Summit Up: Loving springtime!
Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column enjoying the spring snow.
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area was bumpin’ Saturday. All the parking lots were full. Locals were wearing
one-pieces, dresses over their snow pants and one man even wore a pink bunny costume. There was a DJ in a tent, surrounded by a huge crowd – including numerous ladies hula-hooping in celebration.
And there was snow – white, wet, spring snow. Up to a foot-and-a-half on top some say. Of course it was tracked out quickly, but Summit County (and the Front Range) was out in full force to celebrate the generous snowstorm heaped upon the mountains over the weekend.
Talk about good luck and tons of fun! Want to share spring snow stories with Summit Up? We’d love to hear them. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us.
And speaking of snow, we have a thank you from Thedailygnar.com. Lauren “Lomo” Molieri (pictured above) was in a serious snowboarding accident on March 31.
Apparently Lomo hit the third jump in the Park Lane Terrain Park at Breck on a sunny day.
“She got owned by a gust of wind that unexpectedly inverted her, causing a terrible face-plant. She got four plates in her face, 15-plus screws, a broken nose, a broken back in three places, a broken collarbone and a medical bill upwards of $85,000. But Lomo is in good spirits and says, ‘None of this is too big for God.’ She did not have health insurance and faces some big hospital bills as she heals slowly.”
TheDailyGnar.com recently hosted a pancake breakfast to benefit Lomo, and it was a huge success.
“We would like to thank all the people who donated – Agape Outpost, Dillon City Market and the Walmart for donations as well as supporting our effort,” said Thedailygnar.com in an e-mail.
To donate to Lomo’s health care bills and find out about future fundraisers, visit TheDailyGnar.com or send your donations to: Lauren Molieri, P.O. Box 904, Dillon, CO 80435.
Good luck, Lauren! We hope you heal up soon.
We also have Summit Middle School’s “Gold Honor Roll” list for the third quarter of school.
6th Grade – Matthew Franklin Arnold, Ruthie Maria Boyd, Sabrina Lynn D’Andrea, Jessica Nicole Horii, Megan Jo McDonnell and Bridget Claire O’Brien.
7th Grade – Rachel Virginia Fitch, Benjamin Paul Hull, Claire Marie MacMurray, Colin Butler McGrew, Madison Taylor Reed, Patricia Anna Stasiowski, Logan Edward Weinman and Alexandra Claire Whitt.
8th Grade – Duncan Curran Biggin, Cole Benedict Currier, Michael Scott Magnuson and Katherine Page Pappas.
Good job kids! Keep up the good work and the school year will be finished before you know it.
We’re out, hopefully basking in the springtime sun.
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