Summit Historical Society speaker series begins today |

Summit Historical Society speaker series begins today

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Summit Historical

Society speaker series begins today

The Summit Historical Society will initiate a series of monthly membership and historical speaker programs today. The society had an excellent turnout during its summer series of historical lectures presented in conjunction with Colorado Mountain College and intends to build upon that very successful formula.

SHS members may attend the lecture free of charge. Guests and members of the public will be charged $5 for admission.

The first speaker will be author Bob McCracken, who will speak on “Life Before the Gold Rush – the Ute Indian Culture” to provide the perspective of Summit County life before European settlement occurred.  The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and be held in the Breckenridge Town Hall auditorium on Ski Hill Road.

Each monthly meeting will feature a very short summary of the historical society’s activities. Subsequent meeting locations will alternate among Summit County’s six main towns – Dillon, Frisco, Breckenridge, Silverthorne, Keystone/Montezuma, and Copper Mountain – with the lecture covering events from the history of the host town. The order of the meeting rotation between locations will approximate the order in which the towns first became settled.

Subsequent meetings will be held in the last week of each month from October through April (excluding December). Exact dates, places, times, speakers and lecture topics will be advertised as they approach.

Contact the Summit Historical Society at (970) 453-9022 for more information.

Crime prevention

workshops for local

businesses set for Tuesday

Summit County Crime Stoppers is presenting two workshops Tuesday for business owners and managers featuring a nationally recognized authority on business protection and crime prevention.

The primary presenter is Stevan P. Layne, author of “The Business Survival Guide” and a nationally recognized authority on business crime prevention.

Crime rates have increased with population growth, and these workshops will provide an opportunity to reduce exposure to the two most prevalent threats to area businesses – theft by employees and shoplifting.

The first workshop is from 10 a.m. to noon and will cover internal theft prevention. The second is from 1-2:30 p.m. and will cover retail theft prevention. Each costs $25 and takes place in the Breckenridge Town Hall. Call (970) 376-4149 to register.

Help nonprofits

when you refinance

or purchase a mortgage

Community First Mortgage will donate $300 to a local nonprofit in the name of any customer who purchases a home or refinances through the company. Charities that have already benefited from such donations include L.A.P.S., Summit County Chamber of Commerce and Bethany Partners. Ask about participating in the Sharing Advantage program by calling (970) 668-3753 or visiting the office at 1000 N. Summit Blvd., near the Safeway in Frisco.

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