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Special to the Daily Fifth Judicial District Attorney Mark Hurlbert challenged Breckenridge Police Chief Rick Holman to run the Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half Marathon Saturday. To the dismay of the chief, Hurlbert took the day by more than a half hour. Nobody's talking times and Summit Up is filing a Freedom of Information Act request to break the story wide open.

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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column waking up to the sweet symphony of lawn maintenance machines, screaming babies and their mothers, screaming right after them.Fortunately for us, that screaming gets pretty well drowned out by the drone and screech of weed-whackers. Thank heaven for that.It’s probably our fault. We shouldn’t sleep with the windows open. All that fresh air is bad for us to begin with, and if we’d just shutter the things up, our slumbers might be a bit more restful. Our bad.

But something tells us, even with the windows closed, we would have been jolted awake at the crack of dawn anyway. Apparently, there was a 6-foot tall weed, the fibers of which were as strong as steel, and spider webs that were in our yard right below our bedroom window. We can only conclude this because it sounded like the guy with the weed-whacker was right outside our room, chopping away at this helpless weed.And, the weed-whacker guy must have made a terrible mess, because as soon as he was done – oh, that divine millisecond of rest! – the guy with the leaf-blower followed in after him. He did a very good job, too, blowing off our entire parking lot at the townhouse complex. Thank you, thank you, leaf-blower man.Next time, we’re going to record these guys: That way we have a CD of peaceful white noise we can fall asleep to. Who needs ocean noises and babbling brooks when you can drift away to the sounds of property management.

***Thursday, we’re told, is where it’s at, ladies and gentlemen. Today’s password phrase is “Stop the car, I’m going to chase that porcupine.” Do your impression of a porcupine snorting (it’s a lot like a pug dog with emphysema) on the voicemail at (970) 668-3998, ext. 237.We’re out dreaming of lawnmowers …

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