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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column wondering what to do on this fine, warm day in May.

We could go boating because there is little ice anywhere to be found other than in the Mothership’s freezer.

We could go for a hike. Or go four-wheel driving. We could go for a bike over Boreas Pass and ride down into Como for a picnic in this resplendent mountain weather.

There’s so much to do on a warm May day! The possibilities are just endless.

OK, so we know it’s not May. But it certainly feels like it.

Even the lake – oops, we mean reservoir – has started to thaw around the edges after a weekend of building up ice.

What could it be? We like to think it’s Mother Nature’s way of retaliating with the energy companies that have jacked their prices up some 70 percent because they can. If it’s warm outside, Mama Nature knows people don’t need to turn up their thermostats, so she’s gone and cranked up the outside thermostat and people are running around in shorts and T-shirts!

It’s a wonderful thing! All this skin!

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Oh, we hear wedding bells!

Mike and Mary Keeling of Breckenridge are proud to announce that their son, Mak, is gettin’ hitched to Katie De besche of Greeley Dec. 20 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Breckenridge. The happy couple met at the Colorado School of Mines and say they’re thrilled to be living and working in Breck.

Mak is a civil engineer at Tetra Tech Engineering, and Katie works for Beaver Run Resort.

Both Mak and Katie enjoy Summit County because of the numerous opportunities it offers to practice a variety of sports, their parents say. They both also enjoy coaching. Mak coached a 14-and-under boys soccer team this fall, and Katie hopes to coach girls softball in the future.

Their friends and family wish them a happy life together and that God will continue to bless them.

Our sentiments exactly. Best of everything, Katie and Mak!

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We have a Scum Alert! Scum Alert!

Tiffany called us to let us know that some snarkin’ scum-sucking sclarge broke into her car at High Mountain Billiards in Dillon and took her 100-CD case and her 156 Sims snowboard.

It has Ride gold and black team bindings.

Tiffany advises people to keep an eye out for her board at Arapahoe Basin for “this piece of *@**# who robbed me.” How she knows to keep an eye out at A-Basin is beyond us, but hey, she would know. Maybe her board likes to ride there the best.

In any case, if anyone sees the board, they’re asked to call the Dillon Police Department.

And we are going to be issuing pitchforks with flaming excrement to the person who did this reprehensible act.

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Another Scum Alert! Scum Alert! has come our way.

Rebecca, a manager at the Breckenridge Brewery, reports that someone has made off with a sentimental curtain she had pieced together using uniforms she collected from eight years of work at the restaurant and bar. She placed the curtain over a bussing station, and it had become a part of brewery lore. And now, it is gone.

The item disappeared at Ladies Night last Monday (this by no means means a lady stole it). The brewery is offering a reward for its return, so call it at (970) 453-1550 if you have any information.

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With that, we out soaking up the weak winter rays and wishing it truly was May …


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