Summit County, Colorado

Summit County is one of the 64 counties in the U. S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 27,994; the county seat is Breckenridge. Summit County comprises CO Micropolitan Statistical Area. Summit County was organized as one of the seventeen original Colorado counties by the First Territorial Legislature on November 1, 1861, it was named for the many mountain summits in the county. Until February 2, 1874, its boundaries included the area now comprising Summit County, Grand County, Routt County, Moffat County, Garfield County, Eagle County, Rio Blanco County. In 1874, the northern half of the original Summit County was split off to form Grand County. In addition, Summit County has seen two major boom eras. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 619 square miles, of which 608 square miles is land and 11 square miles is water; the terrain of the county is mountainous with elevations ranging from 7,957 feet at Green Mountain Reservoir to 14,270 feet at Grays Peak.

The elevation of the county seat of Breckenridge is 9,602 feet, making it one the highest cities in the state of Colorado and the United States. Much of the county has an Alpine characterized by tundra vegetation. Breckenridge and other similar elevations in the county have a Subarctic climate characterized by cool summers and abundant snowfall in winter. Grand County – north Clear Creek County – east Park County – southeast Lake County – southwest Eagle County – west As of the census of 2000, there were 23,548 people, 9,120 households, 4,769 families residing in the county; the population density was 39 people per square mile. There were 24,201 housing units at an average density of 40 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 91.84% White, 0.68% Black or African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.87% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 3.96% from other races, 2.10% from two or more races. 9.79 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 9,120 households out of which 24.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.00% were married couples living together, 4.40% had a female householder with no husband present, 47.70% were non-families.

21.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.60% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.86. In the county, the population was spread out with 17.40% under the age of 18, 15.70% from 18 to 24, 44.30% from 25 to 44, 19.40% from 45 to 64, 3.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years; as of 2014, the life expectancy in Summit County was 86.83 years, the longest average life expectancy of any county in the United States. For every 100 females there were 139.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 144.90 males. The median income for a household in the county was $56,587, the median income for a family was $66,914. Males had a median income of $33,741 versus $27,017 for females; the per capita income for the county was $28,676. About 3.10% of families and 9.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.30% of those under age 18 and 3.40% of those age 65 or over.

The 2012 average real estate prices in Summit County were $708,660 for a single family home, $359,536 for a condo, townhome or duplex and $281,388 for a vacant piece of land. According to a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association, residents of Summit County had a 2014 life expectancy from birth of 86.83 years in 2014, the longest in the United States. Both men and women live longer in Summit County than in any other county in the United States: 85.5 years for men and 88.0 years for women is the life expectancy at birth. Two contiguous counties and Eagle counties, rank numbers two and three in the nation in life expectancy. Factors contributing to the high life expectancy in Summit County are "high education, high income, high access to medical care, the people are physically active, obesity is lower than anywhere else — so you’re doing it right.” Said Dr. Ali Mokdad, one of the study’s co-authors. Blue River Breckenridge Dillon Frisco Montezuma Silverthorne Copper Mountain Heeney Keystone Parkville White River National Forest Eagles Nest Wilderness Arapahoe Basin Breckenridge Copper Mountain Keystone American Discovery Trail Colorado Trail Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Great Parks Bicycle Route Top of the Rockies National Scenic Byway TransAmerica Trail Bicycle Route Vail Pass National Recreation Trail Wheeler Ten Mile National Recreation Trail The county has two reservoirs, Lake Dillon and Green Mountain Reservoir, that are popular recreation sites.

Outline of Colorado Index of Colorado-related articles National Register of Historic Places listings in Summit County, Colorado Silverthorne Micropolitan Statistical Area Official website Colorado County Evolution by Don Stanwyck Colorado Historical Society Kokomo and Racen ghost towns

Animals That Swim

Animals That Swim are a musical group who formed in London, England, 1989, with a line-up of stand-up drums, trumpet and "a nifty line in clever narrative lyrics". In March 2011 they recorded two new songs for online release intended as the first tracks from an as yet untitled album; the band was formed by brothers Hugh Barker and Hank Starrs, before adding a third brother to the line-up, Al Barker, along with Del Crabtree on bass guitar, followed by the trumpet. Throughout their history, the group had numerous bass players. Animals That Swim released their debut single, "King Beer", in 1992 via their own Beachheads In Space record label, it was a 7" vinyl-only release, limited to just 300 copies. Their second single, "Roy", was released the following year. This, along with their third single, "50 Dresses" - a 10" vinyl-only EP - helped the band come to wider attention as the group won critical acclaim for their mixture of "slice of life" lyrics and magic realism, their distinctive use of the trumpet as a lead instrument.

