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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only column gearing up for wedding season.

Yep, we just used the terms “gearing up” and “wedding season” together in a sentence. We figured it’s the perfect way to phrase the upcoming time of year, when locals in Summit County get called down to the flatlands to appear in ” or at least attend ” the grand ceremonies of matrimony (enter processional music here).

Just the other day, one of our staffers received an invitation neatly wrapped in a bow, asking them to fly to Nashville, Tenn., at the end of May. While it sounds like fun, and it most likely will be, the dress code in parts outside the High Country shifts from “whatever works with flip-flops.”

So, our staffer searched their closet and, lo and behold, no white, button-down shirt. And the only tie they had was one with reindeer on it, obviously not appropriate for a late-May wardrobe. The question lingering is, then, what to do? Does this said staffer show up with said flip-flops and represent the High Country in its fullest, risking a good-old-fashioned southern beatdown from the family of the bride, or does our staffer buck up, buy a white shirt and leave their Summit County wardrobe back in their rented, and hardly full, closet?

Tough call. The staffer decided they will bring both and make a game-time judgment call, based on weather and the general countenance of the other visitors. Basically, the staffer said, all they need is a slight glimpse of an open toe, and the flip-flops are flying out of the suitcase.


No! Yes! No! Yes! No! No! Yes! Hooray!

Know what that is? A winning debate … which leads us to our all-world debaters from Summit High School, who are traveling to Golden this weekend to compete against Colorado’s finest for the chance to represent the state at Nationals in Dallas. We have faith in their ability to talk fast and get the job done.

No! Yes!


It’s Saturday, and we’re psyched about the weather. So, in accordance to our psyche, our band name today is “The Sunny Side Ups.” We’re out frolicking … again …

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