Summit Up 5-13-10: Ready for spring |

Summit Up 5-13-10: Ready for spring

Special to the Daily/Jen MillerVentriloquist and kiddie comedian Wayne Francis had a packed house of preschoolers fully entertained at the Summit County Library in Frisco Wednesday morning. The event was part of the library's celebration of Children's Book Week.

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that’s watching it snow sideways outside as we write this Wednesday afternoon. We’re down with the whole “spring-isn’t-the-same-in-the-Rockies-as-it-is-in, say, Georgia. But man, we knew this was going to happen when it wasn’t snowing earlier in the year, when it was really supposed to snow.

Whaddaya gonna do?


OK, let’s get right into a couple of Smarty Pants Alerts! First up is Tara Kelley, a Rotary scholarship recepient and 2007 Summit High grad. Her mom Moraima writes that Tara attends Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond, Okla. and recently received a 4.0 – which is awesome. “Thank you Rotary for the help with college, and way to go Tara!!!!”

Moraima also adds this: “Hey and her sister Mia Kelley just finished her first year of college and made two A’s and her cousin Samantha Gardner attends Lake Forest college and placed 2nd in her state diving competition!!”

The second Smarty Pants Alert! goes out to Amy Beresford who, with her studio partner Nik Rael at CU Denver, earned both the individual category for Comprehensive Studio Project and People’s Choice Award May 10 at the 2010 Design Excellence Awards presentation sponsored by AIAS. Amy Beresford is a 2001 SHS graduate.”

Nice! That’s some kind of architecture award, btw.


Next up is a Scum Alert! from Laurie Stiles in Keystone, who writes thusly:

“A couple of weeks ago while getting the Summit Daily from the Mountain House base area at Keystone I noticed something very disturbing in the trash can next to the newspaper bin. In it were at least 20 old issues of the Summit Daily! Obviously the driver just pitched the papers instead of recycling them. In this age of going green I would hope your newspaper recycles its old issues and that this was just a one time error of judgment.”

Well, we’re not sure Laurie, but we are looking into. Bottom line is this, though: SDN and all its sister newspapers throughout the mountain region recycle as much of our unused newsprint and reclaimed copies as we possibly can – an estimated bazillion-and-a-half tons a year. But with hundreds of racks around the county and a publication that comes out every day of the year, we can’t say there aren’t lapses. And we can’t always control what others do with our papers, since they’re sitting out there free for the taking.

Suffice to say that if we find it was one of our own who committed the dastardly deed, he will get a talkin’-to!


Folks, we hope by the time you read this the sun is shining and the birds are singing – instead of cowering in their nests. Let spring begin! (It can snow all it wants up at A-Basin, though …)

We out.

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