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Special to the Daily Rebecca sent us this cutie: "This is Tane and River Kent taking a break during a paddling trip at the Taylor River this fall. Tane is an avy dog at the Basin."

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column wishing local discounts applied at shopping venues countywide.How many friends do you need to save on some of the abominable tourist rates inherent to resort communities?

You see, we went on a shopping spree to prepare for the next round of Midwestern buddies who are bubbling like our new cast-iron stew vat in anticipation over our precious snowy peaks and chutes, and we’re feeling poor. Don’t get us wrong, we’re very happy about the new combo blender/food processor, but we wish we could $pend a little more often without cutting our outdoorsy necks with any more rusting debt.As cost of living steadily rises through the years, we would like to announce that our paychecks are relatively small though sufficient for our immediate needs. We live among many local gear caddies and lift daddys, snow-cat commerce and front-desk mamas, and we would like to sound a call for solidarity. We all have goods and services that account for the bills paid and hopefully the bellies full, but maybe Summit County can do better than food and shelter, maybe we can help set each other up for better success, individually and collectively.

How do we differentiate hard-workin’ local folk from giddy-to-play gapers? ID and mail could work in most cases, and for less-equipped residents, perhaps a simple quiz on powder stashes or how about a secret handshake? Heck, let’s all get mountain ranges tattooed on our third eyes – such high visions.

Anyway, we’re honestly not complaining, we’re simply attempting to refine our community for the betterment of its many unique parts. We know that business owners are now possibly reading this with freshly-tweezed scenarios cringing through their minds. No, we do not want this to be bad for local business, in fact we would like for there to be more business and more friends.

So let’s all get together and barter.***We’re out trading our old twin tips for buffalo hide.

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