Cheers and Jeers |

Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: Again, to Colorado Department of Transportation crews that were spotted cutting down dead trees along Interstate 70 near the scenic overlook. Their work gives the word “scenic” some meaning now.

Jeers: To the Chicago Cubs. “Nuff said.

Cheers: To the Red, White and Blue Fire Department and East-West Partners for picking up major poundage of trash along segments of Highway 9. Each entity has adopted stretches of Highway 9 as part of Colorado’s Adopt-a-Highway program. Lookin’ good!

Cheers: To the dump-truck drivers who cruise through French Gulch at a decent speed – and who rarely use their jake brakes.

Cheers: To the Board of County Commissioners for educating the public about the upcoming ballot issues – even if it was tough to keep their biases in check. Get out and vote Nov. 4. Early voting starts Monday. Absentee ballots are available now.

Jeers: To cel Energy for not repairing an increasingly leaning lightpost overlooking the pond near Big O Tires in Frisco. The public works department for the town has repeatedly asked them to replace the pole that holds the light before it falls in the pond, all to no avail. Hint, hint, cel?

Cheers: Cheers to the Summit County Builders Association for donating $5,300 in proceeds from the Playhouse project to The Summit Foundation.

Cheers: To the the Kansas City Barbecue Society for sanctioning both the Dillon and Frisco events next summer. Bring on the barbecue!

Cheers: To the fact Breckenridge, Dillon and Frisco now have access to high-speed Internet connections, thanks to Qwest. Once Comcast comes in with its services, not only will there be faster Web surfing, there will also be competition between providers to offer Summit County residents and visitors good deals.

Jeers: The Kobe Bryant case is costing Summit County taxpayers $43,000, because the county is in the Fifth Judicial District where the rape allegation was filed. The money is our contribution to the cause.

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