Cheers and Jeers |

Cheers and Jeers


Cheers: To Barbara Hammer, her helpers and people from the community who donate coats, hats and mittens for the 2003 Summit County Social Services Coat Drive. The drop-off deadline is Oct. 22. The winter clothing will be distributed Oct. 25 at the Silverthorne Pavilion. Look for drop-off points at the schools and grocery stores.

Cheers: To all the volunteers working at Make a Difference Day today.

Jeers: To another stupid magazine poll that rates ski resorts. This time, it is Skiing magazine’s turn at the manufactured hype. This is how crazy it is. Breckenridge was just rated No. 6 in the Ski magazine poll, but Skiing readers put it at No. 22. But they’ll keep publishing the polls and we’ll keep writing about them.

Cheers: To all of the people supporting the Wine in the Pines event tonight at the Keystone Conference Center. Attendees are well rewarded with the tastiest foods, sweetest desserts, intriguing libations and friends well met, all for the cause of helping beat back cerebral palsy. Mike and Margaret Smith have been organizing this serious-but-fun event for 20 years. Tickets might still be available. The price is $100 until about 3 p.m. The price at the door is $115. For tickets, call Dillon Ridge Liquors at (970) 468-0298, Blue Valley Liquors at (970) 468-6613 or Keystone Resort at (970) 496-4FUN.

Jeers: To the person who let the trash blow out of his or her vehicle along Highway 9 Friday near the County Commons. The trash subsequently blew wide and far.

Cheers: To the Summit High School football players, parents, administrators and coaches who want to go independent. The good idea is to create a more realistic schedule and a better competitive experience for the kids.

Cheers: To Terese and Gene Dayton for their new deal to work with Breckenridge to promote Nordic skiing across the county. Cheers also to the town of Breckenridge, which sees value in promoting the Nordic trails at the Frisco Peninsula Recreation Area. We look forward to the new warming tepee at the top of the Siberian Loop on Peak 7, as well.

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, Kim Nicoletti and Martha Lunsky.

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