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Summit Up 6-24-10: Turnin’ the corner toward winter …

by Summit Up
Special to the Daily/Lauren Palmore

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that’s gearin’ up for winter now that we’ve gotten past the summer solstice.

MILLIONS OF SUMMIT UP READERS: (sound of gnashing teeth)

SU: We know, we know: You’re just getting comfortable with the idea of wearing shorts and not scraping your windshield in the morning. But, truth is, the days are already starting to get shorter now, and before you know it, well …

Normally we try not to think about this, but Pup from Pup’s Glide Shop in Breckenridge sent us this fax:

“New bulletin … Breaking News … Just in from the World Headquarters of Pup’s Glide Shop, Breckenridge Division. Summer Solstics: The days are getting shorters, winter’s coming on, only 144 days till Breck opens. Yee haw! Any questions 485-1022.”

So it wasn’t us, OK? Pup called to see if we’d gotten the fax, because he understand that faxing is only a little bit more reliable than using carrier pigeon or sending your brother-in-law on a mission in his 1975 AMC Gremlin hatchback.

Anyway, we appreciate the sentiments, Pup, but we’re going to stick in summer mode for at least another month or two …


Speaking of summer, what do you think of this guy from Greeley who decided that, for his big summer activity, he was going to travel to Pakistan, hunt down and kill Osama bin Laden? Word on the wire is Gary Faulkner was traveling back to Colorado Wednesday, and we’re wondering if he has a movie deal yet – it’s a great, if slightly misguided story. But it’s perfect for Hollywood:

(cue dramatic music and guy with deep voice)

Gary Faulkner was sick of the bureaucratic procrastination and imcompetence that, for nine years, had left America’s greatest enemy, Osama bin Laden, free to plan more terrorist attacks and rearrange the furniture in his cave. Until one day, he’d had enough. One man, one mission: to travel to Pakistan, hunt down bin Laden and take him out!

Of course, we’re in Hollywood, so Gary doesn’t get caught and shipped back on a plane:

When he finally confronts the evil madman, his gun jams but that doesn’t stop Gary. He picks up bin Laden’s dialysis machine and beats him over the head with it. Suddenly caught in crossfire with bin Laden’s guards, Gary blazes his way out using only a hunting knife and a blender he found in the kitchen. With bin Laden now dead and Gary a hero, he makes the inexplicable choice to move back to Greeley, where he lives the rest of his life being interviewed by reporters who punctuate their questions with comments like “holy good god it smells like sh** here! What the heck?!”

Roll credits


On a whole ‘nother topic, here’s a Smarty Pants Alert! going out to Lee Nordholm, 2001 graduate of Summit High and 2006 graduate of Kansas State University. Lee was recently was granted a license to be a P.E. – Professional Engineer – in the state of Texas. These are granted after schooling and years of work under a licensed PE and after taking and passing an eight-hour test. He is the son of Randy and Sarah Nordholm of Dillon. Lee currently lives in Houston Texas and is employed by RLB Engineers.”

Cool, and congrats, Lee. Always good to hear someone has a job out there what with all this joblessness goin’ on around here.

Well folks, that’s it for today. Enjoy your Thursday …

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