Cheers and Jeers |

Cheers and Jeers


Cheers: To the town of Breckenridge for giving the Little Red Schoolhouse a line of credit so it could complete construction of its brand new facility at Reiling and Wellington roads. That shows a commitment to working families and the quality of life on the Summit.Jeers: To all you lunkheads double parking in front of the liquor store and video store at the Parkway Shopping Center in Breckenridge. Come on folks, the walk from the legal parking is not that long.Cheers: To the town of Breckenridge for the early scheduling of the Christmas party last Wednesday for the town’s bus drivers. The move recognizes that the town’s regular Christmas party is a conflict for the drivers because it’s during their busy season. Word is, transportation director Jim Benkelman did an awards roast worthy of the late, great Rodney Dangerfield.Jeers: This is some piling on, but for a good cause. As the Summit Recycling Project pointed out last Monday, blowing plastic grocery bags are becoming a scourge of the environment. We can do our part. Request paper bags. Pick up the plastic bags you see blowing on the ground or stuck to bushes. It would be nice if City Market had a recycling bin. Wal-Mart, to its credit, does.Cheers: To all of Summit County’s ski resorts getting open. Here’s to a safe, fun season. And on a belated note … cheers to the Arapahoe Basin ski area for making No. 19 on SKIING magazine’s most recent list of top resorts. Sorry, A-Basin, we missed this fact when we first wrote about the list. You are still No. 1 in our hearts, especially after the East Wall opens.Cheers: To CDOT for canceling the closing of a segment of I-70, that would have forced our tourists to detour or stay home. Our original thought was to hang banners on the road closure signs saying, “Don’t you wish you’d voted for a monorail?” It’s still a good idea.Cheers: To all the students (and adults) who competed in Summit’s first official spelling bee (we journalists love to see people take pride in the language). Good luck to Summit Middle School’s Ian Parker, winner of the bee, who moves on to state competition in Denver.Jeers: To the double scheduling of two important Frisco events on the same evening. As a merchant related to us, the Frisco and Copper Chamber Mixer and the Ford Frick’s economic presentation regarding the potential development of the 10 acres were both Wednesday. Some had to decide whether to promote their businesses or monitor about how much they should worry about big-box competition.

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