Announcements

Top 14 ways to get involved in Summit County this week

March 31, 2014 — 

Phantom Ranch Ball

Continental Divide Land Trust’s 7th annual “phantom” event, the Phantom Ranch Ball, takes place on Tuesday, April 1. The Phantom Ranch Ball is a non-event, one that you don’t have to attend. Yet each ticket is the “door prize” drawing to win the original painting by local artist Joanne Hanson of “Late for Haying – Phantom Ranch 2014” created specially to help support CDLT’s land conservation efforts. Each ticket to the Phantom Ranch Ball is $25; spending the evening at home is priceless. To order your tickets to the Phantom Ranch Ball and help support Continental Divide Land Trust, contact CDLT at (970) 453-3875 or order on-line at www.CDLT.org. Please order by April 1.

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January 18, 2014 — 

Expanded hours at Cool River

Cool River Coffee House and Bakery is located at 325 S. Main St. Breckenridge on the Riverwalk, off the corner at Jefferson and Main near the Dredge Boat. A local favorite for breakfast and lunch for over 11 years, is now serving until 9 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Same great food with evening menu including baked brie, soups and sandwiches, salads and desserts, beer and wine. Come by and enjoy our new look cozy atmosphere.

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Summit County community notes: 11-30-13

November 29, 2013 — 

Bernese mountain dog parade

Join other Berner lovers out on Main St. Breckenridge for the Third Annual Bernese Mountain Dog Parade on Dec. 7. An expected 70+ Bernese Mountain Dogs will lead the procession from the Red, White and Blue Fire Station (located at 316 N. Main St, Breckenridge) four blocks to the Blue River Plaza for the lighting of the town tree. Gather in front of the fire station for pictures, doggie mingling, hot cocoa, and cookies starting at 4:30 p.m. with the procession slated to begin at 5:15 p.m. Festive holiday attire is encouraged for both humans and dogs! While it is the Bernese Mountain Dog Parade, all well socialized dogs are welcome and we ask to make sure you bring a bag or two so everyone can clean up after themselves. Feel free to contact gavind@gobreck.com with any questions.

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Summit County community notes: 11-23-13

November 22, 2013 — 

CSU Extension seeks volunteers

Colorado State University Extension in Summit County is seeking dedicated, community-minded volunteers to serve on the Extension Advisory Committee. The committee will help Extension prioritize new and continuing educational needs in Summit County. The advisory committee meets quarterly and appointments are for three year terms. To apply, please send a letter expressing your interest and background to Dan Schroder, CSU Extension Agent and Director, Summit County, at: dan.schroder@colostate.edu. Letters must be received by Friday, Dec. 13.

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Summit County community notes: 11-17-13

November 16, 2013 — 

‘Race of the Santas and Reindeer

Join us in Breckenridge for the 3rd Annual Race of the Santa’s/Race of the Reindeer on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 4:15 p.m. This is a fun run on historic Breckenridge Main Street. All proceeds benefit Summit County Adopt an Angel. Come out have a good time and support a great cause. Registration: $40 (Includes a Santa Suit, and yes, you keep the suit), $15 - if you wear your own suit. Registration for the Race of the Reindeer (open to children 12 and under) is $10, Registration includes antlers and bells. To register, more info, go to www.brecksantarace.com or call (970) 453-5074.

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November 6, 2013 — 

Salvation Army bell ringers

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Summit County community notes: 10-27-13

October 26, 2013 — 

Summit High School says muchas gracias!

A HUGE thank you to charitable Summit County from Summit High School’s Spanish Honor Society and Summit in Honduras! We asked that our community go through and simplify their lives by cleaning out, and the outpouring of donations we received for the Fill-A-Truck ARC fundraiser was truly overwhelming. A VERY special thank you to the following businesses that were so generous in their donations — Recycled Sports, FIRC in Dillon, FIRC in Breckenridge, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Horse Cents Thrift, For Pet’s Sake, A Furniture Find, Mountain Comfort, Alpine Accents, Sogno, Krystal 93, Summit Daily News, LIFT 106/KRKY/KSMT and all of our wonderful neighbors and community! Your generosity will help offset the cost for the nine high school students traveling in November on a Spanish immersion service trip to rural Honduras to volunteer at an orphanage, paint a school and create a nursery at a medical clinic. We are so fortunate and thankful to live in such a giving and amazing community. Muchas gracias!

