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Thanks from the Summit County Water Rescue TeamJane Reuter’s article on the boat in Dillon Reservoir and the work the Summit County Water Rescue Team has been doing was great.I would like to mention the other members of the team, without who we could not remain as cohesive a group as we are. These people are Pat Ryan, Ken Hix, Cris Bezinque, Bob Luce, Rick Chapman, Ted Amenta, Jeff Barnhardt, Julie Royer, Dave Wisgerhof, Andy Bystrom, Allen Nelson and Peter Kolts. Special thanks to Jeff Barnhardt, Andy Bystrom and Allen Nelson for their unselfish work on the surface of the infamous boat dives. I apologize in advance if I failed to recognize any members. As Cris Bezinque would say, “I missed too many 10-foot stops.”Don JohnsonFrisco—Thanks for supportingthe Avon Breast Cancer WalkThe weekend of Aug. 2-4 was the Avon Breast Cancer Walk. We walked a total of 60 miles from Boulder to Denver. It was an incredible experience and we made it to the end!We would like to thank our families, friends and community members, especially Novak & Nelson Real Estate, Wendy’s, Curves for Women in Frisco, Curves International, Intrawest and Land Title Guarantee Co. for their generous donations and support. The money raised will go directly to two organizations based in Denver, called “Why Me,” National Breast Cancer and Children’s Treehouse.Our feet are sore but we’ll survive and hopefully, your donations will help the women and men in their fight against breast cancer and their survival. Again, our heartfelt thanks to all of you.Valerie NovakKerrie Haley—Thanks for supplies at the fire lineI am a volunteer firefighter with Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue. On Aug. 16, at 4:35 p.m., I received a page that there was a wildland fire west of the baseball fields below the Dillon Dam. As part of a five-member crew, we ascended the mountain around 5 p.m. and joined 36 firefighters from Lake Dillon, Copper, Keystone, Snake River, the Forest Service and Red, White and Blue. It was hot and dry and the water in our bottles soon was gone. About 8 p.m., word came up to the fire line that food and water were on their way to us.I would like to thank the Agape Outpost, Wal-Mart, Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Subway, City Market and anyone else who helped support us on the fire line. There were many people who dropped off bottled water, Gatorade, etc.A special thank you to the Lake Dillon Fire Tactical Assist Group, which responded to our page, especially my wife, Mary, who is a volunteer with TAG.Bob HartleyFrisco—Thanks from Lake Dillon Fire-RescueI would like to extend a huge thank you to all those who helped Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue Friday, Aug. 16. The wildfire that erupted that day was quickly contained and extinguished because of the hard work and dedication of the Copper Mountain, Lake Dillon, Snake River and Red, White and Blue fire-rescue teams; the U.S. Forest Service, Dillon and Silverthorne police departments, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office and the Colorado State Patrol.The support firefighting personnel received from the local citizens and volunteer groups was also critical in the success of the operation. Special thanks go out to the Red Cross, Agape Outpost, Wendy’s, Wal-Mart, Subway and McDonald’s.Once again, thank you for the support you’ve shown this department over the years, and especially in our recent wildfire incident.Lake Dillon Fire-RescueChief Francis Winston—Thanks from KansasI would like the great people who live in and visit Summit County to know what a great vacation my family and I had up here.Recently, we stayed at the remodeled and improved Best Western in Frisco and found the restaurant definitely an incredible and tasty experience. It was quite refreshing to find a hotel lobby, bar and dining area that is nonsmoking.Again, thank you, Summit County, for letting us get spoiled in the fresh mountain air.See you in a few weeks for ski season.The John Mills familyManhattan, Kan.

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