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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column dedicating itself to the four-day weekend.

PRO: Employees get four days off each week.

ANTI: Employees don’t accrue as much paid time off.

PRO: Employees get four days off each week.

ANTI: A three-day work week means someone won’t be manning the cash registers at your favorite snowboard store

PRO: Employees get four days off each week.

ANTI: Uhhhh …

PRO: We win. Woo-whooo! Take four days off. Do not pass GO. Do not collect $200. But enjoy. We know we will.


We have a few birthday celebrations that go out today! The first is to Brigette Blair, who turns a whopping 3-0 today and whose photo is prominently displayed somewhere on this page! Joe and all her friends send her lots of love. Their jaws are a’gape, wondering how someone in this day and age can live to be so old! Have a happy, Brigette! And if you think things are great now, just wait until 40.

Another birthday goes out to Wyatt David Giovanni Brownson, whose dad owns Sweet Homes of Colorado in Breckenridge. This little boy turns 1 today, and he held one whopper of a birthday party yesterday if the noise in the background was any indication.

You go, Wyatt David Giovanni! Here’s to many, many more!


We also have a Scum Alert! Scum Alert! Our biannual Scum Alert! goes out to all those irresponsible dog owners whose lackadaisical attitudes have resulted in thousands, if not millions, of dark dots melting in the soggy snow.

The county’s two non-dog-owning citizens took our phone lines hostage yesterday, repeatedly noting that all the bike paths, hiking trails, snow storage lots and underground garages in the county are loaded with doots!

So. All you dog owners/companions/

guardians out there: Leave no Trace! Pick up after your curs! Or the wrath of soiled feet shall visit all your new carpets in the night.


What is it about the day after the ski areas close? The whole county flatlines. OK, granted, we know Loveland and Arapahoe Basin are still open, but it’s like the air goes out of the sails the second the lift lines shut down and the skiers fade into the sunset.

It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means S Go ahead and tell us, “cause we’re clueless. Send your clues to

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