services. The restaurant community wants to give back to the organizations that help many of its employees, patrons and community members. Breckenridge Dining Passports are each valid for two people and are valid now through Nov. 14. Passports are available at the Breckenridge Welcome Center, the Summit Foundation and participating restaurants.

Brain Injury Support Group

Brain Injury Support Group, which meets the fourth Thursday of every month will meet Sept. 26, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, Frisco, in the classrooms on the first floor. Cynthia E. Parker, with Adult Mental Health Services LLC, will be the guest speaker and will be doing a presentation on “Fatigue — What Can Help the Struggle after a Brain Injury?” This support group is for survivors of a brain injury, their supporters and friends. Please join us! For information, please contact Kim Ramey or Melissa Chang in the PT/OT/ST Department at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center at (970) 668-6980, or at Avalanche PT and Sports Rehabilitation at (970) 668-0888.

Soprano Julia Brokhorst visits

Summit Music and Arts welcomes internationally recognized Soprano Julia Bronkhorst, on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 4 p.m., Lord of the Mountains, 56 Highway 6, Dillon. Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door; students and children free. Call (970) 468-6809. A critical success in Europe, Bronkhorst sings a wide repertoire and has performed principal roles in opera. She has performed with orchestras in Prague, Munich and Vienna and has sung in the Brahms and Belcanto festivals. Bronkhorst is an authority on Dutch and South African musical history, and is a radio and recording artist. Since 2008 she has been working at the ArtEZ Conservatory (Arnhem, Zwolle, Enschede) in the Netherlands. Bronkhorst will be performing with Andrew Campbell, piano; Katherine McLin, violin; Nancy Buck, viola; and Joshua Gardner, clarinet. A program of music by American, Dutch and Yiddish composers will include Gershwin, Wijdeveld, Bosmans, Röntgen, Hamburg, Rodrigo and Yiddish songs.

Summit County’s new seed library

High Country Conservation Center is working with community gardeners and Colorado Mountain College students to develop a new community seed library. The seed library will offer free access to seeds and seed-saving education to everyone in our community. Saving seeds specific to Summit County is an important step in strengthening our local food system. Locally adapted seeds are more resilient and regionally adapted to our soil and microclimate. We need your help to raise $1,000 to launch this program. To support the Summit Seed Library Campaign and to find out how you can get involved, please visit or contact Jen Santry at (970) 668-5703.

Garden to Table dinner at Keystone Ranch

Enjoy a night of live music, a silent auction, sustainable and local food, Colorado wine and local microbrews at the second annual Garden to Table Dinner at Keystone Ranch on Thursday, Sept. 19. Garden to Table is a fundraiser benefiting the High Country Conservation Center and the Summit County Community Garden Network, supporting five community gardens across the county. $70 includes a fabulous dinner and drinks! Join us at 5:30 p.m. for cocktails; dinner starts at 6. For reservations, please call the Activities and Dining Center for Keystone Ranch at (970) 496-4386. For more information visit

Optimist Club ski pass raffle

The Summit-Lake Dillon Optimist Club is now conducting its annual ski pass raffle. A $2 ticket (or six tickets for $10) buys a chance to win a season pass to Copper Mountain, Loveland, A-Basin or the Vail Epic Pass. Your local Optimist Club supports a wide variety of activities for the youth of Summit County, including basketball, volleyball, oratorical and essay contests and chess tournaments. The proceeds from the ski pass raffle are used to provide scholarships to graduating seniors at Summit High School. The drawing is Oct. 16 at 12:30 p.m. at the Summit Community Center and you do not need to be present to win. Tickets are available at any Alpine Bank or First Bank location, Dillon Ridge Liquor, or the Edward Jones office of Mark Nunn in Frisco.

Thank you for making Battle of the Bands possible

I would like to take a moment to recognize all those who participated in the first annual Battle of the Bands held at Adriano’s Bistro and Pizza in Dillon. First, a big thank you to the entire Ottoborgo family for all their support and being able to hold the semi-finals at Adriano’s on July 13, without them, this would never have happened! Next to our sponsors, Kim Nix from the Dillon Dam Brewery, Roman Moore of Krystal 93 whose support is priceless with the air time he allotted us, Sherry Paul of iResort for all the help in printed advertising including banners and tee shirts! Also, Dr Greg Jugman and the Dillon Family Clinic for their support that gave me the confidence to tackle this project. Thanks goes to Matt Miano, Special Events Coordinator with the Town of Dillon for his help in getting us the time at the Dillon Amphitheater for the 1st place band (CRUX) to be the opening act for the headlining band on Sept 6, and to the Dillon Business Association for allowing us the time slot along with the Krystal 93 BBQ at the Summit and the Rotary Club of Summit for the stage time! Thank you also goes out to my partner, Dave Scheuremann of Talkin’ Trash for helping me organize the semis and the use of his sound equipment as well as being the sound engineer! Congratulations to the three finalists, Local Folk, The O’Connor Brothers Band and Crux. Thanks to all the amateur musicians who participated in the contest…too many to name individually, but you know who you are! We will do this again next year!

