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Summit County Stalker Sentenced
The man known as the Summit County stalker, Gordon "Scott" Siriano was sentenced to a total of two and a half years of incarceration. Siriano was found guilty of 4 counts of violation of a crminal protection order, all misdemeanors, and one felony count of violation of bail bond conditions after racking up a large list of charges for harassment and stalking of his former fiance'.
Attorney's for Siriano say they will appeal the sentence.
Are Your Tires Ready for Winter?
On one day last year, CDOT helped 22 cars that spun out and blocked traffic or caused an accident – 19 of those 22 had bald tires. Those unprepared cars helped attribute to massive delays throughout the I-70 Mountain Corridor. Make sure your car is prepared for winter driving conditions and your tires can grip the road. Take the quarter test to find out if you need new tires:
Insert a quarter into the tire tread upside down, with Washington’s head going in first If the top of George’s head is covered by the tread, your tires are OK – do this test at multiple points around each tire. If the top of his head is visible at any point around the tire, you need new tires
Breckenridge Traffic Enforcement Zones
Rider Appreciation Day at ECO Transit
ECO Transit is the recent recipient of several statewide recognitions and will be sharing its success with riders during Passenger Appreciation Day, set for Nov. 26. Staff members will be at the Chambers Park & Ride in Eagle, Avon Station in Avon and the Vail Transportation Center in Vail from 6 to 9 a.m. next Wednesday to provide doughnuts, giveaways and a chance to win an annual bus pass.
Frisco Tubing Hill to open Thanksgiving
The Frisco Adventure Park tubing hill will open for the 2014/2015 winter season on Thanksgiving Day, November 27th. On opening day, the first 50 tubers will receive a pumpkin pie or apple pie and a commemorative Frisco Adventure Park pie cutter in celebration of opening day and Thanksgiving.
The Adventure Park tubing hill is open 7 days a week from 10am-6pm with one (1) hour tubing sessions starting every 15 minutes from 10am to 5pm. There are expanded holiday hours, 10am-7pm, from December 21, 2014 – January 4, 2015. Reservations are highly encouraged especially during holidays and on weekends.
For more information on tubing or other activities at the Frisco Adventure Park, please visit www.friscoadventurepark.com or call 970-668-2558.
Pounds of Sweets Head to the Troops
The Town of Frisco and Stork & Bear Co. and Around the World Toys will be sending 123 pounds of Halloween candy donated by the community to Operation Gratitude, a group that sends care packages to U.S. veterans and active duty service members.
Stork & Bear collected the most Halloween candy coming in at 41 pounds followed by the Frisco Visitor Information Center at 34 pounds, Frisco Elementary at 29 pounds and Summit County Preschool at 19 pounds.
Parking Fines in Breck to Rise
It will cost you more in fines if you violate the time-limit parking in Breckenridge. Effective December 1st, fines for the first ticket will go to $30, instead of the current $20. The second ticket will cost you $50, the third will cost you $100. If you do not pay a parking ticket fine within ten days - the fine will double.
Breckenridge Uphill Access Info
This season’s policy can also be found at www.Breckenridge.com under the Mountain Information section. All uphill users must call the trails/winch cat hotline at 970-547-5627 before accessing the mountain. This number provides important information about seasonal restrictions and ski area operations that may impact access.
1. Uphill access is only permitted outside of public operating hours – from 5 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. All uphill users must be clear of the mountain by 8:30 a.m.
2. Stay on designated routes: Peak 7 - Fort Mary B > Claimjumper > Lower Forget Me Not > top of Independence chair - return down the same route.
Peak 8 - Springmeier > Upper 4 O’clock > Lonewolf Access > T-Bar Hut – return down the same route.
Peak 8 – Gondola Ski Back > Lower 4 O’clock > Springmeier
Peak 8 – Lower 4 O’clock from town > Springmeier
Peak 9 - Silverthorne > Lower American > Bonanza > top Beaver Run chair or top of Mercury chair - return down same route.
Peak 10 - Silverthorne > Red Rover > Crystal > top of Falcon chair – return down the same route.
Peak 6 - Closed to uphill access for the 2014-15 season.
3. Avoid all areas where machinery is operating. Strobe lights mean stay clear and avoid the area altogether.
4. Stay off all posted CLOSED trails and areas. Stay off Black Diamond terrain. Stay off all Terrain Park features and jumps
5. Obey all pertinent signage.
6. Stay towards the center of the trail.
7. Maximize your visibility - position yourself so that you are visible from above; wear reflective or brightly colored clothing.
8. Once up the hill, no one may ride a lift without a valid ticket or season pass.
9. Dogs, other than Service Dogs, are not allowed.
Copper Environmental Foundation Grant Cycle Now Open
Copper Mountain employees are excited to announce the opening of the 2014/2015 Copper Environmental Foundation’s grant cycle. The Copper Environmental Foundation focuses on providing funding for youth (ages 5-18) environmental programs for projects in Summit and Lake Counties.
Grant applications must be submitted by Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, to be considered for 2014/2015 grants. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Steve Miller, president of the Copper Environmental Foundation, email@example.com, to discuss potential projects before submitting an application.
Eligible recipients include private or nonprofit organizations, government agencies or individuals. Past beneficiaries include High Country Conservation Center, Girl Scouts of America, Friends of the Dillon Ranger District and the Summit School District. Proposed projects should have an aspect of environmental education and/or environmental action resulting in a positive impact on the environment. Projects that have the potential to be replicated or continued in future years are also strongly encouraged.
Applications can be downloaded at www.coppercolorado.com/environment. Completed applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications submissions are only accepted by email.
Prepare for winter emergencies
As wintry weather moves into the high country, Summit County’s three fire departments want to remind residents and visitors alike that some simple planning in the home and on the road can help avoid emergencies.
In the home:
- If you have a wood-burning fireplace or stove, have the chimney cleaned by a professional chimney sweep. Chimney fires caused by a buildup of creosote are a major threat to homes. Also, have gas-burning fireplaces and stoves checked by a qualified technician to ensure they are functioning properly and not emitting carbon monoxide.
- Keep gas meters and propane-tank valves clear of snow.
- Remember to keep the area near space heaters clear of anything flammable. Place them so there is at least three feet of room around them.
- Do not use ovens or other appliances as a source of heat for the home.
In the vehicle:
- Ensure that you have adequate tread on your vehicle’s tires and that they are inflated to the proper pressure. Check your vehicle’s anti-freeze and wiper fluid, as well as all other fluid levels in the vehicle.
- Carry an emergency kit in the vehicle that should include blankets, extra warm clothing or a sleeping bag; non-perishable food; water if it can be kept unfrozen; a first-aid kit; jumper cables; and road flares.
- Check the Colorado Department of Transportation website, www.cotrip.org, for current road conditions. Let others know where you are going and when you are expected to arrive, then check in with them when you do arrive.
- Accelerate gradually and use brakes gradually. Recognize that it takes much longer to slow down on icy or snow-packed roads – even if you have four-wheel drive.
- Give snowplows plenty of room and recognize that they are trying to improve the road conditions, no matter how slowly they are traveling.
- If you are stranded in your vehicle, try to signal others with your emergency flashers and horn. Run the engine only 10 minutes out of every 30 to keep warm inside while conserving fuel. Make sure that the tailpipe is not blocked by snow.
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