"Up With People" comes to Summit County, CO

Up with People, the international global education program for young adults, is coming to Summit County. While giving to communities through its community impact activities and shows, the program also addresses the real need to help young adults gain a global perspective, intercultural understanding, knowledge of worldwide issues, leadership skills and a sense of social responsibility.

The cast members will be performing a condensed version of the “Up with People Show”, a community celebration that features original and international songs and uses the universal languages of music and dance to inspire, energize and educate. The event serves to spark people to action by highlighting local non-profit organizations and the unique characteristics of communities they visit.

Up with People show on August 14 at 7:30pm at Summit High School. $10 for students and seniors and $15 for general admission.

Up with People’s visit to Summit County was made possible by generous sponsorships from Mark and Tracy Burke of Burke and Riley’s Irish Pub and the Colorado Mountain College. The show on Wednesday is thanks to the Main Street Station Hyatt.

Up with People provides young adults an international and intercultural experience that teaches servant leadership and uses the performing arts to deliver messages of hope and goodwill throughout the world. Up with People exists today to spark people to action in meeting the needs of their communities, countries and the world while building bridges of understanding as a foundation for world peace.

For more information visit Up With People

Above are pictures from Up With People's performance at ResortQuest Main Street Station


Ready, Set and Swim!

Ok so maybe the ducks float more than they do swim!

The Summit Foundation 21st Annual Great Rubber Duck Races are here. Buy your $5 duck and take your chance at winning.
The Rubber Duck races you know and love return to the cool, clear water of the Blue River in Downtown Breckenridge on Saturday, August 30th. Three competitions will mark the day with the Comcast Kids Duck Dash setting the pace at 2 p.m. in the first race of the day. The FirstBank Business Battle Duck Race at 3 p.m. and the spectacular Myriam Enterprises Great Rubber Duck Race held at 4 p.m. Many great prizes will be awarded in addition to live music, BBQ, childrens amusments throughout the entire day in a great family setting!

Visit Summit Foundation for more details!

Visit Breckenridge Lodging to find out what ResortQuest Vacation specials are going on during that time.


Skateboarding Legal on Breckenridge Streets?

As taken from the Summit Daily

BRECKENRIDGE — Breckenridge skateboarders may soon be shredding the streets legally: Town council members this week gave its staff the go-ahead to prepare rules allowing skaters on most streets.

The council expressed concerns about safety, but decided the eco-friendly transportation method might be worth a try.

“We’re going out on a limb here,” council member Jeffrey Bergeron said to three skate enthusiasts in attendance. “We hope you don’t make us look like chumps.”

About 30 skateboard supporters attended a town meeting less than a month ago, suggesting policy changes and commenting that it seemed unfair for skaters to be ticketed when bicyclists are allowed on the roads.

Colorado law allows Breckenridge Police Department to ticket people riding skateboards on town streets, but few citations have been issued in the past year.

Under new rules, skaters would likely be allowed on all streets except Colorado 9 and Main Street, as the state makes rules for the highway, and Main is heavily traveled.

The Town’s status as a home-rule community allows it to create laws for acts otherwise prohibited by the state.

Police chief Rick Holman said he plans to get feedback from the “skate community” before making suggestions for the ordinance.

He pointed out in a memo to council that unlike bicycles, skateboards don’t have brakes. A skateboarder recently lost control at an intersection and jumped off the board before it struck a car, creating a large dent.

Holman’s memo included ordinances from Steamboat Springs and Jackson Hole, Wyo., that allow for limited skateboarding.

In Steamboat Springs, skateboards and rollerskates or in-line skates are allowed on streets not heavily traveled, and riders must be equipped with reflectors or lights from dusk until dawn.

Holman said the Breckenridge Police Department doesn’t support allowing skateboarding on the town streets.

“For me, safety concerns for both the skateboarder and the motorists on the road outweigh the transportation benefits achieved by a select few,” he said in the memo.
No other Summit County communities are considering allowing skateboards on their streets, he said Tuesday.

Concerns were raised at the meeting regarding skaters losing control on the steep roads leading west to Main Street.

“There’s a lot of road needed to check (their) speed,” Mayor John Warner said.
Council member Dave Rossi said he lived in San Francisco for several years, and skateboarding was legal and the riders were able to maintain control even on steep streets.

Town attorney Tim Berry said the town will need to make signs alerting visitors to skateboards on the streets.

Council members Jennifer McAtamney and Eric Mamula were not present for Tuesday’s discussion.