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Summit County community notes: 10-26-13

October 25, 2013 — 

Fundraiser for Olympic hopeful Mikaela Matthews

Join 2014 Olympic hopeful Mikaela Matthews, an alumna of Team Summit Colorado, for an evening of fun and entertainment at the Backcountry Brewery on Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. There will be a silent auction, door prizes and live entertainment by Randall McKinnon. Admission is free. Please bring a nonperishable food item to help stock the Summit County Food Bank and receive a free ticket for door prize drawings. Please stop by and help support Mikaela toward a successful 2014 season!

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Summit County community notes: 10-24-13

October 23, 2013 — 

High School Short Story Contest

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Summit County community notes: 10-23-13

October 22, 2013 — 

Fundraiser for an alumna of Team Summit Colorado

Join 2014 Olympic Hopeful Mikaela Matthews for an evening of fun and entertainment at the Backcountry Brewery on Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. There will be a silent auction, door prizes and live entertainment by Randall McKinnon. Admission is free. Please bring a nonperishable food item to help stock the Summit County Food Bank and receive a free ticket for door prize drawings. Please stop by and help support Mikaela toward a successful 2014 season!

Fall spiritual conference

The Swan Center for Intuitive Living is hosting a spiritual conference at the Keystone Center in Keystone, Oct. 25, 26 & 27. This is an opportunity for you to see all the Swan Center has to offer — including free workshop previews on Right Brain Success, Inventing Your Life, Living Intuitively and Spirituality and Horses. The Swan Center for Intuitive Living introduces individuals to the limitless possibilities available to them, and to provide them with a bridge from where they are in life to where they want to be. This is accomplished by providing people with knowledge and experiences that lead to higher levels of awareness, a life of balance and a fulfillment of one’s true purpose. All areas of study are based upon a core belief that we are here to love and serve all of God’s creations at the highest level, by developing our natural talents to the fullest degree, while using them to serve others. Contact John Longhill at (970) 468-0924 or email at swan center@mindspring.com or visit our website at www.inventingyourlife.com for more information.

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Summit County community notes: 10-20-13

October 19, 2013 — 

Roots Community School/Escuela Comunitaria Roots

Please join us at our next community outreach and informational session. We’ll be meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center, 85 Nancy’s Place, Frisco. Roots, Learning and Community School, will foster multicultural, bi-literate learning that is experiential, trans-disciplinary, collaborative and empowering by nurturing, cultivating and encouraging self-directedness. For updates visit Roots Community School – CO on FACEBOOK.

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Summit County community notes: 10-19-13

October 18, 2013 — 

BRC October Mixer

The Breckenridge Resort Chamber (BRC) Ambassadors are hosting the October Mixer at Summit Thrift and Treasure located at 1745 Airport Road, Breckenridge. The mixer will take place from 5 to 7 pm on Wednesday, Oct. 23. The October Mixer is sponsored by DexOne Colorado, Summit Thrift and Treasure and The Lost Cajun. Beer will be provided by Bud Light. Cost is $5 members/$10 nonmembers. The BRC mixer is a great opportunity to network with other business people from the community in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. For more information on the mixer contact the Breckenridge Resort Chamber at (970) 453-2913.

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Summit County Community Notes: 10-17-13

October 17, 2013 — 

BRC October Mixer

The Breckenridge Resort Chamber (BRC) Ambassadors are hosting the October Mixer at Summit Thrift and Treasure located at 1745 Airport Road, Breckenridge. The mixer will take place from 5 to 7 pm on Wednesday, Oct. 23. The October Mixer is sponsored by DexOne Colorado, Summit Thrift and Treasure and The Lost Cajun. Beer will be provided by Bud Light. Cost is $5 members/$10 nonmembers. The BRC mixer is a great opportunity to network with other business people from the community in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. For more information on the mixer contact the Breckenridge Resort Chamber at (970) 453-2913.

