Tour planned for Straight Creek sediment project |

Tour planned for Straight Creek sediment project

DILLON – Colorado Department of Transportation staff will host an informational meeting and tour of sediment-control projects in the Straight Creek watershed Friday, Aug. 22.

CDOT is currently conducting numerous related projects in the drainage adjacent to the Interstate 70 approach to the Eisenhower Tunnel, above Dillon Valley. A plan outlining work in the area calls for $16 million to complete clean-up and restoration of the Straight Creek drainage.

Interested parties should meet at Dillon Town Hall at 8:30 a.m. Friday. The tour is expected to last until noon and will give participants a close look at the current practices for sediment control, highway drainage, basin pools, revegetation and other erosion control measures.

Toast of Breckenridge

BRECKENRIDGE – The 2nd Annual Toast of Breckenridge is set for Aug. 15-17 at Main Street Station.

The Toast of Breckenridge is a weekend festival of culinary treats and outdoor activities with live music, cooking demonstrations and the “Wine and Nine” golf party.

A wine auction throughout the weekend will benefit the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center. Call (720) 359-1065 for tickets or more information.

BRC mixer celebrates Alpine Bank open house Aug. 20

BRECKENRIDGE – The Breckenridge Resort Chamber (BRC) Ambassadors, Alpine Bank, Premier VIP Transportation and TCD Inc. of Summit County are hosting the August mixer from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20 at the new Alpine Bank, located at 110 N. Main St. Admission is free.

The mixer celebrates BRC Membership Appreciation Day, as well as Alpine Bank’s 30th anniversary and open house at its new location.

The BRC’s Friends Welcome will present its July Friends Welcome Awards at 6 p.m.

Prizes to be awarded include Colorado Avalanche tickets with round-trip transportation provided by Premier VIP Transportation. Original art by Ed Larson will be exhibited in the bank. Live bluegrass music will be on hand with Larry Keen and Friends.

While the mixer is free, any donations will benefit The Little Red Schoolhouse. For information, call (970) 453-2913, ext. 204.

Chamber hosts health insurance meeting

The Summit County Chamber of Commerce, Group Insurance Analysts, Inc., Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and One Point will sponsor a forum on health insurance from 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20 at the Holiday Inn in Frisco.

Topics will include a brief history of health insurance, a discussion of legislation that will affect rates, a review of today’s marketplace, a discussion of strategies to lower premiums, how wellness programs can save money and a question-and-answer session.

R.S.V.P. with Christy by Aug. 18 by calling (970) 668-2051.

Upper Blue Elementary parents meeting on radon testing

Summit School District administrators will hold a parents meeting 6-7:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 25 at Upper Blue Elementary School to apprise parents of radon testing results involving the school.

Parents will learn about the results of short-term tests done in the wake of measures taken to reduce radon emissions in the school.

There will be a question-and-answer session with the radon testing firm and the mitigators.

For information, call district maintenance administrator Mike Arnold at (970) 668-3011.

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