Summit Up 3-29-11: Celebrating our huge fan base |

Summit Up 3-29-11: Celebrating our huge fan base

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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that wishes our new friend Scott a very happy Tuesday. We ran into Scott the other night at the Soup for the Soul, Bread for the Clinic fundraiser at Copper Mountain (a fine affair, by the way, completely sold out and a great success for the Summit Community Care Clinic). Anyway, we happened to be sitting next to a guy who, as it turned out, is perhaps our biggest fan. He told us that, no matter what, he always gets the SDN and always reads Summit Up in its entirety. And … he likes it!

We have a fan! We have a fan! Excuse us, but sometimes it’s hard to tell since we’re not like stand-up comedians getting the instant feedback of laughter. For all we know, the sound of crickets greets our column when it’s being consumer out there in the hinterlands.

(sound of crickets)

MILLIONS OF SUMMIT UP READERS: What are “hinterlands?”

SU: We’re not sure, but they’re out there. Probably somewhere between Heeney and Peoria.

Anyway, thanks to Scott for reading SU every day – and to all the rest of our loyal readers … all seven of you!


So we hit the automatic gee-raj door opener Monday to roll the ol’ trash can out to the street and holy moly – a foot of snow! Right here in the Rocky Mountains in March! Why were we surprised?

But we were. Usually we hear the damn back-up signal from the plow guy on big snow days, but we had our headphones in listening to old Quiet Riot songs in advance of their upcoming concert at Copper Mountain – so we didn’t hear it.

Anyway, even in a big snow year this was a big dump – we could barely get the trash can out to the curb, and it got us thinking that the trash company should really have a “High Country model” with bigger wheels, maybe some snow treads and chains and even a li’l ol’ plow of some kind on the front for days such as these. We honestly don’t know how practical this is, but putting out the trash is hard enough without having to fight the forces of Ullr along the way, don’tcha think?


Well folks, today should be a pretty nice powder day out there, and we hope you’re taking advantage of it. If you are out there proposing marriage to anyone, though, please take extra care: The proposal documented in the photo above apparently went off without a hitch, but we’ve had some other incidences this winter of botched proposals due to lost rings and the like. Nothing says “I love you, baby, but I’m kind of a doof” more convincingly than losing the engagement ring in a foot of powder!

Think about it.

We out.

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