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The Future of Transit in Breckenridge?
The Town of Breckenridge transit system, FREE RIDE, is entertaining various alternative fuel vehicles beginning this Friday, October 3rd and invites the public to learn more and to experience a demonstration of an electric bus. The first demonstration will be by Proterra, the manufacturer of the first generation of electric buses on Denver’s 16th Street Mall Shuttle. Proterra will also be doing a second demonstration during the winter to evaluate the effects of the technology in the high altitude winter conditions. Recently featured in Bloomberg Business Week, and lauded as leading the charge in mainstream EV (electric vehicles) conversion, Proterra EV buses have logged more than 600,000 zero-emission miles of revenue service in cities such as Pomona, CA; Stockton, CA; San Antonio, Texas; Tallahassee, Fla.; Worcester, MA; Sinica, SC and Reno, NV.
The demonstration bus will be leaving the Breckenridge Public Works administrative building, 1095 Airport Road, at 9:00 a.m. on October 3rd. For more details, contact the Breckenridge FREE RIDE at (970) 547-3140.
Jury Convicts Summit County Stalker
A guilty verdict was reached by a Breckenridge District Court jury on Friday, in the case of Gordon Siriano, finding him guilty of 4 counts of violation of a protection order, misdemeanor offenses, and one felony count of a bail bond violation. Siriano had racked up a large list of charges for years of harassment and stalking of his former fiancé, and many of the charges were combined in one trial. Siriano faces a mandatory prison sentence of one year.
Skeletal Remains Dates Back over a 100 Years
An investigation into human skeletal remains found in Vail and Edwards in June have led the Eagle County Coroner’s Office to determine the bones are most likely from ranch burial in the late 1800s or early 1900s. The skeleton was discovered on June 26 during the excavation of a construction site in Vail.
The determination was made with the assistance of Dr. Melissa Conner and Dr. Douglas Scott of Grand Junction, based on artifacts found with the bones which included old wood, nails, glass and three ornate clasps which identified as coffin hardware. In addition, a black silk bowtie was recovered. Date ranges for the hardware design and style of bowtie span from 1880 to 1910. The remains are believed to be those of a white male approximately 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 5 inches tall, who was between 30 and 45 years old at the time of his death.
Breck Massage Therapist Arrested
On August 13th massage therapist James Dickerson of Breckenridge, was arrested for charges of unlawful sexual contact. Mr. Dickerson was a massage therapist at Sol Impressions, a massage therapy studio located at 111 S. Main Street in Breckenridge. It is alleged that on August 9th, Dickerson sexually fondled a massage therapy client. Breckenridge Police and the District Attorney’s office are asking that anyone with information regarding this matter contact Sgt. Susan Quesada at (970) 453-2941. Mr. Dickerson was released on August 14th after posting a $1,000 bond and will next appear in Summit County Court on October 1st at 1:30 for filing of formal charges.
Summit High School Sports
09/26 - Rugby team beat Chaparral 52-0.
09/26 - Football team lost to Eagle Valley 41-7.
09/27 - Volleyball team beat Rifle at home in four sets.
09/27 - Boy's Soccer team shut out Palisade 4-0.
09/27 - The Boy's & Girl's Cross Country teams came out on top at the 9100' Invite. The Girl's got a perfect score (their first) as Ruthie Boyd won for the Girl's and Alex Mason was the top Boy.
Name the New Park
The Town of Breckenridge will begin construction on a new park at 114 North Main Street (between Alpine Bank and the Local's Market) in the next few weeks, and is turning to the community to help name this new amenity. The park will feature a natural-looking playground with a slide, climbing boulders, tree stump jumpers and logs to climb on as well as public art and a path leading to the Edwin Carter Museum.
The name for this new park should reflect geographical, historical or cultural significance to this specific area and/or to our community in general. The park may be named after an individual if the individual had a historical connection; consideration for a deceased individual should not occur until after one year of passing, and their historical significance and reputation has been secured. The name should not duplicate (or be similar) to an existing landmark in Breckenridge.
The deadline for submissions is October 15, and can be made via www.EngageBreckenridge.com, or via email to email@example.com. There is no limit on the names proposed by an individual.
Local fire departments send crews to California
Copper Mountain Fire, Lake Dillon Fire and Red, White & Blue Fire on Monday each sent firefighting crews to northern California, where a number of wildfires are burning out of control.
Copper Mountain Fire sent Engine Boss Mark Nielsen, Lt. Todd Hebebrand and Charlie Johnson. Lake Dillon sent Engine Boss Dennis Jackson and firefighters Steven Wantuck and Frank Towers. Red, White & Blue sent Engine Boss Jason Kline along with Capt. Herb George and driver/operator Eric Kuhn.
The crews were sent to the Modoc National Forest along the California/Nevada border near Alturas, Calif. They could be deployed for as long as two weeks, and all of their expenses – as well as the overtime costs to fill their spots on duty – are covered by the federal overhead team managing the fires.
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.
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.