Alpenglow returns to Summit

The Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival welcomes returning artistic directors Rieko Aizawa and Jesse Mills to a week of exciting public concerts and soirees in private homes coming up Saturday, Sept. 14 through Saturday, Sept. 21. Concerts will be presented at the Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church in Dillon Tuesday, Sept. 17 and Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. Admission is $ 20, half price for seniors and no charge for children and students. Soirees will be held Saturday, Sept. 14 and Friday, Sept. 20, also at 7 p.m. These smaller settings allow chamber music to be enjoyed in the intimate and festive atmosphere for which it was composed. The soirees ($75) sell out, so advanced booking is required. Visit or call (970) 797-4999 to reserve seating for the soirees. The six participating musicians will also conduct a workshop for Summit County High School music students. Dr. Linda Shea, director of instrumental music at the high school, has commented on Alpenglow performers as “…extraordinary; can’t get any better than that; top quality musicians!” Plan to attend an Alpenglow concert and judge for yourself!

Getting organized with Windows 7

This seminar will provide in-depth instruction on organizing your photos and other documents on your computer using Windows Explorer, the file-management system provided with Windows 7. Bring your Windows 7 computers to the class and follow along. Topics will include: A tour of Windows Explorer … what it is, how to navigate within it and how to change its settings; how to use Windows Explorer to organize your documents, pictures and other files; the basics of “libraries” in Windows Explorer; how to download files or pictures from other sources (e-mails, cameras, thumb drives, the Internet, etc.) and place them where you want them on your computer; searching for files you can’t find on your computer; backing up your computer and your important data. The seminar will run Saturday, Sept. 14 from 9-11 a.m. at the Senior Center in Frisco. The cost is $5 and the seminar is limited to 20 so please call the Senior Center to pre-register, (970) 668-2940.

Volunteer for Summit County Teens

The Summit County Library would like to invite all middle and high school students to the North Branch Library, 651 Center Circle, Silverthorne, every Monday after school from 3-5 p.m. to do community service to help meet any requirements you may have for school or other organizations with which you are involved. Volunteer work can count toward the schools’ IB program, Scouting, etc. No need to call ahead. Snacks provided. For more information on this or other upcoming events or programs, please contact Janet at (970) 468-5887 or janetg@co,; visit our website at ; “like” us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter (@summitlibraries); or simply come by and check with us at any of our three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.

Teens needed for Teen Advisory Board at library

If you are a Summit County teen, grades six to 12, then the Summit County Library needs your help! We are seeking new members for our Teen Advisory Board (TAB). The TAB meets once a month during the school year to plan events for middle and high school students, decorate the teen area, suggest books to add to our growing collection, and have lots of fun! Our next meeting is Monday, Sept. 16 from 3-4:30 p.m. at the North Branch Library, 651 Center Circle in Silverthorne. Please join us at our upcoming meeting to help plan a party for Teen Read Week in October. Snacks will be provided. If you have any questions, please email Janet, at or call (970) 468-5887.

Reading is a team effort for teens

The Summit County Library is looking for teen readers, from the middle and high schools, with active imaginations and a sense of fun for a missing-ending book club. This is a book club with a twist … each reader gets a book with the final pages of the story stapled closed. Please pick up your free book and a special surprise package throughout September at the North Branch of the Summit County Library, 651 Center Circle, Silverthorne. Read the book all the way up to the stapled pages (the missing ending), then join us for the meeting on Monday, Oct. 7, at 3 p.m. We’ll provide the snacks, games and even a craft, and you provide the ending! Finally, the author’s ending is revealed, and the reader with the best guess at the ending will win a prize! For more information on this or other upcoming events or programs, please contact Janet at (970) 468-5887 or janetg@co,; visit our website at ; “like” us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter (@summitlibraries); or simply come by and check with us at any of our three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.

