Cheers and jeers |

Cheers and jeers

Cheers: To a great summer. The weather has been warm for Summit County, and monsoon rains have continued to beat back drought and fire fears. When you live in Summit County, it’s hard to leave the county on your own vacation when life is so good where you live.

Cheers: To the impending construction start for Breckenridge’s new intermodal transportation center. The center will help bring coherence to the three bus systems. It will also put the bus terminal right in the middle of ski resort parking.

Cheers: To what looks like an agreement by local governments to keep the Summit Housing Authority operating on temporary funding for the next three years. We hope the four ski resorts continue their support, too.

Jeers: To the campers who left a campfire site trashed along Miners Creek Road above Frisco. If campers can carry their wine up the road, they should be able to pack out the empties. Somewhere down the line, there could be an initiative to organize camping along Miners Creek. That time can’t come soon enough.

Cheers: To the Breckenridge Festival of Film. Nothing new here other than we look forward to the films and fun that liven every September in Summit County. It is Sept. 11-14.

Cheers: To the new drainage improvements helping water move from the Keystone River Course golf links through Summit Cove. Jeers to people who are throwing debris into the culverts and defeating the purpose of drainage improvements.

Cheers: To the Colorado Department of Transportation for the nice smooth pavement on Highway 9 from Blue River to Hoosier Pass, and thanks for restriping the white lines to leave a little bit of room for road bikers.

Jeers: To those mountain bikers who are helping to blow out our singletrack trails. Please stay on the trail. Ride through the muddy spots. Hey, it’s a mountain bike. Or get off and walk around the mud. And note, uphill riders have the right of way.

Opinions published in this space are formulated by members of the Summit Daily News editorial board: Michael Bennett, Jim Pokrandt, Jason Starr, Rachel Toth, Reid Williams, Aidan Leonard and Martha Lunsky.

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