Cheers and Jeers |

Cheers and Jeers

Cheers: To the fact sculptor Stephen LeBlanc can get the Frisco roundabout elk back on his feet. Surgery to repair hit and run damages will take about 100 hours, all covered by the town of Frisco’s insurance plan. Not the medical plan, mind you.Cheers: To chefs extraordinaire David Welch and Doug Schwartz in their new endeavor, Food Hedz, a breakfast and lunch cafe with an affordable, international menu. The cafe is located in the Frisco Station shopping center. Welch brings his all-star status as executive chef at the celebrated Keystone Ranch restaurant. Schwartz’ most recent claim to fame is the Mi Zuppa concept. Both Summit County fixtures say they want to serve good food to appreciative customers, and be able to spend nights at home with their families.Jeers: To the latest round of bankruptcy news surrounding Peak Speed Communications, the shaky company local government officials awarded $456,000 to build a high-speed wireless internet system in Summit County. The conflict of interest surrounding the awarding of the contract was appalling by itself, but especially when danger signals about Peak Speed and founders Greg and Judith Mercer Friedman were clear for all to see in federal bankruptcy documents. We’ll have more to say about this as the story develops.Cheers: To the Breckenridge Ski Resort for being so willing to work with uphillers and their dogs. Breckenridge is a Mecca for people who like to hike up the mountain, exercise their dogs and watch the sun rise over Boreas Pass. The ski resort is asking for more cooperation to keep the tradition alive. That includes wearing headlamps, sticking to the middle of the slopes before and after operations and – most importantly – shoveling dog doo off the slopes and into the woods. Also, don’t ski or board on closed runs or in the Horseshoe Bowl until the ski patrol opens them up. There’s more. For more information, call the ski patrol at (970) 496-7393.

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