It’s all cheers |

It’s all cheers

Cheers: To newly named Colorado Mountain College (CMC) Dean Leah L. Bornstein. Bornstein takes over for retiring Dean Tim Hoopingarner. The choice appears good in that Bornstein says she is returning to her “soul home” and is a true believer in community colleges. CMC has carved a deep niche in Summit County life, offering basic college coursework, enrichment, vocational and outdoor learning opportunities. It has played a big role in reaching out to Summit’s diverse population. The new CMC lecture series is another feather in its academic cap.

Cheers: To Jeff Westcott and Mike McCormack of Maverick Sports for putting on the Great Adventure Sports Time Trial Series for road bikes. Yes, Lance fever motivated us to give the series a try. We should have done all four. The event was fun and the camaraderie was better. We urge anybody of any skill level to give the series a try next year. Unfortunately, the series ended Thursday for this season.

Cheers: To Breckenridge Police for enforcing the pedestrian’s right of way in crosswalks. Some people drive oblivious to the fact the town has pedestrian-friendly street crossings. But pedestrians, beware, you don’t have the right of way if you are not in a crosswalk.

Cheers: To the Summit County Rotary Club and in particular, members Paul Siegert, Julianne Cobb and Dick Masica. The club and these individuals took up the challenge to make the world better by helping a community in Peru pull itself up by its boot straps. The three will soon go to Manchay, near Lima, to help install computers and other equipment in a new high school the local club is helping finance. Local Catholic and Lutheran church community members are also assisting with the project.

Cheers: To Summit School District students for scoring above state averages in Colorado State Assessment Program tests. Math obviously remains a shallow point. A good reason for that is CSAP tests students on material they haven’t covered under the current curriculum scheme. Another point we don’t know is how Summit test scores compared to those of previous years, if there was progress or backsliding. The school board will see a full analysis at its Aug. 27 meeting.

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