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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column wondering its little head about Neil Diamond.

Specifically, Neil’s little ditty called “Love on the Rocks.” Seems you either love him or ya hate him.

Such was the case in the Mothership last week. The topic of Neil Diamond came up, and Summit Up Staffer No. 39.2 began fuming. His or her face began to turn red. His or her ears began steaming. The ground began to shake.

Seems he or she used to be a competitive ice skater in his or her younger days and once he or she was waiting to hit the ice while another young skater was skating to “Love on the Rocks.”

One of the judges said to the other judges – in earshot of Future Summit Up Staffer 39.2 – “Oh, give that skater first place; I love that song!” Needless to say, our staffer lost to the other skater by a measly tenth of a point!

And to this day, you cannot mention Neil Diamond, Neil Armstrong, Neil Young or Captain and Tennile without Staffer No. 39.2 going absolutely ballistic!

So, to that we offer you this:

“Love on the rocks/Ain’t no surprise/Pour me a drink/And I’ll tell you some lies/Got nothin’ to lose …”

Ah, Neil. Ya gotta love him!


Jackie Burnell of Dillon is proud as all get-out! Her 11-year-old, Max, and Mark, whom we assume is her significant other and both of whom are featured somewhere on this page, competed in Sunday’s John Elway Drive for Education at what used to be Mile High Stadium, but is now called Corporate Inc. Etc. LLC.

Apparently, the two participated in some kind of a pass-the-ball and kick-the-field goal throughout the football season. They were one of six teams that qualified for the final pass-and-kick the ball contest – and came in second place!

Second place is nothing to sneeze at! Max won himself 2,500 beans toward the college of his choice. Max and Mark did better than the Donkeys, is all we have to say. We mean really, was that the lamest win Sunday, or what?!

Anyway, congratulations are in order for Max! Whoever said sports didn’t pay off didn’t know what they were talking about!


We received a holiday card today and we’re a mite bit confused. It reads: “Happy holidays! As you are a newspaper, thought you could get the news out. “Oh, so you’re the snow reporter?! How should I take that? And “So you’re the one lying to us!” NO, you’ve mixed me up with some other ski area!”

What do you make of this? Give us a call at (970) 668-3998, ext. 237.

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