Thursday, December 25, 2008

Frisco Historic Park Receives Grant

The Colorado Historical Fund recently awarded Frisco Historic Park and Museum $33,580 to help evaluate the condition of the park’s 14 small buildings that date back to the 1800s.

“This project will focus on maintaining the community’s historic assets, namely the outstanding collection of buildings at the historic park,” said museum manager Simone Belz.

After an initial assessment, the museum will develop a plan to ensure that the buildings in the park stay in pristine condition for future generations.

The Town of Frisco already set aside $25,000 of matching funds for any future renovations at the museum, resulting in a total amount of $58,580 for the project.

Now that the money has been put on the table, the museum plans to hire an architecture firm to evaluate the buildings in the park and develop a comprehensive preservation plan.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

X GAmes in Breckenridge?

Crews are working non-stop to prepare for the largest skiing and snowboarding event in Breckenridge Ski Resort history.

The Dew Tour events kick off today with qualifying rounds; competition begins Thursday.

“Here at this resort, this is the first time we’ve done an event of this magnitude,” said Nick Smith, competition department manager. "

“This is on the scale of X Games, as opposed to events we’ve done in the past where we’ve been focused singularly on one thing. We’re branching out and biting off more.”

The events include skiing and snowboarding by some of the biggest names in the business — including Olympic medallists Shaun White and Gretchen Bleiler — on slopestyle and halfpipe features.

It’s the first live winter-sports event to be broadcast from Breckenridge in 15 years and will be the first of the high-definition era, Smith said.