Save South Park Group Hosting Fundraiser in Breckenridge Saturday, Feb. 17
Save Park County, a citizen group fighting mining expansion off Colo. Hwy. 9 in Fairplay is hosting a fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 17 in Breckenridge. The group says Park County Commissioners ignored its own planning commission and concerned citizens when it approved a large expansion of gold mining operations into a 28-acre area zoned residential and already dotted with homes. High Speed Mining has a large mine pit operation underway, aided by sponsorship money from the Discovery Channel’s “Gold Rush” reality TV show filming episodes at the site.
Opponents cite the potential for long-term environmental harm and the change to the town’s character. Park County is designated a Natural Heritage Site The fundraiser is being held at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge at 150 W Adams Ave. from 6 to 10 p.m. with speakers, musical entertainment at a silent auction. Tickets are available online at savesouthpark.org or through the event center at 970-547-3100. Details as follows: Adults: $20 advance, $25 day of event Children 6-12: $10 advance, $15 day of event Children 5 and under: Free We will feature a short documentary by local film maker/activist/musician Todd Anders Johnson. We will present speakers and provide musical entertainment by Salem, Split Window, Sweet Alma Soul Sisters, and Gladyys Kravitzz. There will be food, drinks, and a silent auction from 6-10 p.m. There will also be childcare available at Mountain Top Children's Museum at a reduced rate for people attending, from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. $30/child, $15/siblings, dinner and activities included. Call (970) 453-7878 to reserve a spot for your child(ren). Mention the Save South Park fundraiser. Silent Auction Items -One week trip to the Grand Cayman, staying in a 2 bed / 3 bath ocean side condo ($2,500 value) -Photo from world famous photographer John Fielder ($900 value) -Rental vouchers and merchandise from Mountain Outfitters ($250 value) -Horseback riding and dinner for two ($400 value) -Six bottles of bourbon from the Boat House in Buena Vista ($300 value) -Two night fishing trip ($250) and MORE! Items range in value from $15 to $2,500!