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Staff reports

Thumbs up, Thumbs down is a short take on events or issues that we find agreeable and not so agreeable.

Send your Thumbs up or Thumbs down to Editor Whitney Childers at

wchilders@summitdaily.com or by mail to P.O. Box 329, Frisco, CO, 80443

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Thumbs down:

To Summit Daily News cartoonist Scott Bullock pushing the envelope a little too far. In the Sunday, Feb. 17 edition of the Summit Daily, Bullock poked fun at “Beast West Development” (or in real terms, East West Partners) for not getting chosen to run Winter Park Ski Area.

Political cartoonists are supposed to be on the edge with raw humor. It’s what they do.

A cartoonist’s work is a reflection of his/her opinion, just like a columnist. But, we also should have pointed out that East West Partners is not a money-hungry development company. It’s important to note that East West is an integral part of the Summit County community, as well as other towns and cities in which the company resides. Members of East West donate money, time and resources to our little mountain community and we appreciate that.

Thanks East West. Here’s a Thumbs up to you.

Thumbs up:

To Downstairs at Eric’s for generously donating pizzas to the volunteer staff of The House With The Red Door. The HRD is a safe haven for young people in Summit County in need of food, shelter and conversation. It is located in the Summit Ridge Center on Highway 9 in Breckenridge and is open Monday through Friday, 4 to 7 p.m. Way to go to Eric’s for supporting such a worthwhile project.

Thumbs up:

To BOWLING! After eight agonizing months without a place to sling a heavy, round object down a wood floor, Summit’s sole bowling center is up and running again.

We’re rooting for the Lassa family to bring bowling back in 2002.

Thumbs down:

To people, homeowners or anyone else who cuts down trees without consulting town codes.

So, people want to “improve their views” in a mountain setting, but they don’t find it ironic they are cutting down trees that are actually part of “the view.” It’s the mountains people, get used to it or buy a picture of a “the view” and put it up in your living room.

Thumbs down:

To Tropicana Products for accidentally exposing 500 bottles of orange juice to a cleaning solution. If ingested the cleaning solution can cause mouth and/or stomach distress.

Thumbs up:

At least Tropicana decided to let us know via a recall. Thanks folks, we appreciate the thought.

Thumbs up:

To the Summit High School skiers, for the boys taking the Nordic state title and both girls and boys combined squads finishing second at the Colorado High School Ski Championships at Winter Park.


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