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Frisco Looks to Citizens for Input
From Friday, September 19th through Sunday, September 21st, the Town of Frisco is asking citizens to provide feedback on the proposed 2015 Town of Frisco budget by utilizing EngageFrisco.com. EngageFrisco.com provides a platform for citizens to interact, brainstorm and comment on Town matters.
EngageFrisco will have information on the specific policy questions which are presented to the Frisco Town Council as part of the 2015 budget and will then offer an opportunity for citizens to convey their feedback immediately via this online platform. Citizens will be able to express support or opposition for policy questions and will have the option to pose questions and/or provide comments on specific policy questions.
Viewing the Fall Colors the Byway Way
Here is some suggested Byways and upcoming events:
September 18-21, Colorado Mountain Winefest, Palisade
September 19-21, Creede’s Fall Color Cruisin’ the Canyon Car Show, Creede
September 19-21, 20th Annual Chile & Frijoles Festival, Pueblo
September 20, Mountains to the Desert Bike Ride, Telluride & Gateway
September 20, Uncorked Wine & Music Festival, Lake City
September 20, 2014 Autumn Gold – A Festival of Bands, Brats ‘n Beer, Estes Park
September 21, 21st Annual North Park Stockgrowers Ranch Rodeo, Walden
September 23-27, Historic ATV Color Tour, Buena Vista
September 25-28, 10th Annual Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival, La Veta
September 26-28, Mancos Valley Mesa Verde Country Balloon Festival, Mancos
September 26-Oct 1, Aspen Filmfest
September 27-28, Harvest Festival, Caňon City
At the encouragement of the public over the past few years, the Breckenridge Town Council recently approved a plan to improve the north entrance into town. The project entails re-landscaping the existing roundabout and median on SH 9 from Valley Brook Road to the roundabout at the north end of Park and Main. Phase I involves demolishing the existing roundabout landscape inside the curb and gutter and installing a portion of the landscaping. The overall project will provide colored stamped concrete, banner/hanging basket poles, electrical outlets, irrigation and electrical conduit and stone wall work. Phase I is expected to go through the end of October, and Phase II is slated for Spring 2015. Drivers should expect minor delays as lane closures will take place periodically during the project phases.
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 schedule so far is as follows:
Monday - 09/22 from 6-7pm House District 61; Millie Hamner (D) & Debra Irvine (R)
Sunday - 09/28 from 6-7pm County Commissioner - District 1; Dan Gibbs (D) & Allen Bacher (R)
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
Summit High School Sports
09/16 - Boy's Soccer beat Battle Mountain 2-1. Thomas Deboneville got the winning goal with 4 minutes left.
09/18 - Boy's Soccer team travels to Glenwood.
09/18 - The Volleyball team is at Battle Mountain.
09/19 - The Boy's and Girl's Cross Country Teams are at the Glenwood Springs Invite.
09/20 - The Football team travels to Palisade on Saturday (noon start time).
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.
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.