Cheers and Jeers |

Cheers and Jeers


Cheers: To Dillon Police Officer Ken Cummins for volunteering for yet another dangerous oversees assignment to train police officers. The veteran of missions to Bosnia and Kosovo is heading to Iraq to work with the Department of State Advisory Service Mission. Many things can be said about how we got into Iraq and how we’ll get out, but it’s for sure the country needs to establish law and order. Cummins knows he’s heading for danger.

Jeers: To everybody who insists on driving Highway 9 between Green Mountain Reservoir and Kremmling like it’s the Indy 500. You can be going the speed limit, a generous 65 mph, and be passed like you’re standing still. We’re not advocating for a lower speed limit, just common sense.

Cheers: To all of the two-wheeled commuters on Wednesday who helped make the second annual Frisco Bike to Work Day a success. The town of Frisco is thinking green these days with events such as this and efforts to regulate outdoor lighting and encourage recycling. We’re pretty proud at the Summit Daily for winning the Silver Spoke Award for the most riders. The Silver Spoke is being engraved and will be enshrined in our office where it will stay, because we are going to keep winning it. But we welcome challenges because the environment is the real winner.

Cheers: To all of the work taking place around the county to fell beetle-killed trees. Keystone Resort took the lead, and Frisco has tackled the Frisco Peninsula Recreation Area entrance. We know others are hard at work and we salute you.

Cheers: To Artur Kazman, our favorite Wal-Mart greeter who is back on the job after a two-and-a-half-month absence. Ooops, did we let out we shop at Wal-Mart? Busted!

Cheers: To the 2,000 Ride the Rockies riders who are spinning into Breckenridge today from Leadville, the last stop on the 405-mile tour. The town is rolling out the red carpet for the riders with plenty of entertainment, food and drink. Locals will notice the extra traffic on the paved rec path between Copper Mountain and Breckenridge.

Cheers: To Bryan Smith, the new Summit High School hockey coach, and to road bike teens Taylor Shelden, Walker Savidge and Kevin Soller who are beginning to attract notice with their abilities.

Cheers: To the Frisco Barbecue Challenge that concludes this afternoon. The Main Street event is always one of the best locals parties around. And if the locals like it, the visitors will love it. From 3 p.m. on, look for the Frisco restaurants who will keep the action going. That’s a new wrinkle this year, and it should help those late-comers who are annually disappointed to find the barbecue vendors out of food and closing up.

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