Summit County community notes: 9-28-13 |

Summit County community notes: 9-28-13

Summit Stage stop closing

The Summit Stage will be closing the southbound Tiger Run stop until further notice. It is on the bus route going to Breckenridge.

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Thank you, Keystone Ranch

The High Country Conservation Center would like to thank the entire staff at the Keystone Ranch for the Garden to Table fundraiser on Sept. 19. The event raised over $2,000 for the Summit Community Garden Network, benefiting five community gardens across Summit County.

Apple iMac and MacBook advanced class

The session will assume attendees participated in the Apple Basics class or at least that the user is comfortable with OS X interaction and personalization. The class will continue with more innovative handling of documents and files. Topics will also delve deeper into OS X 10.8 with its discussion of how to download and update software, and backup options for your computer. Our mail discussion will review sending and receiving photos and attachments. Advanced photo and document organization and manipulation will be covered in this class but it is not a substitute for a dedicated photo class. Attendees are encouraged to bring their computers and follow along. The seminar will run on Saturday, Sept. 28 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.

Infectious disease lecture

Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology invites the community to spend an evening with acclaimed immunologist Dr. David L. Woodland at the Silverthorne Pavilion on Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 7-8:30 p.m. Dr. Woodland will present on the topic of “Facing the Challenge of Emerging Infectious Disease.” Learn more about West Nile virus, new influenza strains and other emerging viral diseases. Formerly president of the Trudeau Institute in Saranac Lake, N.Y. (the nation’s first tuberculosis research facility), Dr. Woodland is now chief scientific officer of Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology, a Silverthorne-based nonprofit that convenes 50-plus life science research conferences annually, many of which are held in Summit County. His own research at the Trudeau Institute, and before that at National Jewish Health and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, has been focused on T cell response to lung infection. Dr. Woodland’s free talk will be followed by audience Q&A. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit or call (970) 262-2676.

Caregiver support group

The Summit County Caregiver and Memory Loss Support Group will meet Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center. Drop-ins welcomed. For more details, call Sandy, (970) 584-0311

Local Harvest Dinner

Make your reservations today for the fifth annual Local Harvest Dinner on Friday, Oct. 4. Enjoy a locally sourced and beautifully prepared four-course meal while supporting the High Country Conservation Center. Join us at Vinny’s Euro American Restaurant for an evening of gourmet seasonal dishes. $50 per person, drinks and gratuity not included. Reservations can be made by calling the High Country Conservation Center at (970) 668-5703 or by emailing

Thank you from Alpine Bank

This year’s Alpine Bank Tools for Schools donation collection was very successful! We collected six bins of school supplies and delivered them to local Summit schools. A special thanks to our community, Walmart and Alpine Bank for their generous donations and to all of the Alpine Bank employees who helped out to make this possible.

Tax planning seminar

The Peaks Society of The Summit Foundation is pleased to host Hope and Change – a Tax Planning Seminar for 2013 on the morning of Thursday, Oct. 3. With the passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and the implementation of several key revenue raising provisions of the 2010 Health Care Act, change in taxes is a certainty for 2013. This free workshop will help you learn how you will personally be impacted in 2013. On the morning of Oct. 3, the tax experts from Eide Bailly, LLP will be covering the following topics and more:

– The Medicare Contribution Tax

– 2013 Individual Tax Rates

– Capital Gains Taxes

– Itemized Deduction Phase Outs and Limitations

– Maximizing Charitable Deductions and Other Tax Planning Opportunities

The Summit Foundation Trustee Steve Smith will moderate the discussion. This will be an interactive workshop using comprehensive illustrations to highlight how tax law changes will impact individual taxpayers in 2013. The workshop will emphasize practical strategies for managing your tax liability and how charitable deductions can play into those strategies. Don’t miss this opportunity to take the fear and apprehension out of your 2013 tax return. To learn more about the workshop, which will be held at Beaver Run Resort from 9-11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, or to RSVP, call The Summit Foundation at (970) 453-5970 or email

Hug a hunter/conservationist

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation fundraising banquet will be held at the Silverthorne Pavilion on Friday, Oct. 4. Doors open at 5:30. A three-meat buffet will be served. Cost is $35 for adults, $20 for kids 12 and under. Call Anton for questions or reservations, (970) 485-2296. Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has protected land in nine states, improved habitat in 19 states and restored elk in numerous states. In Colorado, the RMEF has funded 564 projects involving 392,000 acres.

FIRC Bag Shop open

The FIRC Bag Shop will be open Saturday, Oct. 5 from 1-4 p.m. in La Riva Mall in Dillon. Volunteers make a variety of unique bags, aprons and more out of donated material and 100 percent of the sales help the Family & Intercultural Resource Center’s emergency assistance and food bank programs. Anyone interested in volunteering can stop by during these hours.

