Dillon

Ben Brown

In June KUNC posed a Curious Colorado question to listeners: "Are you a teacher - or do you know one - who has to get a summer job to make ends meet? Share your plans with us."

Ben Brown, a sixth grade science and design thinking teacher in Summit County, responded, saying he spent 20 years working in the private sector before becoming a teacher. He loves teaching.

His summer break essay follows:

Over my summer break, I launched a business.

The last bell of the school year rang. I watched students stream out of the school, excited about what summer will bring. Their excitement is always so infectious. I packed up my classroom, I completed my end of year checklist, high fived my colleagues and then headed out of the building myself.

If you ever hear a teacher say they don't like summer break, I think they're lying. I love summer.

Nathan Heffel / KUNC

The talk of Frisco at the moment has been quickly changing leaves, as well as the first snow on the mountain peaks. Some locals say the trees are changing particularly early with others wondering if peak color will happen sooner than normal.

So who do you ask to find out for sure? You ask a forester, of course.

Nathan Heffel / KUNC

Although Dillon Reservoir is still frozen and snow covered, marina officials in Frisco are optimistic that things will be a lot rosier than the last few years.

Jarrod Doll / Flickr - Creative Commons

We're happy to announce facility changes to better serve Summit County. KMPB, 88.7fm, has been purchased by KUNC and 88.3fm will be relocating in the valley and on the dial - returning later today at 88.1fm.