Eagles Nest Wilderness Trail Project

The Friends of the Eagles Nest Wilderness needs volunteers for a trail maintenance project on Saturday, Sept. 14. We will be building drainage improvements along the Gore Range trail above Willow Brook. Volunteers meet at the Dillon Ranger District office in Silverthorne at 8 a.m. on Saturday and carpool to the trail head. A light breakfast will be provided. FENW provides tools and safety equipment. Volunteers should bring a lunch, plenty of water and any other gear needed for a day on the trail. Tailgate refreshments are provided at the end of the day, usually before 4 p.m. Please join us in this important work. For further information visit or contact Bill Reed at (970) 513-9741.

The Peak School rummage sale

Saturday, Sept. 14, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Peak School 40 W. Main Street, Frisco. The Peak School will hold a multi-family rummage sale with lots of great items including office furniture, home furnishings, toys and games, clothing and more! Interested in donating items? Drop off items at The Peak School Monday, Sept. 9 through Friday Sept. 13 from 4-5 p.m. Only gently used items please! We will not accept: mattresses, refrigerators, computer equipment or televisions, cribs, car seats, skis/snowboards or ski boots/snowboard boots tires, paints/chemicals, items that are broken or materials with stains or holes in them.

Thank you from Easter Seals Camp Excel

Easter Seals Camp Excel is a summer day camp that serves children, teenagers and young adults in Summit County with disabilities. We serve a diverse group of individuals and their families, and our mission is to provide exciting, safe and one-of-a-kind experiences for all of our campers. Summer 2013 is only the third year for our camp, but we had a fantastic adventure-filled summer thanks to the overwhelming support we received this year from the community. We would like to give special recognition and send out a huge thank you to all the businesses and organizations in Summit County that have made this summer possible for our kiddos. We could not have done it without you! Our 2013 Easter Seals Camp Excel season has ended, but we will pick back up next summer and continue to provide services to families that have children with disabilities in Summit County. Please check us out on our website at or on our Facebook page.

Free homebuyer education class

Have you ever wondered what steps are involved in purchasing a home? Come find out at our free homebuyer education class on Thursday, Sept. 12 from 12:30-5 p.m. in the Mount Royal Room at the County Commons in Frisco. You will learn the basics A-Z what it takes to purchase a home, as now sure is a great time to do so! The class is free and is sponsored by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, and put on by the Summit Combined Housing Authority with help from local volunteers who will walk you through the lending process, real estate transaction, title company portion and home inspection. There will also be information on current down payment assistance programs and much more! The class is free and snacks will be provided. Please pre-register so that we know how many people to expect; call Joanne at (970) 423-7044 or email with any questions or to register for this great class.

Join Breckenridge Cub Scouts

Cub Scouts is open to all boys in first through fifth grades. Breckenridge Cub Scout Pack 187 meets once a month and dens typically meet twice a month. Please join us at our first Pack Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the Upper Blue Elementary cafeteria from 6:30–7:30 p.m. to get organized and pay dues. Dens will have the opportunity to plan out their year and choose their own meeting time. For more information please contact cub master Chris Johnson at or committee chair Jen Gallagher at or check out our website

Thanks from the Summit County Libraries

The Summit County Libraries would like to thank everyone who helped with our recent book sale. Our gratitude goes out to all of the volunteers, staff and Friends of the Libraries members who donated their time and energy; community members who donated books prior to the sale; and to all of those who supported us by visiting and purchasing books. This sale would not have been possible without the help of each one of you. The Friends of the Library book sale proceeds of $3,509.86 will go toward assisting the library in purchasing new materials, covering operational costs, assisting with the upcoming fall programming and much more — all of which helps us to better serve our patrons and the residents and visitors of Summit County. For more information on any upcoming events, volunteer opportunities or to learn how you can help the Summit County Libraries through donations, please call Joyce Dierauer, at (970) 668-5555 or; visit our website at; “like” us on Facebook; follow us on Twitter (@summitlibraries); or simply come by and check with us at any of our three locations, in Frisco, Breckenridge and Silverthorne.

Recruitment via social networking conference

A recent survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reveals that employers are increasingly using social networking platforms to recruit job candidates. In fact, 77 percent of respondents said they use social networking in their candidate searches. Recognizing the growing impact of social media in the recruitment process, the 2013 Colorado SHRM State Conference is featuring a presentation titled “Leveraging Social Media to Recruit Tomorrow’s Talent,” by Brian Rhonemus, managing director of banking and financial services at Angott Search Group (ASG). The presentation takes place on Aug. 29 at the Keystone Resort and Conference Center in Keystone.

