Buck Trott volunteered a great deal of time with nonprofits in Highlands over the years.
Mountain Valor Quilters Linda Maddox, Lynn Katz, Liz View and Lois Williams awarded a Quilt of Valor to Buck Trott earlier this year in recognition of his decades of military service.
Allen “Buck” Trott, who died Sept. 15 at age 88, served as mayor of Highlands from 1997 to 2005 and was highly involved in many local organizations.

Remembering Buck Trott

Highlands is a place that attracts generous and compassionate people from all walks of life, but few residents have embodied those values as fully as Allen “Buck” Trott did in his nearly 30 years o

Kids like Asa Garner could one day have a dedicated space in which to skateboard, if plans for a park move forward.
Asa, Chad and Finneaus Garner skate as Dale Heinlein prepares to ollie.

Skate park on a roll

Highlands is gearing up to get just a little bit gnarly, as town staff and local residents come together to consider the development of a skateboard park to serve the town’s skaters.


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