They’re all cheers this week |

They’re all cheers this week

Cheers: To the hikers who summited Peak 1 Thursday to place a fresh American flag in honor of the Sept. 11 victims. The flag, which can be seen snapping in the wind, even by the naked eye, is awe-inspiring. Kudos go to organizer Kurt Kizer, Everist Materials, Wild Bill’s Pizza and Pug Ryan’s for all they did to make the hike happen and take care of the hikers when they returned.

Cheers: To those who will be attending the fundraising picnic and auction Sunday to support the John Novotny Memorial Fund for Medical Emergencies. It takes place from noon to 4 p.m. at Carter Park in Breckenridge. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children. Children under 5 are free.

Cheers: To those who had the guts (or lack of them, maybe) and posed in the nude for the Summit Foundation’s newest way to raise funds, a nudie calendar. The poses are tasteful, of course. The 2004 calendar hits the streets in mid-October and costs $16.95, plus shipping, if ordered now. After Oct. 1, the price goes up to $19.95. To order, call the foundation at (970) 453-5970 or


Cheers: To the county Open Space effort to preserve the Peru Creek Basin as it is and to forge ahead on a plan to block polluted mine tailing runoff from flowing into the creek. Of course, none of this would be possible without the support of the county commissioners and taxpayers.

Cheers: To the Frisco Town Council and the Frisco Nordic Center operators for trying the night skiing experiment for a second year. Hopefully, with more advance planning, marketing and the experience gained from a year ago, night skiing will catch on and become economically viable. We can’t talk about night skiing without thanking the Mark Richmond and Scott Downen families for donating $75,000 to the town for night skiing and Nordic Center improvements.

Cheers: To the annual Breckenridge Festival of Film, playing through Sunday. The festival is a nice cultural infusion to the late-summer scene here in the Summit. For the most updated schedule, go to, stop at the festival information center at Main Street Station in Breckenridge or call (970) 547-3100. A good way to catch up on the best-received films is to check them out between 1-6 p.m. Sunday at the Speakeasy Theatre in the Colorado Mountain College building. Tickets are $15.

Opinions published in this space, unless otherwise indicated, are formulated by members of the Summit Daily News editorial board: Michael Bennett, Jim Pokrandt, Jason Starr, Rachel Toth, Reid Williams, Aidan Leonard and Martha Lunsky. If readers want to submit a “Cheer” or “Jeer,” send them in under the same rules as letters to the editor.

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