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Summit County community notes: 10-16-13

October 15, 2013 — 

Agape pumpkin patch

This is our first year to offer a pumpkin patch to our community. Our goal is to provide a safe and fun experience for families as we celebrate the fall season. Proceeds from pumpkin sales will go to supporting ministry to children locally and in orphanages and aftercare homes around the world. If you would like to schedule a field trip to the patch, please contact Carolyn Atkinson at (970) 485-2787. We would be happy to set up a time for you for you to bring your group, take pictures and hear a story or two. Kids can also color a fall coloring page, make a craft, etc. Field trips are on a first-come, first-served basis with limited availability, so call early to set up a time. The patch is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and is indoors! Prices start at $.50 for miniature pumpkins and increase based on the size of the pumpkin. The Church at Agape Outpost, 15404 Highway 9, Breckenridge, (970) 453-1247 x101.

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Summit County community notes: 10-13-13

October 12, 2013 — 

Seedling trees for conservation

Summit County Extension and the Colorado State Forest Service are partnering to provide local landowners with low-cost seedling trees, grown from native stock at the Colorado State Forest Service Nursery in Fort Collins. Seedlings are sold in lots of 30 or 50, and include native mountain species such as aspen, Engelmann spruce, Colorado blue spruce, limber pine and bristlecone pine. CSFS seedlings offer an affordable way to ensure a diverse, forested landscape on your property in years to come. Place your order early for the best selection, as popular varieties often run out. The extension office will accept orders until April 18, 2014. Seedlings will be available for pickup in Frisco in mid-May (exact date to be determined). To download an order form and for more information on selecting appropriate species for your property, visit the extension website at www.co.summit.co.us/Extension, or call (970) 668-3595.

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Summit County community notes: 10-12-13

October 11, 2013 — 

Seedling trees available from Summit Extension and state Forest Service

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Summit County’s September births

October 11, 2013 — 

DATE / FIRST NAME / MIDDLE NAME / LAST NAME / PARENTS’ FIRST AND LAST NAMES / CITY

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Summit County community notes: 10-6-13

October 5, 2013 — 

Hazard tree removal on CR51

The Colorado State Forest Service, town of Dillon, Denver Water Board and U.S. Forest Service are partnering to complete a hazard tree project along County Road 51 in Dillon. CR 51, aka Straight Creek Road, will have intermittent closures for the next couple of weeks. Flaggers will be on site to allow traffic through the project area. Be aware that closures could be as long as 20-30 minutes.

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Summit County community notes: 10-4-13

October 3, 2013 — 

Howlaween Ball

Eat, drink and be scary at the first annual Howlaween Ball on Friday, Oct. 25, from 7-11 p.m. at the Silverthorne Pavilion. This adult Halloween costume ball is full of spooktacular excitement featuring costume contests, DJ and dancing, free appetizers, cash bar and a huge silent auction. Tickets are only $13 in advance or $18 at the door. Purchase tickets and find out more about the event at www.HOWLaween.com. This is a fundraiser for four local animal non-profit organizations including Swan Center Outreach, LAPS, Far View Horse Rescue and Animal Rescue of the Rockies. Although it’s a fundraiser for animals, please leave your pets at home!

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Summit County community notes: 9-29-13

September 28, 2013 — 

Take the Summit Daily News Reader Survey

The Summit Daily News’ mission is to connect our community. Please take a few minutes to provide feedback on how we are doing in 2013. The purpose of this survey is to gain a deeper understanding of how locals, visitors and second-home owners access and use our newspapers, magazines and websites. In August 2012 over 700 readers participated in a survey that has shaped some of the changes we made over the last year to our editorial content and advertising programs. This survey is shorter and asks specific questions on which we are seeking additional details. We value your opinions and thank you in advance for your input to this important process. One survey per person, please. The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete and you could win a iPad mini! Visit Summitdaily.com/readersurvey today!

