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A recent transplant from Mississippi, Summit High senior Tyler Gressett gets initiated to how things are done in the stands here in the High Country with a Fruit Bong from fellow classmates Drew Arnesen and Matt Spaulding Tuesday evening during the Lady Tigers volleyball match against Kent Denver. Gressett said he is enjoying Colorado and looking forward to the ski season.

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column consuming all beverages out of a funnel these days – give for hot beverages … we still take them with a spoon. Now when we get up in the morning, we dump two quarts of OJ into a funnel, have our significant other raise it well above our head, insert a three-foot hose in our mouth, then suck it down. It takes about two seconds to ingest and it makes us feel like an astronaut. If it were Tang, look out, we would be orbiting the moon.

When we get a wee bit tired during the day, we repeat the same process with eight cans of Red Bull – then we feel about as spunky as Mike Tyson before entering the ring with Evander Holyfield (watch out for those ears Evander, we whisper under our breath). And, after a long day at work, it’s nice to come home, download a 750 ml bottle of wine into our funnel and consume it between our salad and main course. No more having to worry about crystal wine goblets getting all gooped up with lip prints and icky wine stains – just rinse out your funnel and hose and we are ready for an after-dinner brandy. Just remember, when Santa asks what you want for Christmas this year – tell him a great big funnel.


Moving along to an Angel Alert, which we would like to issue ourselves. It goes out to the many volunteers who gave of themselves Sunday to make the Breckenridge Medical Center’s seventh annual Family Health and Safety Fair a success. Many folks were enlightened at the child safety seat check and several helmets were given out to protect the heads of our community’s children. Lots of good folks there doling out a whole lot of love.

Also, a great many folks gave of themselves at the seventh annual John Novotny Memorial Fund Community Party at Carter Park – proceeds which go to help needy folks in the community with medical emergencies. It warms our cockles to know we live among such good and giving neighbors. Volunteer your time, pick up trailhead or roadside litter, and we will be there with a halo to crown you, too.


It’s Monday, so jump out of bed, suck some java through a funnel, or sip it from a demitasse, or just give us a shout down here at the Corporate Suites and let us know how you get your week going.

Leave us a voicemail with a detailed explanation of your drinking methods at (970) 668-3998 ext. 237 or e-mail

We out, orbiting the county.

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