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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column whose heart breaks a little more with every inch the crack on our windshield spreads.Call us naive. We know: You live in Summit Up Land, expect your windshield to get dinged and cracked. Yeah, yeah. But we’d gone more than a year without a rock embedding itself in the glass and we just thought, you know, we were on a lucky roll. Now we’ll get to watch it grow all winter. Ahh, joy.***This is an anonymous request to Keystone: Turn down the lights.A woman in Wildernest e-mailed us saying the light pollution from the ski runs is too much – especially since the resort didn’t open until today. She asked around to neighbors and friends, who seem to think it’s a marketing ploy to get people driving by on I-70 to look at the mountain and start thinking about skiing.The woman found it especially distressing this past month, thinking there was a full moon rising, then realizing that the “moon” wasn’t rising at all, but sitting there on top of the mountain.We’re inclined to side with her, but we just wonder how she can see that from Wildernest, what with all the light pollution from Dillon and Silverthorne blocking out the view.***Nancy e-mailed us this Angel Alert!! Angel Alert!! She wanted to send some special thanks and gratitude to a Dillon neighbor who cleared her driveway of eight inches of snow, allowing safe entrance and exit. “You know who you are, name is omitted to protect future growth of services,” Nancy writes.May that angel’s driveway be smitten with karmic ice-melt.***If you’ve got good or bad news for us, send it to, fax at (970) 668-0755 or just orate your tidings on the voicemail at (970) 668-3998, ext. 237.It’s Sunday, and we’re out proselytizing the mudflapless …

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