Open Arms Childcare & Preschool enrolling

Summer is almost over, and that means preparing for another school year! Open Arms Childcare & Preschool is currently enrolling preschool students for the fall. We have highly trained teachers that offer quality curriculum to prepare the students for kindergarten and beyond. Open Arms is located at 16072 Highway 9, Farmers Korner. For more information, please call (970) 237-3229, visit, or follow us on Facebook.

Coats for Kids campaign

The second annual Knights of Columbus “Coats for Kids” Campaign was jump-started with a significant donation by Century 21 Realty. Your monetary donations will enable the Knights to purchase new warm winter clothing for cold children in need. Please support this priority cause by sending your tax-deductible donations payable to: Knights of Columbus, P.O. Box 3673, Dillon, CO 80435. Call (970) 468-6566 for info.

Thanks from Far View

The Far View Horse Rescue would like to thank Corey Pusey and the Summit County Boy Scouts, Troop 40, and their families for all the hard work at the horse rescue. Corey and his troop spent countless hours building a buck-and-rail perimeter fence for the Far View Horse Rescue’s new obstacle course to help with horse rehabilitation. They received a permit from the Forest Service to cut down trees and transport them to the rescue to construct the fencing. The obstacle course helps to build trust with the rescued horses and to teach them new skills. Congratulations, Corey, on your Eagle Scout project, and thank you, Troop 40, for all your hard work. It is greatly appreciated.

N’Balance class

Join us for a community-based balance class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:15-2:15 p.m. at the Summit County Community and Senior Center in Frisco. Classes start Tuesday, Sept. 3 and run through Dec. 5, with no class on Thursday, Sept. 12, Oct. 22 or during Thanksgiving week. Come improve your balance, increase core and leg strength, improve posture and enhance your ability to navigate obstacles! This class is taught by Pat Aden, PT with Avalanche Physical Therapy. There will be a FREE balance assessment on Tuesday, Sept. 3 from 1:15-3 p.m. at the Senior Center, please call 668-2940 to reserve space in this beneficial class! The suggested donation is $5 per class.

Go2Work free workshops for job seekers

Drop in any time on Tuesdays between noon and 4 p.m. Colorado Mountain College in Dillon in the Computer Lab, Room 11. Services available: computer access, Internet job searches, job application and resume assistance, interviewing skills, interest inventories, computer-based work-skill enhancement, skill assessment and certification through ACT WorkKeys. Earn the new CareerReady Colorado Certificate and skill training through Career Ready 101™, a web-based study program. Also: information on CMC classes and financial aid; information on other training and educational resources; online registration for Colorado WorkForce Center; information regarding WIA (WorkForce Investment Act) benefits; and referrals to additional services. All services are free and no pre-registration is required! Contact: Jason Read at (970) 468-5989 or

GED prep classes

Colorado Mountain College offers GED preparation classes at the Dillon campus on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and Monday and Wednesday evenings. Register now for the current session! There are five content-area exams necessary to complete the GED: mathematics, reading, writing, science and social studies. CMC teachers can help you to prepare to successfully earn your GED! Contact Laura Pless at (970) 468-5989 for more information!

Volunteer to help victims of assault

Are you ready for a new volunteer opportunity? Become a volunteer with Advocates for Victims of Assault. Work with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and trauma. Fall Volunteer training begins on Sept. 9. Please call (970) 668-3906 for more information or to sign up.

Help us spread the wildfire message!

Wildfire can be deadly and destructive. It is a constant threat in Summit County and throughout Colorado. The Summit County Wildfire Council and other organizations have allocated significant dollars to defensible space and wildfire preparedness and awareness in the county. To better define where those dollars are spent, the Wildfire Council is seeking input on how its message is received. Fill out a quick survey and be entered for a chance to win a number of prizes, including passes to the Breckenridge Recreation Center! Link:

Come play pickleball!

Come learn and play the fastest-growing sport in America — pickleball! Reserved times: Frisco Town Courts, Galena and Sixth, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Dillon Town Courts, on LaBonte, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. to noon; and Silverthorne Recreation Center, Sundays 1-4 p.m. and Fridays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lessons for newcomers at Frisco and Dillon begin at 11 a.m. Equipment is available to borrow. Contact Bill (770) 286-7799 or Noreen (14) 923-9235.

