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GOP & DEMS Work together to Expand "Vonnie's Law"
A Democrat and a Republican in Colorado have worked together to bring about an expansion of "Vonnie's Law" to protect victims of sexual assault. State Senator John Cooke of Greeley, a Republican, teamed up with Representative Millie Hamner of Dillon, a Democrat to add extra protection for victims of sexual assault with HB 1060, which was signed into law by the Governor. I asked Representative Hamner what those extra protections entailed...Millie Hamner
Grant Awarded for restoration of Swan
The Colorado Water Conservation Board and Colorado Basin Roundtable together awarded a $975,000 Water Supply Reserve Account Grant to Summit County in support of a large-scale stream restoration project on the Swan River. The restoration area includes approximately 3,500 linear feet of the river along Tiger Road in the Swan River drainage, 11 miles northeast of Breckenridge, on land jointly owned by Summit County and the Town of Breckenridge.
Yield to Buses or get a Ticket
Law enforcement officials in Summit County have implement a Colorado law that requires drivers to yield to public transit buses with a flashing sign on the back merging into traffic. The idea is to make it easier and safer for bus drivers to enter traffic after dropping off or picking up passengers. Drivers who don't follow the law may be ticketed by local police, which includes a fine and will cost you 3 points in most cases.
Summit High School Sports
03/26 - Girl's Lacrosse team lost to Battle Mountain 11-7 in OT.
03/27 - Boy's Lacrosse team hosts Clear Creek.
03/28 - Baseball team won both games at Eagle Valley 14-2 & 21-5.
03/28 - Girl's Track & Field team at the Longmont Invite placed 13th out of 24 teams while the Boy's placed 15th out of 24 teams with Zach Johnson getting a 2nd place finish in the High Jump
Former CEO pleads Guilty to Embezzlement
62 year old Sue frank, the former CEO of the Summit Association of Realtors entered a plea of guilty to a class three felony theft offense after embezzling over $415,000 from her former employer. She will face a Department of Corrections prison sentence of up to seven years, and must make restitution for the entire amount of the Financial loss she caused. Sentencing is scheduled in Summit County District Court on May 19th. At that time the court will select the length of her imprisonment. Frank was arrested by the Dillon Police department on December 2nd, 2014 and charged with felony theft and forgery for stealing $415,200 from the Association that she led since 1996.
Frisco Summer Day Camp
Registration For summer 2015, the Town of Frisco Recreation Department is offering adventurous and fun filled summer day and sport camp options for children ages 5-15. Frisco day and sport camp registration opens Wednesday, April 1st at 8:00 a.m.
“Our #1 priority is to engage and interact on a one on one level with campers so they have an authentic and safe experience. Our success with this has been so gratifying and we regularly hear that our campers can’t wait to come back the next day,” stated Sara Skinner, Frisco Recreation Program Coordinator.
There are two options for Frisco summer day camps, Frisco Fun Club or sport camps:
There are three ways to register for Frisco summer day camps starting April 1, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.:
- In-person at the Frisco Day Lodge, 621 Recreation Way
- Online at www.FriscoRecreation.com
- By calling the Frisco Adventure Park Day Lodge at 970-668-2558
Traffic Scrambled after Accident
It was way too much Eggs-citement on I-70 Thursday, March 12th, as a west-bound tractor-trailer carrying a load of eggs crashed into the embankment about two miles east of the Silverthorne exit, tearing open the trailer like a sardine can and sending most of the load flying. The cab hit so hard that the drive shaft augured into the hillside; amazingly, the driver walked away with only minor injuries. Traffic was scrambled for several hours while the clean-up occurred. (photo courtesy of Steve Lipsher from Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue)
A-Basin Opens New Kids Center
The new Kids Center is now officially open at Arapahoe Basin. Stepping through the automatic doors you immediately recognize how kid friendly it looks, from the lower tables and chairs on the main level for those little tykes, to the slightly higher tables and chairs on the upper level for those “Bigger” kids. Restrooms on both levels also! The kitchen is downstairs, serving fun fare that includes the likes of Hamburger Dogs, Grilled Cheese with Bacon & Tomato…Rich Sagen.jpg. There’s also Fresh Fruit and healthier choice beverages that include Gatorade, Lemonade and Pomegranate flavored SoBe Lifewater. Fatheads are plastered on the walls…Fathead.jpg All the equipment the kids would need is available right here.
