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Thumbs up:

To the rotary, the town of Dillon and the citizens and organizations that made the Ice Princess parade and Ice Melt celebration possible. While Summit County may have its fill of festivals and events, this one showed residents in their best humor celebrating the end of a difficult winter. We hope to see it again next year.

Thumbs up:

To Phil Palmer for organizing and implementing a fund raiser to help build a memorial to Marcus Shirley at the Breckenridge skate park. About 100 friends and family members packed the Dredge Restaurant Saturday in honor of the Summit High graduate, who was recently killed by an alleged drunken driver.

Thumbs down:

To Vail Resorts for not sharing the questions from a survey the resort conducted in Breckenridge. VR wants to get feedback from Breckenridge residents on their thoughts about the proposed development on Peaks 7 and 8.

Some residents complained to the town and mayor – who never knew there was such a survey being conducted – that the questions were skewed and not phrased well.

The result? Some residents are suspicious about Vail Resort’s motives. But, when the Summit Daily asked to view the survey, VR declined.

This would have been a good opportunity to show Breckenridge residents and the town that the resort is open to their concerns and assure skeptical residents there isn’t a hidden agenda.

Sometimes good intentions can be clouded because of bad communications.

Thumbs up:

To Keystone Resort for creating an environmentally sensitive building. The Information Center – located between the Montezuma parking lot and River Run Plaza – features such amenities as solar power-generated electricity and energy efficient lighting. Way to think green.


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