Request for proposals

The Victim Assistance and Law Enforcement Board of the Fifth Judicial District, which is Clear Creek, Eagle, Lake and Summit counties, is seeking grant applications from agencies and organizations to provide assistance services to crime victims. The funding cycle is Jan. 1, 2014, through Dec. 31, 2014. The board is committed to funding programs that provide direct services to crime victims and implement the Victims’ Rights Amendment. It may also consider scholarships for training that is related to the welfare of victims. Revenue for this fund is generated from a surcharge or fees assessed to people who are convicted of felonies, misdemeanors, traffic offenses and fish and game violations. These funds are authorized by Title 24, Article 4.2, Colorado Revised Statutes. During the 2013 12-month grant cycle, the board awarded a total of $300,230.00 to 12 agencies that provide services to victims in the Fifth Judicial District. It is anticipated that approximately $300,000 will be available for the 2014 grant cycle. FUNDING PRIORITIES: Programs that are required to implement the Victim’s Rights Constitutional Amendment, programs that provide direct services to crime victims and witnesses as outlined in the V.A.L.E. statute, victim-related training, equipment and personnel needs of law enforcement agencies. The V.A.L.E. Board may also take into consideration actors other than those stated above, in making their final decisions. Board members may award money for projects not designated in the priority categories. Completed grant applications must be received by the board administrator by 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. You may request a grant application or information regarding scholarships by contacting the V.A.L.E. Board Administrator, Kathleen Maher at (970) 453-2327, ext. 113 or by writing c/o The Office of the District Attorney, P.O. Box 488, Breckenridge, CO 80424 or

Carriage House enrolling

Carriage House Early Learning Center is now enrolling in its toddler and preschool programs. Please call (970) 453-6423 for more information.

Options for long-term care

The Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments (UAACOG) Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is pleased to announce that it will become the Case Management Agency for Central Mountain Options for Long Term Care (CMOLTC). This change took effect July 1, 2013. UAACOG-AAA office is located at 139 E. Third St., Salida, CO 81201. You may reach the staff at (719) 539-3341, or toll free at (877) 610-3341.

Host a foreign student

Hosting a foreign student can bring a whole new perspective to your family. Having someone from another country stay in your home can be a real eye-opener for kids and parents alike. Suddenly your “American-ness” is showing. The ordinary way you do things, the typical activities and rhythms of your day are revealed as not the only way or best way of doing something. The thought of hosting an international student might be intimidating at first. “What if he hears me yelling at the kids?” “What if she thinks we are total freaks?” But don’t fear! Students adapt quickly and won’t embarrass you or tell your family secrets. There is something about being a part of a family that instills that even in an apparent stranger. The beauty is that after a few weeks, that stranger suddenly becomes an integral part of your family. For information on hosting a student please contact Mary Elizabeth Johnson at (303) 709-2180 or visit

Summit Public Radio & TV needs volunteers

Summit Public Radio & TV is seeking several board members to fill specific positions. Our nonprofit organization is managed by an all volunteer, working board – we have no paid staff. As a result of this management structure, 100 percent of all contributions are used for operations. The positions are: Membership Coordinator, works to retain and expand membership, including annual membership campaign; Events Coordinator, works with SPRTV board to organize events that promote awareness or thank our members; Grants Coordinator, maintains awareness of grant funding opportunities to support operating and capital requirements and coordinates grant applications.

Enjoy singing?

The Summit Choral Society, under the direction of Dr. Jill Schroeder-Dorn, is currently rehearsing for its summer program. They recently performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City, singing the Brahms Requiem. The current program is of lighter music, including songs of New York and Broadway. Rehearsals are Mondays from 7-9 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, Farmers Korner across from the high school. We do vocal exercises and work on music for our current program. If you enjoy singing, please join us. Questions? Phone (970) 262-2235.

Summit Preschool taking applications

Summit County Preschool is now taking applications for before- and after-school child care for elementary-age children attending Frisco Elementary School for the 2013-14 school year. Please email or stop by at 70 W. Main St. in Frisco to pick up an enrollment packet. Before-school hours start at 7:30 a.m., and the students are taken to the bus stop for transportation to school. After-school students are transported from the school to a bus stop near the preschool where they are picked up and care is provided until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cost is $20 for Mondays and $15 a day Tuesday through Friday.

Mentor group needs volunteers

Summit County Mountain Mentors is a community-based mentoring program that matches caring adult volunteers with youths ages 8-16. Their mission is “to positively influence the youth of Summit County to lead healthy lifestyles through a consistent one-on-one relationship with an adult.” The group is looking for volunteers to spend eight hours each month with one of the 48 youths waiting for a mentor. Call (970) 668-9184 or visit

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