Breck Man Arrested after Assaulting Juveniles
On March 7th at approximately 1:45 a.m., Summit County Sheriff’s Office and Breckenridge Police Department responded to the Great Divide Condominiums located at 1258 Baldy Road in unincorporated Summit County, Colorado to an assault in progress. Upon arrival officers learned that two juvenile females, ages 14, and one juvenile female, age 10, had been assaulted. All three victims were transported to Summit Medical Center. One of the 14 year old females remains in the hospital in critical condition. The other two females have been released to their parents.
The suspect was identified as 37 year old Sky Wodraska of Breckenridge. Officers learned Wodraska had fled the scene and was located a short distance away from the victim’s residence within 30 minutes. He was taken in to custody without incident. Wodraska was transported to Summit Medical Center and treated for self-inflicted injuries. He was subsequently arrested on the following charges: Attempted Murder in the 1st degree, Assault in the 1st degree, 2nd degree kidnapping, Child abuse, 1st degree Burglary, and possession of burglary tools, all felonies. He was also charged with Violation of a protection order and bond conditions, both misdemeanors.
High School Ski Champion-
ships - Day 2 - Girl's Slalom
Much like Day 1 of the Colorado High School Ski Championships in the Giant Slalom event, Day 2 for the Summit High Girl's team in the Slalom event saw no Tiger capture the top spot, that went to Nederland's Sophie Defries, but just about a half second behind was Summit High's Eleanor Brown-Wolf...or "Elle" to most of us, her second place finish overall, along with Rachel Smith in 5th, Gisele Thompson in 6th and Dani Moulton in 7th meant 4 out of the top seven spots went to the Summit high Tiger Girl's. See the complete list here...Girls SL Results.txt The course at times was visibly challenging because of the snow falling...Slalom course.jpg The Lady Tigers persevered to be the top High School Girl's Alpine Ski team for the Slalom event in the state of Colorado...Girls SL Team Results.txt Congratulations to the 2015 Colorado High School Girl's Alpine Ski team - The Summit High Girl's team!
(pictured at right - Coach Karl Barth talking with a few members of the team)
Colorado State High School Ski
Championships Day 2: Boy's Slalom
The Battle Mountain Boy's Alpine Ski team made it tough for any other high school boy's team at the Slalom event at Keystone in the State High School Ski Championships, but the Summit High Boy's gave it a good go, coming in second overall. See the final team standings in the Slalom here...Boys SL Team Results.txt The best finish individually by a Tiger went to Cameron Berget, who placed 6th in the standings. See complete Individual results here...Boys SL Results.txt After all the points were counted, the Summit High Boy's Alpine Ski team nabbed a 2nd place finish overall in the Colorado State High School Ski Championships. Congratulations to the Summit High Boy's team!
State High School Ski Championships:
Nordic - Day 2: Mass Start - Girl's
Just like the day before, in the Interval start skate, Summit High Tiger freshman Ezra Smith was the fastest Nordic skier on the course at the Frisco Nordic Center on Friday's mass start Classic. she was a minute and a half faster than the second place finisher in the event, which happened to be fellow teammate Ruthie Boyd. What that means for Ezra Smith is that she is a Dual State Champion, having won the Interval Start with the fastest time just the day before. Congratulations to Ezra Smith and all the Summit High Girl Nordic team members...way to go!
State High School Ski Championships Day 2
Nordic Events - Mass Start Classic Boy's
The Boy's Nordic Ski team didn't quite have the success they had the day before in the Interval Start Skate, but then many of the boy's have been fighting off the illness bug that's been going around. The best finish by a Tiger on the Boy's Nordic team Friday was 5th by Joel Sawyer. Three more of the Boy's finished in the top 12 individually, they include; Derek Hill, in 8th place, Billy Wilcox, in 11th place and Colin McGrew, in 12th.
