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More than 200 people were sheltered overnight at schools in Fraser and Granby.

Andy Miller, a long-time Fraser resident, said that even when Winter Park got 72 inches of snow in 72 hours, several years ago, travel in the valley did not shut down. “We were still getting around,” he recalls. Not so during the big wind storm of ’07.

 

Snow caused Laker’s big crash

PARK CITY, Utah – Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Vladimir Radmanovic went to Park City during Presidents’ Weekend, which also happens to be during the weekend of the all-star game. He’s not an all-star.

Back in Los Angeles, he disclosed he had suffered a dislocated shoulder in Park City. He attributed the injury to slipping on ice, but his coach, Phil Jackson, jokingly suggested disbelief. And after several days, the 6-foot-10 Radmanovic confirmed Jackson’s suspicions.

He had, he admitted, tried snowboarding — despite a clause in his five-year, $30.2 million contract specifically banning it. He flipped, landed on his shoulder, and will be out for eight weeks. The Los Angeles Times suggests he will barely be missed, as he has posted only 6.9 points and 3.4 rebounds a game this season.

 

‘Carbon footprint’ understood

PARK CITY, Utah – How quickly things are changing. Two years ago, had you talked about a “carbon footprint,” somebody likely would have thought you were alluding to a mussed carpet.

But in Park City, a workshop on Carbon Footprints was announced with nary an explanation. One website, however, defines a carbon footprint as a “measure of the impact human activities have on the environment in terms of the amount of greenhouse gases produced, measured in units of carbon dioxide.”

The catalyst for the workshop was the county public works director, who is concerned about the rapid filling of the landfill for which he is responsible.

 

Airports, like diamonds, are forever

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. – Steamboat Springs has two airports. One accommodates the big planes that tourists most generally arrive on, and it’s 25 miles west. The other smaller airport is strictly for private use, and it’s located on the edge of town.

A task force has been appointed with the responsibility of evaluating options for the smaller airport, including whether to expand it or to shut it down. But a Federal Aviation Administration official has made it clear that the federal government will resist any effort to close the airport, according to the Steamboat Pilot & Today.

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