Sunday, May 31, 2009

Peak 8 Fun Park to Re-Open this Summer

The Breckenridge Peak 8 Fun Park is returning this summer with the alpine SuperSlide, mountain biking and SuperPutt slated to open June 19.

Because of construction continuing at the Peak 8 base area, parking will be available at the gondola lots — with buses providing transport.

The park was closed last year for the construction.

This year it is to be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Activities also include a climbing wall, trampoline, rides on Colorado SuperChair and gemstone panning.

Bergenhof’s Alpine BBQ and Sevens are to open daily for lunch and dinner beginning Monday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Summit High School to get Synthetic Turf

Groundbreaking for a new synthetic turf field at Summit High School’s Tiger Stadium is set for Monday — after a year of fundraising about $610,000 from local governments, businesses and residents.

“It’s going to be a real awesome asset for Summit County,” said Tom Looby of the turf steering committee.

“So many people have contributed to the effort. It’s just amazing.”

The field and a running track are to be ready for fall semester as part of phase I.

Summit School District kicked in an extra $200,000 toward the track's completion.

The ultimate $1.25 million goal — anticipated for completion next year — includes a synthetic practice field and bleachers.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Spring has Arrived in Breckenridge

The aspen trees are almost all leafed out, the Blue River is running high and the Breckenridge Golf Club opened a few days ago.

Yes, spring is finally here.

It's a great time to plan a trip to Breckenridge and invest in some property.