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Summit High Sports Update
03/06 - Girl's Soccer team lost to Steamboat 1-0.
03/07 - Girl's Lacrosse against Dakota Ridge postponed due to weather.
03/08 - Girl's Soccer team travels to Eagle Valley.
Baseball team travels to Jefferson High for a doubleheader.
Boy's Lacrosse team hosts Fruita Monument.
Track & Field travels to Liberty High School.
Breckenridge Extends Season
Breckenridge Ski Resort officials announced today (3/07) they will extend the resort’s ski season by one additional week, from Monday, April 21 through Sunday, April 27, due to a deep snow pack and terrific conditions that can be expected at Breck’s elevation in the spring. In January, Breck was the snowiest resort in the U.S. and has received more than 28 feet of snow so far this season.
During the past two years Breck has extended their regular season with extra weekends tacked on, and with this year’s significant snowfall, resort officials made the decision to include the extra weekdays as well.
"State of Fisheries" meeting in Summit County
As part of continuing efforts to involve the public in managing their wildlife, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will hold a “State of the Fisheries" meeting this month in Summit County. Local anglers, guides and business owners or any interested members of the general public are invited to attend and offer their views about the management goals of several local fisheries. Tuesday, March 18th at 6:30 PM will be the date and time. The Buffalo Mountain Room at the Summit County Commons in Frisco will be the place.
Anglers will have the opportunity to call out a local body of water and then will be provided data, stocking records and future plans about that fishery, followed by an open discussion. Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds the public that fishing licenses go on sale March 31 and are valid for one year.
For more information, contact Jon Ewert - 970-509-9150
Town of Dillon in a state of flux
The Interim Chief of Police for the town of Dillon resigned amid a perjury investigation by the D.A. 's office. According to the Summit Daily News, Brian Brady was placed on administrative leave sometime in January during a closed meeting of the Dillon Town Council. The perjury investigation originates from a parking ticket Brady issued for parking within 30 feet of a traffic signal or sign, the ticket was contested successfully. Bill Bryant, who was issued the ticket asked the DA's office to investigate Brady's testimony at a hearing where Brady submitted a copy of the ticket he wrote that featured the note Laser #2 Check 9 feet. He said he wrote the note at the time he issued the ticket, but there was no such note on the original ticket. Joe Wray, the Town Manager, and former Police Chief, resigned on Monday, February 24th, less than a week after the Brian Brady resignation. Council member Terri King is acting as the interim Town Manager.
Silverthorne hires Hyland as permanent Manager
The Mayor and Town Council have made it official...Ryan Hyland, who has served as Interim Town Manager since January 3rd, due to the resignation of Kevin Batchelder, has been appointed to the Town Manager position permanently. He has been with the town since 2006 in the roles of Assistant to the Town Manager and then Assistant Town Manager. Hyland holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Colorado.
SMS student brings a gun to school
On Friday it was reported to Summit Middle School officials that a student was in possession of a firearm at the school. The weapon was found in that student's locker. The student was immediately removed from class and Local law enforcement removed the student and the weapon from campus. It appears that the weapon was to be used for target practice after school, but regardless of intent, it is a violation of state law and the policies of the Summit School District. At no time was any threat made. School officials will be discussing the return to school of the student this week.
Dig out your gas meters!
With a deep snowpack already on the ground and more coming, Summit County’s three fire departments want to remind residents to keep their gas meters clear of ice and snow. Buried or ice-encrusted gas meters can create dangerous natural-gas buildups inside the house. The vent can become plugged when ice and snow melt during the day and refreeze at night.
To avoid problems, fire authorities suggest these important tips:
• Make sure your meter is visible and accessible at all times
• Never kick or hit the gas meter or its piping to break away built-up snow or ice
• Keep air supply ducts and vents clear to avoid obstructing the release of gas
• Do not tie anything to the meter, including pets
Body of missing skier found
An avalanche was reported in a backcountry area south of Keystone Ski Resort on Monday and the reporting party was caught, but able to self-extract; however, he was unable to locate the individual he was skiing with. The missing skier's body was located just before noon today (Tuesday), His identity will not be released until family members are notified. He's the 10th person to die in an avalanche nationally this season and the fourth since Sunday. According to the CAIC, the current avalanche danger rating is high, and travel in the backcountry near avalanche terrain is not recommended.
CDOT considers shoulder to help traffic
CDOT is considering allowing the existing shoulder to be utilized as a "managed" travel lane during peak travel times on EB I-70 between Empire and Idaho Springs. Curious how it would work and what it might look like? There are some great, short videos and a public poll at http://i70ppsl-cdot.com/
Check it out, and let CDOT know what you think about the project!
Fit For the Romp Snowshoe Clinic
On Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Frisco Nordic Center, the Town of Frisco and Jill Benbow of L3 Fitness will be hosting a snowshoe clinic at the Frisco Nordic Center. The clinic is free to all pre-registered participants of the Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer, but a $10 donation benefiting the Romp is suggested. The clinic will provide participants with basic snowshoe skills and plyometric strength training drills. After the clinic, participants are invited on an optional snowshoe tour where additional tips and tricks will be offered while enjoying the scenery at the Frisco Nordic Center. For further information, please contact Linsey Kach at LinseyK@townoffrisco.com or 970-668-9133.
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