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Summit Schools superintendent Wes Smith tells Summit Up that, while the desks in the Breckenridge Elementary School trash bin are indeed to be trashed, they are what’s left after offering surplus furniture to other Summit schools and schools in Kremmling, Fairplay and Leadville. Furniture also was offered to Summit County Christian School, but on a lending basis.

“We can’t give it away outside the public schools,” Smith said.

The good news is that the public is free to take any of the furniture in and around the trash bin because Smith said the system is short of storage and this is the end of the line.


How about our Summit High School cover girls? On Sept. 5, senior varsity volleyball players Aurora Ebert-Santos and Ashley Reavis made the cover of a special Rocky Mountain News section devoted to prep sports. The feature story was about girls volleyball and how Summit High is a powerhouse team.

The story also reported that colleges are finding Colorado a hot recruiting ground for quality players.

If you haven’t seen the Tigers play yet, now is the time to get over to Farmer’s Korner – say Sept. 19. The games are exciting and enthusiastically attended.


What would colleges think if they received student transcripts from a high school located at a place spelled “Farmer’s Korner?” Good thing the school uses a post office box.


This ought to be a good one. County commissioner candidates Gary Lindstrom, an independent incumbent, and Justin J. McCarthy, a Green Party candidate, will participate in a live debate starting at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, at the Breckenridge Town Hall.

The moderator will be Jeffrey Bergeron, also known in his media life as Biff America. That selection might produce a bigger story than the candidates, especially if Mr. America starts bragging about his healthy prostate.


Sometimes you just have to hand it to those folks at the U.S. Post Office (USPO), because every once in a while, they go the extra mile to get it delivered to you – even if you don’t know what “it” is.

We know this because we, Summit Up (SU), received a postcard from Oregon that was addressed to the correct SU staffer’s address in Breckenridge, but somehow got misdirected to Frisco. (We’re sure there’s a conspiracy behind it, but that’s just the way we are.) It could have been very confusing, as the postcard was addressed not to the SU staffer, but to a child she/he owns. The fine folks at the Frisco PO put their noggins together and figured they could get the card delivered to the staffer’s progeny by placing it in the SU PO box, thus getting it to the SU staffer, who could deliver it to that staffer’s progeny.

Good thinking, but said SU staffer lost it on his/her desk …

On a similar note, a letter was sent to a Summit Up staffer’s PO Box in Frisco, but the letter had the wrong zip code. The Frisco PO people knew that staffer worked right across the way, and they put it, too, in the SU PO box.

Today, we like acronyms.


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