Summit Up 6-29-12: Trying to keep our swishing polyester slacks from generating sparks |

Summit Up 6-29-12: Trying to keep our swishing polyester slacks from generating sparks

Summit Up
Special to the Daily Kim Fenske enjoyed his SDN while on a hike to Chasm Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park last weekend. Happy birthday Kim!

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that’s happily watching it pour down rain here on Thursday afternoon. Good stuff, and we hope it keeps a-comin’ (within reason, of course). But hey, enough about the weather.

MILLIONS OF SUMMIT UP READERS: We like the weather! And plus some of us aren’t in Summit County and we don’t know what in tarnation’s going on!

SU: OK, well, in a nutshell: Even though people reading from afar may think the entire state of Colorado is on fire, only parts of it are. So far, the closest fire to Summit County was on the other side of Quandary, sorta between Leadville and Alma, and that one seems to be pretty well in hand as of Thursday.

We have been getting some good cloudbursts in the afternoon. At least here in Frisco, we’ve had up to 20-30 minutes of steady, pretty heavy rain the last few days in the afternoon. And while that has not repaired months of very dry weather, it certainly helps. Even so, the fire danger is still rated as “very high,” and we’re under Stage 2 fire restrictions, which means you are not even allowed to get hot under the collar; nor may you eat 5-Alarm chili or wear any kind of hot pants. As noted in a previous column, you are also not allowed to wear polyester slacks that swish together and generate too much friction heat. Sparks can fly from your thighs and prompt a conflagration, and we don’t want that.

So keep up with the rain, O Rain Gods, and let no moronic human start something out there!


Random note: Did you know you can pick up free copies of the Vail Daily, The Aspen Times, the Glenwood Springs Post-Independent, the Sky-Hi News and other papers in our little ol’ group right here at the Summit Daily? We have people come in all the time who like to read these papers, so feel free to stop by. Just one thing to bear in mind: We don’t always have the current day of all the papers, since they come over when the SDN is delivered early in the a.m. and some of them aren’t printed before that happens. So you just have to be patient.

That is all.

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