Colorado State High School Ski
Championships - Day 1 Girl's GS
It started at the Keystone Ski resort at 9:30 with this day all about Giant Slalom racing. Girls from high schools all over state competed to start the event, but nobody was faster on a single run than 14 year old freshman Gisele Thompson of Summit High School. With her second run of 40.79 (the fastest of any of the two runs by the ladies) combined with her first run at 41.56 gave her total of 122.35 - good enough to claim third overall individually, and the top Summit High Girl in the GS event. See the attached for the individual standings...Girls GS Results.txt As good as Gisele was on Thursday, the team shined as bright as the sun did most of the day at Keystone - getting the top spot in the standings - see attached...Girls GS Team Results.txt
Krystal 93's Roman Moore pictured with Summit High speedster Gisele Thompson
Colorado State High School Ski
Championships - Day 1 Boy's GS
Battle Mountain came in the favorite to win and they showed why by placing more individuals in the top 15 than any other school. They dominated in the first and second runs of the day. Summit High Boys looked strong after the first run, in 2nd place in the team standings, but a few miscues in the second run had them finishing 4th overall. The top two boy's for the Tigers were Jack Farrell with an overall time of 124.89 after two runs - good enough for 10th in the individual standings overall, while Slav Ivanovich had a time of 124.89 after two runs - good enough for 11th in the individual standings overall. See the Individual results here...Boys GS Results (1).txt See the Team Standings here...Boys GS Team Results.txt
(Pictured above is Slav Ivanovich - photo courtesy of Sebastian Foltz/Summit Daily)
Colorado State High School Ski Champion-
ships Nordic Skate - Interval Start - Girl's
Freshman Ezra Smith from Summit High celebrated her 1st place finish in Thursday's event by talking her Dad into buying her a $40 Colorado High School Ski Championships Hoodie. How could Dad refuse when his daughter came in at 15:22.50 - out distancing Maddie Donovan from Vail Mountain School by over 17 and a half seconds. Coming in 3rd was Junior Ruthie Boyd of Summit High with a time of 16:34.30.
Colorado State High School Ski Champion -
ships - Skate - Interval Start - Boy's
The Upper Classmen at Summit High went big at the Nordic course in Frisco, much like the under classmen girl's did, scoring a 1st and third place finish in the Individual Interval Start Skate. Senior Henry Trowbridge rocked the course with fastest time of 14:10.43, over 15 seconds faster than 2nd place finisher Nick Sweeney of Aspen. 3rd place was locked up by Summit High Senior Joel Sawyer with a time of 14:28.16, just two and a half seconds behind 2nd place.
Summit Foundation Names New Director
Jeanne Bistranin will succeed Lee Zimmerman as Executive Director of The Summit Foundation. Bistranin brings over 30 years of philanthropic and community collaborations, most recently with the Adolph Coors Foundation, a private family foundation that provides grants to nonprofits throughout Colorado. Bistranin developed several of the Foundation’s highly successful community initiatives, including a high school social entrepreneur program focused on suicide prevention and an effort to help veterans successfully transition to civilian life. She comments on her new position...Jeanne Bistranin
Summit County 'Heavy' 2015 USA Pro Challenge
The 2015 edition of the USA Pro Challenge will be Summit County “heavy.” The finish of stage 2 will be at Arapahoe Basin, the start of stage 3 will be Copper Mountain, the finish of stage 4 will be Breckenridge, and then stage 5 will have Breckenridge host the individual time trial. I asked Jamie Harmon, the Director of Marketing and Operations why Summit County is such a big part of next year's big bike race...Jamie Harmon. The route is as follows below, with one exception; fans will determine one of the stages.
In a mix of new and prior host cities, the stages of the 2015 USA Pro Challenge include:
Stage 1: Monday, Aug. 17 – Steamboat Springs Circuit Race
Stage 2: Tuesday, Aug. 18 – Steamboat Springs to Arapahoe Basin
Stage 3: Wednesday, Aug. 19 – Copper Mountain Resort to Aspen
Stage 4: Thursday, Aug. 20 – Aspen to Breckenridge
Stage 5: Friday, Aug. 21 – Breckenridge Individual Time Trial
Stage 6: Saturday, Aug. 22 – Loveland to Fort Collins
Stage 7: Sunday, Aug. 23 – Golden to Denver
Fire Suppression in Tunnels for 2015
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has contracted a Design Build team for the installation of a Fixed Fire Suppression System (FFSS) for the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnels (EJMT). This $20 million project includes a water deluge system, a fiber optic linear heat detection system and a new drainage system. We asked Emily Wilfong from CDOT what impact the work will have on traffic through the tunnels…Emily Wilfong Construction is set to begin in early spring of 2015. Project completion is scheduled for December 2015.
Summit County Hospital gets Award
The Leapfrog Group has named St. Anthony Summit Medical Center to its annual list of Top Rural Hospitals. This is the second time St. Anthony Summit Medical Center has received the award… Paul Chodkowski, the president and CEO of the hospital comments... Paul Chodkowski. The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is given to less than seven percent of all eligible hospitals.
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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 am the current radio representative for the Associated Press in the state of Colorado.