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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column wondering when they’re going to bury the Parking Lot song.

You know the one: “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.” OK. We admit it. It’s a good song – the first time you hear it, the second, even the seventh. We were listening to our favorite local radio station when it came on for the 40 billionth time, so we switched over to our favorite Boulder station when they began to play it as well!

Aaaaargh! we yelled out the window of our car! Enough already! Pave this!


Ahem. We digress.

But speaking of pavement, we must issue our third annual Scum Alert! Scum Alert! to the town of Frisco, which, although we are still in the midst of a drought, continues to make its employees wash the rock medians on Summit Boulevard! Even if we were up to our chinny-chin-chins in water, that resource continues to be precious, and it should be treated as such!

Besides, what do you think all those people who visit from Denver think when they see us pouring gallons of water on the streets – that they can just go home and water the sidewalk?!

So, c’mon, Frisco! Take a proactive lead for once and use brooms or compressed air – or leave the medians alone.


Ahem. We digress again.

We shall intersperse this diatribe with a birthday wish going out to Kelsey Hodson who turns 18 today. She’s pictured somewhere on this page. Your Mom, Dad and Katy all say happy-happy and congrats for graduating, as well! What a way to start the summer! Congrats and happy 18th, Kelsey!


Back to good news. We’re feeling rather wishy-washy today.

We’d like to send out a hearty congratulations to Lauren Cole for her graduation from Summit High School. Yea! Class of 2003! Your family wants to let you know they didn’t forget to put your pretty face in the graduation issue, but that they, well, forgot. But they know you’re graduating because, well, there’s a ceremony being held and gee! You’re in it!

We ramblin’!

Congratulations, Lauren! May your life serve you well in your future endeavors!


More grads pouring in the door of the Mothership today!

Congratulations also go out to Lyndi Marie Wegner, who earned her bachelor degree in psychology with an emphasis in elementary education from the University of Northern Colorado.

Lyndi is a 1998 Summit High School grad and daughter of Lee and Diane Wegner of Dillon. Lyndi will continue her schooling this fall in pursuit of her goal to become an elementary school teacher.

Way to go, Lyndi! And best of luck next fall! And best of luck everyone …

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