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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column always impressed by the lengths people will go to in competition with their coworkers.

We could bore you with our stories about what we’ve done to staffers’ deodorant the day before a big interview or stashing all our porn downloads on their computers, but right now we’re more interested in the sprint mania going on at High Country Health Care in Breck.

We’re told a doctor there has been boasting that he could beat a couple other staffers there – two women, the report goes – and they’ve had enough of it, so they’re challenging him to a duel. A sprint duel. Word is they took it to the streets in front of the office (in the City Market complex) about 8:40 this morning.

We hope they let us know how it went. Feel free to tell us about your inter-office battles, pranks and competitions at summitup@summitdaily.com, fax at (970) 668-0755 or just do Abbot and Costello’s “Who’s on first?” with your nemesis on the voicemail at (970) 668-3998 ext. 237.

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Will the Congrats! never end? We hope not.

You’ll be pleased to know that Nicole Edson of Dillon and Valerie Wilkinson of Frisco made the dean’s list of distinction at the University of Northern Colorado by earning better than a 3.75 GPA. The school also honored Breck’s Anita Marie Molina (which is a really fun name to say over and over; try it) with the dean’s citation for academic excellence in the college of business. Rock on, ladies.

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This Scum Alert!! Scum Alert!! is on behalf of Flash (which we hope is a nickname referring to his running prowess, not his fashion statements). He called to tell us he was at the Claimjumper Sunday, where some sweat stain ganked the battery right off his cell phone. He tells us the phone was out of juice, so while waiting for a table, he plugged his charger and phone into the wall. He went outside to puff a butt and … well, you know by now.

Flash already bought a new battery, but he thought that was a crappy thing for someone to do. We agree – and may the culprit’s cell phone number be distributed to telemarketers everywhere.

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H.L. Dodd took up the cause for Texans Against Summit Up. We wrote about it yesterday and a couple times before. No need to delve back into it, except to say Mr. Dodd won’t be returning to Summit Up Land.

Our posse at Antler’s in Frisco called to suggest that if tourists feel threatened by the humor and insight of enlightened locals, then a better destination might be Snowshoe, W.Va. But if we propagated that advice, we’d probably get in even more trouble, so instead, we’ll pass on what one of the boys at the Silverthorne po-po told us today: “I feel a lot of love today, man. There’s just a lot of love in the room.”

We’re pretty sure their definition of “love” is similar to ours, too.

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Thursday is the cruelest day. We have no idea what that means; we’re just feeling very T.S. Eliot.

We’re out challenging the other staffers to wrapping-paper-cardboard-tube fencing duels …


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