Cheers and Jeers |

Cheers and Jeers

Jeers: To the fact Summit Stage riders getting off in Breckenridge at Four O’clock Road are left standing in the exhaust as the Breckenridge Ski Resort Green bus pulls away across the street. This causes guests to wait an unnecessary and irritating 20 extra minutes to hit the slopes at Peak 8. All the ski resort bus driver has to do is look over to see if any passengers are heading his way. The effort would take, oh, say, 30 extra seconds. Come on, route managers, how about a little customer service here. Maybe a little radio coordination would be the ticket.

Cheers: To the jury in the Brian Stockdale murder trial for doing an incredible job of sifting through reams of evidence and coming up with a fair verdict.

Cheers: To all the volunteers honored by Breckenridge Town officials at a festive party at Mountain Thunder Lodge Thursday evening.

Cheers: To the volunteers at the International Snow Sculpture Championships – and the incredible artisans who will chip away at those blocks to create magnificent pieces of snow-art for all to enjoy. The fun starts 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Cheers: To District Judge Terry Ruckriegle for closing a portion of Friday’s hearing in the Kobe Bryant case. Ruckriegle, in a decision that could be challenged by media outlets, closed the part of the hearing that dealt with Kobe’s accuser’s medical history. The accuser’s medical history has been the subject of rumor and innuendo, and there are people who are curious. But, no one but the judge and attorneys really need to know these personal details. Much of the public already knows the accuser’s name. But it has no real need to know anything more. No matter how many people Ruckriegle’s decision frustrates, he made the right call.

Jeers: To the guy in the red coat Friday who had to stop in the middle of a steep, crowded run at Copper Mountain to answer his cell phone. Whaddayathinkin’?

Cheers: To Bob Kieber who has started a new community effort to send snacks and treats to military personnel in Iraq. To help, call (970) 262-1199.

Cheers: To George Sherman who had to resign as head of the Summit County Democrats because of family matters. George is as committed as they come.

Cheers: To our local athletes in the X Games and the second contingent of county students also traveling to Aspen to protest against Big Tobacco.

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