Top 13 ways to get involved in Summit County this week |

Top 13 ways to get involved in Summit County this week

This Week with Friends of the Dillon Ranger District

Dig into your adventure this week by helping to improve National Forest Lands with Friends of the Dillon Ranger District. This week’s volunteer projects include a convenient 2-hour evening Twilight Project at Pinball Alley Trail in Breckenridge; a dispersed campsite restoration project at Rock Creek in Silverthorne; or live out your youthful dreams of becoming a scientist during “Fish Shocking” at Straight Creek in Dillon. There is also a free guided educational hike at the Peaks Trail. All projects are open to public participation of all ages. For project details visit, or call (970) 262-3449.

4-H F150 Truck Raffle

Support Summit County 4-H and win a 2014 Ford F-150 Truck. $5 tickets are available at Alpine Bank locations in Summit County through Sept. 3. Drawing on Sept. 27–need not be present to win. Visit Tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20.

Local Scout Seeks Volunteers for Archery Range Improvements

Local Scout Zach Elsass is seeking volunteers to participate in a workday at the Summit County Archery Range. For his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project, Elsass is planning, coordinating and implementing improvements that will enhance the archery experience for all ages. Improvements will include seven new target stands at ranges of 20 to 70 yards. A volunteer day will take place from 9 a.m. to about 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 9, at the range, located on Cemetery Road in Dillon. Volunteers will help with target installation and range cleanup. Tools, safety equipment, refreshments and lunch will be provided. For more info, contact Zach Elsass at

Theobald Award reception

The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance will present the third annual Theobald Award on Tuesday, August 5, to honor outstanding contributions to the preservation of Breckenridge’s history. The reception will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Barney Ford House Museum Lawn (award presentation at 5:30 p.m.) Complimentary refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to the public. For more info, call (970) 453-9767 x2.

Summit Historical Society hike

The Summit Historical Society is repeating its very popular hike in Montezuma and Sts. John on Tuesday, July 29. Reservations are due no later than Thursday, July 24. The group will meet at the Montezuma schoolhouse at 9 a.m. The cost is $25 for SHS members and $35 for non-members. Mary Ellen Gilliland will lead a walkabout through the town of Montezuma. Roger Thweatt will lead a jeep tour to the town of Sts. John. Following the excursions, participants will enjoy a miner’s lunch at the schoolhouse. To make reservations or for more information, call Christy Nelson at the SHS office: (970) 468-2207.

Tools for Effective Philanthropy for Families and Individuals

The Peaks Society of The Summit Foundation is pleased to host a workshop led by Philanthropic Strategist Bruce DeBoskey, J.D. on Thursday, July 31. Nationally recognized, Colorado-based philanthropy expert Bruce DeBoskey ( will help individuals achieve more effective, meaningful and joyful family and personal philanthropy. Through his extensive experience working with individuals and families, Bruce will help attendees identify what inspires people to be philanthropic, how to get family members more involved in philanthropy, and how to connect generations through philanthropy. The workshop will be held at Beaver Run Resort on July 31 and will run from 9-11:30 a.m., with coffee and light breakfast offered at 8:30 a.m. For more information, or to RSVP to attend, contact The Summit Foundation ( at (970) 453-5970 or email

2014 Buccaneer 18 North American Championship

Summit County sailing enthusiasts are invited to sign up for the 2014 Buccaneer North American Championship held at Lake Dillon, Aug. 4-8. The only requirement to participate in this race is registration in the class association. Whil this is a competitive event it can be a great event for less experienced competitors, as well. Volunteers are also needed to help man the event. For more information, contact David Spira, Jim Daus or Sue Swisher

Rotary’s Krystal 93 Festival in the Park calls for volunteers

Sell tickets, pour beer and have fun while listening to live music and mingling with Summit County residents and visitors. Save Friday, Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. 9 for volunteering with The Rotary Club of Summit County to ensure a successful fundraising event that will support many local, national and international projects. To volunteer, please go to or call (970) 513-3344.

Hunter education class

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be hosting a Hunter Education Internet Conclusion Course on July 29. The meeting will take place on July 22, from 6-9 p.m. and July 29, 5-8 p.m. at the Silverthorne Library. Cost: $10. Sign up online at:

Tee It Up for Wounded Warriors & Keystone Adaptive Center

The 5th Annual “Tee it Up for Wounded Warriors & KAC” at the Keystone Ranch Golf Course will take place on Monday, Aug. 25. Registration and practice range will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start/scramble at 10:30 a.m. Door prizes and winner announcements will conclude the event. Cost is $100 per golfer or $400 per team. Cost includes practice range, 18 holes with cart, lunch, contests & door prizes. There will also be a small silent auction with a night stay in Durango, limited artwork , pro shop certificates and more. Corporate hole sponsorships are also available from $600 to $5,000. Last year, this event sold out with 144 golfers prepared to Tee It Up so that all abilities can participate in outdoor adventures. All information and registration forms are online at Please contact Marci Sloan if you would like to be a sponsor, contribute a door prize and/or silent auction item at (970) 453-6442 x20 or Proceeds from the “Tee It Up for Wounded Warriors & KAC” will go toward Keystone Adaptive Center and the Wounded Warriors Fund.

LAPS 24th Annual K9-4K

The 24th Annual LAPS Canine 4K will be held in Frisco on Saturday, Aug. 2 with Pet Supply Vendors galore, prizes for top finishers in the run/walk race and a Silent Auction with loads of items and gift certificates. The 2.5 mile course will loop around Frisco, starting & ending in front of the Frisco gazebo on Main Street. Registration runs from 8-9 a.m. with race start at 9:15 a.m. Preregister for a discount and fast check in on race day (download registration form or get more info & photos from ). Preregistration must be received by Saturday July 26 for discount. Fees are per dog so bring the family. LAPS members: $22 (or $27 after July 26 & race day); Nonmembers: $25 (or $30 after July 26 & race day). Cash or check only on race day, but you can pay with a credit card on the website through the end of July. All proceeds benefit local pets & their people through financial aid from LAPS. You’ll receive a doggie goodie bag, custom t-shirt and other surprises per entry and be eligible for Door Prizes. Free Abbey’s coffee, donuts, and lemonade. Silent Auction will include large & small items. LAPS needs plenty of volunteers from 7:15 a.m. to Noon to help set up, be dog handlers for registration, work the registration tables, hand out shirts and goodie bags, work at the Silent Auction or be race marshals, please email

Run. Fun. Run.

The Carriage House will host the 3rd Annual Run.Fun.Run on August 18 at Carter Park in Breckenridge. The race will begin at 9 a.m., pregistration can be completed at Tickets are $25 for kids in advance, $30 day of and $30 for adults preregistered, $35 day of. If you are interested in volunteering, or sponsoring the event, contact Martha (970) 453-6423.

Free chipping program helps residents protect homes from wildfire

Summit County government and the Summit County Wildfire Council are helping residents and property owners create defensible space by providing free chipping and disposal of branches, logs and small trees. Residents can clear woody vegetation from around their homes and stack it in slash piles near the road on their neighborhood’s designated chipping week; crews will chip the material and haul it away at no cost. Chipping crews will move through the Upper Blue and Tenmile basins in July and through the Snake River and Lower Blue basins in August. For more information, including a detailed schedule by neighborhood, visit or call (970) 668-4140.

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