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Summit Huts Association has opportunities to earn hut nights

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Summit Huts Association has opportunities

to earn hut nights

The Summit Huts Association (SHA) has announced its fall volunteer schedule where workers can earn hut nights.

Three work weekends are set in September and October.

The first two will be held at Janet’s Cabin near Copper Mountain in the Guller Creek drainage on the weekends of Sept. 20-21 and Sept. 27-28.

Volunteers will need to hike about five miles to the cabin with their own personal gear on the first weekend and about three miles on the second weekend.

Volunteers will be able to spend the night at the cabin and take advantage of the amenities that the hut provides, including a wood-burning sauna.

On Oct. 4-5, SHA will be hosting another volunteer day at the Section House at the top of Boreas pass above Breckenridge.

Volunteers can drive to this hut and are welcome to spend the night.

Tasks include the splitting, moving and stacking of firewood; general cleaning; and minor repairs. All volunteers will receive as compensation a free night in any of Summit Huts’ private hutmasters quarters and a Summit Huts T-shirt.

For information, call (970) 453-8583. 

Time to apply

to military academies

U.S. Rep. Mark Udall is accepting applications from students who are interested in congressional nominations to the nation’s service academies. 

The application deadline is Sept. 26. Interested high school seniors must be residents of the 2nd Congressional District, which includes all of Eagle, Grand, Summit, Clear Creek, Broomfield, and Gilpin Counties, and parts of Boulder, Jefferson, Weld and Adams counties.

The service academies are the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y., the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., and the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

For information or to request an application packet, call Carter Ellison in Udall’s Westminster office at (303) 650-7820.

– Daily News staff reports

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