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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column not issuing a Scum Alert!! Scum Alert!! to speedy snowmobilers.At least that’s the instructions we were given, in this mobile missive sent in by Elle G.:”This is not a Scum Alert!! to the snowmobiler who passed me at an excessive rate of speed on Sallie Barber Road, even though he was going so fast he lost control of the machine, went into a ditch, and almost rolled his sled.

“And, it appears this same snowmobiler drove his sled down French Gulch Road and Wellington Road, even though it is illegal to operate a snowmobile on the streets in the Town of Breckenridge. But, this is a Notice to Snowmobilers!!: Aggressive, rude, and possibly illegal actions exhibited by people like the guy who sped past me give all snowmobilers a bad reputation.”***Calling all Summit County photographers!

The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) is looking for your help. The DNCC has launched a citizen photo journalism initiative encouraging Summit County residents to post pictures of people and places in the county that represent the spirit of the Rocky Mountain West.”As the old saying goes, a picture’s worth a thousand words,” said Leah D. Daughtry, CEO of the DNCC. “Photos bring the names of cities and towns to life and capture the faces of the people who call them home. That’s precisely why we’re encouraging folks here in Summit County and throughout the Rocky Mountain West to upload their photos and help show Convention visitors the West through local eyes.”The photos will be posted to the DNCC’s website at as a means to introduce delegates and other visitors to the Rocky Mountain West as they plan their trips to the Convention next August. Convention organizers are also working on plans to showcase the photos in Denver during Convention week.

Interested in submitting your Summit County photography? Go to and follow the link off the home page to upload your photos. The Convention, to be held from Aug. 25-28, 2008, is expected to pump an estimated $160 million into the area’s economy and draw approximately 35,000 visitors to the region. Lets show off our county and send along some photos to the folks at the DNCC.***We out, wishing we were a rude snowmobiler.

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