Cheers and jeers |

Cheers and jeers

Cheers: To Silverthorne Mayor Lou DelPiccolo who is back in action after three months of convalescence following his suffering an aneurysm in late April. The mayor must be feeling better, because his sharp sense of humor appears to be in top form. “I’m not ready to kick the bucket,” DelPiccolo said on the eve of presiding over his first town council meeting in months.

Cheers: To the League for Animals and People of the Summit (LAPS) for spearheading an effort to create dog parks in our various communities. Breckenridge Police have been leading the way on a dog park concept by allowing dogs in the technically no-dog Carter Park. To avoid shutting the park down to dogs, the police last year initiated a successful public education effort to teach proper etiquette so the park can be used happily by people and dogs alike.

Jeers: To those bad dog owners who aren’t responsible about their pets running loose in crowds and cleaning up when Fido plops a leave-behind in the middle of a trail, path or sidewalk. As Frisco Municipal Court Judge Ron Carlson says to ticketed dog owners, there are no such things as bad dogs, just bad dog owners.

Jeers: To whoever made the decision to clean the Silverthorne McDonald’s parking lot with high-pressure washer Wednesday, July 23, when water is such a precious commodity. Next time, try a broom.

Cheers: To the chap in a Jeep who pulled off the side of the road to talk on his cell phone rather than hold up traffic, as he was doing up to that point.

Cheers: To Linda Clark, dispatcher at the Silverthorne Colorado State Patrol headquarters, who is transferring to Broomfield. We hate to see Linda go, but we wish her good luck. There’s a farewell coffee from 2-4 p.m. Monday at the CSP’s office.

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