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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column eager to hand out kudos, for a change, to the town of Frisco.A field agent called in to the Inside-Out Dishwasher to express his astonishment because his spotted a town employee cleaning sand and dirt from the triangle park thing at Summit Boulevard and Main Street.Diehard Summit Up fans might remember – it was a long time ago; we’ll give you that – last summer, when Colorado was about as dry as a hung-over mouth, that town employees cleaned the medians using water (gasp!). Monday, they were caught using a mini-street sweeper, thus saving precious drops of H2O so Denver Water customers can water their sidewalks this summer.Keep it up, Frisco! We are impressed!***We have a Scum Alert! Scum Alert! Lizzie was bike riding Saturday with her son P.J., when the little tyke became ill. The two went into the Frisco 7-Eleven to clean him up, and when they came back outside, Lizzie’s helmet and sunglasses were gone. The helmet is a Giro, and the sunglasses were of the Smith variety, but more importantly, were her favorite pair.If the scumbag who pinched the goods is feeling a wee bit guilty this fine May day, he or she can return the helmet and sunglasses to the 7-Eleven and redeem their karmic order in this world. Otherwise, they might want to think about the possible repercussions. Let’s see, a helmet protects the brain from injury, and eyeglasses protect the eyes from harsh UV rays. Hmmm. The karmic gods are watching you. Repent! Repent!***Speaking of repentance, we must mention the festivities that went on all over America for Monday’s Cinco de Mayo. OK, so we don’t recall most of them, except to say they included margaritas and salsa dancing.We Americans are, if nothing else, always ready for a good party, even if it’s someone else’s celebration. And May is full of them.For instance, Saturday is International Migratory Bird Day, and we plan to scan the skies searching for birds dodging snowflakes.May 14 is Mawlid an-Nabi. We have no idea what this is (readers?) but we’re willing to celebrate it with the rest of humanity! Besides, say Mawlid an-Nabi five times real fast. Mawlid an-Nabi Mawlid an-Nabi Mawlid an-Nabi Mawlid an-Nabi Mawlid an-Nabi! Woooooo! That’s a fun one!Other fun holidays during Mud Season:c) Victoria Day for Canada^) Memorial Day in the U.S. and Spring Bank Holiday in the United Kingdom. (The Brits have more bank holidays than anyone in the world, if our calendar is any indication.)) June 8 is Oceans Day. Get thee to an aquatic body!o) June 7 is the People’s Fair in Denver.Anyhow, we’re feeling a wee bit wobbly after Cinco de Mayo celebrations in the county, notably the infamous party at Mi Casa, where chips, salsa and margaritas abound! Ask us about it tomorrow.***We experienced a momentary lapse of a work ethic at 9:32 Monday morning and glanced out the window and had to blink real hard several times to make the image go away.OK, sure there was snow, and it’s May 6. But across the street from the Behemoth Ship-Like Headquarters was a crow – a giant crow, obviously bulked up from its steroid addiction. Like us, this bird was anything but excited by the snow on the roof of the Blue Spruce, a wonderful restaurant with the unfortunate distinction of being across the street from the Headquarters, the cop shop and the post office. This bird stomped – we swear! – down the slope of the roof, kicking snow out of its path like a kid who knows he’s to blame for having lost his soccer game. This bird looked downright angry.However, Summit Up staffer No. 301.f disagreed. “I think they’re happier when it snows,” (s)he said. “It brings the worms out. But I’m not a bird, so I don’t know.”These are the deep thoughts we get to hear on a snowy May morning. And on that note, we’re outta here. We’re going to kick some snow of our own.


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