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Turk’s Trail extension to be completed in Breckenridge’s French Gulch (1)

July 24, 2014 — 

The town of Breckenridge Open Space and Trails Department and Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado will join forces this weekend to complete a highly anticipated extension on Turk’s Trail — part …

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Copper Mountain to host new La Maratona Verticale endurance runs (2)

July 23, 2014 — 

The world of extreme running will visit Copper Mountain Resort this weekend for two days of racing that share one thing in common: some serious elevation gain. The resort will …

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Summit Legion swinging away (3)

July 23, 2014 — 

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Summit County Rescue Group responds to three incidents on Quandary Peak (4)

July 23, 2014 — 

The Summit County Rescue Group responded to three incidents on Quandary Peak Tuesday, July 22. The first call was received at around 12:30 p.m. regarding a hiker who fell near …

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Browns Canyon closer to national monument status (5)

July 22, 2014 — 

Browns Canyon — already one of Colorado’s most popular whitewater rafting and fishing destinations — is expected take a step closer to achieving national monument status this week. Sen. Mark …

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Summit Trail Running Series takes on the Flumes/Tom’s Baby network (6)

July 22, 2014 — 

The Breckenridge Recreation Center will host the fourth of the six races in the Summit Trail Running Series, Wednesday, July 23. Runners will have 7K or 11K course options on …

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Adjust stance to hit out of the rough (7)

July 19, 2014 — 

Most golfers don’t always find the fairway or short-cut grass. Often, it seems like the golf ball wants to take flight and land in the deepest grass on the course. …

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Fly-fish the Vail Valley this summer for magnificent catches and unparalleled views (8)

July 19, 2014 — 

I didn’t think that fly-fishing fell under the category of “adventure sport” until the pavement ended and the dirt and untrammeled views began. Bumping along at Camp Hale, where the …

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Downpours challenge riders in Summit Mountain Challenge bike race at Keystone (9)

July 18, 2014 — 

It wasn’t pretty, but a number of Summit County’s most diehard mountain bikers still turned out for Wednesday night’s rain-soaked Summit Mountain Challenge series race at Keystone Resort. “Couldn’t feel …

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Gold medal slopestyle skier Joss Christensen discusses life after Sochi (10)

July 17, 2014 — 

For Olympic slopestyle gold medalist Joss Christensen, it’s been a whirlwind ride since the Winter Games closed in Sochi earlier this year. But between media obligations and ski trips, he …

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Summit County Fishing Report: Options abound but you may not be alone (11)

July 16, 2014 — 

South Park’s Eleven Mile Reservoir is clear and full. Unfortunately, the catching has slowed down recently. Those trolling spoons, crank baits and spinners have been managing a few nice rainbows. …

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Gold medalists Sage Kotsenburg and Joss Christensen drop in on Woodward (12)

July 15, 2014 — 

Woodward at Copper summer campers were treated to a pair of Olympic guests Monday as recent American slopestyle gold medalists Joss Christensen (skiing) and Sage Kotsenburg (snowboarding) took some time …

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High Gear: Season5, versatile apparel you may never have heard of (13)

July 12, 2014 — 

They’re not in the big-box sporting-goods retailers. They’re not widely distributed. And unless you’re in the know, or deep into the paddling or watersport communities, you probably haven’t heard of …

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Summit County golf pro tip: Avoid the dreaded three-putt with practice drill (14)

July 12, 2014 — 

How many three-putts do you have in a round? Avoiding the dreaded three-putt is a surefire way to lower your golf score. Certainly we would love to make all of …

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Breck local Josh Tostado takes win no. 7 in Brecknridge 100 (15)

July 12, 2014 — 

Last year’s Breckenridge 100 mountian bike race came down to just 8.8 seconds between first and second place, with German-born pro Ben Sonntag of Durango edging out edging out local …

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Colorado whitewater rafting deaths avoidable with proper precaution (16)

July 11, 2014 — 

Two recent whitewater rafting deaths in Colorado underscore the importance or caution and safety, experts say. The reality is that many rafting accidents are avoidable. Time and again incidents are …

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Breckenridge 100 officials urge caution on trails Saturday (17)

July 11, 2014 — 

Breckenridge 100 means trails will be busy Saturday Saturday’s Breckenridge 100 mountain bike race will bring at times heavy traffic to a number of popular Summit County trails. Race organizers …

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Big Mountain Enduro returns to Keystone Resort for year two (18)

July 9, 2014 — 

Professional and amateur mountain biking competition will be back at Keystone Resort this weekend with the return of the Big Mountain Enduro Series and the North American Enduro Tour. The …

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Summit County Fishing Report: Dry flies yielding results in streams (19)

July 9, 2014 — 

Fishing with dry flies is one of the more exciting ways to fly-fish. There’s nothing quite like the visual thrill of watching your fly being eaten. The biggest issue anglers …

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Summit Trail Running Series resumes with Baker’s Tank in Breckenridge (20)

July 8, 2014 — 

Following last week’s break for the Fourth of July, the Summit Trail Running Series resumes Wednesday, July 9, with the Baker’s Tank 4K and 7K courses. “This race is typically …

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