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Summit County community notes: 9-28-13

September 28, 2013 — 

Summit Stage stop closing

The Summit Stage will be closing the southbound Tiger Run stop until further notice. It is on the bus route going to Breckenridge.

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Summit County community notes: 9-22-13

September 21, 2013 — 

Breakfast fundraiser

The Summit High School Boys Soccer Team is having a breakfast fundraiser sponsored by the Summit County Elks Lodge #2561 this Sunday, Sept. 22 from 9 am to noon. Tickets are $10 pre-paid and $12 at the door. Children under 12 are $5 with a paying adult. For more information or to purchase a ticket from a player, please contact Jerry at (970) 468-9313. Thank you for your support.

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Summit County community notes: 9-21-13

September 20, 2013 — 

School needs board member

Little Red Schoolhouse is seeking a new board member with financial expertise and or fundraising knowledge. If interested, please email Greta@littleredbreck.com.

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Summit County community notes: 9-15-13

September 14, 2013 — 

Alpenglow returns to Summit

The Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival welcomes returning artistic directors Rieko Aizawa and Jesse Mills to a week of exciting public concerts and soirees in private homes coming up Saturday, Sept. 14 through Saturday, Sept. 21. Concerts will be at the Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church in Dillon Tuesday, Sept. 17 and Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. Admission is $ 20, half price for seniors and no charge for children and students. Soirees will be held Saturday, Sept. 14 and Friday, Sept. 20, also at 7 p.m. These settings allow chamber music to be enjoyed in the intimate atmosphere for which it was composed. The soirees ($75) sell out, so advanced booking is required. Visit www.alpenglowchambermusic.org or call (970) 797-4999 to reserve seating for the soirees. The participating musicians will also conduct a workshop for Summit County High School music students.

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Summit County births for July 2013

September 13, 2013 — 

Date / First name / Middle name / Last name / Parents’ names / City

7/2/2013 / Douglas / Kane / Vogt / Eric & Kristy Vogt / Silverthorne

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Summit County community notes: 9-14-13

September 13, 2013 — 

Eagles Nest

Wilderness Trail Project

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Summit County community notes: 9-8-13

September 7, 2013 — 

Coats for Kids campaign

The second annual Knights of Columbus “Coats for Kids” Campaign was jump-started with a significant donation by Century 21 Realty. Your monetary donations will enable the Knights to purchase new warm winter clothing for cold children in need. Please support this priority cause by sending your tax-deductible donations payable to: Knights of Columbus, P.O. Box 3673, Dillon, CO 80435. Call (970) 468-6566 for info.

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Summit County community notes, 9-7-13

September 6, 2013 — 

Fundraiser for Heidi the beagle

During the USA Pro Challenge bike race in Breckenridge on Aug. 20, 15-year-old beagle Heidi was attacked and severely injured by another dog. Heidi fought for her life and is said to be doing well, though she faces multiple reconstructive surgeries, including possible skin grafts. At the request of Heidi’s owners, the Summit County Animal Shelter and the League for Animals and People of the Summit (LAPS) will receive the proceeds of a fundraiser to be held at the Lakeside Bowling Center, 135 Main St., Dillon, from noon to 8 p.m. today, Saturday, Sept. 7. The fundraiser will consist of discounts on bowling and drink specials; raffles for prizes generously donated by local businesses and artists will be held throughout the day. Contact Charlie Rhodes for details, (970) 468-6257.

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Summit County animals available for adoption

September 2, 2013 — 

Contact the Summit County Animal Shelter at (970) 668-3230.

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Summit County community notes: 9-2-13

September 1, 2013 — 

Summit County Library closure

All Branches of the Summit County Library will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 10, for a staff in-service day. We sincerely appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. All library branches will resume normal business hours on Wednesday, Sept. 11.

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