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Organizers cancel 2014 Breckenridge Road Marathon, plan for 2015 (1)

September 18, 2014 — 

Runners hoping to participate in the first annual Breckenridge Road Marathon, half marathon and 8K this Saturday will have to wait another year. Event organizers announced a decision to cancel …

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Fishing Report: brown trout action to pick up this fall (2)

September 16, 2014 — 

The rivers continue to run low and clear. Even better, most are fishing well. As we move into fall, look for the streamer action for browns to pick up as …

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Breckenridge stop of The North Face speaker series to feature Sage Cattabriga-Alosa (3)

September 16, 2014 — 

The North Face announced last week that big mountain skier Sage Cattabriga-Alosa will be the featured athlete when the company’s 2014 Never Stop Exploring Speaker Series comes to Breckenridge on …

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High Gear: Bellwether biking apparel, they're the “other” guys (4)

September 13, 2014 — 

When it comes to biking apparel, one name — Pearl Izumi — is often the first to come to mind. If not that one, maybe one of the major bike …

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Summit Climbing Gym in Silverthorne succeeds as co-op after initial failure (5)

September 13, 2014 — 

For much of the last decade the 3,500-square-foot climbing gym behind Sears in Silverthorne sat vacant. The 32-foot walls and large bouldering area remained intact in the warehouse-like facility with …

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Summit County fishing report: Plenty of options for fall fishing (6)

September 10, 2014 — 

Fall fishing is fast approaching, and by some accounts it’s already here. One thing’s for sure — the crowds have abated, even on the more popular waters. Rivers remain low …

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Copper Mountain UROC ultrarun 100K sees strong turnout (7)

September 8, 2014 — 

For 18 hours, 55 minutes and 13 seconds, Ross Bielak of Denver walked, jogged or climbed up and down Copper Mountain’s network of trails. Shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday morning …

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13-year-old wins King of the Mountain in Mount Royal Hill Climb (8)

September 6, 2014 — 

How do you make a 5K harder? Simple. Here in the High Country you throw in 1,500 feet of elevation gain on steep, narrow, technical singletrack. Then throw in a …

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Cycle the Summit: Breckenridge to Frisco on the Peaks Trail (9)

September 6, 2014 — 

The Peaks Trail is a technical route that connects the towns of Breckenridge and Frisco. Much of the trail is at high elevation along the Tenmile Range. This loop describes …

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Humans to blame for black bear encounters (10)

September 5, 2014 — 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — In the heart of one of Colorado’s more scenic wilderness areas, they raid campsites, snatch food bags and shred tents. But black bears aren’t to blame …

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Breckenridge Fall Classic, UROC and Mt. Royal Hill Climb fall this weekend (11)

September 4, 2014 — 

Labor Day may signal the end of summer for most of the country, but there will be at least one more busy weekend of racing to close out the season …

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Summit County Fishing Report: Fall offers plenty of options for anglers (12)

September 3, 2014 — 

Labor Day weekend is behind us, but summer doesn’t officially end until Monday, Sept. 22. While many folks soon will be putting away the rods for football, hunting or any …

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Silverthorne event, new Breckenridge park highlight growing skateboarding scene (13)

September 2, 2014 — 

While the reopening of the redesigned Breckenridge Skate Park is still a month away, the Silverthorne Skate Park will host a new skateboarding event this Saturday, Sept. 6. The inaugural …

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2014 Breck Crest has runners fighting elements (14)

August 31, 2014 — 

Around 250 runners braved challenging conditions Sunday for the 19th annual Breck Crest trail marathon, half-marathon and 10K. “The weather was the story today,” race organizer Jeff Westcott said. “It …

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Frisco’s Mount Royal Hill Climb returns for third year (15)

August 30, 2014 — 

The third annual Mount Royal Hill Climb will return to Frisco Saturday, Sept. 6, with an 8:30 a.m. start. The event will present runners with a challenging 5K that includes …

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2014 Breck Crest marathon and 10K returns to Tenmile Range Sunday (16)

August 29, 2014 — 

For most of us, a marathon is hard enough, but throw in 4,700 feet of elevation gain on highly technical, rocky singletrack — with around 10 miles at or above …

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Summit County Bike Trails: Colorado Trail (17)

August 29, 2014 — 

Following a beautiful section of the Colorado Trail, this loop explores forested hillsides and open meadows above the Swan River Valley. The West Ridge section of the Colorado Trail includes …

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2014 USA Pro Challenge comes to Breckenridge for key Stage 5 finish (18)

August 21, 2014 — 

With just three stages remaining in the 2014 USA Pro Challenge, the race returns to Breckenridge for a key Stage 5 finish Friday. Only the Vail Time Trial and Boulder-to-Denver …

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Fishing Report: find good fishing at Eagle River (19)

August 19, 2014 — 

The rivers are offering some excellent fishing at this time. The Blue River below Dillon Reservoir is low, flowing at 100-130 cfs and crystal clear. Small midges and fine tippets …

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USA pro: A bike racer’s fond memories (20)

August 18, 2014 — 

Flash back to August 2011 in downtown Denver. Professional cycling teams had just completed the inaugural USA Pro Challenge, the first major Colorado stage race in more than 20 years. …

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