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As for the former librarian Dismant, she stayed with her husband, continued to journal and now has a book called Growing Up in Denver 1944-1957: A Memoir.

 

Hot snowmobiles get hotter

REVELSTOKE, B.C. - Thieves made off with a pickup and trailer with seven high-performance snowmobiles, the Nytro Turbo models of 2009 and 2010. The theft comes on the heels of a truck carrying six snowmobiles, valued altogether at $100,000, being stolen in Revelstoke. In that case, reports the Revelstoke Times Review, the truck and trailer were found later that same day near Falkland, B.C.

 

Telluride bakery now toast

TELLURIDE, Colo. - Baked in Telluride, the town's oldest continuously operating eatery, got baked itself earlier this month.

Investigators concluded that the bakery's huge oven - it measured seven feet by nine feet - had slowly, steadily warmed the ceramic tile below it, eventually drying out the plywood and other wooden supports below. After 20-hour heat, 364 days a year, the wood eventually dried to the point it could no longer absorb more heat.

The Telluride Watch reports that firefighters tried to cut a hole in the floor, to get at the source of the smoke and hence the fire, but were stymied by a difficult flooring structure. Firefighters theorized that the structure had once been a livery and had been fortified to support the weight of horses.

The building was a complete loss, but Baked in Telluride hopes to reopen. It has been in business since 1976, nearly as long as the ski area.

 

Vodka distillery considered

PARK CITY, Utah - Several months ago a whiskey-maker called High West Distillery opened in Park City. Now, plans are being reviewed for a business that wants to create a vodka distillery.

The distiller would be at a restaurant and health club called Club Lespri. The goal, said club founder Scott Rogers, is to create a vodka that is far superior to mass-produced vodkas. "The smaller the still, the more hands-on, the better product you'll get," he told The Park Record.

 

Steamboat hopes to get whistle back

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. - At least since the 1920s, Steamboat Springs has had a whistle that blew at noon and sometimes for other purposes, such as to summon volunteer firefighters.