Summit Up 4-24-10: Sweetened with Vermont maple syrup |

Summit Up 4-24-10: Sweetened with Vermont maple syrup

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Dave Parsons/Denver ZooThis cute li'l cutie was born April 14 at the Denver Zoo. She's got legs, and she knows how to use them - well, almost. Named Cricket, she was 6'4" and 170 pounds at birth - wow!

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that’s gearing up to head to the annual shareholders’ meeting of Berkshire Hathaway. that’s the big investment fund thingy headed up by über-rich dude Warren Buffett.

Yep, we’re not sure why but we got a pair of passes to this annual event. We thought it was a mistake, but it says right here on the envelope “SDN Summitup,” which made us wonder if, somehow, this column owns stock in Berkshire Hathaway and we forgot about it or something.

Probably not. Chalk it up to one of life’s mysteries.


So Mark Whitney of Maple Goods in Dillon just popped in our office and gave us some 100 percent pure Vermont maple syrup to try. He read our column yesterday where we were whining about sweeteners and how evil they mostly are, and he told us maple syrup – real maple syrup – works just great in coffee and tea and on oatmeal and even straight, we suppose, in a little shot glass.

So thanks, Mark! We’ll definitely give it a try. And if you’d like some of this kind syrup, give Mark a call at (970) 468-5640 or track him down at the Vail Farmer’s Market this summer.

By the way, did you know it takes 40 gallons of sap to produce one gallon of maple syrup? It’s true.


Are you a cougar or a guy looking to date a cougar? We have information here about a new website:, which is aimed at people, ahem, just like you. We haven’t looked at it cuz we don’t want to get in trouble, but suffice to say it’s a place for older ladies to find younger dudes. And, according to this press release, Colorado has the 24th most women in the USA.

Who knew? Some may say they sure as heck aren’t here in the High Country. But maybe the cougars are. Or are Colorado cougars called “mountain lions?”

Not sure, but we’ve gotta run!

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