Summit Up 5-20-10 |

Summit Up 5-20-10

The award-winning Summit High School International Club made a presentation at the Colorado Governor's Mansion on Tuesday. Pictured from left to right: Eva Cordoba, Ashley McGowan, Jefri Dzib, Javier Pineda, Luis Nogueda, Austin Miller, Governor Bill Ritter, Sarai Sotelo, Catalina Carrión-Kozak, Stuart Vanderkooi, First Lady Jeannie Ritter, Elizabeth Murphy, Spencer Hebert.

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column staring at an album worth of brown Polaroid photographs.

Images of smiling faces, close embraces and neat places are all covered in blobs of chestnut-brown.

We checked the freshly-opened film packaging to discover a 2001 expiration date.

Unlike Twinkies and Pabst Blue Ribbon, it would appear instant film becomes less appealing with age.

So now we’re trying to find a place that will provide big, plastic, non-eco-friendly cartridges for a camera the size of a toaster.

The batteries still work just fine. The motorized picture-popper-outer still makes that rewarding humming sound as it processes white-framed pieces of memories.

One of these days we’re going to have to use that series of tubes folks call the Internet and find us some more film cartridges. The camera uses 600 film, and if you have any non-expired cartridges in your garage or wherever, send ’em in!

We’d pay 10 bucks for one if it meant we could continue using our super awesome camera.

Those new cameras we see at the store are so much lighter and cheaper-feeling.

Our hulking monster could be used for self-defense or narcissism, and we rather fancy both.

Plus, ask our editors: We have a real problem keeping up with those little point-and-shoots.


We have a Smarty Pants Alert!! Smarty Pants Alert!!

The Summit High School International Club has been making waves the past couple years at a statewide competition.

After taking first place at the World Affairs Challenge in Denver last month, they were invited to the Colorado Governor’s Mansion on Tuesday to repeat their presentation for Gov. Ritter and First Lady Jeannie Ritter.

A photo on this page shows some of the students involved; the others include Justin Hollenbeck, Samuel Provorse, Ashley Burke, Elizabeth Luna, Julia Scanlan and Emily Patterson.

Club sponsors include Maria Carrion-Kozak and Molly Griffith. Way to represent Summit County!!


In other news, we’ve got a couple more days to celebrate National Public Works week (May 16-22).

Our communities would be uninhabitable were it not for the quiet dedication of the good public works people keeping our water clean, roads intact, buses moving, parks pretty and bridges passable.

Health, safety and comfort: The public works people maintain these three priorities for our communities and go a hell of a long way toward making them attractive for people from across the planet to come visit.

“Please take the time to recognize Breckenridge Public Works employees and all the hard work they do to make our community a one-of-a-kind mountain town,” Breckenridge Mayor John Warner said in a press release.


It’s Thursday, and we’re saluting our street sweepers.

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