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Never Summer’s “Shred ‘Em All” premieres in Breckenridge

In a year that proved pivotal for pushing the boundaries of action sports films, the guys from Never Summer Snowboards will be the first to tell you they aren’t concerned with comparing themselves with some of the other production companies with big videos out this year. The riders don’t have RedBull endorsements, they didn’t fly around the world chasing powder and the missions into the backcountry weren’t accompanied by a huge crew of filmers.

20111019-124556.jpg“Shred ‘Em All” is a snowboard flick that most riders can identify with. A season spent with friends, exploring local stashes, pushing themselves not only for ‘the shot’ but rather for bragging rights at the bar later that night. A throw-back to how snowboarding films used to be before they started turning into high-definition feature films.

This Saturday, “Shred ‘Em All” makes it premiere in Breckenridge at Liquid Lounge at 520 S. Main Street.

With a healthy mix of backcountry, park and urban riding the film does a great job of highlighting what snowboarding is all about: getting creative with whatever you have to work with.

“Shred ‘Em All” also features local riders Ryan Cruze, Chris Lynch, Nick DeCicco and Jake Williams.

In typical premiere fashion, expect some giveaways, drink specials, music and lots of rowdy locals. Special thanks go out to local sponsors at KSMT, TallT Productions, TV8 Summit and Late on 8, the best place to watch late night ski and snowboard flicks in Summit County.  See you there!



That Fish Guy

Every summer, dozens of young men make the pilgrimage to Alaska to try their hand at one of the most physically demanding professions around: salmon fishing the pristine waters of Bristol Bay.

It’s a one-month season full of long hours, heavy hauls and soggy gloves, but those are some of the things Ryan Cruze fell in love with when he took his first fishing trip in the summer of 2008.Cruze and his fishing partner in Bristol Bay

“My friend had been fishing up there his entire life and, when he took control of his own boats, he invited me up,” Cruze said. “He knew I could handle the work, and we spent the summer operating two net sites for Sockeye salmon.”

Operating out of Nugashak Bay — an area that plays home to the world’s largest salmon run — Cruze and his fishing companions use nets as opposed to fishing line to troll the entrance of the bay’s major tributaries for Sockeye before they return to their natal stream to spawn.

After his second season in 2009, Cruze returned to his home in Denver, CO with 100 pounds of fish for family and friends. The fillets disappeared out of the cooler within days of him stepping off the plane, and people were clamoring for more.

The day's catch “I couldn’t even hold on to what I had,” Cruze said. “I knew I wanted to invest in something with the money I made fishing, so starting a business to sell the product I was already dealing with made sense.”

After tossing around some ideas and logistics with his girlfriend, Cruze came up with the concept of selling fish door-to-door, and “That Fish Guy” salmon delivery service was born.

 “Fishing in the wild taught me a lot about how we as consumers contribute to the sustainability of the area,” Cruze said. “Supporting Alaskan fisherman, as opposed to fish farms, is crucial in regards to protecting the environment, supporting the local economy, and allowing future generations to enjoy the natural resource coming from the sea.”

Although farm-raised fish accounts for 90 percent of salmon sold in the US, it doesn’t come without a price. A 2004 report done by Science magazine found that there were “significantly higher” amounts of contaminants in farmed fish as opposed to those caught in the wild, and some farms even feed fish synthetic pigments to give their flesh the deep red color associated with how wild, fresh salmon should look.

But those in and around the Denver area no longer need to worry about where to look for quality, because a quick call to That Fish Guy is all it takes to get fresh “Red Gold” delivered straight to your freezer.

“Everybody needs a fish guy,” Cruze said. “And, now they got one.”


 2lbs fillet……………………..25.00

22.5 pound box ……………300.00 per box

Restaurant cost available

Those interested  can call Cruze at (970)485-1123.