Summit Up 4-16-10: Live from deadsville, baby! |

Summit Up 4-16-10: Live from deadsville, baby!

Dorian the Fossa
Summit Daily/Mark Fox

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that is reveling – reveling! – in our quiet county right now. We nearly broke into a little soft-shoe in Safeway the other day as the aisles were clear of people in one-piece snowsuits trying to decide what to drag back to the condo. We shot a cannon up Main Street, Frisco t’other night – and no one noticed. It’s a glorious thing, having our county back to ourselves for a few months.

(Insert boilerplate about how much we love tourists and know and appreciate all they do for our economy, blah, blah, blah)

Also, we couldn’t help but notice that mud season dealios are back! Yep, sushi rolls and other stuff are half off at Nozawa’s in Dillon; you can get a three-course dinner and a glass of vino at The Hearthstone in Breck for $30 or two-fers at the Snake River Saloon at Keystone. These and many other deals await you if you poke through the good ol’ SDN to see who’s got what.

Man, it sure feels like May around here, what with most of the snow melted off and all. We hope lots of folks got away for some sort of spring break/mud season getaway. If not, well, that’s life in the trenches, eh?


In addition to Brother Nathaniel, we’ve had another dude carousing the streets of Summit County in the past year or two. We think his name was Chris, and he had some dreads and liked to sorta veer into the street. Anyway, we hadn’t seen him in a while and wondered where he’d gone. Then, someone told us they saw him in Woodland Park, pretty much looking the same and doing the same kind of stuff. Just an fyi.


Avid SU readers know we like nothing more than a weird critter – and the Denver Zoo has lots of ’em. We have a press release here introducing us to Dorian, a “curious male carnivore … whose closest relative is the mongoose.” Dorian – a “fossa” – looks to us like a cross between a dog, a cat, a bat and a gerbil – or maybe a bear. It says here he’s “curious and mischievous” and loves Twinkies and a good bloody Mary (OK, we made that last part up).

Anyway, now’s a perfect time to hit the zoo before the summer heat and crowds. It’s open every day …

That’s it for now, folks. Happy Friday!

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