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Summit County rescuers responded to three avalanches this weekend (1)

November 23, 2015 — 

Summit County rescuers were able to evacuate a man partially buried from an avalanche on Saturday — one of three reported slides over the weekend. The rescue was the first …

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Mountain Town News: Does it make any sense to build a new ski area based on the climate of 2065? (2)

November 21, 2015 — 

WHISTLER, B.C. – In the last week, nearly everyone in Whistler got on their winter snow tires. The law in British Columbia requires snow tires by Oct. 1, but that …

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Summit police look to expand staff as county grows (3)

November 20, 2015 — 

Summit law enforcement will need additional resources as the county continues to expand. With budget discussions underway, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office requested two additional staff positions, while Dillon Police …

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Heavy snow closes Summit County roads (4)

November 20, 2015 — 

A fast-moving winter storm combined with heavy traffic is creating closures on Interstate 70 between Vail Pass and Denver. The highway has already seen three closures Friday morning, due to …

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Rep. Hamner navigates Colorado’s deficit as new chair of Joint Budget Committee (5)

November 17, 2015 — 

Representative Millie Hamner, D-Dillon, recently concluded her first week as chair of the Joint Budget Committee. The committee met on Thursday, Nov. 12, by looking at the budget draft released …

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Road delays continue as CDOT wraps up I-70 mountain corridor projects (6)

November 13, 2015 — 

Road delays are abundant across Interstate 70, where multiple construction projects are wrapping up this fall. Expect regular lane closures through Thanksgiving, as crews wrap up work on the Mountain …

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‘Know Before You Go’ program touts avalanche safety (7)

November 8, 2015 — 

Avalanche information centers in Colorado and Utah and their affiliates have released an astounding video to try and instill safety in youth and adults before they venture into the backcountry.The …

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CDOT, I-70 Coalition push for better traction in Colorado’s mountain corridor (8)

November 6, 2015 — 

Several cars skidded out on Interstate 70 Friday morning, as heavy snows made for slick driving throughout the mountain corridor. With commercial chain laws and passenger vehicle traction laws in …

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Transportation bill designates I-70 as high priority corridor (9)

November 5, 2015 — 

Following several short-term extensions, the U.S. House of Representative passed a bill on Thursday that would extend transportation funding for six years. Summit County will benefit from the bill, as …

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Bustang to offer new weekend service on Interstate 70 route (10)

November 2, 2015 — 

With strong ridership since its debut, the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Bustang service will add weekend routes to the west line starting Saturday, Nov. 21.The route, which serves as a …

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Summit County leaders discuss state issues at Building a Better Colorado Summit (11)

October 27, 2015 — 

The Building a Better Colorado Coalition made a stop in Summit County on Monday. The nonpartisan coalition, created by former University of Colorado professor Dan Ritchie, has hosted several summits …

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Health insurance set to soar next year on Western Slope (12)

October 27, 2015 — 

WESTERN COLORADO — If you’re an individual buying your own health insurance in western Colorado, you’ll pay an average of 26 percent more next year.Colorado’s Division of Insurance approved increases …

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Summit County Courts offer free aid with domestic relations cases (13)

October 26, 2015 — 

The Summit County Combined Courts will offer free resources for couples or families pursuing domestic relations cases on Wednesday, Oct. 28. The Domestic Relations Rural Resource Day will offer free …

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Bumble bees turn generalist to survive on Colorado’s high mountains (14)

October 24, 2015 — 

Pennsylvania Mountain rises to 13,006 feet in the Mosquito Range of Colorado. From the summit, you can look down on the old mining towns of Leadville and Fairplay as well …

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After deadly Flight For Life crash, Polis urges review of helicopter safety (15)

October 22, 2015 — 

In a letter addressed to the Federal Aviation Administration, two Colorado representatives urged the agency to advance its review of safety regulations regarding crash-resistant fuel systems for civil helicopters.U.S. Reps. …

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Despite CDOT’s tight budget, several projects planned for Summit County (16)

October 20, 2015 — 

With budgets set for the upcoming fiscal year, the Colorado Department of Transportation has several large projects slated for Summit County. But with tight funding and flat revenues, two State …

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Colo. looks at high school mascots (17)

October 18, 2015 — 

Eyes roll when government at any level deals with a difficult issue by announcing a committee to study it. The government is the broom, the committee is the rug and …

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Florida man killed in Highway 9 crash (18)

October 9, 2015 — 

A State Highway 9 crash in Breckenridge closed traffic in both directions late Friday afternoon, as Colorado State Patrol officers investigated a resulting fatality. Trooper Tim Sutherland said the accident …

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Cut fiber-optic cable causes Summit County cell outage (19)

October 8, 2015 — 

Cell service went down for the fourth time since the beginning of September after a fiber-optic cable was cut by Colorado Department of Transportation contractors near Idaho Springs. The outage …

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Summit County agencies fully contain 238-acre fire north of Silverthorne (20)

October 5, 2015 — 

Summit County fire agencies are demobilizing as the Brush Creek Ranch fire is fully-contained. The 238-acre wildfire reached 100-percent containment at 9 p.m. on Sunday, as more than 100 firefighters …

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