Bilingual Story Time

Join the Family & Intercultural Resource Center Monday, Oct. 7 for Bilingual Story Time at the Silverthorne Library from 10-11:30 a.m. This is a year-round program that takes place the first Monday of the month. A children’s book is read in English and Spanish and then followed by an activity and snack. The event is free. Visit for details.

Colorado Mountain Club seeks volunteers

The Colorado Mountain Club needs volunteers to assist in closing a network of unauthorized trails on Tenderfoot Mountain, just north of Keystone on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5-6. Volunteers will help in rehabilitating trails that the White River National Forest has decided to decommission by de-compacting soils, creating sustainable drainages on steep slopes and blocking the trails with debris in an effort to restore native vegetation and prevent unauthorized use. The project site is located between 11,000 and 12,000 feet and is weather dependent. Volunteers should be prepared for a steep, albeit beautiful, 2-mile hike to the project site. Refreshments and a light snack will be provided after each day’s work. The event is open to the public and you do not need to be a CMC member to participate. All participants are asked to register by visiting or by contacting Josh Kuhn, or (303) 996-2759.

Cooking volunteers needed

Are you passionate about cooking food and eating healthy? Cooking Matters is a national program designed to teach youths, teens, adults and families how to cook and eat healthy and nutritious foods. If this interests you, think about becoming a Cooking Matters volunteer with the Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC). We will be holding a volunteer training and information session on Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Blue River Room in the Silverthorne Library. To RSVP or for more information, contact Matt Madsen at FRIC,, or call (970) 380-1275.

Hunter education course

The Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife will be hosting an internet-based Hunter Education course on Monday, Sept. 30, and Tuesday, Oct. 8. Students must attend both nights. Hunter Education certification is required in order to purchase any hunting licenses in Colorado for individuals born after Jan. 1, 1949. Course material will cover firearm handling and safety, hunter responsibilities, game management, conservation, ethics, and many other outdoor-related topics. Students of all ages are welcome. There is a $10 fee for the course. Preregistration is not necessary, as there is no course size limit for this class. Schedule is 6:30-9:30 on Monday, Sept. 30. Class starts a little earlier on Tuesday, Oct. 8, and we will begin at the public shooting range. More information will be provided the night of the 30th. Class is being held in the Buffalo Mountain Room in the County Commons Building in Frisco. For more information, call Joe at (970)453-0392, or Greg at (970)468-6139.

Thank you from Alpenglow

Thank you to our community, sponsors, volunteers, contributors and advertisers for making the 16th season the best ever. The festival’s board of trustees appreciates the enthusiastic response of Summit County music lovers to a most exciting season under the artistic direction of Rieko Aizawa and Jesse Mills. Concertgoers welcomed the six outstanding professional musicians whose performances both thrilled and challenged listeners. The ensemble presented outstanding performances of classic repertoire as well as newer works at each of the four concerts. Thank you to our audiences for supporting this extraordinary music. We especially appreciate our soiree hosts, Wayne and Mollie Brunetti, Kevin McLane and Mike Ragsdale, for generously offering their homes and providing the intimate settings in which this music is meant to be played. We are most grateful to Lord of the Mountain Church for allowing us to use its facility for our public concerts.

Wine Dinner raises $52K for FIRC

The Hearthstone Restaurant’s 20th annual Wine Dinner was the most successful in event history, as over $50,000 was raised for the Family & Intercultural Resource Center. Thanks to the generosity of the 80 guests in attendance and a $20,000 match by Grand Lodge on Peak 7 and Tom and Nancy Keltner, the guests stepped up to the challenge of raising over $21,000 in donation matches to help with the construction costs of FIRC’s new Silverthorne offices. FIRC purchased the old Silverthorne post office through a low-interest USDA loan. The new office space will provide Summit County with a larger food bank, multipurpose space for parenting, life skills and cooking classes, and space for FIRC’s growing staff and programs. FIRC hopes to move into the new space by January 2014. For more information please visit

Teens in for a spooky treat

The Summit County Library invites all Summit County Teens, from middle school through high school, to celebrate Teen Read Week, beginning Sunday, Oct. 13, and running 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, check out And for more information on this or other upcoming events or programs, please call Janet Good, at (970) 468-5887 or contact her by e-mail at 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.

Open House at Lake Dillon Preschool

Lake Dillon Preschool is having a Back to School Open House Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 5-6 p.m. Families and the Community are invited to tour our newly painted classrooms and sample menu items from our upcoming Food Program.

School needs board member

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

‘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. To RSVP and for questions: (970)668-6980

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.

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 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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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