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October proclaimed Conflict Resolution month
The Summit Board of County Commissioners proclaimed October to be Conflict Resolution Month in Summit County. In doing so, the BOCC joins with individuals and organizations across the county and state committed to civil and respectful ways of dealing with conflict, dispute and disagreement. Conflict Resolution Month is a statewide initiative that shines the spotlight on practices such as arbitration, mediation, restorative justice and non-violent communication, bringing greater awareness to dealing constructively with conflict.
The local District Attorney’s Office is attempting to eliminate the need for prosecutions whenever possible by using alternate dispute resolution techniques. Two often-employed techniques are a juvenile diversion program and dispute mediation. In disputes among neighbors, the District Attorney’s Office invites willing parties to sit around a table with a trained mediator in order to find common ground.
For more information on Conflict Resolution Month, visit www.conflictresolutionmonth.org.
3 Law Enforcement Officers Honored
Fifth Judicial District Attorney Bruce Brown recognized three police officers from Summit County law enforcement. The recipients are Detective Alex Blank of Breckenridge Police Department, Officer Russ Arnold of Frisco Police Department, and Detective Kris Brady of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. Each was honored for his dedication to maintaining the safety and well-being of the Summit community.
Detectives Brady and Blank were honored for their investigatory work on some of the most high profile prosecutions of the past year in Summit County: Blank for the time-consuming and complex investigation into the Breckenridge Film Festival embezzlement by ex-employee Dawna Foxx, who is currently serving five years in prison, and Brady for his dedicated and diligent pursuit of justice for the machete attack on a young man in June, of which the case is still ongoing. District Attorney Brown also recognized the important work of Frisco Officer Russ Arnold. As a patrol officer in the county, Officer Arnold’s job entails the difficult and sometimes dangerous initial contact with offenders. In particular, Officer Arnold’s accomplishments include diligent DUI patrolling, as well as being the initial first responder to the incident that resulted in the death of Blake Bostic, a local who was assaulted by defendant Charles Sattler, whose case is awaiting trial.
Eagle County to host Veteran's Open House
Eagle County Veteran’s Services Officers Pat Hammon and Tyson Ivie will host an open house in October to allow veterans and their families to meet them and receive information regarding veterans’ services and benefits. It will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 29 in room 258 at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards.
Bob Herrera, State Veterans Service Officer for the Colorado Department of Military & Veterans Affairs, will conduct a formal presentation on veterans’ benefits at 3:30 p.m. and again at 5:30 p.m. In their roles, Hammon and Ivie assist veterans and their families with information regarding veterans’ rights and benefits, as well as with submitting claims for benefits and securing necessary documents for completing claims.
For more information, contact Pat Hammon at 970-390-4686
Summit High School Sports
10/15 - Girl's Rugby team beat Regis 46-0. On 10/17 in Kansa City they beat the Minnesota Tundra 47-7.
10/15 - Boy's Soccer team beat Battle Mountain 1-0. The Boy's Soccer team wins the Western Slope League and starts the first round of the playoffs on 10/22.
10/16 - Volleyball team beat Palisade 3 sets to 2. They host Eagle Valley on Tuesday 10/21.
10/17 - Football team lost to Glenwood 29-7. They host Steamboat on Friday 10/24.
10/17 - The Girl's Cross Country team are on their way to the state meet on Saturday 10/25 after finishing 4th at regionals in Delta on Friday. The boy's finished 8th out of the 10 schools.
Live Candidate Forums on Krystal 93
Once again we will have candidates running for election or re-election answering questions and making statements as to why they should be put in office, or kept in office representing us. The forums will be live on Krystal 93 with a taping by Summit County Television, which will air several times starting a couple of days after the live radio forum. It will be available online also at www.summitnews.com
The candidate Forum between Millie Hamner and Debra Irvine that we aired live on 09/22 and the one between Dan Gibbs and Allen Bacher that aired live on 09/28 is available for viewing on www.summitnews.com
Monday - 10/20 from 6-7pm Colorado's 2nd Congressional District; Jared Polis (D) & George Leing (R)
We are also working on the Senatorial race between current Senator Mark Udall (D) and challenger Cory Gardner (R) - Cory Gardner's campaign office has given us the green light, but after several calls to Adam Dunstone from Mark Udall's campaign office, we have had no response, but will continue the attempt make this happen. You can help us make this happen...call Adam Dunstone from Udall's campaign office at 303-808-8972 and tell him you want Mark Udall on Krystal 93's candidate forum. Also, an alternate number would be 720-328-3760.
If you would like to submit questions for the candidates send to News@Krystal93.com
Bears on the move Looking for Food
Bears know that fall is approaching and they are starting to prepare for their long winter nap. That means bears are now constantly on the move looking for food, and many are finding their way into towns and residential areas. Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds people throughout Colorado to take precautions to prevent conflicts with bears. Take bird feeders in at night, clean the BBQ grills and use bear resistant trash containers.
In the last few weeks there have been numerous reports of bear conflicts all over the state. In Aspen, a woman was injured by a bear that had been in an alley dumpster. In Crawford, a sow and her two cubs were rummaging in garbage, but a week later the sow disappeared and the two cubs had to be captured and taken to a Colorado Parks and Wildlife rehabilitation facility. Bears have been sighted in Keystone, Breckenridge and Silverthorne areas.
Summit School District Looking Good
The Summit School District received an “Accredited with Distinction” rating from the Colorado Department of Education on the recent release of the 2013-2014 Transitional Colorado Assessment Program scores. This rating is based on the district’s performance in student academic achievement, academic growth, the reduction in academic growth gaps between student groups, and postsecondary and workforce readiness. The District earned 81.5 out of 100 points or 81.5% overall on their One Year District Performance Framework. This is the first time Summit School District has earned an accreditation rating higher than, “Accredited.” The results from the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program show Summit School District students outperformed the state in grade level and content areas on the 2014 assessment.
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