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This influx is making for new understandings, explains the Summit Daily News. For example, during Ramadan, the ninth month of the Muslim calendar, Muslims are to fast during daylight hours. So, when a manager at a 7-Eleven in Silverthorne told Outmar Niang to take a 15-minute break and get something to eat, they didn’t quite understand when he desisted. Another problem for the mostly Muslim Africans in Summit County is finding places to pray six times a day, as their religion requires.

This year, a post-Ramadan potluck dinner was held in mid-November. A speaker from Denver, Mohamada A. Jodeh, spoke about the common nature of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. The event was sponsored by an outreach program from a Lutheran church. The team has also sponsored picnics, furniture distribution, and English classes.

What real estate ads really are telling you

WINTER PARK, Colo. — Ever confused by what is meant by certain words in real estate advertisements? Penny Hamilton, a real estate agent in Colorado’s Grand County, came up with a tongue-in-cheek lexicon. Here are a few samples as printed in the Winter Park Manifest:

Amazingly convenient: The ski bus passengers probably look into your bathroom and bedroom windows every 10 minutes as the shuttle roars past your property.

Close to Night Life: The neighbors play loud music.

Completely Remodeled: If you think this is funky, you should have seen the orange shag carpet and macramé wall hangings before the remodel to rattan chairs and fluffy throw rugs.

Covered Parking: After each snowfall, your car is covered.

Gently Sloping Lot: Mountain goats call it home.

Incredible View: If you cock your head at just the right angle, you can almost make out the tip of a peak.

Mountain Chic: The same mountain cabin, but costs more, just as chocolate mousse costs more than chocolate pudding.

Quiet Location: At the end of the telephone and electric lines and snowplow route.

Realtor: A person who speaks only in adjectives.

Murie was crusader, but not rabble-rouser

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. —After the death of Mardy Murie at age 101 in her log cabin in Moose, inside Grand Teton National Park, the accolades tumbled in from across the West.

"She was a crusader, but not a rabble-rouser," columnist Bert Raynes of the Jackson Hole News & Guide recalled. "She appealed to the intellect instead of the emotion."

The Wilderness Society’s Bob Ekey told the same newspaper, "One thing that Mardy has taught the entire conservation community, or at least the wilderness community, is how to balance passion and grace."

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