Summit County community notes, 9-7-13 |

Summit County community notes, 9-7-13

Fundraiser for Heidi the beagle

During the USA Pro Challenge bike race in Breckenridge on Aug. 20, 15-year-old beagle Heidi was attacked and severely injured by another dog. Heidi fought for her life and is said to be doing well, though she faces multiple reconstructive surgeries, including possible skin grafts. At the request of Heidi’s owners, the Summit County Animal Shelter and the League for Animals and People of the Summit (LAPS) will receive the proceeds of a fundraiser to be held at the Lakeside Bowling Center, 135 Main St., Dillon, from noon to 8 p.m. today, Saturday, Sept. 7. The fundraiser will consist of discounts on bowling and drink specials; raffles for prizes generously donated by local businesses and artists will be held throughout the day. Contact Charlie Rhodes for details, (970) 468-6257.

Women’s self-defense class

Today, Saturday, Sept. 7, from 1-3 p.m. at the Community and Senior Center. Learn basic self-defense skills to protect yourself against an attacker! $20 donation supports Advocates for Victims of Assault in Summit County. Please call (970) 668-2940.

Free dance class — flash mob!

As part of the Fall for the Arts celebration on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Summit School of Dance is offering a FREE DANCE CLASS at its Frisco location, 400 Granite St. Participants should be between 6 and 96 years of age. Choreography will be taught for a FLASH MOB DANCE to be performed at 2 p.m. at an undisclosed location! Come join the fun! For more information call 668-3975.

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.

Free seminar

“How to Be Happy, Healthy and Confident in All Your Relationships,” Wednesday, Sept. 11, 6:30-8 p.m., Community Center, 85 Nancy’s Place, Frisco. For Information, contact Barbara at (970) 513-7242 or e-mail

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.

Summit County Library closure

All Branches of the Summit County Library will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 10, for a staff in-service day. We sincerely appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. All library branches will resume normal business hours on Wednesday, Sept. 11.

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.

KoC Charity Golf Tournament

The Knights of Columbus of Summit County is holding its annual charity golf tournament Sept. 14 at the Raven Golf Course in Silverthorne. Proceeds from the event help support local charities like Domus Pacis Cancer Respite, FIRC, Women’s Resource Center, Coats for Kids, Rotary Community Dinners and food for the poor. The cost is $90 per person, which includes golf, cart, range balls, BBQ and beer after. Registration and practice range is at 8:15 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9. This year’s format is a Shamble and should be great fun. Contract Bryan Hartwig at (970) 468-9162, The Raven at (970) 262-3636 or St. Mary’s/Our Lady of Peace Parish Center at (970) 668-0250 to reserve your tee time.

Capture the Flag with Young Life

Summit Young Life is kicking off the school year with a huge game of Capture the Flag on Sept. 9. The game is at Frisco’s Peninsula Recreation Area and begins at 7:07 p.m. All high school students are welcome! Wear dark clothes, bring a friend and enjoy hot cocoa after the game.

Win a chainsaw and support FDRD

Need a chainsaw to prepare for this upcoming winter? You can win a Stihl MS 251 chainsaw package by participating in a special opportunity drawing that benefits Friends of the Dillon Ranger District. Just guess the number of sunflower seeds in one of three jars around the county to win! Guesses are one for $1 or six for $5. You can find guessing jars at the Dillon Ranger District front desk, the Frisco Visitor Information Center, and the Breckenridge Building Center through Sept. 6. Winner will be announced at 3:30 p.m. at Frisco Fall Fest on Sept. 7. Winner does not need to be present at Fall Fest to win, but must be able to pick up their chainsaw package in Silverthorne at a later date, as it cannot be shipped. Visit for more info. Questions? Contact us at (970) 262-3449 or Happy guessing!

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:

Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival returns

The Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival will return to Summit County for its 16th season during the week of Sept. 14-21. Co-artistic directors Rieko Aizawa and Jesse Mills have invited four additional classical artists to join them for two public concerts and two soirees. Concerts will be held at the Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church in Dillon; soirees will be held at private homes two evenings during the festival week. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. The soirees, $75, are always popular and sell out early. They can be reserved now at by calling (970) 797-4999 or visiting

Veterans benefits presentation

A representative from the Veterans Benefits Administration will speak Monday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Summit County Senior and Community Center. The presenter will discuss the myths of federal and state veterans benefits. Topics will include benefits for burial services, widow support, long-term care, health care, etc. Anyone that has served one day or more in the U.S. military will benefit from this presentation, which follows the senior Monday-night dinner but is open to the public. This is a no-fee event.

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.

Open Arms has openings

Open Arms Childcare and Preschool has openings in both the infant and preschool rooms. We are Christ-centered and provide learning opportunities for infant through preschool-aged children. Parents are welcome to visit our center, located in Christ Lutheran Church at 16072 Hwy 9 Farmers Korner. For information please call (970) 237-3229, visit our website at, or follow us on Facebook.

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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