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Blue River Rafting Delayed a couple of days
(posted at noon on 4/22)
Since early March, Denver Water has been releasing water from Dillon Reservoir into the Blue River to create space to capture the snowmelt when it begins and reduce the risk of flooding below the dam later this season. Yesterday, the total outflow was about 700 cfs. However, you’ll see a reduced outflow this afternoon and tomorrow, because Denver Water will be removing the Morning Glory spillway plug. Crews install the plug every fall to reduce ice formation inside the spillway and remove it in the spring so the spillway can function. The current flow out of Dillon Dam is creating a strong suction force that makes it impossible to remove the spillway plug with a crane, so Denver Water must reduce the outflow. This afternoon it will be reduced to about 500 cfs, and tomorrow it will go down to about 350 cfs for several hours. After plug removal, they’ll begin increasing the outflow back to 700 cfs.
Summit High Sports Update 04/23
04/22 -Girl's soccer team lost to Buena Vista 2-1.
04/23 - Girl's lacrosse team travels to Eagle Valley Wednesday afternoon.
04/24 - Boy's lacrosse team hosts Eagle Valley Thursday at 4:00 p.m.
04/25 - Baseball team has a doubleheader at Jefferson High School.
Walking Tour of Bill's Ranch this Saturday
On Saturday, April 26th, the Frisco Historic Park & Museum will present a historic walking tour through Bill’s Ranch. Bill’s Ranch became Frisco’s first subdivision and second-home development when William (Bill) Thomas wrote a letter to 100 Denver residents offering free land if they would build cabins there within one year. Bill Thomas only had 2 takers at first, but the idea soon took off.
Walking tour participants will find out why Bill Thomas made the offer of free land to Denver residents and about the history of Bill’s Ranch and the Ranch’s historic structures.
Space in the tour is limited to 25 people and advance registration is required. Call 970-668-3428 to register for the historic walking tour or for more information. Tour participants will meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Frisco Elementary parking lot located at 800 East 8th Avenue in Frisco. The tour will be approximately 1½ - 2 hours long. Participants should be prepared for unpredictable spring weather and wear sturdy walking shoes.
Forums for Water Treatment Plant in Breck
The Town of Breckenridge is providing four opportunities to learn about the recently completed Water System Study and construction of the second water plant. The public forums are slated for Wednesday, April 23 and Monday, April 28 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. both days at the Breckenridge Police Station. The Breckenridge Water System Study is available on-line at www.townofbreckenridge.com<http://www.townofbreckenridge.com>, and Council urges the public to review it prior to the public forums.
Michigan man charged in Bostic's death
42 year old Charles Lee Sattler, of Michigan has been charged with one count of 2nd Degree murder and 3rd Degree Assault in the death of 38 year old Blake Bostic of Summit County. This stems from the incident that took place at the Snowshoe Motel in Frisco during the early morning hours on Sunday, April 13th when law officers from Frisco and the Summit County Sheriff's office responded to a report of an assault. Bostic died Monday morning at the hospital. An autopsy revealed the cause of death as blunt force trauma to the head and neck, If found guilty of the charges against him, Sattler could be looking at 24 years in prison.
Marijuana Vending Machine a Reality
A Colorado company has introduced the first-ever marijuana vending machine, which will soon be put to use at a dispensary in Eagle-Vail. It's called a ZaZZZ machine, and was produced by Stephen Shearin's company, American Green. It was delivered to the Herbal Elements dispensary on Friday, April 11th. The machine includes technology that requires a user to swipe their driver's license to verify their identity and age. Multiple cameras attached to the machine make sure the person swiping the card is the same person depicted on the card. The machine(s) will only be placed inside licensed marijuana shops - not on the street.
SCSO Citizenship Award to Micah Svenson
The summit County Sheriff's Office announced that Micah Svenson of Dillon is this year's recipient of the SCSO Citizenship Award Scholarship. He was also the recipient of the County Sheriff's of Colorado biannual scholarship award; both awards were presented by Sheriff John Minor at Monday night's Summit High School local scholarship presentations.
Micah was selected by members of the Sheriff's Citizens Advisory Committee from a field of over 50 applicants. The committee based their selection upon criteria including high ethical standard, outstanding citizenship, serving as an exemplary peer role model, notable public service and displaying individual courage or fortitude in the face of adversity or peer pressure.
Summit Head Start score top 10% in Nation
The Summit County Head Start program recently received word from the U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services Off ice of Head Start that its preschool classrooms have scored within the top 10 percent in the nation. The program promotes school readiness among children under age 5. The Summit County Head Start program is reviewing applications now for the upcoming school year. To apply visit earlychildhoodoptions.org
USA PRO Challenge Poster Contest
The 2014 USA Pro Challenge will again host a nationwide contest inviting artists to create a national event poster for the fourth annual race that will be seen throughout the world. All types of artists – professional, amateur, aspiring – are encouraged to let their creativity flow and submit their designs via the USA Pro Challenge Facebook page beginning Friday, March 21st. Entries will be accepted until Friday, April 18th. Fans can then vote on their favorite poster through May 2nd, with the winners being announced on Monday, May 5th.
Krystal 93's News & Sports Director
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