Having had several single of the weeks in the UK's national music press, the band issued a further single in September, 1994, "Madame Yevonde", as a prelude to their debut album Workshy. The single's title, along with the album's sleeve art, both referenced the British photography pioneer of the same name. "Pink Carnations", a 5-track single, followed 6 months featuring an alternate version to the album mix.'Workshy' was number 15 in the NME's list of best albums of 1994. The band issued two albums on the Elemental label, but work on a third LP ground to a halt after Elemental was taken over by One Little Indian in 1996. In 1999, a demo, "Dirt", was featured on a various artists EP on the independent Snowstorm label, which subsequently commissioned a third Animals That Swim album, some of, recorded in producer Dare Mason's home. In a preview article for a gig at The Monarch, London on 9 August 2000, John Robinson, writing for The Guardian, commented on the band's comeback from a three-year absence.

The group's evident poverty is only matched, however, by the richness of their music. The band was inactive from 2001 to 2011, although Snowstorm issued a best of compilation album, Faded Glamour in 2004, with sleevenotes by Hugh Barker. In 2007 frontman and lead singer Hank Starrs – now a film producer and writer — made a brief comeback to guest on the single "Direct Hit" with English art-pop group Art Brut. Hugh Barker works a publishing director, is co-author of Faking It, a book about authenticity in music, his second book Hedge Britannia was published by Bloomsbury in March 2012. Al Barker went to university and got a degree in history and journalism in 2007; the band were asked to play gigs in London in 2008. In 2009, former Animals That Swim and Goya Dress bassist Terry De Castro released a cover version of the group's song "East St. O'Neill" on her solo album A Casa Verde. In March 2011, the band recorded two new songs, "Tiny Lucifer" and "Silver Rays", which were released online on iTunes, with the detail announced on the band's Wordpress blog.

Plans to record more songs are on hold as the band have been unable to find enough spare time to get into a recording studio. Workshy was set to be re-released on 3 February 2017 through One Little Indian Records. In July 2017 Del blew on some tunes for the Chasing Chevrons EP by South London song-smith Jamie Skint. Hugh Barker – guitar Hank Starrs – vocals, drums Al Barker – keyboards, guitar Del Crabtree – bass guitar, trumpet Workshy I Was the King, I Really Was the King Happiness From A Distant Star Faded Glamour: The Best of Animals That Swim "King Beer" "Roy"/"Weary Mind" "50 Dresses" EP "Madame Yevonde" "Pink Carnations" EP "The Greenhouse" "Faded Glamour" "The Moon And The Mothership" "All Your Stars Are Out" "Tiny Lucifer"/"Silver Rays" Animals That Swim fansite Anthony Coote Official Site Are Animals That Swim The Most Underrated band Of All Time? "Faking It" blog

João Belo-class frigate

The João Belo class known as Comandante João Belo class, is a class of four frigates of French design, identical to the Commandant Rivière class, with extra equipment for tropical climates. Ordered by the Portuguese Navy in 1964, the four ships of this class were constructed at the shipyard in Nantes. In the 1960s the Portuguese Navy was interested in the acquisition of British frigates of the Leander class, but because of British political opposition against Portugal this acquisition was impossible. Portugal was forced to buy frigates of an existing project due the urgency in the acquisition of naval ships for the defense of African and Timorese waters; the two remaining frigates in active service of this class were replaced, in 2008, by the Bartolomeu Dias class in the Portuguese Navy. NRP João Belo and NRP Sacadura Cabral were sold to the Uruguayan Navy, becoming ROU Uruguay and ROU Pedro Campbell. Portuguese Navy Portuguese Colonial War Commandant Rivière-class frigate Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1947-1995 "Comandante Hermenegildo Capelo ship profile".

Portuguese Navy. Archived from the original on December 30, 2008. "João Belo class". Área Militar. "Ocean Revival"