Frisco BeetleFest

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

News Feature: Frisco Holds First Annual BeetleFest to Ward Off Pine Pest

Right now the red foliage on mountainsides around the Summit County town of Frisco looks almost seasonal. Except here the trees aren't turning, they're dying, devastated by the pine bark beetle. And since the region has failed to stop the pest's spread, the town is instead celebrating it, with the first ever BeetleFest. KCFR's Megan Verlee attended this past weekend and has more.

Gail Kulp, dressed as the last tree standing in Summit County, takes aim at the 'Slug Bug' during BeetleFest.

Smokey the Bear judges the children's costume contest.

Costumed racers get instructions before BeetleFest's Cruiser Crit.