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Lake Dillon Fire to honor 21-year-old bartender, lifesaver (1)

September 13, 2014 — 

The Lake Dillon Fire Protection District announced Friday it will honor Diego Andraca with the Citizen’s Valor Award at a ceremony during its board of director’s meeting in Frisco on …

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Summit County residents honor 9/11 victims during ‘We will never forget’ ceremony in Breckenridge (2)

September 11, 2014 — 

The lives of firefighters have long been tied to the ringing of a bell. Day or night, the sound of a bell signified an alarm, calling firefighters out of their …

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Utah’s Park City Mountain Resort sold amid long legal battle of ski mountains (3)

September 11, 2014 — 

SALT LAKE CITY — One of Utah’s largest ski areas was sold to Vail Resorts Inc. Thursday, resolving a legal battle between two ski titans and paving the way for …

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Breckenridge to host annual avalanche safety workshop in October (4)

September 8, 2014 — 

On average, 28 people die in avalanches every year in the U.S., and more people die in Colorado’s snow than any other state. Those statistics come from the Colorado Avalanche …

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Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies report for annual inspection (5)

September 4, 2014 — 

The staff of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office assembled Wednesday at the Community and Senior Center in Frisco for one of the more widely loathed events of the year — …

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Summit County Ambulance, Meadow Creek Tire offer free tire inspections Saturday (6)

September 4, 2014 — 

With the arrival of winter weather right around the corner, Summit County Ambulance Service is urging drivers to be sure their tires are ready to take on snowy roads. The …

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Lake Dillon Fire schedules free fire-safety expo (7)

September 1, 2014 — 

Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue will host its first fire-safety expo and festival from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, in the parking lot of the Target store in …

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Three killed, two injured in plane crash north of Denver (8)

August 31, 2014 — 

ERIE, Colo. — Three people were killed and two others were injured when their small plane crashed near an airport north of Denver, authorities said Sunday. The Piper PA-46 airplane …

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The US Forest Service’s mission goes up in flames (9)

August 30, 2014 — 

We’ve written quite a bit lately about “fire borrowing” — what happens when the Forest Service runs out of the funds it’s budgeted for firefighting, which are based on average …

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Red, White and Blue kicks off the 2014 ‘Fill the Boot’ fundraising campaign (10)

August 29, 2014 — 

The Red, White and Blue Career Firefighters Association, in conjunction with the International Fire Fighters Association, Local #4325, is kicking off the 2014 “Fill the Boot” campaign in an effort …

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Breckenridge police warns residents about increased bear activity (11)

August 28, 2014 — 

It’s that time of year when bears prepare for winter hibernation, knowing they have just a few short months to layer on enough fat to survive their long winter’s nap. …

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Ozone in mountains surprises researchers (12)

August 28, 2014 — 

DENVER — Researchers who examined air pollution along northern Colorado’s Front Range said they were surprised by how much harmful ozone and ozone-causing chemicals are drifting into the mountains from …

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Colorado wildfire group delivers plan for control, prevention to state lawmakers (13)

August 27, 2014 — 

After about two years of work, a special committee this week delivered its recommendations to the Colorado General Assembly’s interim Wildfire Matters Review Committee. Created in 2012, the group — …

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More Colo. pot seized in mail, report says (14)

August 27, 2014 — 

DENVER — The amount of Colorado marijuana being seized en route to other states through the U.S. mail has more than quadrupled since 2010 and was destined for more states …

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Montezuma bridge installation delayed one day (15)

August 25, 2014 — 

Work to install a new bridge on Montezuma Road over the Snake River has been rescheduled for this Thursday and Friday, followed by roadway paving operations. The new open-span bridge …

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I-News report: Marijuana economics (16)

August 23, 2014 — 

After seven months of recreational marijuana sales in Colorado, the newest goal of state regulators is to increase the amount of marijuana produced and sold by legal retailers. “Right now …

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I-News report: Casinos vs. racetracks (17)

August 23, 2014 — 

A Colorado racetrack has the chance to become the state’s largest casino this November, and it’s quickly creating the most expensive issue fight in the state’s 2014 election. The racetrack, …

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Genetically modified food labels to be on Colorado ballot (18)

August 20, 2014 — 

DENVER — A proposal requiring genetically modified food to be labeled is headed to Colorado’s ballot. Backers of the proposal have collected enough valid signatures to place it on November’s …

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Celebrate Rocky Mountain National Park's 100th birthday with day hikes (19)

August 18, 2014 — 

ESTES PARK, Colo. — No adjectives can do Rocky Mountain National Park justice. The jagged snow-draped peaks, rocky tundra, green valleys, and roaring waterfalls render exclamation points inadequate. The beauty …

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Summit County officials boast success of tree chipping program (20)

August 13, 2014 — 

Though Ms. Frizzle was nowhere to be found, about a dozen Summit County residents hopped into two large white government vans and got to pretend they were going on a …

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