Cheers and Jeers |

Cheers and Jeers


Jeers: To those folks who were riding inner tubes down Ten Mile Creek last week and had their companions follow them in a truck – down the rec path. Letting the dog run all the way down next to the river is a no no, too. We suppose the group became aware of their faux pas when the State Patrol caught up with them.Cheers: To the town of Dillon for repaving the rec path on the east side of Dillon Reservoir, completing a job it started last year. Surely, inline skaters and skateboarders will want a taste of the fresh, smooth asphalt. Bicyclists will love it as well. The paved recreational path is one of Summit County’s finest assets. Meanwhile, those big orange signs asking motorists to share the Highway 6 detour with cyclists are very much appreciated.Cheers: To the Copper Frisco Fiesta that continues today and Sunday. Former Frisco Mayor Bob Moscatelli led the charge for Frisco to create a festival aimed at celebrating diversity, if not good food and margs. The festival is one of the few that brings Anglos and Latinos together in a joyful event. Now, Copper and soccer are involved, expanding on the good idea.Cheers: To everybody in Breckenridge and Summit County who made the Western Governors’ Association convention earlier this week a rousing success, according to reports coming our way. Once again, Summit County folks showed world-class hospitality to match our world-class scenery. And it sure helped that after Sunday’s snow, the sun shone and warmed up the next two days.Cheers: To the Frisco resident who paid Byron Swezy’s sanitation bill eight months ago. It happened shortly after Swezy was temporarily paralyzed on the day his first child was due to arrive home. The family’s life was turned upside down, and this local guy, who Swezy described as no more than an acquaintance, stepped up unrequested and paid the Swezys’ $700 bill to save them the hassle and additional grief. Random acts of kindness like that make the world go ’round.Cheers: To longtime residents Don and Betsey Sather for going toe-to-toe with two of the largest chains in the U.S. – Wal-Mart and Home Depot – to vie for the right to develop Frisco’s coveted 9.4-acre parcel. We don’t know which the town council will choose, or whether any development proposal will pass muster with the voters, but we tip our hat to the Sathers for stepping into the ring with the big dogs.Cheers: To Keystone Resort’s Chuck Tolton, who as mountain operations manager is concentrating on improving visibility and reducing crowding at intersections on the area’s Dercum Mountain and North Peak with a variety of trail projects this summer.Jeers: We’ve mentioned this before, but the smell emanating from the green grass that is finally popping up around the county reminds us of it once again. Our annual springtime jeer goes to pet owners who don’t pick up their best friends’ poop.

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