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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that’s retiring. We’re sorry to have to inform our good readers that the higher-ups here at the Corporate Suites have decided that, due to decreasing advertising revenue, increasing costs of newsprint and a world shortage of peanuts, cocktail franks and thick-cut, hickory-smoked bacon used to pay us, a few things have to go. It came down to us or Dilbert and, well, you can guess who’ll win that battle.

So, today is officially our last column.

As you can see, they’ve already shrunk our space here, and we’re feeling claustrophobic anyway.

It’s been a grand run, a glorious hoot of a trip, and we’ll miss you all.


Happy Birthday! to Heather Brown. Some of you might know Heather from her work at Keystone Ski Patrol or river-rafting in the summer.

We met Heather when we first moved to Summit Up Land, lo these many years ago, and it was she who introduced us to the world of the backcountry.

“Whaddaya need a shovel for to go skiing?” we asked her. She pretty much avoided us after that.

Heather turns 30 today, and Sarah sends much love from Cincinnati.


A big Thank You! goes out to Wayne and his Ol’ Time Barber Shop in Frisco. The Advocates for Victims of Assault tell us that Wayne raised $350 on March 26 in an impromptu fundraising event for victims of domestic violence.

Kudos to all of the guys who came in to have their hair cut and a big thank you to Butterhorn Bakery for providing the goodies, Rocky Mountain Coffee Roasters for the java and High Country Radio for promoting the fundraiser on their morning show.

The Advocates also want to thank the now-defunct Pumpkin Bowl, which, after dissolving their organization sent $500 of leftover funds to the nonprofit.


Send your goodbyes and well wishes to us at, fax at (970) 668-0755 or just say good riddance on the voicemail at (970) 668-3998, ext. 237.

We’re out, and we’re not coming back in …

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