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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that has this whole peninsula hubbub figured out.

Well, OK, we didn’t figure it out. Jon did. But, as we usually do, we’ve taken his brilliant idea and turned it into something beautiful. Well, OK, we didn’t do that, either. Fine, we’ll just tell you Jon’s idea.

As you may know, there’s this master planning thing going on in Frisco. The good people there are trying to decide what they want the peninsula to look like 20 years down the road – whether that’s with a golf course (NOOOOOOO!! shouts the anti-golf lobby), a performance center, the world’s biggest Jujubee sculpture or whatever.

Golf is a touchy subject out there, and people are collecting signatures for a petition to make sure a course never gets built on the peninsula, but Jon came up with a solution everyone can appreciate: a miniature golf course. As he explained it, it’s fun for the whole family, doesn’t intrude upon that “pristine” forest out there and it should still be close enough to large golf (isn’t that the opposite of miniature?) for people to enjoy.

“And it could be a revenue generator,” he told us.

We went to bed that night with visions of gondolas transporting our putts, balls disappearing down plaster of Paris mine shafts and sand traps made from scale models of Lake Dillon (get it?). Imagine heated putting greens so we could play all through the winter.

Go ahead, call us crazy. But like we said, it was Jon’s idea.


An anonymous caller phoned in yet another water-related Scum Alert!! Scum Alert!! This Wildernest resident looked out his window yesterday to see the Snowscape condos were “watering their dirt – it’s not grasss, it’s dirt.” According to him, they water during the day all the time, even when it looks like rain, as it did yesterday.

Now, if they had miniature golf grass for a lawn, none of this anxiety would be necessary


Is anybody else getting ticked off at these prescription medication commercials that don’t tell you what the pill does?

We see all these ads for drugs – like this “purple pill” one, for example – and none of them say, “If you feel such and such, then you should take this and that.” No, they say, “It’s a revolution” and “Everybody’s doing it” (which sounds a lot like the beginning of that sixth-grade episode where we later woke up on the garage floor clutching dad’s paint thinner rag) and then they tell you, “Ask your doctor about it.”

Funny, we thought it was supposed to work this way: You get sick, you go to the doctor and tell her what’s wrong, and she says, “OK, take this.” It’s not supposed to be, go visit doctor, ask about specific medication and whether you should take it.

We guess that’s the difference between a war on drugs and business on drugs.


Friday is for good little boys and girls. Tell us about all the naughty ones at, fax at (970) 668-0755 or just tattle on the voicemail at (970) 668-3998 ext. 237.

We’re out inventing miniature disc golf …

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