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Last Free Family Fun Night Tuesday
On Tuesday, July 29th, the Frisco Adventure Park will be offering the last free Frisco Family Fun Night of the summer season. Families are invited to come to the Frisco Adventure Park from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for an evening of exploration and fun. Each week the Adventure Park will feature a different Park amenity to highlight, and the Frisco Adventure Park Day Lodge will serve as home base for the evening. The featured movie will be “Brave” where a princess is determined to make her own path in life and defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom.
Free Admission to State Parks
Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) joins the celebration of Colorado's acceptance into statehood with free access to all Colorado State Parks, Aug. 4. Colorado was first recognized as a state Aug. 1, 1876. The first Colorado State Park emerged some eighty short years later. Park entrance fees are waived, but activities like fishing and camping will still require a valid license and permit. Celebrate the statehood of Colorado with CPW's natural resources at one of 42 quality state parks or 300 state wildlife areas.
Rabid Bats Found in Eagle County
Two instances of community members and pets coming into contact with bats have been reported to Eagle County in the past week and both bats have tested positive for rabies. The bats were found in Beaver Creek and Eagle and are the first laboratory-confirmed cases of animal rabies in the county this year. All known individuals with possible contact have been notified.
To avoid exposure to bats and rabies:
Never touch a bat or any other wild animal with bare hands. Teach children to leave animals they encounter alone and to tell an adult.
Keep your doors and windows covered with screens to keep bats out of your home. Do not leave screenless doors or windows open during the evening.
If you have bats in your house, try to find the source of their entry and seal it. Call an experienced nuisance wildlife trapper to perform the work.
If there is no possibility of contact, simply open a door or window and let the bat fly out. Being in the vicinity of a bat, without any physical contact, is not a risk.
If you are bitten by a bat or if you suspect you’ve been exposed to its saliva, safely contain the bat in a cardboard box or coffee can without touching it and contact Eagle County Animal Services at 970-328-3647 so the bat can be tested for rabies.
Seek medical treatment promptly if you come in direct contact with a bat or other wild animal and the animal is not able to be captured and tested. Possible contact may have occurred if a bat is found in areas of sleeping adults, unattended children, mentally incapacitated or intoxicated individuals, or unvaccinated pets. Bat teeth are small and bites may go unnoticed.
Vaccinate your pets against rabies.
For more information about rabies, visit www.cdc.gov/rabies.
Colorado SuperChair gets a 6-pack Express
New lift towers arrived via helicopter to Breckenridge Ski Resort for a significant upgrade to the resort’s Colorado SuperChair – set to open Nov. 7, 2014 in conjunction with Breck’s opening day. Breckenridge Ski Resort is upgrading the Colorado SuperChair from a quad express to a six-passenger express to provide a 30 percent increase in capacity for Peak 8’s primary lift, providing faster routes to surrounding peaks. The Colorado SuperChair was first installed in 1986 as a high-speed quad, updated in 2002 from a chain drive system to a gear drive system and then again in 2012 with new chairs. Those quad chairs will be used for upgrades to Beaver Run SuperChair, located on Peak 9.
Three Rescue Calls on Quandary Peak
The Summit county Rescue Group found itself having to respond to three simultaneous search and rescue calls on Tuesday, July 22nd - all on Quandary Peak. The first call was received at 12:30 p.m. for a hiker who fell at the Summit and sustained a head injury and possible knee injury. As the first two teams made their way up Quandary, a second call was received at around 2:30 p.m. for a second hiker who had fallen and sustained a serious lower leg injury. As the second team was hiking in, towards tree line they came across a hiker who was experiencing what appeared to be altitude issues. Charles Pittman, PIO with the SCRG says "Multiple rescues in a single day do happen on occasion , but several simultaneous missions on the same mountain are fairly rare."
Summit County Softball Report for 07/29
Top Teams in each Division this week...
Monday mixed - lower:
St. Anthony's Honey Badgers (9-1)
Monday mixed - upper:
Summit County for Sale (10-0)
Tuesday mixed - lower:
Alpine Sports (9-1)
Tuesday mixed - upper:
Moose Chicks (9-1)
Empire Burger (14-1)
The Summit County Softball Report is heard at 9:20 weekday mornings and is brought to you by The Blue Moon Bakery in Silverthorne. It also comes your way at 4:20 in the afternoon and is brought to you by The Dillon Dam Brewery - both heard exclusively on Krystal 93.
Characters Abound at 'Dark Star'
On the tail end of the July 4th holiday weekend Sunday night, the Dillon Amphitheater was packed with long time deadhead fans as well as those curious to see what all the hub bub was all about. Sun dresses, tie-dyed shirts, bare feet were everywhere with the scent of...wait for it...patchouli in the air, which far outweighed any weed smell penetrating the olfactory senses (maybe edibles came into play?). Little bears and big bears were dancing to the sounds of the definitive tribute to the Grateful Dead. Chief of Police estimated the crowd at around 3,000, but he said a former Events Manager said it was closer to 6,000. I was there, and I'm going with closer to 4,000. I have a question though...why were some members of the police department taking pictures or rolling video? Maybe it was to estimate the crowd size.
Pictured here is one of those characters at the show. He goes by "Disco Cowboy" - when I asked him if he lived here, he replied "I live everywhere, I'm a gypsy"
Krystal 93's News & Sports Director
As a youngster in Colorado Springs, I went to the same high school my parents did...it gets better, I even had two of the same teachers my dad did. I enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where my travels took me to Vietnam, The Philippines, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, and Australia. I went to College after the Navy, where I Majored in Broadcasting. I have been a certified fork lift operator, a certified Kansas City Barbeque Society judge, and am currently a certified USSSA softball Umpire...I guess that makes me certifiable. ;-)
I am the current radio representative for the Associated Press in the state of Colorado.