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IQ: Summer's here ... basically 

It feels a little early to talk about summer — and technically, it is, considering the season's official start is June 21. But still, some kids are getting out of school this week. So ... what comes next?

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Peter Damm-Hamblin
Old North End

Teacher

What's your favorite summer memory? The summer between high school and college. We lived in Hawaii and I spent the summer hanging out and surfing. It was good to be 18 years old.

What's the ideal way to spend a summer day? Sleep in, have a good breakfast, go for a bike ride, watch a baseball game, take a nap.

Name a taste, scent or sight you consider the essence of summer. The true smell and taste of summer is sun-block lip balm.

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Cynthia Batey
Monument

Director of assisted living community

Name the most overrated thing about summer in Colorado. The Rockies [baseball team].

What's the downside of summer? Lightning. I've been in several houses and buildings when they were hit.

Do you like or loathe tourists? I kind of resent the way they overrun the trails and ski areas. They're irksome, but they're necessary for the economy.

Name a sight, taste or scent that's the essence of summer. The smells of foods at fairs, especially roasting green chiles in Pueblo.

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Catherine Lee
Ellicott

Massage therapist

Relate your favorite summer memory. Running through the sprinkler on hot days. My kids enjoy jumping on the trampoline with the sprinkler going beneath it.

What's the ideal way to while away a summer day? Reading in a quiet, shady spot.

Where would you spend two weeks this summer if you could go anywhere? Probably a yoga retreat in Shoshoni.

What sight, sound, taste or scent is the essence of summer? Blooming lilacs.

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Ian Gilkes
Patty Jewett

General contractor

What's your best-ever summer memory? Attending my daughter's baptism in England, being with friends and family I hadn't seen for a while.

What's the downside of summer? Everyone feeling they have to do something because it's summer.

If you could spend two weeks anywhere you wanted this summer, where? Visiting my parents in Scotland.

Do you like or loathe tourists? We're all tourists any time we go somewhere, aren't we?

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