Summit Up 6-28-12: Let it rain!
Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that’s visualizing torrential downpours, all across the great state of Colorado. Heavy, heavy rain and rivers of it running off the eaves of houses, through the streets and in the waterways all around. We can imagine a bit of Hurricane Debbie heading over the plains and dropping over our poor, parched state, quenching all the flames and allowing folks to breathe a sigh of relief and, in the case of some folks, to go in and see what’s left.
What a summer so far, eh? And how puny the power and efforts of humans can seem in the face of natural disasters. And then to think that a good old-fashioned wet spell could fix it all, more or less.
Crazy stuff, and our hearts go out to all those folks who’ve been displaced or lost their homes in the fires raging around the state. We know some of them have made their way to Summit County to find some relief, so if you run into these folks, cut ’em some slack and maybe give ’em a hug. It’s a tough thing to deal with.
Here’s a bit of a Scum Alert!! Scum Alert!! going out from Rebecca at the North Branch Library in Silverthorne. Believe it or not, some low-down dork-bag stole the summer reading program banner from the front of the library. All’s it is is a banner that says ‘Dream Big: Read,” and now some ding-a-ling has it hanging in his garage or something for no good reason.
“That just bad karma,” Rebecca rightfully says.
If you know where the banner is, give the library a call at (970) 468-5887.
In the interest of karma balancing, we have an Angel Alert!! Angel Alert!! from Kay and Ray Jones and Aksel of Fairplay, who write thusly:
“Sunday afternoon on Main Street in Breckenridge my black standard poodle, Aksel, was spooked and broke away. He ran off into a neighborhood of homes. A number of concerned people began helping us track his whereabouts. Aksel was found three hours later hiding under the stairs of a residence. He had a torn pad and was very scared. We are so grateful to the concerned and helpful people of Breckenridge for helping us find him. We are so grateful to the gentleman who found him and contacted the animal shelter. He reunited us with Aksel. Thank you so much!!!!” Heartwarming! And just to be clear, we think it was primarily Kay and Ray who wrote the alert.
While we’re in Alert! mode, here’s a Smarty Pants Alert!! Smarty Pants Alert!! going out to Kathleen Gordon of Breckenridge, who graduated last month from Ithaca College’s School of Health Sciences and Human Performance with a major in Clinical Health Studies.
And finally today here’s a Outstanding Customer Service Alert!! Outstanding Customer Service Alert!! from Brian Brady in Dillon who writes:
“I would like to take this time to commend two outstanding Summit County businesses for the extra diligence in fixing a long standing problem with a GE refrigerator. I purchased a new Profile GE refrigerator in 2009. After numerous repair attempts, both the Sears store located in Silverthorne and Jimbo’s Appliances took it upon themselves to have GE replace the item. I recently received a new refrigerator thanks to the excellent customer service provided by both Sears and Jimbo’s. It’s nice to know that kind of service still exists in today’s times. Thanks again.”
Splendid! We out..
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