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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column gettin’ literary on y’all.

As we’re sitting here in the Corporate Suites Thursday, we can’t help but chuckle. The interstate, as you all know, has been closed for a day and a half.

As we write, they’ve closed Hoosier Pass because the mass exodus of cars has resulted in gridlock, thanks to a jackknifed semi. Before you know, traffic north out of Silverthorne will be cut off, Officer’s Gulch will get buried in an avalanche – and we’ll all be trapped here indefinitely.

The gas stations are running out of gas.

We can’t get our paychecks, much less fresh eggs, because they’re stuck in Denver.

But it’s all even more curious if you’ve read “The Plague,” the novel by Albert Camus. In that story, a North African town of about 200,000 gets walled off because of, well, the plague. The captivity lasts about six months and people get a little crazy, as you might imagine.

Sound familiar?


It’s Friday and we’re out making snow angels …

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