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The Summit High School Parents Teachers Organization (PTO) is looking for volunteers to represent the PTO in the Summit High School’s second annual Homecoming Parade on Friday, Sept. 27 in Frisco.

“Please join us in this community effort as we celebrate our students and the staff at SHS,” PTO president Barbie Bridge asks.

Marchers should meet at 3:30 p.m. behind the Frisco Town Hall on Galena Street. The parade begins at 4:30 p.m.


The onslaught of chilly mornings has turned the aspen trees fast. Most in the Upper Blue are past their prime, or will be by this weekend. Leaf peepers can still look forward to a sea of yellow and gold, however, in the Heeney area west of Heeney Road. The Lower Blue offers a more favorable elevation and microclimate for aspens, about the only natural deciduous trees to be found in Summit County.

A survey late this week found most of the aspens still sporting a strong green color. That could change overnight, if it already hasn’t.

While you are up in the neighborhood, check out the killer views from near the top if Ute Pass looking back to the west. The snow-capped Gore Range in the background and the Lower Blue Valley in the foreground make for perhaps the best vista in the region.


Here’s the only problem with going to the Lower Blue to look at aspens: Highway 9 construction. The ride is rough, slow and a test of patience. In fact, the most grim-faced people around these days are the poor souls who have to drive between Silverthorne and Heeney, Kremmling and beyond.

The ride is enough to intimidate even the casual driver hoping to visit, hike or camp in the Lower Blue.

The Board of County Commissioners is making Highway 9 construction woes a major subject at its Monday morning meeting, Lower Blue resident and County Commissioner Tom Long reports.


An old 1994-95 era “Friends” ran this week on syndicated TV and guess what big, bad word Phoebe uttered: Yes, it was the word that has made Brecken-bitch famous.

It was a safe female-to-female reference, if there is such a thing. Maybe the ad agency for Breckenridge Ski Resort was right: The word is almost passe.

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