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Special to the DailyKevin Soller turns 16 today!

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column drowning – just drowning, we tell ya – in this liquid sunshine pouring out of the sky.OK, so maybe we’re not quite drowning like the poor folks in Texas or India, where SUVs and cattle are floating off like so much jetsam. (Or is that flotsam?) But this is Colorado, not Washington state, and we’re supposed to get something like 3,011 days of sunshine each year! Well, we want to know where the heck it all is! And where was all this rain in March when we really needed it!?We hereby ask the fine folks of Summit County to get out their parkas and their Tevas and conduct the best sun dance they can muster.In Tampa, Fla., they’re having problems getting the stuff to fall. So they have submitted rain dance requests to their residents:©) Mondays: Everyone with an odd-numbered address is to leave the car out of the garage with the windows rolled down overnight.

) Tuesday: Everyone with pickup trucks must place bagged, non-soluble materials such as flour, sugar or concrete mix in the truck beds and leave the trucks out overnight.) Wednesday: Everyone with an even-numbered address is to leave the car out of the garage with the windows rolled down overnight.*) Thursdays: Convertible day. Anyone with a convertible or a T-top should leave the tops down overnight.) Friday: All residents line-dry their laundry.) Saturdays: Everyone should wash their cars and trucks today – twice if the suds hold up. Once this is completed, a afternoon at the beach or a late day sail is in order.2) Sundays: Mix business with pleasure and attend an event at Raymond James Stadium or Legends Field. The stipulation is that under no circumstances will umbrellas be permitted on the premises.

We’re sending it your way, Tampa!***Unfortunately, to add to the gloom and doom of this day that is Thursday, we have a Scum Alert! Scum Alert! to issue to the pond scum who stole this sign pictured somewhere on this page.They apparently stole the sign from the entrance to Northstar Village at the top of Hoosier Pass. This was not a Realtor sign, noted Todd, who owns it, but his sign, for which he paid more than $300. He would like the thief to return the sign or, if anyone knows who has it, turn the culprit in for a “handsome reward.” Todd can be reached at (970) 389-1250.Todd had a good point when he asked what kind of taste someone would have to want something like this hanging in their living room? It’s not like stealing the High Street sign in Breckenridge or the Climax Drive sign in Summit Cove, for crying out loud.So, pond scum, return the sign or face the wrath of karmic backlash. (And believe us, it hurts.)

***On a good note, we have pictured somewhere on this page a photo of Kevin Soller, who (gulp) turns 16 today!Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday! wish his Mom, Dad and Danny.Once again, we have to warn all Summit Countians to be ever more vigilant on the roads, as we have yet another teenager who has permission from the Grand State of Colorado to get behind the wheel of a large transit projectile.We’re sure Kevin is an exemplary driver, but we all remember what it’s like to be 16 – except, of course, for those who haven’t reached that milestone yet.Anyway, have a happy, Kevin! You’re only 16 once! And then you’re 17. And 18, and 19 and …

***And on the More Good News front, we have Congratulations! Congratulations! going out to Ian Thompson of Breckenridge, who recently earned his associate degree in culinary arts from the College of Culinary Arts at the Denver Campus of Johnson and Wales University.The press release goes on to extol the virtues of the Johnson and Wales University, but doesn’t give us any more information about Ian, which is all we care about.We assume he has spent days, weeks, months – years, even – slaving over a hot stove creating marvelous works of culinary wonders with names like tenderloin flambe with curry drizzle sauce. Mmmm! So, Ian, when are you inviting us over for dinner?***We’re out dancing in the streets for sun.

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